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UPDATE: September 3 – We’ve removed the activities that are closed due to Lahaina fires, and included ‘reopening dates’ for activities that have set them. Our own reopening date will be announced soon! Please visit websites / check online availability. 

With so many activities family activities on Maui to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to research what your family can participate in depending on your children’s ages, weights, swimming abilities and more!  We’ve created this guide to help you start planning your Maui vacation. We’ve included age, height and weight restrictions (where appropriate), as well as locations, hours and 2023 prices.  (All of these are subject to change!) 

Some activities use the same booking platform as we do, so if you see CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY, you are still booking direct with that company, but saving a step of having to search for the activity on their website! 

 

Age 0 + 

  • Maui Ocean Center turtle boy
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    Name: Maui Ocean Center

  • Age Minimum: 0  for the aquarium section, however, for the 3D ‘sphere’ movie, there is the following disclaimer: The Sphere is not suitable for children 3 and under due to the possibility of damage to their developing optical nerves & high volume levels.  
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: none 
  • Description: An aquarium dedicated to Hawaiian marine life. 
  • Location: Maalaea 
  • Hours: 9am – 5pm 
  • Book Online: All entry is now booked online, but there is a QR code at the gate.  
  • 2023 Prices: Free for 3 and under, $26.95 for ages 4-12, and $39.95 for 13-64.  Discounts for seniors and Kamaaina with ID.  Rates may change without notice due to inclement weather.  (So book ahead if it may be rainy / stormy!) 
  • Website: https://mauioceancenter.com

 

  • what companies are still running after the maui fire
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    Name: Sail Maui – Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail

  • Fire Update: (as of Sept 3): “Our exciting Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail aboard Paragon II is fully operational and available for immediate booking out of Ma’alaea Harbor. We extend our warmest invitation to you to join us on board with open arms and the spirit of Aloha”
  • Age Minimum: 0+
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: no restrictions 
  • Description: Molokini is one of Maui’s most incredible snorkeling destinations. The unique, crescent shaped crater is a natural marine preserve, and is home to over 250 species of tropical fish. Sail Maui combines the elements of performance sailing in the trade winds with snorkeling in the protected, crystal clear water at Molokini crater for a truly outstanding experience.
  • Location: Ma’alaea Harbor
  • Hours: 4.5 Hours – 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 2023 Prices: Starts at $180 for adults
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!

 

  • Image courtesy @mauigolf_and_sportspark

    Name: Maui Golf and Sports Park 

  • Age Minimum: No limit for mini-golf or riding in a shared bumper boat. Ages 4 and up can drive their own bumper boats, rock climbing starts at age 4. 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: Trampoline is between 40-150 pounds. 
  • Description: Family fun park, featuring miniature golf, bumper boats, rock climbing and a bungee trampoline. 
  • Location: Maalaea 
  • Hours: Daily, 10am – 6pm 
  • 2023 Prices: varies by activity and packages. 
  • Website: https://www.mauigolfsportspark.com

 

 

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    Name: Sail Maui – Sail with the Whales Maalaea 

  • Age Minimum: 0 
  • Description: The warm, shallow waters of Maalaea Bay make an ideal location for humpback whales to mate and give birth. These whales are known for their acrobatics, and are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean! We’ll embark from Maalaea Harbor and set sail in the afternoon tradewinds. This trip is exclusively sailing, so we can head to wherever the whales may be. Trip includes beer and wine.  
  • Location: Departs from Maalaea Harbor
  • Hours: 1pm Departure, Tuesdays & Thursdays, December 15- March 31st
  • 2023 Prices: $90 for ages 13 and up, $63 for 3-12, free for under 3. 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!

 

 

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    Name: Maui Butterfly Farm 

  • Age Minimum: 0 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: none 
  • Description: Educational, hands on butterfly farm tours. 
  • Location: Olowalu (left of Leoda’s)
  • Hours: 9:30am – 1pm 
  • 2023 Prices: Free for 6 months and under, $30 for age 6 months to 10 years, $38 for adults.  (Discounts for Hawaii residents with ID) 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!  

