Maui Activities and Tours
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and tours offered on BuzzHawaii.com. Choose what type of activity you want to
research or reserve to the right of this page. Read about Maui’s history, landmarks,
towns, and things to do.
most prominent feature is Mount Haleakala, the massive "House of the
Sun," a dormant volcano more than 10,000 feet high with a base big enough
to cover Manhattan. Various activities
are focused around Haleakala, including a variety of bicycle tours ranging in
length from 10 to 38 miles long. Whether
you go escorted or unescorted is your choice; you can even just rent bicycles
and head off on your own. Horseback riding
into the crater is also available, providing both that unique bond between
human and horse and access to places you couldn't easily reach otherwise. As for water sports, you'll find great
locations for snorkeling and scuba in the historic Lahaina area, the historic
region was once served as King Kamehameha's capitol and later served as a
center of the Hawaiian whaling industry.
Lahaina is Maui's version of Waikiki, a center for culture and tourism that
supports diverse entertainment venues and acts as a port for many sea-based
industries. It's here, and on nearby
Wailea Beach, that you'll find the luaus, those most quintessential of Hawaiian
experiences. It's from the Lahaina port
that most whale-watching tours are launched, prior to proceeding to Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale
National Marine Sanctuary between Maui and Oahu, or to the Lanai and Molokini
areas. Most of these tours focus on the
Pacific Humpbacks, which visit these waters in the winter, but on occasion
you'll also see the great sperm whale of Moby Dick fame, as well as the
smaller Hawaiian pilot whale, false killer whale, beaked whales, and
melon-headed whales. Then there are the
delightful dolphins, who occasionally make a raucous appearance.
If it's tours you want, Maui has 'em in
spades! In addition to the bicycle tours
around Haleakala, you can select a variety of other modes of transportation,
from comfortable air-conditioned bus to helicopter. Several different land tours allow you to ride
in style across the island, hitting all the highlights in day-long adventures
that immerse you in all the best Maui has to offer. If you're in a hurry, take a helicopter ride
out of Kahului Airport with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters; these exciting excursions
let you see just about everything in only an hour or so.
And then there's the sunset dinner
cruise, that unique combination of seagoing excursion and fine dining. Maui
offers three wonderful cruises aboard luxurious, smooth-sailing yachts, all
operating out of the Port of Lahaina. There's nothing quite as relaxing and
romantic as enjoying a quiet dinner cruise with that someone special, as you
watch the Hawaiian sun sink into an ocean in a blaze of colors.
All that and more are available on
Maui, and we've got the links right here on this page. But be careful -- once you
come to the Valley Isle, there's so much to do, see, and experience that you
might be tempted to stay here your entire vacation, without even setting foot
on the other islands!