Top Ocean Activities

Honolua Bay on west Maui is one of the most popular snorkel spots.

Honolua Bay – West Maui

Top Ocean Activities On Maui

Maui hosts many activities throughout the year, some on land and some in the ocean. Here’s five “must do” ocean-based activities to experience when you’re visiting the island.

1. Submarine Excursion. Atlantis Submarines Maui provides an incredible underwater experience for those wanting to see what’s under Maui’s blue waters.  Out of Lahaina Harbor on the west side of Maui, Atlantis offers a chance to see Maui’s ocean life.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

Also, Reef Dancer provides an awesome semi-submersible look at Maui’s reef systems and the 60 minute or 90 minute adventure is money well spent.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

2. Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkel Trip.  Molokini is a crescent-shaped volcanic crater just off the southwest coast of Maui. It’s a popular snorkel and dive location and hosts tours by several activity providers.

The Pride of Maui offers daily tours to Molokini.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

Four Winds Maui also offers snorkel trips to Molokini, along with other snorkel excursions. Tripadvisor Reviews.

Trilogy is a top activity company on Maui, and their Molokini snorkel trip is highly rated and very popular with tourists.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

3.  Whale Watching. Each year, thousands of Humpback Whales migrate to the warm waters of Maui to mate and give birth. Just off the edges of the island are some of the best places in the world to experience Humpback Whales up close.

Pacific Whale Foundation is one of the largest and most well-known Humpback Whale tour operators.  They have larger boats than most of the operators. Tripadvisor Reviews.

Captain Steve’s Rafting offers a smaller, zodiac-style boat that holds fewer people than the bigger boats and gives a more intimate whale experience.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

Ultimate Whale Watch out of Lahaina Harbor also offers tours in a small, zodiac-style rubber boat with a small number of passengers. Tripadvisor Reviews.

4.  Parasailing.  Parasailing is a popular activity on Maui, but is limited to May 14th to the December 14 period while the Humpback Whales are in the Maui waters.

UFO Parasail started in 1985 and operates over 10 boats on Maui. They focus on safety and fun experiences.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

West Maui Parasail also operates daily during the parasail months of operation and is based in Lahaina and the Kaanapali Beach.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

5.  Deep Ocean Fishing.  Want to experience deep, long-line, ocean fishing?  Looking to get on the waters of Hawaii and have a unique experience?  Try fishing in the deep waters off the island of Maui!

Extreme Fishing Maui offers several different experiences, depending on when you want to leave in the morning and how many hours you want to be fishing.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

Start Me Up Sportfishing is a highly rated charter fishing operator out of Lahaina Harbor. They have several boats and are very respected on Maui.  Tripadvisor Reviews.

Many, Fun Things To Do On Maui!

Visit Honolua Bay when you’re on the west side of Maui, and maybe grab a pizza at Dollie’s.  There plenty of activities on Maui and also some of the best burger places are in Lahaina Town.  Don’t forget to make a trip to Haleakala Crater and snorkel at Black Rock or Airport Beach.

Looking for a great breakfast?  Try The Gazebo in Napili.  Do some shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall, try some pizza in Lahaina Town at Prison Street Pizza, or go upcountry and have a great steak at Makawao Steakhouse.

My Top 10 Lists – Top 10 activities on Maui, Top 10 attractions on Maui, Top 10 restaurants on Maui, and my Top 10 burger places on Maui.

Big Wave Taffy on Maui!

Take a look at our delicious Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy – our salt water taffy is soft and creamy and it makes a great gift item, too.  The taffy is sold at many stores on Maui, and you can also order on-line with Big Wave Taffy.

Big Wave Taffy sells delicious salt water taffy on Maui, Hawaii.

Big Wave Taffy on Maui, Hawaii




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