Known as The Valley Isle, Maui offers boundless outdoor adventures for families with young children. Presenting more than 130 miles of beautiful coastline, this magical island unveils some of the finest and most easily accessible beaches in the entire state. With its abundance of underwater attractions along with numerous state and national parks, scenic wilderness areas and a variety of terrain to explore, Maui boasts plentiful opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of every age.
Tidepooling at Night
Hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation, full-moon tidepooling adventures take place during the summer months at locations in south Maui. Children will be fascinated by the colorful marine life in the ponds, which might include spiny urchins, sea cucumbers, turtles and more. Bring reef walkers and a flashlight for the trip.
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Maalaea Road, Suite 211
Wailuku , Hawaii 96793
Some of the best snorkeling can be found in protected bays across Maui, none more spectacular than the crescent-shaped islet known as Molokini. The perfect destination for families with young children, this protected conservation zone offers shelter from waves, swells and currents. A bird sanctuary also comprises this iconic destination.
Take an Underwater Journey
Passengers can explore the colorful underwater world without getting wet on board Atlantis Submarines Maui, which departs daily from Lahaina. Whether peering out of the portholes to the depths below or exploring the interior of this authentic submarine, children will be fascinated by this memorable journey under the sea.
658 Front St # 175
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761-1269
Go to the Beach
Several beach parks in Maui offer ideal settings for families. Baldwin Beach Park on the North Shore presents excellent bodyboarding, kayaking and surfing opportunities, as well as showers, bathrooms and barbecue areas. Voted America's best beach, Fleming Beach on the West Side provides beautiful sand and easy access into the water, along with showers and restrooms.