Things to Do in Maui for Kids

Things to Do in Maui for Kids
Maui has been nicknamed "The Magic Isle" because of its majestic waterfalls, lush forests and scenic beaches. Maui is the second largest of all Hawaiian islands, and has become a popular destination for family vacations. Young adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wealth of activities around the beaches of Lahaina, across the hills and valleys in Hana, and around the regions of Kihei and Kahului.

Kayaking

South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters offers kayaking and snorkeling trips for children and adults around the coast of Maui. You can choose from a Turtle Reef Tour, a whale watching tour, take the Kaanapali Reef Trek, or sign up for the Pali Sea Cliff Discovery for a personalized exerience across the tropical waters and coral reefs.
As of 2009, tour prices for children and adults cost between $65 and $139 depending on the type of tour booked.

South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters
Makena Landing (South Maui)
(800) 77-OCEAN
southpacifickayaks.com/kayak_snorkel.html

Ultimate Adventure in Paradise with Trilogy Excursions

Kids that want to learn about the wildlife and plants inhabiting the island of Maui can go on the Ultimate Adventure in Paradise offered by Trilogy Excursions. The Ultimate Adventure in Paradise excursion includes a complimentary breakfast, blue water snorkeling experience, dolphin watching boat tour, and narrated activities from the on-board naturalist. The trip also includes lunch and a guided Jeep safari through Lahaina and surrounding areas.
As of 2009, the Ultimate Adventure in Paradise cost $253.75 (without an online discount) for adults, and children between the ages of 3 and 15 years paid half price. All trips leave from Lahaina Harbor in Maui.

Ultimate Adventure in Paradise
Trilogy Excursions
P.O. Box 1119
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96767-1119
(888) 225-MAUI
trilogymaui.com/adventures/ultimate/index.htm

Marine Life

The Maui Ocean Center is home to the Maui Aquarium and gives visitors a chance to learn about native aquatic life and explore the features of Maui's oceans. The center offers self-guided activities for kids with downloadable activity pages from the Maui Ocean Center website, as well as guided tours of the center for families that want to explore all of the exhibits together.
As of 2009, the price of a one-day pass for adults was $25, and a one-day pass for children was $18.

Maui Ocean Center
192 Ma'alaea Road
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 270-7000
mauioceancenter.com

Atlantis Submarine Tour

Kids who want to explore the underwater life of Maui without going snorkeling can go on the Atlantis Submarine Tour that takes visitors 100 feet and more into the ocean to explore the undersea world around the Lahaina coastline. The tour will give kids a chance to see thousands of fish, coral reefs and marine animals up close while they relax in an air-conditioned vessel.
As of 2009, the price of the Atlantis Submarine Tour was $99 for adults (13 years and older), and $45 for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years.

Atlantis Submarine Tour
Atlantis Adventures
658 Front St.
Suite #175
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 973-9800
atlantisadventures.com/hawaii/maui/maui-activities.cfm

Parasailing

Young adventure seekers who want to explore Maui from a fresh perspective can go on a parasailing excursion with UFO Chuting of Hawaii. The company offers single and tandem flights above the coast of Maui, and visitors can choose from a 600-foot or 1,200-foot experience. This activity is available from the middle of May through the third week of December each year.
As of 2009, the price for children and adults was $55.99 for the 600-foot ride and $65.32 for the 1,200-foot ride per person, without taxes.

UFO Chuting of Hawaii
12 Ulupono St.
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-7836
ufoparasailing.com

Article Written By Sabah Karimi

Sabah Karimi is a professional Web and print copywriter. She specializes in several niches including travel, fashion, beauty, health, fitness, lifestyle and small business. Karimi has an educational background in business administration and marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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