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MAUI ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS

Listings by Area - Lahaina/Kaanapali | Kihei/Wailea | Kahului/Wailuku
Hana/Kipihulu | Makawao/Kula | Paia | Lanai | Molokai

Maui offers stunning excursions for the adventurous traveler and bus tours around the island for those who want to see it all without exerting themselves. World class snorkeling and scuba diving, surfing, and windsurfing is at the top of many travelers’ lists. Hikes with magnificent vistas and swimming in waterfalls are easily accessible. Many places exist to educate visitors about Hawaiian culture, whales and wild life, as well as local and international art.


AGRI-TOURISM
Maui Ag-Tour
Maui County Farm Bureau PO Box 148, Kula, HI 96790 • (808)878-2917
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BEACHES AND PARKS
Big Beach, Makena State Park
Maui District, Hawaii State Parks Makena Alanui Wailea, HI 96753 • (808)984-8109
Makena State Park at Maui's southern end has two scenic golden sand beaches, known as Big Beach and Little Beach. Big Beach is Maui's longest beach and is a favorite spot for experienced bodyboarders and bodysurfers. Little beach is a small cove with gentler ocean conditions and is good for novice bodysurfers. No life guards are on duty and their are no public restroooms or showers. Little Beach is a poplular "unofficial" nude beach, although public nudity is prohibited by law. Add to my picks!

Haleakala National Park
Headquarters: P.O. Box 369 Makawao, HI 96768 • (808)572-4400
Haleakala National Park is one of Maui's main natural attractions. From the summit you can peer dow into the crater of the world's largest dormant volcano. The Hawaiians recognize Haleakala as a sacred site. Activities in the park include hiking, camping, backpacking, bicycle riding, interpretive programs, and bird watching. Add to my picks!

Hookipa Beach
off Hana Highway Paia, HI •
Hookipa Beach is known for windsurfing. Home of the Aloha Classic Windsurfing Meet, people come here just to watch the experts challenge each other to fly higher, farther, and faster. Add to my picks!

Hulopoe Beach Park
Manele Road near the Manele Bay Hotel Lanai, HI •
Hulopoe Beach features a large tidepool carved into a lava cliff with all-season swimming for children. It's a good place to snorkel. Public restrooms, showers, picnic areas, and campsites are provided by the private owner. Add to my picks!

Kaanapali Beach
Off Kaanapali Parkway Lahaina, HI 96761 •
Kaanapali Beach has been named one of America's best beaches. This white sand beach stretches from Hyatt Regency Maui at one end to the Sheraton Maui at the other. Clean, safe, and good for most water sports, it also great for people-watching or just relaxing. Add to my picks!

Kahanu Garden
Ulaino Road on Hana Hwy. at mile marker #31 P.O. Box 95, Hana, HI 96713 • (808)248-8912
Part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden System, Kahanu Gardens is filled with 123 acres of tropical plants, including more than 120 varieties of 'ulu (breadfruit). The site is also home to the Pi'ilanihale heiau, one of the largest ancient Hawaiian stone temples in the islands. Add to my picks!

Napili Beach
off Honoapiilani Road Lahaina, HI 96761 •
Napili Beach is on a small tranquil bay and is a good beach for swimming and is safe for small children. It's right by the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Add to my picks!

Papohaku Beach
Kaluakoi Road, just beyond Kaluakoi Resort Molokai, HI •
Papohaku Beach is the biggest beach on Molokai and one of the only ones that is easily accessible to families. It's a great beach for picnicking and there is camping sites under the trees. However, it can be dangerous for swimming with rough surf conditions. Board riders like it. Add to my picks!


