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Don’t miss these Maui Activities

A maui hiker stands on a misty promontory near Haleakala

Snorkel Molokini Of course it’s our favorite – it’s what we live to do! The crescent-shaped islet of Molokini is home to ultra-clear water and over 250 species of tropical fish and there are also eels, octopus, rays and even the occasional Hawaiian Monk Seal. We recommend visiting Molokini in the calm waters of morning…

Have you ever biked down a Volcano?

An above the clouds view of the road guests take when they bike Haleakala

Haleakala is a 10,023 foot dormant volcano on Maui.  From the top on a clear day you may be able see the nearby islands of Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and even the snow capped peaks of the Big Island, which lies to the south of Maui. The view from the top can be breathtaking, not only…

The Return of the Humpback Whales

whale tail

The whales are on their way! Humpback Whales (what Native Hawaiians call Koholā and what scientists refer to as megaptera novaeangliae) have begun to say goodbye to their nutrient-rich Alaska summering grounds and are swimming for the warmer waters of Maui. Incelebration of you, us, and the whales getting together again, here are some fun facts about what…

Molokini Facts

two whales playing

In 1977, the same year Apple II computers were first sold and NASA first took a Space Shuttle for a test flight, a great thing happened for fish and water enthusiasts in Maui – Molokini became a Hawai’i Marine Life Conservation District. Protecting Molokini for future generations was the right thing to do for this very special place….

Your Guide to Hawaiian Holidays

statue of kine kamehameha

Hawaii has an incredibly rich history and culture. Throughout the year we celebrate holidays that are unique to Hawaii – in fact, there are three state holidays that are unique to Hawaii as well as others that our brought here from other areas. Prince Kuhio Day Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day is honored all over…