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Our most recommended Lahaina Ecotourism

West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

1. West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

Combine electric biking, hiking and snorkeling on this Maui adventure. After an easy ride along the coastline, snorkel in Kapalua Bay and spot tropical fish, coral reefs, and green sea turtles. Shape your time as you like without keeping up with or waiting for a tour group. Check out different ways to customize your experience: • Bike/Snorkel: Ride along the West Maui coastline to Wahikuli Beach Park, Black Rock (Pu‘u Keka‘a), Kahekili Beach Park, or all the way up to Kapalua Bay for a snorkeling experience with tropical fish, Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and vast ocean wildlife. • Bike/Hike: Start the day cruising on an E-Bike down the Lahaina coastline and then up into the iconic West Maui mountains. Enjoy a relatively easy hike up the Launiupoko Valley Trail. • Bike/Sightseeing: Journey effortlessly through Lahaina Town and up the coastal bike path to Ka’anapali—no pedaling necessary. Check out the shopping, food locations, beaches, and history of West Maui. The most popular route takes you along the Lahaina coast with amazing panoramic views leading up to Kapalua Bay. Here, experience the beautiful Kapalua Coastal Trail and snorkel at Kahekili Beach.

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Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise

2. Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise

Discover why Maui is the place to spot humpback whales during an exciting ocean adventure in peak migration season. Board a comfortable catamaran at either Māʻalaea or Lahaina Harbor and escape into the ‘Au ‘au channel which boasts the greatest number of whales near Maui. Venture out into the warm and protected ocean waters which make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. Known for their acrobatics, the whales are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean. Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout as you stay refreshed with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax onboard without the drone of a motor as you head to wherever the whales may be. Sailing out of Māʻalaea Bay and Lahaina can be quite exhilarating on a catamaran, so keep in mind that this trip can be more of an adventure if the winds are up.

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Maui: Beginner Discovery Scuba Dive Excursion from Lahaina

3. Maui: Beginner Discovery Scuba Dive Excursion from Lahaina

Embark on an awe-inspiring scuba diving excursion perfect for beginners with no certification required. Experience what it's like to breathe underwater and swim with the fish off the coast of Lahaina. Benefit from personal attention on a small group excursion for no more than 4 people. Begin with a short classroom session where your PADI certified instructor will help you suit up and brief you on your upcoming journey. Learn how to breathe through a regulator, manage your buoyancy, and safely swim underwater with all the necessary equipment. Soon you'll be ready for an ocean dive with your instructor at one of Maui's tropical beaches. Once in the calm clear island waters, take in the magnificent surroundings filled with tropical reef fish, turtles, and rays. Explore beautiful seascapes teeming with interesting sea life you may have never seen before.

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Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4. Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

This family-friendly kayaking tour is great for children 5 years old and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles (4km) through the Ukumehame Coastline. Along the way, you will have opportunities to stop and snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and tropical fish. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins, as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October through April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth. This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15am and again at 10:30am. The early morning tour offers calmer waters and are perfect for beginner kayakers. All kayaking and snorkel gear are provided on this tour, along with light snacks and beverages. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a towel, and sunscreen.

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Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

5. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Departing from historic Lahaina Harbor, your adventure begins aboard Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters as we cruise up the beautiful Ka'anapali coastline to the breathtaking beauty of Honolua Bay.  Honolua Bay is protected as a marine conservation area and is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, you'll be able to enjoy the marine environment. Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers, is provided, as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program, and you'll get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home. Snorkel at two secluded spots popular with sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral and enjoy free guided reef tours by certified Marine Naturalists. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. You just never know what you'll see and every day is a unique experience. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Relax as we head out into the channel for a thrilling sail back to the harbor.

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West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

6. West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

Nobody knows the waters of Maui better than this local crew. Let them be your hosts as you explore and snorkel the incredible West Maui coast on Paragon. What’s your destination? Some local favorites are Olowalu, Honolua, and Mokuleia Bay, but the Captain will decide where the absolute best conditions are for the day. Depart Lahaina and head for the snorkel spot, usually about an hour away by boat. Spend some time snorkeling, viewing some of Maui’s most amazing underwater sea life.  Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as all refreshments including local beer, wine, and Mai Tais. Tradewinds usually pick up in the afternoon, just in time for an exhilarating sail back to the harbor.

