Maui Sports & Outdoors

  • Sports & Outdoors
    by Roadquill
  • Sports & Outdoors
    by Roadquill
  • Snorkler or Sea Monster
    Snorkler or Sea Monster
    by Roadquill

Maui Sports & Outdoors

  • Snorkeling

    We were going to go to Maui for one reason - SNORKELING! My boyfriend says the snorkeling there is better than Kauai or Oahu (I loved the north shore of Oahu). So, my expectations were huge. Here are some snorkeling spots to check out on Maui - all to the west coast of the island starting with the most southern end (Beg-Beginner, Int-Intermediate,...

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  • Boogie Board at Big Beach in Makena

    Sometimes it is hard to find decent waves in Wailea and Makena and today was no exception. I did take the boogie board out at Big Beach. The lifeguards warned us that there was a sharp pitch to the beach and there was. However, once in a while you could catch a wave for a short, but tumultuous ride. Several people failed to heed the advice of the...

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  • Cliff Diving

    Cliff diving seems to be a popular past time for the young men here in Maui. We've seen cliff divers at the beach in Ka'anapali. It was nice to see these very taleted young men do all sorts of summersaults before diving into the crystal clear waters.

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  • Snorkeling

    I enjoy being out in the water swiming, snorkeling and real soon diving. Snorkeling is a fantastic way to get to see some of the creatures inhabiting the waters below. I always travel with my own snorkel gear and whether or not I take a quided snorkel trip to some wonderful location like Molokini or just off the beach, I've always been lucky to see...

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  • Go kayaking

    Kayaking is a great activity that you can enjoy here in Maui. Most of the resorts that have an activity center will offer it for a fee. We enjoy doing a little bit of kayaking around the waters of Wailea which are crystal clear. It's really peaceful getting out just the two of us and looking back the the shoreline.

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  • Swimming of course

    You can't come to a tropical island like Maui and not want to enjoy the water activities...The resorts and hotels all have pools and are usually not far from a beach so getting out and enjoying a swim is a good way to cool off during a hot day.

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  • Enjoy a cruise

    There are all sorts of cruises that you can take. Ferni and I decided on a sunset cruise which included dinner. Being able to get on a boat and cruise around an island getting a bird's eye view of the beautiful coast is a very nice way to spend a few hours. Sunset cruises are very popular in any of the Hawaiian islands as it is said that Hawaii has...

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  • Snorkling

    One of the great thing about Maui is that it is so easy to slip on a mask and snorkle, head out over the reef and enjoy the Aquarium Grande below you. I didn't even bother with fins this last trip. I didn't feel I needed them at all. The water is very comfortable, and the salt content in the water keeps you very bouyant (sp?). Off of Makena you can...

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  • Surfing

    Surfing is big on Maui. For big surf you go to the North side of the Island, Paia is a good area, where the winter swells bring in long, well developed waves. For beginning surfers you head to the South side of the Island by Lahaina, where the swells are trapped by the reef, and you get little waves, but at least you can surf.

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  • Take a snorkeling trip!

    If you visit Maui, you should really take a snorkeling trip. The most popular area for snorkeling is Molokini, a small crater-like island off the southwest coast of Maui. While you'll see fish at Molokini, the area is really crowded with people and boats.If you're looking for a more relaxed snorkeling environment, try a trip out to Lanai, a...

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  • Bike down from Haleakala

    There are lots of biking tours available in Maui. And, most of them cost about $100 per person. That can be an expensive activity for most families. We found one that has an express tour for $55 per person and we found it to be worth while. They skip the crater tour for the express tour. So, if you don't mind that, it's still about a 1/2 day...

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  • Parasailing

    Parasailing opportunities are only from May 16th through December 14th because of the migration of the Humpback Whales. You can parasail on the Big Island all year long. A lot of travel sites will offer up the opportunity to parasail. Here are a few actual parasail...

