Maui’s Top Ac­tiv­i­ties

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Jour­ney on an ad­ven­ture that will take you to the most stun­ning scenery you’ll find on Maui. Pi­iholo Ranch Zi­pline of­fers a unique per­spec­tive on Up­coun­try Maui, the re­gion flank­ing Haleakala that’s known for its farms, small-town charm and pan­iolo. Pi­iholo Ranch Zi­pline’s un­for­get­table ad­ven­ture takes rid­ers above lush green­ery: choose from side-by-side rides on dual-line zi­plines, or try the canopy zi­plines, that zip from tree to tree, through the for­est canopy. (see pg 1) 800-374-7050 http://www.pi­iholozi­


For the ex­pe­ri­ence of a life­time, ride one of Blue Wa­ter Raft­ing’s three high-pow­ered rafts to Molokini Crater, or to their ex­clu­sive des­ti­na­tion, the re­mote Kanaio Coast. For a quar­ter cen­tury, they’ve of­fered the best sight­see­ing, whale watch­ing and snor­kel­ing to hun­dreds of thou­sands and have earned the rep­u­ta­tion of be­ing sec­ond to none. Tours from 1 ½ to 5 ½ hours du­ra­tion. Whale watches and com­bi­na­tion tours avail­able. Con­ve­nient Ki­hei/Wailea de­par­ture + Free Park­ing. (see pg 42) (808) 769-6780


At­lantis Sub­marines of­fers trav­el­ers the only un­der­sea tour ad­ven­ture of its kind on Maui—one that is fun, eco-friendly, ed­u­ca­tional, safe and with a close-up un­der­wa­ter view of the is­land’s beau­ti­ful ma­rine life, with­out ever get­ting wet! What sets At­lantis apart from other ac­tiv­i­ties are our per­son­al­ized tours that are en­ter­tain­ing, ed­u­ca­tional and en­gag­ing. Each tour is unique, and our pro­fes­sion­ally trained staff pro­vides fas­ci­nat­ing in­sights about Hawai‘i’s ma­rine life as the sub ex­plores Maui’s mag­nif­i­cent un­der­wa­ter world. (see pg 25) (808) 667-0421­lantis­sub­


Snorkel Bob’s gear lets you breathe easy in the fluid dream. SEE what you’ve been miss­ing with Seamo Betta™ and Li’l Mo Betta™ Rx masks for adults & kids. Now comes the MOFL02 Fresh-Air Snorkel! A prim­i­tive snorkel triples dead air space, so you re­breathe the same air. With a dou­ble-valve twin cham­ber, the MOFL02 clears eas­ily, for no headaches and more umph in your glug. FREE boo­gie board/week with two seats on most ac­tiv­i­ties and 24-hour gear re­turn. (see pg 5) S. Ki­hei (808) 879-7449; La­haina (808) 661-4421 www.snorkel­


Ex­pe­di­tions has been pro­vid­ing Pas­sen­ger Ferry Ser­vice be­tween the is­lands of Maui and Lana‘i for more than 23 years. The Ex­pe­di­tions Ferry is a short 45-minute trip with breath­tak­ing panoramic views of up to five is­lands plus sight­ings of ex­tra­or­di­nary ma­rine life. Ex­pe­ri­ence the two Four Sea­sons re­sorts or the two cham­pi­onship golf cour­ses on Lana‘i. For in­for­ma­tion on all of the Explore Lana‘i pack­ages go to Five con­ve­nient round trips ev­ery day with Ex­pe­di­tions. (see pg 37) (808) 661-3756


Now cel­e­brat­ing its 27th year, Blue Hawai­ian He­li­copters has grown from its found­ing on Maui to be­come the most suc­cess­ful aerial tour com­pany in Hawai‘i, and the only one that serves the en­tire Aloha State. Na­tional Ge­o­graphic calls Blue Hawai­ian, “Hawaii’s pre­miere he­li­copter tour com­pany,” Frommer’s Hawaii rec­om­mends them as “The Cadil­lac of he­li­copter tour com­pa­nies,” and Blue has been voted “Maui’s Best Air Ac­tiv­ity” the past six years in a row by read­ers of The Maui News. (see pg 79) (808) 871-8844­hawai­


Frolic in the ocean off Maui with Jet Ski Maui—voted the top va­ca­tion at­trac­tion! And, it’s no won­der, with easy-to-op­er­ate Jet Skis, and a knowl­edge­able, friendly staff, even begin­ners will be hav­ing wa­ter fun in no time! Want to share the ex­pe­ri­ence? Not to worry, Jet Ski Maui’s jet skis are two-rider friendly. Make your reser­va­tions now for this Maui fa­vorite sea­sonal ac­tiv­ity and get ready to race the waves! (see pg 74) (808) 667-2001 www.maui­jet­


KUPANAHA is Maui’s pre­mier Magic Din­ner The­ater ex­pe­ri­ence. The fun be­gins with en­chant­ing hula and amaz­ing demon­stra­tions of close-up magic at your ta­ble. En­joy a fab­u­lous three-course gourmet din­ner as Jody Baran & Kathleen take you on a jour­ney filled with won­drous mys­ter­ies of fa­mous ma­gi­cians of Hawai‘i’s past, tra­di­tional Hawai­ian mu­sic and hula and laugh-out-loud com­edy. Clas­sic il­lu­sions blended with an un­lim­ited ar­ray of Jody Baran’s orig­i­nal cre­ations pro­vide an un­for­get­table Maui ex­pe­ri­ence. (see pg 22) (808) 667-0128


Hawaii Ocean Project proudly hosts Sun­set Dining aboard the Maui Princess with La­haina Cruise Com­pany. Calm La­haina seas and Maui’s Largest (by far) Ocean Cruise make this your evening to re­mem­ber. Choice of Prime Rib, Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi Mahi, Roasted Chicken or Veg­e­tar­ian en­trees; three Cock­tails or Is­land beer with Guar­an­teed Open Air Up­per Deck Seat­ing. (see pg 16) (808) 667-6165


Since 1985 UFO Parasail, on Kaana­pali Beach, has of­fered sea­sonal parasail rides (on­line dis­counts avail­able) from May 16 through De­cem­ber 14. Their UFO Ad­ven­tures is year-round and fea­tures light-tackle fish­ing and pri­vate char­ters. There’s also banana boat rides and whale watch­ing in sea­son. Pri­vate Char­ters de­part from Ka’ana­pali Beach or Mala Wharf, and are per­fect for cre­at­ing your own wa­ter ad­ven­ture, you can in­clude wake board­ing, snor­kel­ing, the cos­mic rocket, light-tackle fish­ing, or just cruise the West Maui wa­ters. Cap­tain and cooler with wa­ter and sports drinks in­cluded. Fun for all ages! Lo­cated on Ka’ana­pali Beach fronting Whalers Vil­lage un­der the red, white and blue um­brel­las. (see pg 61) 800-359-4836 www.ufopara­

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