ECO-TOURISM
Ekahi Tours, Inc.
390 Papa Pl. #B, Kahului, HI 96732-2425 • (808)877-9775 (888)292-2422
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Maui Eco-Adventures
180 Dickenson Street, Suite 102 Lahaina, HI 96761 • (808) 661-7720 (877)661-7720
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Maui Eco-Tours
PMB 117, P. O. Box 959 Kihei, HI 96753 • (866)891-2223
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Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Maalaea Rd. #211, Maalaea, HI 96793 • (808)249-8811
Maui's oldest and largest marine conservation organization. Explore Hawaii's fascinating marine environment with the experts. Up to fifteen cruises daily on four great boats from Maalaea and Lahaina harbors. Whale and dolphin watch tours, snorkeling and sailing discovery adventures. Led by marine biologists and research naturalists. Includes free marine poster and whale/dolphin guides. All profits help save whales and our planet's oceans! Add to my picks!

Skyline Eco-Adventures
P.O. Box 880518 Pukalani, HI 96788 • (808)878-8400
Haleakala zipline tour. Add to my picks!


EXCURSIONS
Activities 4 Less, Inc.
P.O. Box 758, Lahaina, HI 96767 • 808-661-7300
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Activity & Attractions Assoc. of Hawaii (A3H)
355 Hukilike St. #202, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-879-7555
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Atlantis Submarines Hawaii, L.P.
658 Front St.#175, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-667-6604 808-264-3704
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Beach Activities of Maui
991 Limahana Place, Suite G4, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-661-5500
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Bike Down the Volcano with Maui Downhill Bicycle Safaris
Maui Downhill Bicycle Safaris 199 Dairy Rd. Kahului, HI 96732 • (808)871-2155 / 1-800-535-BIKE
Ride a bike from the summit of Haleakala to the sea. You get picked up early from your condo or hotel, so you can reach the summit by sunrise. Dress warmly as the temperatures can be in the 30s to upper 40s. The bikes used have wide seats with heavy duty brakes, and during the ride the group of usually 12-13 cyclists is followed by a van. The regular price is $150, but you save $38 if you book on-line. Add to my picks!

Ekahi Tours, Inc.
390 Papa Pl. #B, Kahului, HI 96732-2425 • (808)877-9775 (888)292-2422
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Expeditions Lanai Ferry
Lahaina Harbor Lahaina, HI 96761 • (800)695-2624 (808)661-3756
On the ride over to Lanai you will enjoy spectacular views of Maui. From January to April it's not unusual to see humpback whales. You can make it a day at the beach at Manele Bay, Lanai, and have lunch at the Manele Bay Hotel. It's only a 10 minute walk from the Lanai Harbor. Add to my picks!

Friendly Charters
P.O. Box 141, Makawao, HI 96768 • 808-572-2566 888-983-8080
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Haleakala Bike Company, Inc.
810 Haiku Rd. Ste. 120, Haiku, HI 96708-5810 • 808-575-9575
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Hana Maui Sea Sports
P.O. Box 963, Hana, HI 96713 • 808-264-9566
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Hanggliding Maui
32 Kuukama Street, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-893-0750
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Hawaii Active.com
44 Nonohe Place, Paia, HI 96779 • 808-871-8880
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Hawaii Ocean Rafting
P.O. Box 381, Lahaina, HI 96767 • 808-661-7238 888-677-7238
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L.K.&P. Railroad Company
975 Limahana Pl. #203, Lahaina, HI 96761-1537 • 808-667-6851 800-499-2307
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Latatudes & Adatudes Adventure Tours
180 Dickenson Street, #102, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-661-7720
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Maui Busy Bee
Philip Van der Straeten 333 Dairy Road, Suite 113 Kahului, HI 96732 • (808)873-0009
Best of fun activities, adventures & tours in paradise. Maui vacation guide. Planning your Maui, Hawaii vacation. Add to my picks!

Maui Cave Adventures
P.O. Box 40, Hana, HI 96713 • 808-248-7308
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Maui Mountain Cruisers - Biking at Its Best
P.O. Box 1356, Makawao, HI 96768 • 808-871-6014 800-232-6284
Bike Base Camp - 15 S Wakea Avenue Kahului, Maui, HI 96732-1303 Add to my picks!

