Hawaii whale watching season runs from December through May. One of the most popular and fun things to do during this time is to go on a whale watching cruise. The island of Maui is the best Hawaiian island to watch these majestic mammals. It is in the shallow and protected Auau Channel where most of the Pacific humpback whales like to hang out.
If you have ever wanted to see dolphins in the open ocean, here is your chance! The waters off Maui are home to a large variety of marine life, including dolphins. Of all the dolphin species that can be seen in Hawaiian waters, spinner dolphins are the most common. They are named after their playful behavior. Watch them leap out of the water and spin in the air. On your Maui wild dolphin watch tour, you may also see bottlenose and spotted dolphins, the second most common dolphin species in Hawaii.
Snorkeling is one of the most popular things to do on Maui. The island with crystal clear waters and spectacular coral reef is a snorkelers dream. Many of Maui is best snorkeling spots are located a little further offshore where the water is clearer and there is more to see. One such prime snorkeling destination is Molokini, a crescent moon-shaped islet that is actually an extinct volcanic crater about 2.5 miles off Maui south shore. About 250 species of fish, some found nowhere else on Earth, make these pristine waters their home.
The Hawaiian Islands are well known as one of the best places in the world for deep sea fishing. Pelagic big game fish swim close to the coast to feed, and the species you can catch off the coast of Maui include Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Aku (Skipjack Tuna), Ono (Wahoo), Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish), Kahala (Amberjack), Wrasses, Snapper, Marlin and Spearfish.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along Maui scenic shores. Sip a tropical drink and enjoy the beautiful sunset colors that dip the West Maui Mountains and the ocean into fascinating shades of orange and red. You may even spot a pod of dolphins or a humpback whale during the winter whale watch season.
Enjoy music, dancing, tropical drinks and a fresh island dinner. Sip on a tropical cocktail, wine, beer or a soft drink as you watch the brilliant colors of the sun reflect on the ocean.
Capture the experience of ancient Hawaii as you learn about the Hawaiian culture, chants, myths and legends as you actively participate in canoe paddling.
Paddle a kayak over Maui's magnificent reefs. Stop to snorkel with whales, dolphins, turtles, rays, seals, and other exotic Hawaiian sea life.
It is full of thrills and spills, fun and excitement for beginners right through to the advanced rider. Everyone can join in the fun. No experience is necessary. Come along and have the opportunity of ripping it up on a wakeboard on Maui.
Ramp up the speed and enjoy a healthy dose of exhilaration and fun as you zip through the waters at high speeds and test your manoeuvrability with twists, turns, and jumps!
Learn how to surf on Maui or take your current skills to the next level by taking a surfing lesson. Goofy Foot offers a variety of surfing classes on Maui. Join a group lesson and learn the basic surfing techniques, from standing up on a surfboard, paddling, timing and board maneuvering, to catching a wave, stopping and even wiping out. Or take a private surf lesson, which increases your wave count and ensures your surfing instructor is undivided attention. Goofy Foot even offers a Maui surf camp, which will get you up and riding in no time. Maui surfing lessons are suitable for surfers of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced surfers.
Nothing beats kitesurfing under Hawaiian rainbows. In Maui kiteboarding is a year-round sport, so your kiteboarding holiday can start any time or last forever! It is warm and windy daily and Kanha - kitebeach, is a large designated kiting area. Even the windsurfers have their own spot further up wind.
Maui is a windsurfing paradise, with its steady trade winds, clear warm waters, fresh pure air, and beautiful tropical surroundings. Maui is the favored destination for windsurfers of all levels, and home to the most prestigious professional windsurfing events.
Maui scuba diving is known to be some of the best diving in the world. Explore underwater wrecks and caves on the wondrous of Maui.
Snuba is a patented system connecting you and your dive companion to an inflatable raft, which follows you along the surface supporting your air tank. Snuba Diving allows you to dive to a depth of 20 feet and is a thrill your entire family can enjoy together.
Experience a fun submarine adventure! Enjoy an exciting journey to Maui underwater world and see magnificent coral gardens, sunken shipwrecks, downed airplanes and a variety of colorful tropical fish.
Learn to swim like a mermaid while creating great memories on your Maui vacation.