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Top 5 Maui Snorkeling Tours

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The Top 5 Maui Snorkeling Tours

Snorkeling and Maui go hand in hand for a reason: the pristine waters off the Valley Isle’s coast teem with some of the most vibrant marine life in the world. And while terrific snorkeling is found just off the beach across the island, nothing trumps taking a trip out into the Pacific—where diving under may put you within reach of everything from manta rays to Hawaiian squirrelfish.

COVID UPDATE: All of these Maui snorkeling tours are back up and running with weekly (if not daily) tours.  Small groups and distancing are being observed as well as strict cleaning policies.

Choosing the right snorkeling tour on your Maui vacation, however, is a different story. Dozens of boats line the Kihei and Lahaina harbors, ready to whisk guests to several of Maui’s most revered places. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together the top 5 snorkeling tours Hawaii’s second-largest island has to offer—and why you should book a reservation pronto:

top Maui snorkeling tours

Family MolokiniInexpensive, Family-Friendly 5 hours BOOK NOW
Adventure RaftSmall Group, Exciting 5 hours BOOK NOW
Deluxe SunriseMolokini Before Anyone Else 3.5 hours BOOK NOW
Lanai IslandDolphins, Sea Caves 5 hours BOOK NOW
Honolua BaySailing, Close By 5 hours BOOK NOW

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Top 5 Maui Sunset Cruises

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Top 5 Maui Sunset Cruises

Maui sunsets are as exceptional as the rumors suggest, ranging in colors from whisper pink to fiery red and reminding all who witness them that nature’s shows are the best. Savoring them from the island’s shores is a highlight for kama’aina and visitors alike, but watching them from the stern of a boat? Now that’s another story.

best Maui sunset cruises

Sunset cruises go down as one of the most popular activities on Maui for a reason: They provide beauty and romance in equal measure, as well as an ambiance seldom found on terra firma.

Here are the top 5 dusk-on-deck affairs—and why you should book a spot on one of them.

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Top 5 Maui Ziplines

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Top 5 Maui Ziplines

Adrenaline junkies know there’s nothing quite like the rush of riding a zipline—and beauty seekers are just as stoked on the splendor they deliver.

top 5 Maui ziplines

Both kicks and magnificence come in spades on the island of Maui, where ziplines have been popping up with increasing frequency since Skyline EcoAdventures opened the U.S.’s first commercial tour in 2002. Crave a soaring view of Maui’s neighboring islands? Check. Keen on being surrounded by plants reminiscent of Jurassic Park? Check again. Indeed, when visiting Maui, the question is less should I go ziplining, but which tour should I choose?

Piiholo 7-LineSide-by-Side Haleakala BOOK NOW
North Shore ZipGreat Price Haiku BOOK NOW
Piiholo 5-LineFast and Fun Haleakala BOOK NOW
Skyline KaanapaliBest Ocean Views Kaanapali
Maui Zipline Co.Best For Kids Waikapu

With this in mind, we’ve pulled together our top 5 picks for Maui’s best ziplines, presented here in random order:


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Top 5 Road to Hana Tours

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The Top 5 Road to Hana Tours

A serpentine route that parallels one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. Waterfalls galore. Plunging freshwater pools. Beaches comprised of black sand, gray sand, white sand, and even red. Tropical rainforests; radical seascapes.

Is it any wonder why the Road to Hana is considered a leading attraction not just on Maui but also on Earth?

top Road to Hana tours

Heavenly Hana TourBest Price 9.5 hours BOOK NOW
Full Loop TourPrivate/Exclusive 8-12 hours BOOK NOW
Halfway Hana TourLess Time 6 hours BOOK NOW
Skyline Hana TourComfort 10-12 hours
Road to Hana TourExperience 11 hours

Not at all. And yet, for those who choose to eschew a self-driven exploration of Maui’s remote eastern coast, the question becomes which tour they should select. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together our top 5 picks for the best Road to Hana tours—and given you a rundown of each option.

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