Maui Activities

March 30, 2024

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.

With its exquisite beaches, stunning sunsets, and unrivaled beauty, this Hawaiian island has something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, fun family adventure or just some rest and relaxation – activities on Maui such as luaus, sailing tours, hiking excursions, and mystery rooms promise to be the perfect way to make your vacation complete.

Keep reading to find out more about these exciting experiences that await on beautiful Maui!

best Maui luausMaui Luaus

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, historical 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.

Maui Luaus
Show & Dinner Duration: 2 – 4 hours
Realtime Availability and Best Prices 

 

sailing adventuresMaui 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 are included. The perfect activity for all ages & a great way to see Maui’s beauty from the water!

Trilogy Excursions
(808) 874-5649
Sunset Sail: 2 hours
Snorkeling Trips: 5-8 hours
Whale Watching: 2 hours

 

whale watchingWhale Watching

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
Toll-Free: 1-800-736-5740
Whale Season: Dec 15th to May 15th

 

raftingMaui 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!

Redline Rafting
Toll-Free: 1-808-757-9211
Kihei Boat Ramp

 

Maui fishing chartersMaui 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
(808) 572-2345
101 Ma’alaea Boat Harbor Rd. Slip #97

 

maui roadstersMaui Roadsters

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.

(808) 339-6204
Maui Roadsters – 122 Kio Loop, Bay 3, Kihei
4 and 12-Hour Adventures

 

sailingMaui Snorkeling

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
(808) 879-7218
Morning Snorkeling: 2 hours 15 min
Sunset Cocktail Cruise: 2 hours
Whale Watch Cruise: 2 hours

 

snorkel trips MauiQuicksilver Snorkeling

A great vessel for all ages, tours on the Quicksilver 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.

Quicksilver Snorkeling
(808) 442-3267
Lahaina Harbor Slip #1

 

HanaRoad 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 the stomach. You’ll make many twists and turns while passing numerous waterfalls, beautiful cliffy coastline, and tropical rainforests. 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

 

tampoline park in Maui

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
(808) 214-JUMP
21 La’a Street, Wailuku

 

mystery Maui HawaiiMaui 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.

Mystery Maui
(808) 249-2062
81 N. Market Street, Wailuku
 

 

bike MauiHaleakala 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.

Bike Maui
(808) 575-9575
Sunrise at the Crater and even mid-morning and day trips

 

Maui Activities Ace of CupsAce of Cups

Explore the realm of the mystic and occult at this Haiku metaphysical shop. Browse the shop’s extensive collection of tarot and oracle decks, get a personal tarot or astrological reading, or partake in a workshop. Visit @ace.of.cups.maui on Instagram for the most up-to-date reading and workshop schedule.

Ace of Cups
(808) 500-4476
810 Kokomo Rd, Suite 184, Haiku
Tues-Sat 11 am – 6 pm

 

Island Star LanaiIsland Star

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
(808) 669-7827
Sunset Sails, 1/2 Day Maui Snorkels, Lanai Snorkeling, and Sailing Adventures

 

Maui glass blowersHot 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
(808) 572-4527
3620 Baldwin Avenue, Suite 101-A
Makawao, HI 96768

 

hiking in west MauiHonolua 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

(888) 205-6032

 

Alpaca petting zooMaui Alpaca

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

(808) 500-2577
Farm tour: 1 hour
Private picnic: 1.5 hours

 

Maui helicoptersHelicopter Tours

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.

Helicopter Tours
280 Pua Pl. Wailuku, HI
808-460-8194
info@helicoptertours.com

NOVA sailingMaui Custom Charters

Cruise the beautiful waters of Maalaea in style aboard S/V Nova, our 42’ Catalina MKII. Perfect for small groups looking to get away from it all, take the opportunity to explore the many activities available. Dive beneath the surface and discover a world of vibrant coral and exotic marine life. Admire a breathtaking sunset as you relax with cool drinks in hand. Develop your nautical skills under expert tuition or use the occasion to mark a special celebration.

Maui Custom Charters
Maalaea Harbor
(808) 874-1110

 

Makena Coast Boat tripsMaui Coast Charters

Take your Maui ocean adventure to the next level with Makena Coast Charters. This charter company has something for everyone, from thrilling Molokini rafting excursions to leisurely sunset sails and dinner cruises. Whether you’re aboard the Getaway, a 40-foot inflatable raft, or the Winona, a Hawaiian-built sailboat, you’ll enjoy a small group and personalized attention from the crew. Everything you need for an epic morning, afternoon, or evening on the water is provided for you.

Makena Coast Charters
(808) 874-1273
Molokini Crater

 

SeafariSnorkeling “Seafari”

Visit Molokini, Turtle Town, and beyond. Maui Snorkel Charters offers one of Maui’s most in-depth snorkel tours, visiting up to five different South Maui snorkel sites – a true snorkeling “Seafari!” No two tours are the same, so you never know where you’ll end up. But you can count on personable staff and an epic day of snorkeling in South Maui.

Maui Snorkel Charters
Kihei Boat Ramp
(808) 270-8776

 

maui film festivalMaui 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
TBD
(888) 579-9244


 

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2 Comments

  1. Jan

    Maui Stargazing offers sunset picnics at Haleakala National Park followed by stargazing. We show planets, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters through the largest portable telescope on Maui! We keep you warm in parkas and insulated snow pants. Hats and gloves.

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  2. Edward Frey

    Been to Maui about 10 times within the last 15 years and have seen things in your ad I didn’t realize was available. Looking forward to seeing ur next trip.

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