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Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

1. Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

Your eco-friendly wildlife adventure departs out of historic Lahaina Harbor aboard a 65 foot, double-deck powered catamaran. The journey over to Lanai takes approximately 60 minutes as the captain passes by known wild dolphin habitats before heading to your snorkel destination. Discover an underwater oasis and world-class snorkeling with warm crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife. Lanai is also famous for its large populations of wild dolphins, plus toothed whales, sea turtles, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal. On the trip over, be treated to a continental breakfast of fresh island fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and apple danishes along with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juices. Take part in a guided reef tour with a certified marine naturalist and enjoy a leisurely snorkel. Feast on a barbecue lunch which includes chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, veggie salad, and chocolate chip cookies. There's also all-you-can-drink water, sodas, juices and 1 complimentary alcoholic drink for those 21 and over. 

West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

2. West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

Nobody knows the waters of Maui better than this local crew. Let them be your hosts as you explore and snorkel the incredible West Maui coast on Paragon. What’s your destination? Some local favorites are Olowalu, Honolua, and Mokuleia Bay, but the Captain will decide where the absolute best conditions are for the day. Depart Lahaina and head for the snorkel spot, usually about an hour away by boat. Spend some time snorkeling, viewing some of Maui’s most amazing underwater sea life.  Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as all refreshments including local beer, wine, and Mai Tais. Tradewinds usually pick up in the afternoon, just in time for an exhilarating sail back to the harbor.

West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

3. West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

Combine electric biking, hiking and snorkeling on this Maui adventure. After an easy ride along the coastline, snorkel in Kapalua Bay and spot tropical fish, coral reefs, and green sea turtles. Shape your time as you like without keeping up with or waiting for a tour group. Check out different ways to customize your experience: • Bike/Snorkel: Ride along the West Maui coastline to Wahikuli Beach Park, Black Rock (Pu‘u Keka‘a), Kahekili Beach Park, or all the way up to Kapalua Bay for a snorkeling experience with tropical fish, Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and vast ocean wildlife. • Bike/Hike: Start the day cruising on an E-Bike down the Lahaina coastline and then up into the iconic West Maui mountains. Enjoy a relatively easy hike up the Launiupoko Valley Trail. • Bike/Sightseeing: Journey effortlessly through Lahaina Town and up the coastal bike path to Ka’anapali—no pedaling necessary. Check out the shopping, food locations, beaches, and history of West Maui. The most popular route takes you along the Lahaina coast with amazing panoramic views leading up to Kapalua Bay. Here, experience the beautiful Kapalua Coastal Trail and snorkel at Kahekili Beach.

Maui: Eco-Raft Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour

4. Maui: Eco-Raft Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour

Enjoy a small group family-friendly eco-raft tour from Lahaina to the small island of Lanai. Uncover a hidden world as you snorkel crystal-clear water at remote Lanai spots. Stop to watch majestic whales during the migration season (December-April). Take a snorkel break and enjoy drinks and snacks.  Hop aboard an adventure style 27-foot hard bottom pontoon boat and depart from Slip 8 in Lahaina Harbor. Start with a Hawaiian Style breakfast of banana bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries. Our longer 6 hour tour includes lunch wraps, Chicken Caesar, Turkey Bacon or Veggie Hummus (GF buns available by request). Afternoon snacks include Maui Style potato chips and cookies, drinks are soda, green tea and water. Search for dolphins which are regularly seen as you make your way to Lanai. Get beginner instructions on snorkeling and use our high quality snorkel gear and pool noodles and float belts devices for a confident snorkeling experience.  Protect your skin and the environment with complimentary reef safe sunscreen. Depending on the season, the tour will include additional snorkel spots or whale watching.  Find out more about Maui's fantastic sea life you experience on your trip from your marine naturalist guide who will be snorkeling with you during the tour. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

5. Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

This family-friendly kayaking tour is great for children 5 years old and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles (4km) through the Ukumehame Coastline. Along the way, you will have opportunities to stop and snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and tropical fish. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins, as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October through April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth. This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15am and again at 10:30am. The early morning tour offers calmer waters and are perfect for beginner kayakers. All kayaking and snorkel gear are provided on this tour, along with light snacks and beverages. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a towel, and sunscreen.

