Maui Ocean Center

 

Maui Ocean Center & Acquarium

 

Maui’s only acquarium and one of the island’s top family attractions!

 

The Maui Ocean Center is open 365 days of the year, from 9am to 5pm, except during the months of July and August when it is open until 6pm. You can save 10% by purchasing tickets online.

 

The cost is $25.50 for adults and $18.50 for children 3 to 12 years of age. There is also a discount for residents of the state of Hawaii with proper identification.

 

Since 1998, the Maui Ocean Center’s state-of-the-art facility has been giving visitors to Maui a fastinating glimpse of Hawaii’s undersea world. You’ll experience one of the world’s largest coral displays, along with Hawaii’s most beloved Green Sea Turtles.

 

To gain even more insight into the colorful sea life that calls Hawaii home, digital audio guides are available at the entrance. They are available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

 

The Maui Ocean Center is one of Maui’s biggest visitor attractions, with almost a half million people going through it each year.

 

Alos, plan on spending about 2 hours at the center, and take time to walk around the shopping mall and the adjoining Pacific Whale Foundation retail store. Notice the wind turbines on the side of the wall, as they provide the majority of the electrical power for the center.

 

The Maui Ocean Center is part of the harbor at Maalaea, and you might want to walk around the harbor and look at the large fishing and tour boats.

 

Address: 192 Maalaea Road; Wailuku, Maui HI 96793

Telephone: (808) 270-7000

 

The Shops at Maalaea

Aloha – Enjoy Maui!

Black Sand Beach on Maui, Hawaii.

Black Sand Beach

Beaches.  Maui has some of the best beaches in the world.  Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina.  Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite.  Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Big Beach is a favorite on the southwest side of Maui, along with Ulua Beach, Wailea Beach and Polo Beach.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular and Ho’okipa Beach is just past Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel, swim and hike, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

Top 10 Lists.  Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants.  There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo

Eating & Drinking.  Oh, yea.  You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui.  Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café.  For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza and Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club.

In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and  Makawao Steak House.   Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia

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Ever been in a rainforest?  Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest!  Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back.  Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!

Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui, Hawaii.

Baldwin Beach

HDR photography on Maui, Hawaii.

Haleakala Crater

Baby Beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii is a family friendly beach.

Baby Beach in Lahaina.

Honolua Bay is an incredible snorkel loaction on Maui, Hawaii.

Honolua Bay

La Perouse bay is a nice snorkel, swim and hike location on Maui, Hawaii.

La Perouse Bay

Sunset on Maui, Hawaii is an awesome, incredible experience on the island of Maui.

Incredible Maui Sunset

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai across from Maui, Hawaii.

Shipwreck Beach on the island of Lanai

Black Rock is a great snorkel spot on Maui and good to see gian Sea Turtles.

Giant Sea Turtle At Black Rock

Welcome To Maui  Tourist Guide

Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my photography, and I love to provide first-hand information about Maui.  My hope is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on Maui.

HAVE FUN!  Take a look at the article categories, review my recent posts, and send me any questions or comments you might have.

I know you’ll love Maui — as much as I love her! 

Steve

 

 

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