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Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

1. Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

Elevate your Hawaiian experience with Maui's most authentic luxury Luau at Andaz Maui Wailea Resort. Take part in a beautifully-curated cultural and culinary experience set among our iconic grassy lawn and the sandy shore of Mokapu beach. Take a journey into Polynesian history as your host regales you with the story of the arrival of the Polynesians in Maui. Learn about how ahupua'a was settled and gain insight into Hawaiian values. Marvel at Hula dancers and be thrilled by the fire dancers. Indulge in an ohana (family) style meal, beautifully plated and executed by the executive chef, Isaac Bancaco. Handcrafted cocktails personalized to your liking will also be available to enhance this culinary family style experience. Choose Classic seating if you'd like to be seated in the second row and beyond. Upgrade your party to Premium Seating for a truly VIP experience. Premium seats are located on the first row, with the best views of the luau. 

Maui: 75-Minute Hana Rainforest Helicopter Tour with Landing

2. Maui: 75-Minute Hana Rainforest Helicopter Tour with Landing

Enjoy a scenic flight from Kahului over the remote landscape of Maui with this guided helicopter tour. Your experience includes a 30-minute landing to explore the rainforest on foot.  Board the helicopter at the airport in Kahului and begin your tour of Maui. Fly along the island’s north coast and admire views of cliffs, forest, and cascading waterfalls. Soar above Paia, Hookipa, and Haiku as you listen to your guide’s commentary. See aerial views of Peahi, or Jaws — a famous surfing location. Fly over the Road to Hana and the iconic Jurassic Rock, to reach the landing-place deep in the Hawaiian rainforest.  Descend to the forest floor and visit a former taro plantation in the Wailua Valley, home to lush vegetation of banana and coconut palms. Enjoy your time exploring the rainforest floor, especially as it’s an area that is not the typical beaten track for tourists. Return to the helicopter for the flight back to Kahului, where your experience ends.

Kahului: Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

3. Kahului: Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

Your naturalist guide will walk you through the rainforest to two dazzling waterfalls. Here, you can swim in natural pools and practice 10-foot cannonball jumps from safe rock ledges (weather permitting). Along the way, you will learn about the island and its rainforests from your knowledgeable guides. This easy one-mile roundtrip hike is great for families, and multi-generational groups. Snacks and bottled water are included.

Maui: Scenic Sunset Cruise with 4-Course Dinner and Drinks

4. Maui: Scenic Sunset Cruise with 4-Course Dinner and Drinks

Make some unforgettable memories on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience, gazing at the colorful Maui sunset from the water while you enjoy a lovely meal at your private outdoor table on the deck, accompanied by your family or friends. All entrees are freshly grilled on board. Dinner includes appetizers, locally grown salad, a choice of entrées, dessert, and an array of drinks and cocktails. Island-style music and open sea views of Maui’s scenic coast add to the ambiance of this memorable experience. Have a peek at the delicious menu waiting for you on the cruise:-Appetizer -Salad: Greens and vegetable salad with mango-passion vinaigrette -Choice of grilled entrée: choose between the lemongrass-curry marinated shrimp with lilikoi butter sauce, the teriyaki boneless chicken breast with Big Island papaya salsa, the chimichurri flat iron steak with wild mushroom demi-glaze, or the grilled portobello mushroom marinated in chimichurri over Molokai purple sweet potato mash. -Dessert: triple chocolate chip brownies with fresh Kula strawberries, Maui coffee, and hot tea.

Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watch Cruise Aboard the Quicksilver

5. Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watch Cruise Aboard the Quicksilver

Travel via high-speed catamaran from Lahaina Harbor to the Maui Channel to see the humpback whales, who return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. Get up close to these creatures in their native environment. Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with their pectoral fins (their very long side fins), flukes (the tail), or peduncle (the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body). See the majesty of a breaching whale, if you are lucky. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

6. Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Explore the ocean and see marine wildlife on this family-friendly kayaking tour, great for children 5 and up. Go snorkeling and feast on complimentary snacks and beverages as you go. Take a group kayaking tour where you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles through Makena Bay. Turtle Town is known as one of Maui's best kayaking and snorkeling destinations. Spot ocean wildlife as you battle through the blue Hawaiian surf. This location is famous for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle population and exceptional paddling conditions on Maui's calm blue waters. 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. Take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel in this unique environment. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages as part of your tour.

