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
Snorkel with dolphins, sea turtles, and a colorful array of tropical fish. explore the sea caves and lava arches of a hidden volcanic coastline or have a close encounter with humpback whales. Climb aboard a Blue Water Raft and let the adventure unfold.
Waves Hawaii is Kihei and Wailea's most private and exclusive surf school. Come surf with our world famous surf instructors, and Billabong surfer girl Val Frey. We offer surf lessons, 3 day surf camps, surf coaching, SUP, and more!
Maui's BEST small group ocean rafting tours since 1982, Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel invites you to snorkel Lanai, as well as share encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Turtles! Your ticket supports our participation as Maui's whale entanglement response team, active marine research and education!
Located steps away from Kā`anapali Beach Hotel's sunny shore, the new water activity center will bring Hawaiian culture to popular ocean activities such as surfing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, conch shell blowing and more!
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.
Expeditions, the Lahaina-Lanai Ferry, provides affordable service between Maui and Lanai, five times a day, every day! Packages are available for a day of championship golf, luxury accommodations, Jeep rental, 4X4 Trekker Tours, Archery, Sporting Clays.
Maui's Leading Snorkel & Dive Center offering dive gear rentals, sales, instruction & beach wear, Maka Koa, our 48' custom dive boat, offers dives to Molokini, Back Wall, Cathedrals, & Wreck Dives. Maka Koa offers a full breakfast & deli lunch. Free Transportation provided south & west Maui.
Island Star is a luxurious 57' private charter sailing yacht that can accommodate up to 18 guests. We specialize in half and full day charters as well as weddings and special events. When you charter the Island Star you can snorkel, scuba dive, whale watch, or "sail" as much as you like.