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  • Kayak

    So, here is another water sport activity you can do in Maui. The idea of kayaking through caves is appealing but this is not possible on Maui. However, there are some great snorkeling spots that are not accessible from the beach or difficult to get to. To snorkel at Coral Gardens or Olowalu would be amazing as there are acres of coral reef and...

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  • Golfing

    I don't golf (yet). I've wacked some balls at the driving range but that's not the same as playing a round of golf. The boyfriend and I are interested in taking lessons this year. Maybe when we get back from Maui. I just love to see the beautiful golf courses and how pristine the grass looks and the soft, rolling mounds and various trees planted....

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  • Paraglide

    This looks like a blast! A combination of parasailing and hang gliding it looks like great fun. Price ranges from $75 - $175 depending on how high you go.Must be between 7 and 70 years of age. Physically able to run and weigh less than 230 pounds.

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  • Horseback Riding

    Unlike on Oahu, the horseback riding opportunities on Maui are a tad more expensive because the rides are longer. In Oahu, you cannot go horseback riding on the beach. It's all located up in the elevated areas of Oahu but you have great views. In Maui, it appears you have some opportunities to ride down closer to the ocean. I'm looking forward to...

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  • Zip-Line

    You are suspended by a cord/cable mounted on another cable on an incline and you are propelled by gravity. Usually located in lush terrain to give all your senses a rush! Sounds exciting? Well, it did to me at first. But after weighing the pros and cons, the amount of time spent or not spent, the cost and what will I see, I'm not convinced this is...

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  • Snorkel for the sea turtles!

    You can snorkel almost anywhere in Maui, but our favorite place to snorkel was at Kaanapali Beach. There is an area on the side where it is blocked by a cliff. We went snorkeling 3 days in a row there and everyday we went we saw giant sea turtles! It was amazing and I have no doubt if you go back to that place you'd probably see them too. Kaanapali...

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  • Snorkeling

    I love to go snorkeling and while the boat tours are a nice way to spend the day, there are also ample opportunities to snorkel from the beach at no extra cost. If you don't bring your own gear, we saw places in Lahaina that rented gear, I assume by the day.The place we snorkeled from the boat, Honolua Bay, was also accessible from Highway 30, we...

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  • Surfing

    For surfing in Maui, check out Nancy Emerson's Surf School in Lahaina.They are right on Front street in Lahaina and surf off the beach just a short walk from their office. You probably won't see Nancy as she lives in Australia now, but I think they are the best of the schools I saw operating in the area. If you are a beginner they will get you up...

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  • Don't Rent Snorkel Gear from Boss Frog's

    We couldn't resist their ads for $1.99 scuba gear rental. Of course once we got there we are shown what the $1.99 will get you, scuba gear circa 1940 so we ended up paying $9 each for decent gear. Furthermore, we were warned by "Maui Revealed" that this company tends to be rude and pushy. They were right. We thought it couldn't be that bad to just...

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  • Snorkel Molokini Crater & Turtle Town

    This was only the 2nd time I snorkelled; the first being for 20 mins. the day before in shallow water at the beach. Oh and I don't swim well at all and am terrified of deep water...but I did it. Maui Dive Shop took us out and they couldn't have been better. Our two guides were totally understanding about me being a beginner and gave me great...

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  • Scuba Dive - Molokini Wall & St....

    My husband snorkelled the outside Molokini Crater Wall & St. Anthony's Wreck. He loved it and said it was worth every penny. Keep in mind he was a boat captain for a scuba co. in Costa Rica and has done 100s of dives. He saw tons of fish, sharks, eels, etc. He dove with ProDiver who is rated #1 in the book "Maui Revealed". He said they were...

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  • Molokina day trip

    Take a day trip to Molokini, a crater that is a natural preserve. You can snorkel in the crystal clear water or some boats offer snuba which is a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving hence the name snuba. Don't pass up the opportunity to snuba. It takes no prior experience and if I can manage it anyone can. The water outside Turtle Town was...