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Maui: Eco-Friendly Conservation Dive for Certified Divers

7. Maui: Eco-Friendly Conservation Dive for Certified Divers

Enjoy an interactive workshop-style dive with a focus on sustainability, conservation efforts, and ocean awareness. Begin at the dive shop where you will meet your certified instructor, then choose one (or more) of the workshop topics. Eco-dive topics include coral reef ecology, reef cleanup, sea turtle education, shark education, interactive fish identification, and a buoyancy workshop. Whichever eco-dive topic(s) you focus on, your passionate and experienced dive guide will customize the dive session to your interests and give your dive purpose. During the workshop, learn how to be a citizen scientist and contribute to research that protects the oceans and their flourishing ecosystems. Before you know it, you'll be ready to gear up and take off to your dive spot for a fascinating offshore eco-dive. Develop concrete skills for protecting the marine environment during your dives while receiving insights on improving your buoyancy, and much more. Benefit from a small-group adventure with no more than 4 divers per instructor. After your dive, you'll have the opportunity to debrief about all the marine wildlife and abundant coral reefs you observed while exploring the crystal clear blue waters of Maui.

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Maui: Two Tank Lanai Boat Dive Adventure to Lanai Cathedrals

8. Maui: Two Tank Lanai Boat Dive Adventure to Lanai Cathedrals

Discover the greatest diversity and marine life density of all diving locations in Hawaii with 2 dives near the island of Lanai. After making your way to the meeting point, climb aboard an eco-friendly dive boat and prepare for an awe-inspiring two-tank dive with experienced dive instructors who are trained biologists and ecologists. While on your way to nearby Lanai, keep your eyes peeled as you might catch a glimpse of dolphins or whales emerging from the waves. Before you know it, you'll be exploring the clear waters near Lanai, known for its Cathedral Dives, swim-throughs, archways, and lava structures. Have the chance to experience both the First and Second Cathedral and traverse a wide array of lava tubes, and see the coral reefs and tropical marine life that make this area an underwater paradise. Your experienced dive instructor will select two premier dive spots to ensure an unforgettable experience, where you spend 30% longer underwater than with other local diving companies. Share your instructor with just one or two other people for a more personalized experience. Whether it be the First or Second Cathedral, be amazed by the beauty of these two formations of lava tubes. After your first dive, you will have some time during your surface interval to enjoy the included continental breakfast and relax before venturing to your next dive site.

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Maui: Eco-Friendly Night Dive Tour for Certified Divers

9. Maui: Eco-Friendly Night Dive Tour for Certified Divers

Explore the depths of Maui's tropical reefs on night dive led by a certified instructor and see the wonders of the sea in a different light. You'll be able to spot unique underwater creatures in this darkened underwater setting. With your small group, you will suit up with all of the necessary gear for your experience provided.  When you reach your dive spot, you start in the shallow water near your vessel then gradually descend to depths. There, you'll be surrounded by nocturnal sea life. Discover how tropical reefs look at night and be captivated by the reefs, teeming with unique sea creatures.  Use dive lights to shine beams on unique creatures such as colorful fluttering nudibranchs, foraging lobsters and crabs, and eels on the hunt for something to eat. You might even catch a glimpse of a majestic octopus or a squid.   Emerge from the dive under moonlight and stars and climb aboard your boat. On the journey back to shore, your instructor will share interesting facts and insights about the dive and the organisms you saw.

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What people are saying about Lahaina

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We ended up not going to the West Side and I’m very glad! We went to McKenna Landing near Keihi which was a closer drive. John was so awesome and fun to learn kayaking from! Our group saw several turtles and bottle nose dolphins got real close to us! He had lots of patience with us that had never kayaked before! Even got 1 man who was afraid to swim in the water!! Ask for John if you book a kayaking and snorkeling tour!! He’s the best!!

Even though we only saw whale tales our trip was an excellent experience with our captains they has so much knowledge! The sailing was a lot of fun as well! We highly recommend this trip!!

This was a great trip and supports a worthy cause. The crew was very friendly, food was good, and snorkeling excellent. I highly recommend PacWhale Foundation trips.

The captain and staff were all great and just as excited as we were about all the whales and wildlife.

Really loved the service and it was a new experience for us.