Ask anyone about their trip to Maui, Hawaii and you’ll likely hear stories about one thing – the water. Located in the middle of the Pacific, Maui’s waters offer countless adventures. You can enjoy a relaxing paddle, take a guided snorkel tour, go whale watching, and more. So what are you waiting for? Pack your swimsuit and get ready to have some fun! Here are the best Maui water activities to try during your island getaway.
Top 5 Maui Water Activities
1. Whale Watching
Did you know that Maui is regarded as the best place in the world for whale watching? This bucket list activity is available to travelers from November through May when thousands of North Pacific Humpback whales grace Hawaiian waters. Their annual winter migration is a spectacular sight to behold, and you’ll be able to see mamas, babies, and plenty of breaching males. Read our blog about Maui whale season for details.
Thanks to its clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, Maui offers some of the best snorkeling on the planet. The island is surrounded by hundreds of spots for snorkelers – from the spectacular Molokini Crater to Turtle Town. You’ll see creatures like tropical fish, sea stars, octopus, and even Hawaiian Green sea turtles. Feel free to rent some gear and head out on your own or book a catamaran cruise for a guided tour of the Pacific.
Surfing is a vital part of Hawaiian cultural identity. Most learn the sport at a young age and go on to teach their children, passing the tradition from one generation to the next. If you’re new to surfing, Maui is the best place to learn. You can sign up for a lesson and try different surf break locations like coves, bays, and beaches. All you have to do is get in the water!
Combining elements of both surfing and sailing, windsurfing is an exciting sport that consists of a board on a sail powered by the wind. The steady trade winds at Kahana Beach Park and Ho’okipa Beach Park make these locations favorable for windsurfers. Plus, Action Sports Windsurfing offers a complete range of lessons and tours for surfers of all ages and skill levels.
Stand up paddling is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ocean activities in the world. That’s because it’s relaxing and easy to learn! Kids and adults alike love the sense of achievement that comes with finding balance on the water. For lessons, rentals, and guided tours head to Maui Stand Up Paddleboarding about 20 minutes from our inn.
Book Your Stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
There you have it! You’ve officially had a glimpse at the best Maui water activities. When it’s time to find lodging on the island, look no further than our bed and breakfast. Our inn offers incredible accommodations, amenities, and views in the heart of Central Maui. We even provide a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning! Check our availability or call us at (808) 244-5897 to make your reservation today.
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