Below we’ve shared a bunch of fun things to do on Maui.
There are endless things to do in Maui, so we decided to put together some popular with visitors and our own favorite activities and attractions.
No trip to Maui is complete without at least 1 luau experience. There are around a dozen different luaus available on Maui, many of which offer authentic feasts, live music, hula dancing, cultural craft-making displays, historic narration, tropical cocktails, Imu ceremony, and fire knife dancing. Choose the right luau for you and your family, and you’ll be back again next time.
Show & Dinner Duration: 2 – 4 hours
Realtime Availability and Best Prices
Maui Sailing Adventures
Sit back, relax, and enjoy panoramic views of Maui’s gorgeous scenery with one of Trilogy’s famous sunset catamaran cruises, like the daily Kaanapali or South Maui sunset sails or weekly Aloha Friday sunset sail! Appetizers, alcoholic beverages, and live music included. The perfect activity for all ages & a great way to see Maui’s beauty from the water!
Sunset Sail: 2 hours
Snorkeling Trips: 5-8 hours
Whale Watching: 2 hours
In the winter season, Humpback whales migrate across the globe to Maui waters in order to mate and give birth. At peak season, it’s very difficult to look out at the ocean and not see some kind of surface behavior by these huge mammals. Watching them from a boat breaching nearby, singing their songs below you, and enjoying a good sail while you’re at it is worth the world.
Maui Whale Watching
Whale Season: Dec 15th to May 15th
Maui Rafting Adventures
Take your snorkeling adventure to the next level with Redline Rafting. Hop aboard the fastest raft on Maui and cruise to the front and backside of Molokini Crater, La Perouse Bay to see the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, and snorkel with sea turtles at Turtle Town. Experience the waves and great views of South Maui from the raft, which offers a more adventurous and less crowded way to get out on the water!
Toll Free: 1-808-757-9211
Kihei Boat Ramp
Maui Fishing Trips
Enjoy the best in Maui Bottom Fishing aboard Marjorie Ann, the 36′ Chesapeake Bay fishing boat. Small groups ensure personal attention and proper coaching for beginners, and an experienced crew will help you catch the best and tastiest fish available! Tours include bait and tackle, and private charters are available for sport fishing, whale watching, sightseeing, and sunset cruises. Excellent staff and rates.
Maui Fun Charters
101 Ma’alaea Boat Harbor Rd. Slip #97
Explore Maui in an iconic, classic car from Maui Roadsters. These 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster reproductions are fun to drive and offer a unique way of seeing our island. Drive above the clouds at Haleakala, along the rugged coastline to Hana, or to your own remote beach. These classic cars are also perfect for weddings, groups, and corporate events.
Maui Roadsters – 122 Kio Loop, Bay 3, Kihei
4 and 12 Hour Adventures
We believe there’s no better place to go snorkeling than over the reefs of Maui, Hawaii. Travel to nearby Molokini Crater on Kai Kanani (one of the newest catamarans on Maui.) They enjoy an unshared location in the convenient region of Makena, just outside of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort.
Kai Kanani Sailing Charters
Morning Snorkeling: 2 hours 15 min
Sunset Cocktail Cruise: 2 hours
Whale Watch Cruise: 2 hours
Island Art Party
At Island Art Party, you’re only a brush stroke away from Picasso. With expert guidance, you’ll transform your white canvas into a masterpiece! No painting experience is needed, and if you need help loosening up, just grab a glass of wine or beer from their bar. While most people bring home seashells, you can bring home a piece of art painted in paradise!
Island Art Party
1279 S. Kihei Rd #109
Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Haleakala Crater Hiking
We’ve been to Haleakala Crater countless times, but we’ve never had an experience nearly as impressive as this hike! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and the views wholly different from any we’ve enjoyed with the masses at the summit. They took us on 2 different trails for a full day of hiking surrounded by jaw-dropping views!
Open Daily 7am – 7pm
A great vessel for all ages, Quicksilver tours offer snorkeling excursions to Maui’s most memorable snorkeling locations, including off the coasts and seacliffs of Lanai and West Maui’s famous Turtle Town, where guests have the opportunity to snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and beverages aboard this double-decker catamaran.
Lahaina Harbor Slip #1
Road to Hana
You’ve heard it again and again. “You MUST do the Road to Hana!” Driving to Hana and back is a lot of fun, but not for the weak of stomach. You’ll make many twists and turns while passing numerous waterfalls, beautiful cliffy coastline, and through tropical rainforest. Ride with the windows down to indulge in the jungle scents. Order the Road to Hana CD for the best experience!
