So, you’ve finally decided to take that much-needed trip to Maui, Hawaii. You booked your flight, reserved a rental car, and found the perfect room at The Old Wailuku Inn. Next comes the fun part: planning your excursions on Maui! Whether you’re interested in snorkeling, whale watching, hiking, or relaxing, there are plenty of ways to get out and experience our island. Read on to find out some of our favorites.
To learn more about the top attractions and excursions on Maui, be sure to download our Vacation Guide! This carefully curated guide has everything you need to plan a great trip, including restaurant recommendations, outdoor activities, shopping, sightseeing, and more. The best part? It’s free!
Your Guide to the Best Excursions on Maui
1. Catamaran Snorkeling
Maui is one of the best places in the world to snorkel. After all, our island is surrounded by warm, clear ocean and countless sea creatures! For a unique snorkel experience you won’t forget, we recommend catamaran snorkeling with a local charter. You’ll sail to incredible locations where sea turtles, tropical fish, and vibrant coral reefs await. Some of our favorite tour companies include:
2. Volcano Tours
Exploring Haleakala Volcano is a must when you’re on Maui. This massive crater is the upcountry’s most popular attraction and looms 10,000 feet above sea level, offering panoramic views that are truly out of this world. Feel free to go it alone or sign up for a guided excursion with a local guide. There are quite a few volcano tours available, including sunset/sunrise adventures, summit hikes, downhill bike rides, and more.
3. Sunset Cruise
4. Helicopter/Airplane Tours