Maui: Pineapple Tour

7. Maui: Pineapple Tour

Experience Maui off the beach on this truly unique tour. Hali’imaile farm is a working pineapple plantation where you'll learn step-by-step about the process from plant to packaging. All pineapples are approved and packed for air shipment for a unique souvenir of your trip to Maui. Enjoy a fun and unique educational tour and a peek into an important aspect of Hawaiian life. Discover the story of Maui's finest prickly produce in all its glory. You'll even get a free juicy pineapple as part of the package.

Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

8. Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

On this premier tour you will have a full morning of kayaking and snorkeling in Maui’s beautiful south coast. Anyone needing more water time, snorkeling and sunshine, this 4-mile paddle is the trip you're looking for. Expect a full morning of kayaking, exceptional snorkeling, reef life, beautiful corals, and turtles everywhere. Based on the weather and ocean currents, your expert tour guide will adjust your trip to either be more kayaking or more snorkeling to ensure the best excursion. In this small group setting, you will have more time to be in the water and see more marine wildlife! Before the action begins, you will receive an orientation with your guides, ensuring that you have all the appropriate snorkel and kayaking gear you require. During your guided tour you will get to stop at 2-3 prime snorkeling spots. These spots have been chosen to maximize your chances of seeing beautiful underwater marine life. You will also have the chance to enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages throughout the day, provided by your friendly and informative guides.

Lahaina: Ku’ia Estates Guided Chocolate Tasting

9. Lahaina: Ku’ia Estates Guided Chocolate Tasting

Join a tour of Ku’ia Estates Chocolate Factory in Maui, the largest chocolate factory in the state of Hawaii. Follow your guide to a curated tasting experience featuring 9 locally-made chocolates and enjoy 360-degree views from a rooftop pavilion. Start your guided chocolate journey by learning about cacao origins at the factory. Find out the process for growing cacao in Lahaina, formulating the perfect chocolate bite, and everything in between. Then, prepare yourself for some mouth-watering treats. Soak in breathtaking views from the rooftop pavilion while your guide introduces you to the factory's award-winning chocolates. Sample at least 9 varieties, taking in each chocolate's aroma and letting the flavors melt on your tongue.

Maui: Kahului Airport (OGG) Traditional Lei Greeting

10. Maui: Kahului Airport (OGG) Traditional Lei Greeting

No matter the size of your party, you will receive a warm Hawaiian welcome to the island of Maui on arrival at Kahului Airport. Your local greeter will meet you at the baggage claim area and present you with the traditional Hawaiian lei of your choice. In addition, the greeter will help you find transportation or your connecting inter-island flight. You can ask the greeter to take a photo of your party to remember this momentous occasion. The lei greeters consider it an honor to be your first contact on the island. An airport lei greeting sets the tone for your stay in paradise – so don't miss your chance to experience this friendly tradition for yourself.

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What people are saying about Maui

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Scuba Steve was the best at explaining how to kayak and snorkel thoroughly. He was the most helpful and attentive to everyone’s needs. If it’s your first time kayaking or snorkeling he’s your guy. He also takes amazing underwater photos of you with the turtles and wild life! Highly recommend!

This was incredible and I can’t wait to do it again. The pilots/guides are fun and knowledgeable, and they make sure everyone gets amazing views.

Very patient, very knowledgeable, very grateful to have him as our guide

Such a fun and beautiful way to start our family vacation in Maui

Our Guide Justin was extremely knowlegable, funny and personnel