Ocean Conservation & Safety
Maui Travel Tips: Ocean Conservation
Hawaii’s oceans and reefs are known for their beauty. We welcome visitors to enjoy the water, but to be mindful of their impact on marine life so we can keep this special place beautiful and alive. Marine biologist, Lauren Blickley shares why protecting these natural resources is so important, and the effect plastic waste and certain types of sunscreens can have on marine life.
Maui Travel Tips: Ocean Safety
There’s nothing quite like the ocean here. It’s clear. It’s beautiful. But it can also put you in harm’s way if you don’t know what to expect from big waves, strong winds, and currents. Master waterman, Archie Kalepa and World Champion waterman, Zane Schweitzer remind visitors to always swim when a lifeguard is on duty and be aware of conditions before going in the water.
Charter a boat, take a sunset cruise or even hop on a ferry for a day trip to the neighbor island of Lanai.More
Sticking to the shore on your trip to Maui? Learn about all of the picture-perfect beaches that ring the Magic Isle, from palm-fringed Kapalua in West Maui to sprawling Makena Beach on the southern coast.More
Explore Maui Nui’s ocean environment with the experts at Pacific Whale Foundation through PacWhale Eco-Adventures top-rated Whalewatches, as well as award-winning snorkel cruises to Molokini & Turtle Arches, Lanai and Honolua Bay; Dolphin Watch ecotours; Sunset Dinner and Cocktail Cruises.
Escape from the crowds, buses and tour boats and see Maui from the ocean perspective! Connect with your friends and family as our professional kayak guides take you paddling and snorkeling. You'll see amazing wildlife, enjoy special moments, views and hear stories of Maui.
Atlantis Submarines offers a one-of-a-kind underwater experience off the shorelines of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, giving guests a close-up view of an array of marine life, exotic tropical reefs and numerous sunken vessels. It's like swimming in a giant aquarium, but staying dry the whole time!
Hawaiian Paddle Sports offers authentic, sustainable eco-tours that empower guests to discover a deeper appreciation of and connection to Hawaii’s marine environment. Guests can choose from private kayak, outrigger canoe, canoe surfing, whale watch, and snorkel tours, or take SUP or surf lessons.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Hawaii’s marine life at Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii. Encounter schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and experience the world's first virtual encounter with Hawaii's humpback whales in the Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & 3D Sphere.
We focus on the complete surfing experience. Lessons are available for beginning through advanced surfers with a special emphasis on safety and ocean awareness. Group and private surf lessons as well as specialized surf clinics.