 

 

 

 

  • Image Courtesy @ultimateairmaui

    Name: Ultimate Air Maui

  • Age Minimum: 0 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: none 
  • Description: Ultimate Air offers multiple trampoline playing zones and a variety of events.
  • Location: Wailuku 
  • Hours: varies daily  
  • 2023 Prices: 1 hour jump pass starts at $25.  Discounts for Kamaaina 
  • Website: https://www.ultimateairmaui.com

 

  • Name: Gilligan’s Island Luau @ Gilligan’s Bar & Grill, Kihei
  • Age Minimum: No minimum, free for ages 3 and under.  
  • Description: Enjoy learning about the evolution of Hawaiian, New Zealand, Tahitian Hula with a Samoan Fire Dancer finale!  Features a buffet style dinner with tropical drinks, well drinks, wine and beer included! 
  • Location: Maui Nui Golf Club, Kihei 
  • Hours: Offered Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30pm 
  • 2023 Prices: $159 for ages 13 and up, $99 for ages 4-12
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT! 
maui fire dancers
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two baby goats kissing
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Name: Surfing Goat Dairy

  • Age Minimum: 0 
  • Description: Sample various award-winning cheeses and meet some goats! Enjoy a full tour of the dairy farm, stop by for a casual visit, or even lend a hand during evening farm tours.
  • Location: Kula 
  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm 
  • 2023 Prices: Daily Casual Tour ($30 minutes) starts at $21 for adults and $15 for children – upgrade tours are available, but it’s free to visit the shop, and there’s usually some kids in the area by the shop, so tours aren’t required to see some goats! 
  • Website: https://www.surfinggoatdairy.com

 

 

  • Name: Maui Tropical Plantation Tropical Express Tour 
  • Age Minimum: 0 
  • Description: The Tropical Express offers visitors an overview of Hawaii’s famous fruits and plants. Loop around the lagoon and cruise through parts of the Plantation accessible only to passengers aboard the Tropical Express. The tour includes a 15-20 minute coconut husking demonstration. 
  • Location: Wailuku
  • Hours: 40-minute tour offered Tue- Sun, 10am – 4pm 
  • 2023 Prices: Free for 2 and under, $12.50 for ages 3-12, $25 for 13 and older. 
  • Website: https://mauitropicalplantation.com/tour-tickets
Maui Tropical Plantation Tram Tours
Image courtesy @mauitropicalplantation

 

 

  • myths of Maui fire dancing luau
    Click on the Samoan fire knife performer to check availability and book direct!

    Name: Myths of Maui Luau – Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows (Reopening October 1)

  • Age Minimum: 0  
  • Description: You will enjoy a breathtaking celebration of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and Maori dance and music at Maui’s most exciting and longest running luau. The oceanfront luau features a sumptuous all-you-care-to-eat buffet, complimentary cocktails and a celebration of music, drums and dance that culminates with an amazing Samoan fire knife finale that will dazzle your entire family.
  • Location: Royal Lahaina Resort & Bungalows, North Kaanapali Beach
  • Hours: Start time varies with sunset.  Offered daily after October 1. 
  • 2023 Prices: $185 for adults, $115 for ages 6-12, free for 5 and under. 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!

 

Age 3+

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    Name: Maui Pineapple Tour (1.5 hours)

  • Age Minimum: 3 
  • Height/Weight/ADA Restrictions: Not ADA accessible. Guests must be able to get on and off the bus (3 large steps) about 3 times and be able to stand for about 20 minutes at a time.
  • Description: Join us upcountry at the home of Maui Gold Pineapple to experience Maui’s last working pineapple operation first hand. You’ll learn about the growing cycle and cultivation techniques and the history of Maui Gold Pineapple. Best of all, you get a FREE PINEAPPLE with every tour, all set for the airport!
  • Location: 883 Haliimaile Rd, Makawao, HI
  • Hours: Open 7 days/week, times vary. 
  • 2023 Prices: $75 for adults, $65 for ages 3-12 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT! 