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

6. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Departing from historic Lahaina Harbor, your adventure begins aboard Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters as we cruise up the beautiful Ka'anapali coastline to the breathtaking beauty of Honolua Bay.  Honolua Bay is protected as a marine conservation area and is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, you'll be able to enjoy the marine environment. Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers, is provided, as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program, and you'll get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home. Snorkel at two secluded spots popular with sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral and enjoy free guided reef tours by certified Marine Naturalists. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. You just never know what you'll see and every day is a unique experience. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Relax as we head out into the channel for a thrilling sail back to the harbor.

Lahaina: Discover Scuba Diving Class

7. Lahaina: Discover Scuba Diving Class

Learn the basics of diving under the supervision of a PADI professional instructor. Before your dive, enjoy access to the PADI eLearning platform to study the skills you'll need during your dive. Then, set out to spot Maui's tropical fish, turtles, and colorful reefs on a dive with your instructor. When you book your Discovery Dive, you'll be assigned an eLearning login that gives you access to reading and video materials that need to be completed before you arrive at the dive shop. On the day of your dive, your instructor will go over the eLearning materials and brief you about the basic skills you will need in the water. Then, head to the dive site and practice skills with your instructor. Once you feel confident, enjoy a dive with your instructor and have fun exploring Maui’s pristine coral reefs.

Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise from Lahaina or Māʻalaea Harbor

8. Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise from Lahaina or Māʻalaea Harbor

Discover why Maui is the place to spot humpback whales during an exciting ocean adventure in peak migration season. Board a comfortable catamaran at either Māʻalaea or Lahaina Harbor and escape into the ‘Au ‘au channel which boasts the greatest number of whales near Maui. Venture out into the warm and protected ocean waters which make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. Known for their acrobatics, the whales are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean. Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout as you stay refreshed with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax onboard without the drone of a motor as you head to wherever the whales may be. Sailing out of Māʻalaea Bay and Lahaina can be quite exhilarating on a catamaran, so keep in mind that this trip can be more of an adventure if the winds are up.

Maui: Ka'anapali 8 Line Zipline Adventure

9. Maui: Ka'anapali 8 Line Zipline Adventure

Enjoy the Pacific Ocean and offshore island views as you soar above Ka'anapali’s remote coastal landscape on an award winning 8 line adventure. After an enjoyable, short hike through stunning scenery, begin your airborne adventure over the incredible, coastal landscape.  Learn about Hawaii's environmental riches and Maui's long ranching history as you fly through the trees on this one-of-a-kind adventure. During the tour you will stand on a viewing platform that looks out towards the West Mau Mountains, beyond a beautiful valley. Each zip line crossing gets longer and more exciting as guests progress through the tour. By the end of your tour, even more timid guests are whooping and hollering on the thrilling final line that finishes off the adventure. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture, and wants as many people as possible to experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands. Part of your booking's proceeds go to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable nonprofits.

Maui: Eco-Friendly Conservation Dive for Certified Divers

10. Maui: Eco-Friendly Conservation Dive for Certified Divers

Enjoy an interactive workshop-style dive with a focus on sustainability, conservation efforts, and ocean awareness. Begin at the dive shop where you will meet your certified instructor, then choose one (or more) of the workshop topics. Eco-dive topics include coral reef ecology, reef cleanup, sea turtle education, shark education, interactive fish identification, and a buoyancy workshop. Whichever eco-dive topic(s) you focus on, your passionate and experienced dive guide will customize the dive session to your interests and give your dive purpose. During the workshop, learn how to be a citizen scientist and contribute to research that protects the oceans and their flourishing ecosystems. Before you know it, you'll be ready to gear up and take off to your dive spot for a fascinating offshore eco-dive. Develop concrete skills for protecting the marine environment during your dives while receiving insights on improving your buoyancy, and much more. Benefit from a small-group adventure with no more than 4 divers per instructor. After your dive, you'll have the opportunity to debrief about all the marine wildlife and abundant coral reefs you observed while exploring the crystal clear blue waters of Maui.

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What people are saying about Lahaina

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

This was a great activity to start the day. The staff was really helpful, I don’t remember his name (tall guy with a beard) who set me up was super in getting me everything I needed and answered all my questions. You get a map with 6 stops that are all cool and it’s up to you how long you want to stop or even if you want to stop. If you’re looking for a way to see some sites where you control how long you stay at each spot it’s perfect.

Angel did a great job of getting our bikes ready and telling us the best route. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Maui. We hit all the beaches on the route - six hours went by fast!

Great guide took us kayaking and snorkeling! Our guide was constantly monitoring wind conditions and adjusted our route in response. Beautiful location and lots of fun!

Amazing time, worth it !!! Great staff and an unforgettable time!!

It was fun and my family and I had the best experience!