The island of Maui is a popular vacation destination in Hawaii. Many attractions exist on Maui that target the outdoor enthusiast. Finding something fun to do that will take you away from the luaus and the hula lessons is not a difficult thing. If your idea of a vacation involves getting away from the beaten path a little bit and stretching your muscles, you won't be disappointed in what Maui has to offer.
Thick jungles can still be found in West Maui. Maui Eco-Adventures takes you on a fascinating hiking tour along the Hana coast through the jungle and to a gorgeous waterfall before depositing you inside the crater of Haleakala. The full-length hike can last up to six hours and may not be as difficult as you would expect, but the payoff is rewarding.
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Many operations exist across Maui that provide top-notch kayaking adventures. Almost every kayak operator goes well beyond just sending you out in a boat. Kayaking in Maui is more of a combination sport in which you may get the opportunity to go snorkeling or spot some whales. Depending on which kayak tour you choose, you may also get some surfing lessons in the mix as well as learning about the rich cultural history of Hawaii.
The first time many people hear the word snuba they think someone made a mistake in pronunciation. Not so. Snuba is exactly what it sounds like it would be: a combination of scuba diving and snorkeling. Snuba frees you up to snorkel beneath the surface of the water without going up for air every minute or so while also not weighing you down with heavy oxygen tanks. The tanks are located on a raft floating above you, which is tethered to an air regulator. The result is a much freer way to explore beneath the sea without the need for scuba certification. Snuba in Maui means coming across huge schools of brilliantly colored tropical fish and the potential to see a giant sea turtle dancing his own ballet beneath the waves. This is a wonderful way for a novice diver or someone not yet scuba certified to experience Hawaii's coral reefs.
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Article Written By Timothy Sexton
Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.