Maui Nei Hawaiian Cultural Tours
505 Front Street, Suite 234 Lahaina, HI 96761 • (808) 661-9494
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Maui Sights & Treasures
Tutukiana West, LLC PMB 917, P.O. Box 959, Kihei, HI 96753 • (888)841-9155 808-268-0161
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Maui Tropical Plantation
1670 Honoapiilani Hwy., Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-270-0302 808-244-5982
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Paragon Sailing Charters, Maui & Lanai
5229 Lower Kula Road, Kula, HI 96790 • 808-244-2087
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Temptation Tours
211 Ahinahina Place Kula, HI 96790 • (808) 877-8888 (800)817-1234
Tempatation Tours is an award winning sightseeing tour company. With just 6-8 guests per Limo-Van, you will share your adventure with a small group of discerning people, who want to explore the remote and see the uncommonly beautiful. Add to my picks!

Travel Network, Inc.
331 Hookahi St., Ste.104, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-244-1414
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Trilogy Excursions
P.O. Box 1119, Lahaina, HI 96767 • 808-661-4743 808-667-7721
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UFO Parasail of Hawaii
P.O. Box 10536, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-661-7836 808-667-4389
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GOLF
Clif Council, PGA-"Maui Golf Shop"
357 Huku Lii Place #B103, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-875-GOLF
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Kaanapali Golf Courses
2290 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-661-3691
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Maui Golf & Sports Park
P.O. Box 790040, Paia, HI 96779 • 808-242-7818
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The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course
1333 Maui Lani Parkway, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-872-9047
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Wailea Golf Club
100 Wailea Golf Club Drive Wailea, HI 96753 • (888)328-6284 info@waileagolf.com
Wailea has 3 marvelous golf courses to choose from. The Emerald and Gold courses are newer, the Emerald course being the most popular. The Gold course has been listed as one of the top courses in Hawaii. The Blue course is older than the other 2 and tamer. Green fees range from $90-$145 with discounts for reserving tee times on line and if you are staying at a Wailea resort. Add to my picks!

Wailea Golf Club
100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-875-7450 808-875-5143
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Wailea Golf LLC
100 Wailea Golf Club Drive, Wailea, HI 96753 • 808-875-5100 808-875-7450
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HELICOPTER TRIPS
Alexair
108 Kahului Heliport, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-871-0792
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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
1 Kahului Airport Rd., Hangar 105, Kahului, HI 96732 • (808)871-8844 (808)871-1107
See the whole island with this unforgettable helicopter ride and learn about the history, flora, fauna, and culture of Maui. These are the cleanest, most modern, best kept birds in the sky. Add to my picks!

Sunshine Helicopters, Inc.
1 Kahului Airport Road, Hanger #107, Kahului, HI 96732-2385 • 808-871-5600
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HIKING
Maui Cave Adventures
P.O. Box 40 Hana, HI 96713 • (808) 248-7308 info@mauicave.com
Hike through a lava tube. Maui Cave Adventures leads 2 tours through the Ka'eleku Caverns. The shorter hike takes a little over 1 hr. and children over 6 are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult. The longer tour is about 2˝ hrs. and is more physically demanding. Children are not permitted on the second tour. Add to my picks!


HORSEBACK RIDING
Holo Lio Dressage, LLC
577 Omaopio Rd., Kula, HI 96790 • 808-878-8342
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Pony Express Tours
PO Box 535 Kula, HI 96790 • (808)667-2200 info@ponyexpresstours.com
Pony Expresss Tours offers trail rides into the Haleakala Crater and across the Haleakala Ranch lands. Riders must be at least 10 years old, not over 65, and weigh under 235 pounds. Add to my picks!


MUSEUMS/CULTURAL CENTERS
Hawaii Nature Center
875 Iao Valley Rd., Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-244-6500
Great exhibits for kids. Interactive, hands-on science in the Iao Valley, the spiritual heart of Maui. Add to my picks!

Maui Academy of Performing Arts
81 N. Church Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-244-8760
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Maui Arts & Cultural Center
One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-242-2787 808-242-SHOW
From hula to symphony, paintings to taiko drumming, ballet to children's art, slack key guitar to Chinese acrobats to popular singers, the Center celebrates the richness of the cultural diversity that converges on Maui. The center offers many shows that children will enjoy. Add to my picks!