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  • Snorkel with a Marine Biologist

    Maui is full of places to snorkel. If, however, you're looking for a more educational adventure, we highly recommend snorkeling with Ann Fielding.Ann was able to find a place for our family to snorkel when unusual weather patterns made it impossible to find clear waters on most of the island. She knows the island incredibly well.She was also...

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  • The Courses of Wailea

    The Wailea courses are gorgeous. You have three to choose from or you can buy a Triple Play Pass(highly recommended) and get to play three times at a discounted rate.

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  • Dunes at Maui Lani Golf

    This course opened in 1999. Golf Magazine considered it one of the Top 35 new courses that year. Don't get too excited. I don't feel it lived up to that billing. It was a playable course, however, with some interesting holes. The price was right for the island of Maui.

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  • Wailea Gold Course - Senior Skins Golf...

    Challenging course with lots of bunkers. Didn't have my swing which made it even more difficult. Couldn't get use to the greens. The grass on greens grows towards the water. Have to know if you are putting against the grain or with it. Has a dramatic effect on how you putt the ball. As a result, ball doesn't break as much as you would expect and...

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  • The Trilogy Catamarrans

    For those of you who book your dive trip with Trilogy, you'll have the benefit of going out on a much larger vessel with plenty of cover. We really enjoyed our dive experience with Trilogy and we highly recommend them. If you book online, you save 10% of the trip price. All equipment included. Just bring your certification card.

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  • SCUBA diving, exceptional in Maui.

    Maui's allure doesn't end with it's lush rainforests, stunning beaches, perfect weather, or majestic volcanoes. The diverse and abundant sea life below the sea level is also amazing. Granted, it is not really one of the world's most biologically diverse or biologically abundant areas, but for a small island, you see quite a lot and many of the dive...

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  • Surfing

    If you’re into surfing, then you're in luck. There are several great beaches throughout Maui to choose from. Ho'okipa Beach on the North Shore is one of the more popular beaches attracting countless surfers and windsurfers alike. There are several surfboard rental agencies that will hook you up with the latest gear. Just type "Maui surfboard...

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  • Snorkeling at Turtle Cove

    Snorkeling at Turtle Cove is excellent if you want to encounter green sea turtles in high numbers. The Pacific Whale Foundation's ship took us here and we found 3 turtles right by ship and never ventured out to find more. The 3 we found were so entertaining. Please remember that this is an endangered species and you should respect their space. You...

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  • Snorkeling at Molokini Crater

    Maui's diverse marine life provides for some of the best snorkeling in the world. Molokini Crater (see my tip on it) is one of those sites. There are several companies that will take you to Molokini Crater and provide you with all the equipment you need. They even provide food. We went to Molokini with the Pacific Whale Foundation vessel. They...

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  • Snorkeling at Black Rock

    Black Rock has an abundant amount of sea life. My wife and I encountered all types of fish from Lagoon and Picasso Triggers, to Green Sea Turtles and a spotted Eagle nose ray. Sadly we ran out of film just after the Green Sea turtles here. At that moment, the Spotted Eagle Nose Ray swam past and I cursed myself for not buying two underwater...

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  • Pipiwai Trail: great place to Hike in...

    The Pipiwai Trail offers one of the best places to hike in Maui. The trail starts by the shore at the 'Ohe'o gulch (AKA 7 sacred pools). It's then up, up, and away to the Waimoku falls. Take your time going up as it's definitely exhausting for those who are not in the right physical shape. However, if you are, you can make it up to the top in 1.5-2...

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  • Snorkeling Molokini Crater

    Took a power boat from Maalea to Molikini Crater to go snorkeling. On the way there we saw a lot of whales flapping their tales and breaching. We even saw two males chasing a female through the water.

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  • Kite Surfers

    Depending on which way the wind is blowing and where the waves are the best you might get a chance to see these awesome kite surfers. These guys were going 10-20 feet in the air when they hit the wind and the wave just right.

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