Road to Hana
Road Closures: (808) 986-1200
ULTIMATE AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK
Channel your inner kid at Maui’s newest indoor activity park. With tons of space to spread out and jump alongside new and old friends, kids – as well as adults – are sure to have a memorable time at this family-friendly trampoline park. There is no age or size limit to participate, and their $2 specially-designed socks are required to jump.
Ultimate Air Trampoline Park Maui
21 La’a Street, Wailuku
Scenic Maui Discover Flight
Take to the skies and explore Maui’s hidden wonders from the pilot’s seat of a Cessna with Fly Maui’s Discovery Flight. Learn how to fly a plane with a 50-60 minute flight around the island, complete with an FAA-certified instructor to guide you every step of the way. Don’t forget your camera, the views from the cockpit are unmatched!
Toll-Free: (808) 280-3290
Kuhea St., East Ramp, Kahului Airport
Maui Escape Rooms
Head to historic Wailuku Town to enjoy one of Maui’s newest indoor thrills: Mystery Maui! With two fun, family-friendly, and challenging escape room mysteries to choose from, groups of two to six people are invited to participate in their own private game, filled with plenty of intrigue and intense fun to keep the pressure on as you try to escape in less than 60 minutes.
81 N. Market Street, Wailuku
Hoaloha Jeep Adventures
The sights, sounds, and even smells along the Hana Highway are like no other. Take a private custom Jeep tour with Hoaloha Jeep Adventures and immerse yourself into the sensory overload that is the road to Hana. Explore hidden gems that are only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles and get an in-depth look into the history, geology, and culture of the area.
Hoaloha Jeep Adventures
Haleakala – West Maui – Hana
Haleakala Bike Tours
Get your heart rate pumping with a one-of-a-kind downhill biking experience along the slopes of Haleakala Volcano. Choose from one of two fully guided tour experiences with Cruiser Phil’s, or set your own pace on a Bike Maui self-guided biking experience. Remember to wear layers, and enjoy a magical day around Maui while taking in otherworldly panoramic views.
Sunrise at the Crater and even mid-morning and day trips
Sail on this custom 57-foot luxury sailing yacht around Maui, to Lanai, snorkeling, and for sunset sails. Nothing beats being on a large vessel with few others enjoying the peace and beauty only found on the water. Our coast and Lanai’s coast are famous for snorkel spots you can’t get to any other way than by boat. Enjoy this intimate and unforgettable boat.
Island Star Excursions
Sunset Sails, 1/2 Day Maui Snorkels, Lanai Snorkeling, and Sailing Adventures
Hot Island Glass
Founded in 1992, the talented artists at Hot Island Glass in Makawao Town have been creating awe-inspiring, unique artwork in a wide range of sizes and purposes. Their work can be found at many different shops and resorts across the island, but when you visit them at their studio, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to watch them blow glass LIVE! This is a must-do when visiting Maui.
Hot Island Glass
3620 Baldwin Avenue Suite 101-A
Makawao, HI 96768
Honolua Ridgeline Hike
Lace up your hiking shoes for a trek into parts of Maui that are inaccessible to the public. HeleWai Eco-Tours’ Honolua Ridgeline Hike: A Conservation Experience takes groups of no more than four people across private land that’s filled with fascinating flora and fauna. Along the way, you’ll be treated to spectacular views and information on the island’s history, culture, and ecology.
HeleWai Eco-Tours’ Honolua Ridgeline Hike
A Conservation Experience
Get to know some of the quirkiest animals to grace Maui’s shores at Maui Alpaca. Book a farm tour or private picnic at this Upcountry farm and feed a sweet crew of lovable alpacas, cuddle with silky-soft angora bunnies, and snap some ultra-unique vacation selfies. The tour also includes a hands-on yarn spinning demonstration and an engaging narration by friendly, passionate tour guides.
Maui Alpaca Farm
505 Aulii Drive, Makawao HI
Farm tour: 1 hour
Private picnic: 1.5 hours
By far, the most memorable way to explore Maui is from the seat of a helicopter. Maui is home to great expanses of rugged terrain impossible to reach by foot or car. The West Maui Mountains are flecked with lush canyons, misty peaks, and towering waterfalls. Meanwhile, the multiple facets of Mount Haleakala are studded with epic desert landscapes and verdant stream-cut valleys. There is an abundance of excursions on offer at Helicopter Tours, one of Hawaii’s leading tour and travel agencies.
Maui Film Festival
Film lovers rejoice! Each June, the Maui Film Festival returns to celebrate the craft of storytelling through film. Guests can enjoy five days of film premieres, screenings, culinary events, award ceremonies, and so much more at some of Maui’s most stunning open-air venues. Maui Film Festival offers a variety of festival packages to choose from.
Maui Film Festival