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Kaanapali Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Kaanapali Family-friendly activities

Ka'anapali Beach: Express Snorkel Trip

1. Ka'anapali Beach: Express Snorkel Trip

Discover the marine life of Hawaii on an express snorkeling trip. Journey to one of the best snorkel sites in Maui, and be back at the beach in time for lunch. This experience is great for beginners and children. Board the boat at Ka'anapali Beach and cruise towards Mala Wharf or another popular snorkeling spot in West Maui. Your guide will choose the best location, depending on weather and sea conditions for the day. Jump into the clear waters to swim alongside Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Explore the reef, admiring the variety of colorful fish and corals. Relax on the deck with a drink from the open bar, as you cruise back to the beach.

Maui: Snorkeling and Whale Watching Cruise with Buffet Lunch

2. Maui: Snorkeling and Whale Watching Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Sail to Maui’s Honolua Bay Marine Reserve, renowned for its snorkeling opportunities, on a cruise from Lahaina. Swim alongside colorful fish and savor a buffet lunch with drinks onboard. Expect to hear the sounds of whales singing underwater while you snorkel with the gear provided. Board the catamaran from Kaanapali Beach with the assistance of the captain and crew. Head to the sheltered waters of Honolua Bay, or depending on conditions, take an alternate route toward Cliff-house, Lanai, or Turtle Town in Olowalu. As you snorkel along Maui’s west coastline, experience warm waters abundant with sea life. Observe a variety of tropical fish including Hawaii’s state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (reef triggerfish), and if you’re lucky, the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle. After snorkeling, it's time to get back on board and treat yourself to a hot buffet lunch. Along with the mouthwatering flavors of local dishes, enjoy a complimentary open bar with Mai Tais, Chardonnay, and beers by Maui Brewing Co. Keep an eye out for whales from the snorkeling destination of the day as your experienced captain and crew seek out the humpback whales that frequent the islands on winter days. During the summer, sail into the trade winds on the lookout for spinner dolphins.

Maui: Ka'anapali Beach Front Segway Tour

3. Maui: Ka'anapali Beach Front Segway Tour

Join a great tour for couples or the whole family. Experience the lush tropical waters of Maui, as you glide by a beautiful ocean shore marked with the unforgettable Pacific ocean breeze. The tour includes Wahikuli State Park and the Hanakaoo Beach Park also known as canoe beach. Meet your tour guide in Lahaina to learn the basics of operating your Segway. After an orientation, training session and plenty of time to practice your new skills, it's time to begin your ride. Leave Lahaina behind and cruise out onto smooth walking paths and follow the coastline north into Kaanapali. As the ocean breeze tousles your hair and the salty air fills your nose, glide through Wahikuli Wayside Park, admiring its long, golden expanse of sand. Then, follow the path that leads north, cruising past green, grassy picnic areas, palm tree groves and shady kiawe trees to the idyllic Hanakaoo Beach. Depending on the time of day, you might spy island canoe clubs embarking on their daily workouts in the sparkling waters. Venture over to the beachside Hanakaoo Cemetery to learn of its century-old history before setting out on the beautiful ride back to Lahaina. 

Maui: Private Surf Lesson

4. Maui: Private Surf Lesson

Learn the Hawaiian sport of surfing during a private two-person surf class on Maui. Ride the waves, paddle, and have fun with a friend as you learn a new skill. Benefit from your instructor's undivided attention during this private class. Make the most of having your own instructor to truly advance your surfing skills or to learn a new sport. Listen to an ocean safety briefing and surf instructions before hitting the waves as a duo, with your instructor never far away. Feel the cool water on your skin, the warm Hawaiian sun, and the salty breeze as you paddle, surf, and laugh during your class.

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What people are saying about Kaanapali

We thought this trip was great! The snorkel location was awesome (a sunken pier where there the reefs have lots of fish/turtles), and it's a perfect length of time for those who don't want an all-day trip. The crew is very welcoming, and the snacks and drinks are a perfect way to end it. We highly recommend!

My wife and I really enjoyed our snorkeling g trip. All the employees were polite and hard working They were also very helpful in correcting our double billing (accident). Our next trip to Maui we will be taking another snorkeling trip

We had such a great time and our guides were super friendly and awesome! I wish we had gotten the longer day! The pool noodles were great to have but we found we didn't really need them out there.

This was way better and fun than we expected! Awesome trip and fun guides all the way!!

The crew and views were amazing! Such a blast and even saw dolphins!!