Maui Ocean Center
Maalaea Harbor Village Maalaea, HI 96793 • (808)270-7000 pbatterton@mauioceancenter.com
The Maui Ocean Center has a 600,000-gallon ocean aquarium tank with a walk-through acrylic tunnel that lets you get a good look at a variety of the ocean's inhabitants, including tiger sharks, eagle rays, mahi mahi, triggerfish, sea turtles, and eels. Adults - $20. Children 3-12 - $13. Discounts for senior citizens, Hawaiian residents and military personnel. Add to my picks!


OTHER ACTIVITIES
Fun Factory Arcade - Maui Mall
70 East Ka'ahumanu Ave Kahului, HI 96732 • (808)873 –6229
Another Fun Factory Arcade is located at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, 275 West Ka'ahumanu Avenue, Kahului. The one at the Maui Mall seems to attract a bit younger of a crowd than its sister location at Ka'ahumanu. A lot of the customers are under parental supervision, making for a much more pleasant atmosphere. The games reflect the age of the customers. Flintstones, Flip-n-Win, and an activity called Hightop (that takes place in a giant shoe) are a few of the featured attractions. Add to my picks!

Hula Bowl Maui
300 Ohukai Road, Suite C-324, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-874-9500
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Kahua Institute Spiritual Retreat Center
P.O. Box 1747 Makawao, HI 96768 • (808)572-6006 kahua@MauiRetreat.com
Workshops and retreats, yoga, weddings, Taoist Tantric classes, recording studio, music lessons, vocal coaching. Add to my picks!

Kiteboarding School of Maui, Inc.
22-A Hana Highway, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-873-0015 808-280-0015
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Maui Go Karts
191 Vevau Street Kahului, HI 96732 • (808)871-7619
A great track for go carting, some age restrictions so call first. Add to my picks!

Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament
500 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 444, Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847-480-4889
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PLACES OF INTEREST
Old Lahaina Book Emporium
834 Front St. Lahaina, • (808)661-1399 usedbk@gte.net
The best used bookstore in West Maui. Crammed full of hardcover and paperback books just right for light reading or serious study as well as some new titles and new and used CDs. Trades welcome. Open 10am-9pm Mon.- Sat.--until 6pm Sun. Add to my picks!

Paper Airplane Museum & Tin Can Man of Maui
Maui Mall Shopping Center 70 E. Kaahumanu Avenue Space B7B, Kahului, HI 96732 • (808)877-8916
Store and museum with a collection of more than 2,000 paper airplanes from around the world. The museum features photos and artifacts showing the Hawaiian Islands' aviation history from 1910 to the present. Also included in the museum are the handcrafted designs of The Tin Can Man of Maui. There are hundred of tin can airplanes, cars, boats, trains, dinosaurs, ukuleles, and more. Free admission. Add to my picks!


SCUBA/SNORKELING
Mike Severns Diving
P.O. Box 627 Kihei, HI 96753 • (808)879-6596 severns@mauigateway.com
One of the most experienced and respected diving companies on Maui. They offer excellent briefings, good gear, and plenty of snacks. Mike has his own boat and accepts both beginning and advanced divers. Add to my picks!

Pacific Dive
150 Dickenson St., Lahaina, HI 96761-1233 • 808-667-5331
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Scuba Shack
2349 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-891-0500 808-250-3477
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Snorkel Maui
Ann Fielding • (808) 572-8437 annf@maui.net
Ann Fielding who leads the snorkeling adventures is a marine biologist who will teach you how to snorkel as well as provide info about the marine life that you see. Children and beginners welcome. Basic half-day snorkel trip - adults/$75, children/$65. Equipment provided. Add to my picks!


SURFING
Hula Surf School
Lahaina, HI 96761 • (808)280-0103 (808)661-7877
Tara is the coolist surf instructor you'll ever meet. Add to my picks!

Wahine Surfing
• info@wahinesurfing.com
News, magazine, and competition for women surfers. Add to my picks!