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From Lahaina: Lana'i Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure Cruise

1. From Lahaina: Lana'i Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure Cruise

Explore an entirely new island in Hawaii on a catamaran cruise from Maui to Lanai. Jump into the cool and clear waters to snorkel and swim with vibrant marine life and look up to towering cliffs above you. Enjoy a continental breakfast and deli sandwich lunch while you sail under the warm Hawaiian sun. Keep an eye out for spinner dolphins, who are known to frequent the area. Listen to music and your captain share his knowledge about this island paradise and the abundant sea life that makes this area their home. Arrive on the Lanai coast and explore the underwater world accompanied by a crew member throughout. Take advantage of the waterslide for extra fun. Marvel at the marine life as you snorkel beneath towering cliffs reaching up to 300 feet. Be among the few to snorkel at remote locations with great visibility, such as Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay. See a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains while enjoying a beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia on the trip back to Lahaina.

Maui: Underwater Submarine Adventure

2. Maui: Underwater Submarine Adventure

Dive into the pristine waters of Maui and explore an underwater paradise on this submarine tour. Enjoy views of stunning coral reefs, a replica shipwreck, and a whole world of colorful marine life from the comfort of an air-conditioned submarine. Begin your tour with a boat ride from the shores of Maui. Enjoy the beautiful sights of Maui as you make your way towards the submarine that will take you underwater. After boarding the submarine, get your camera ready to take Instagram-worthy pictures of the picturesque coral reef below the sea. Pass through the colorful reefs and spot the many fish and underwater creatures swimming by. As you sail, learn about the creatures you see from the onboard commentary from a local naturalist. Continue to a replica of a whaling shipwreck and marvel at the many fish, sharks, and other creatures who have made it their home. Return to shore, having experienced the underwater paradise that exists just off Maui's shores.

Maui: Interactive Butterfly Farm Entrance Ticket

3. Maui: Interactive Butterfly Farm Entrance Ticket

Help save Hawaii's butterfly population when you visit the Maui Butterly Fly Farm. Enjoy a guided tour through the lush grounds and marvel at the flowers, plants, and fruit growing. Get an up-close look at butterflies and more. This 45 minute tour brings you face to face with some of Maui's most colorful residents. Learn about the benefits of butterflies, and why they have become so rare. View caterpillars, cocoons and insects of many kinds. Find out how you can help save Hawaii's butterflies and the butterflies at home. Take part in a an interactive nature experience for families and folks of all ages.

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

4. 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: 1.5-Hour Cacao Farm Tour with Chocolate Tasting

5. Lahaina: 1.5-Hour Cacao Farm Tour with Chocolate Tasting

Visit Hawaii's largest chocolate factory and conclude with a 9-piece tasting of award-winning chocolate and a cocoa drink. Learn about cocoa production as you tour a private cocoa estate. Tour a private cacao estate featuring over 20 acres of cacao, nestled in the foothills of the West Maui mountains. Learn about the process of cocoa from the farm to a chocolate bar. During your interactive and educational tour, you'll be introduced to cacao trees and hands-on fruit harvesting techniques.

Maui: 2.5 Hour Eco-Raft Turtle Snorkel Tour

6. Maui: 2.5 Hour Eco-Raft Turtle Snorkel Tour

Embark on an eco-raft adventure in Maui and sightsee along the Western coastline. Cruise around and find the best snorkel spots and catch sight of tropical fish and green sea turtles. Enjoy fresh snacks and drinks as you embrace the beauty and learn about Maui. Depart from Lahaina Harbor and begin your adventure along the coast of Maui. Feel at ease with visits to snorkeling sights perfect for all levels of snorkelers. Receive one-on-one snorkel instruction from the marine naturalist guide, and discover the underwater world. As you cruise around, admire the natural beauty and taste authentic Maui-style snacks and drinks on board.

Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

7. 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: Private Surf Lessons in Lahaina

8. Maui: Private Surf Lessons in Lahaina

Before you get started, your instructor will get you geared up with a surfboard, long-sleeve UV rash guards, and water shoes. Leave everything you do not want to get wet or whatever that does not float in the cubicles provided at the surf shop. On the beach, listen to a brief 15-minute land lesson to go over safety measures and procedures from your surf instructor. When you are ready, head into the water to get started. Receive expert advice on how to ride a wave and learn to surf. After your wave is complete, head back to the designated waiting area until the instructor signals for your turn again. As an added bonus, there will be a professional photographer taking close up shots of you throughout your surf lessons.  The private surf lesson is 90 minutes in total from the time you leave the surf shop to when your instructor signals you back in from the water. Once the class is over, you will carry your surfboard back to the shop and then head back to the beach to shower off in fresh water. Return all your surf gear back to the shop and check out your surf lesson photos which are available for purchase. 

Maui: Lahaina Front Street Segway Tour

9. Maui: Lahaina Front Street Segway Tour

Visit the most popular historic sites and attractions of beautiful Lahaina on a Segway! Make your way past dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants – experience it all in an exciting, unique way!   Your professional, friendly guide will teach you all about the vast heritage of this old whaling town, and give you fascinating commentary at each key landmark that you stop at. You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to take quality pictures with your friends and family at some amazing sites. As your safety is the top priority, this tour starts with a 20-30 minute orientation on your Segway so that you feel comfortable and confident driving around the city.

Maui: Ka'anapali Beach Front Segway Tour

10. Maui: Ka'anapali Beach Front Segway Tour

Join a great tour for couples or the whole family. Experience the lush tropical waters of Maui, as you glide by a beautiful ocean shore marked with the unforgettable Pacific ocean breeze. The tour includes Wahikuli State Park and the Hanakaoo Beach Park also known as canoe beach. Meet your tour guide in Lahaina to learn the basics of operating your Segway. After an orientation, training session and plenty of time to practice your new skills, it's time to begin your ride. Leave Lahaina behind and cruise out onto smooth walking paths and follow the coastline north into Kaanapali. As the ocean breeze tousles your hair and the salty air fills your nose, glide through Wahikuli Wayside Park, admiring its long, golden expanse of sand. Then, follow the path that leads north, cruising past green, grassy picnic areas, palm tree groves and shady kiawe trees to the idyllic Hanakaoo Beach. Depending on the time of day, you might spy island canoe clubs embarking on their daily workouts in the sparkling waters. Venture over to the beachside Hanakaoo Cemetery to learn of its century-old history before setting out on the beautiful ride back to Lahaina. 

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What people are saying about Lahaina

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! We all had so much fun, the captain was funny, the crew was nice, and the lifeguards were very attentive. As a larger person, I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it, but I had a lot of fun. If you're new to snorkeling, make sure you use a pool noodle, it definitely helps...

The overall experience was wonderful! It was my husband and I first time snorkeling and we really enjoyed it! The staff was extremely polite and patient with the newbies. It was a whole vibe and I’ll love to do it again with this company, 1 out of 10 I give it a 10, must recommend!!

I enjoyed learning about the different types of chocolates. So how you guys get back to the community and don't make any profit for yourselves.

I enjoyed the staff who were oh so helpful. The scenery was breathtaking and the food was delicious

Crew was wonderful boat very clean I love being on a boat & this was great