 

 

 

 

Age 4+

  • Image Courtesy @hikemaui

    Name: Hike Maui – Waterfall Hike 

  • Age Minimum: 4+
  • Description: This is the perfect choice if you want a short, easy walk to two waterfalls in a gorgeous Maui rainforest valley. There’s plenty of time to swim and jump from waterfall ledges into deep freshwater pools, plus learn about the island and its rainforests from their knowledgeable guides.
  • Location: Road to Hana 
  • Hours: 3-4 hour trip, offered Morning or Afternoon 
  • 2023 Prices: $109 
  • Website: https://www.hikemaui.com

 

Age 5+ 

 

  • Surf Lessons for KidsName: Maui Surfer Girls Private Surf Lessons  (Reopening Announcement Coming Soon!)
  • Age Minimum: 5+
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: no minimum weight, max of 300 pounds
  • Description: Private two hour surf lessons 
  • Location: On the road to Lahaina 
  • Hours: Open Monday – Saturday, lessons at 8am, 10:30 and seasonally 1pm
  • 2023 Prices: starting at $209 
  • Website: https://www.mauisurfergirls.com/surf-lessons/

 

 

 

  • kids fishing on maui boat trip charter
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    Name: Intro to Fishing – Light Tackle Shared Charter with UFO Parasail (projected reopening October 17)

  • Age Minimum: 5 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: none
  • Description: Kids will get to fish free with a paying adult and enjoy an epic time on the water learning to fish!
  • Meeting Location: West Side TBD
  • Hours: Offered 7 days/week, 10:30am – 1:30pm 
  • 2023 Prices: $249 for an adult + 1 child age 5-12, $348 for adult + 2 children.  $99 for observers age 12 and up . 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT! 

 

  • kayak and snorkel turtle reef olowalu
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    Name: Kayak and Snorkel Turtle Reef at Olowalu / Maui Adventure Tours 

  • Age Minimum: 5
  • Height/Weight/Swimming  Restrictions: Basic Swimming Skills Required 
  • Description: Kayak the crystal clear waters of Turtle Reef at Olowalu and enjoy majestic views of the West Maui Mountains. Explore Hawaii’s fascinating underwater world as you snorkel with giant Sea Turtles and 1000’s of colorful Tropical fishes. Experienced Guides are Certified Marine Naturalists and hold ARC Life Guard/CPR/First Aid certifications. Guides provide narration of Marine Ecology, Whale Behavior/Biology, Hawaiian History and more!
  • Tour includes life jackets, snorkel gear, bottled water and healthy snacks.
  • Location: Mile Market 14.5, Olowalu 
  • Hours: 7:30 – 11am, Monday – Saturday
  • 2023 Prices: $99 for adults, $89 for 12-17, $79 for 5-11 or seniors 65+
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT! 

 

  • Name: Maui Zipline (at Maui Tropical Plantation) 
  • Age Minimum: 5, ages 5-10 are required to have an adult zipping with them.  Ages 11-18 must have an adult on property.   
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: Between 45-230 pounds  
  • Description: Enjoy a thrilling adventure soaring over a tropical plantation. Zip over a lush landscape with five side-by-side ziplines, ranging from 300 to 900 feet. 
  • Location: Wailuku 
  • Hours: Tours offered Mon – Sat. 
  • 2023 Prices: $149 per person (same price for all ages)
  • Website: https://mauizipline.com
Image Courtesy Maui Zipline

 

Age 7

Age 8+

 

  • Click on the Turtle to Check Availability and Book Direct!

    Name: South Maui SUP and Snorkel Adventure – Maui SUP Adventures 

  • Age Minimum: 8
  • Height/Weight/Swimming Restrictions: All guests must be comfortable swimming in the ocean. 
  • Description: Paddle over crystal-clear waters while enjoying incredible views of Haleakala, Molokini, and the South Maui shores. Then snorkel at some of Maui’s most pristine snorkel spots, checking out green sea turtles, underwater sea caves, beautiful lava formations, and colorful coral reefs!
  • Location: Meets at Makena Landing Beach Park (5083 Makena Road, Kihei, HI 96753)
  • Hours: Tours start at 7:15am daily.  
  • 2023 Prices: $149 for 2-9 people. 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!  

