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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
Hawaiian Ocean Sports is one of Maui's premier ocean recreation businesses for over a decade. We offer a variety of ocean activities including surf rentals and lessons, Hawaiian outrigger cultural, turtle and snorkel tours.
Leilani is a custom crafted 50-foot Uniflite Power Vessel. Specially designed for Hawaii's oceans, she offers comfortable and spacious accommodations with a sheltered main cabin, excellent airflow, an observation deck, a large swim platform, a private restroom, and a freshwater shower.
We offer multiple whale watching tours as well as half day snorkeling adventures daily during whale season. Our high speed eco rafts are available for private charters. You can customize your own whale watch, half day, mid- day, or full day snorkeling experience.
The Snorkel Store is now island wide! Visit one of our 3 locations in Kihei, Lahaina, and Kaanapali! All snorkel rentals come with mask, snorkel, fins, defog, carrying bag and customized snorkeling map for your party. We also rent mobile cabanas, surfboards and SUP boards by the day or week.
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is a Federal agency, designated to protect the humpback whales through research, conservation, and education. We have a visitor center in Kihei and a vessel that is used for research and for disentangling the whales.