 

  • Name: Triple L Ranch – Open Rance Semi Private Tour
  • Age Minimum: Age 8, or call direct to discuss options. 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: Max weight 210 pounds fully clothed. 
  • Description: On this tour, we ride down to the range and hear stories of ancient Hawaiian history on our way check the nursery (cows and calves). This tour also includes the old well, and two amazing lookout points of the last lava flow on Maui. While our paniolo (cowboys) check water lines, you’ll get a full tour of the pastures, and the unique Hawaiian history and cultural practices. Fun for the whole family! Cold drinks and snacks provided.
  • Location: Upcountry Maui, near Maui Wine. 
  • Hours: Offered 10:30am Mon – Fri , two hour tour. 
  • 2023 Prices: $200 per person 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!
maui horseback riding tour kula horse
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  • Skyline Hawaii’s Haleakala 5-Line Zipline

    Name: Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala 5-Line Zipline 

  • Age Minimum: 8 or older, children 8-14 must have an adult zipping in their party. 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: 60-260 pounds
  • Description: On the Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Tour, you will experience five utterly thrilling ziplines that will send you across canyons over 45 mph, above 90 ft drops, and through gorgeous landscapes, as well as a heart-stopping (not literally!) Indiana Jones-style swinging bridge.
  • Location: Kula 
  • Hours: Closed until May, Closed Sundays, tour is 1.5 hours. 
  • 2023 Prices: $139.95
  • Website: https://www.skylinehawaii.com

 

 

Age 10+

 

  • Name: Kapalua Ziplines – 6 Line Tour! (Reopening October 2)
  • Age Minimum: 10, ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: 60 pound minimum, 250 pounds max 
  • Description: This tour has the Longest & Fastest ziplines, as well as an ATV rainforest ride-a-along and a trek across our spectacular 360′ suspension bridge…the largest in Hawaii! Race your friends and family on dual lines across the best Pacific scenery on Maui!
  • Location: Kapalua Resort
  • Hours: Offers many options throughout the day, Mon – Fri. 
  • 2023 Prices: $219 per person. 
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT! 
kapalua zipline tour
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  • Skyline Hawaii Kaanapali 8 Line Tour – Image Courtesy @SkylineHawaii

    Name: Skyline Eco-Adventures Kaanapali 8- Line Zipline (Reopening December 2023)

  • Age Minimum: 10 or older, children 10-14 must have an adult zipping in their party. 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: 80-260 pounds 
  • Description: Zip at thrilling speeds up to 150 ft above the ground on the 8-Line Kaanapali zipline tour. Located in the mountains above the Kaanapali Resort area, you will marvel at the wide open ocean and unmatched views of the outer-island views and rugged West Maui Mountains.
  • Location: Kaanapali 
  • Hours: Open Mon – Fri seasonally , tour is 2.5-3 hours 
  • 2023 Prices: $189.95 
  • Website: https://www.skylinehawaii.com

 

  • As part of the 2022 Leadership Course, our Summer Camp CITS participated in a tour with Rappel Maui!

    Name: Rappel Maui

  • Age Minimum: Children age 10 and up that weigh 70 pounds when accompanied by an adult over the age of 30. 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: 70 – 250 pounds and 22-48” waist
  • Description: If you’re not familiar with the sport of canyoning, you’re in good company. On the Classic Rappelling Group Tour or the Extended Zip Rappel Tour, most guests have no previous experience rappelling, which is why this tour is a Maui vacation game-changer and a bucket list-filler for just about everyone. 
  • Location: Off the Road to Hana 
  • Hours: Closed Sundays 
  • 2023 Prices: Classic Rappelling Group Tour starts at $228.12
  • Website: https://rappelmaui.com

 

 

 

 

  • CLICK ON THE GOAT to preview availability and book direct!

    Name: Maui Goat Yoga 

  • Age Minimum: 10 
  • Description: Enjoy beautiful views of Maui’s breathtaking coastline and relish the psychological benefits of animal-assisted therapy while practicing yoga and challenging your physical and mental capacity. Our miniature goats are very friendly and love to cuddle and play with guests both during and after class..
  • Location: Kula 
  • Hours: 9:30am, days of the week vary. 
  • 2023 Prices: $47.50 per person
  • CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW AVAILABILITY AND BOOK DIRECT!

Age 13+

 

  • Name: Maui Surfer Girls Group Surf Lessons (reopening plan coming soon!)
  • Age Minimum: 13+ 
  • Height or Weight Restrictions: no minimum weight, max of 300 pounds
  • Description: Group two hour surf lessons, max ratio of 4:1 students: instructors 
  • Location: On the road to Lahaina 
  • Hours: Open Monday – Saturday, lessons at 8am, 10:30am and seasonally 1pm
  • 2023 Prices: starting at $99 
  • Website: https://www.mauisurfergirls.com/surf-lessons/

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