If there’s only one place you can visit in 2018, the island of Maui should sit right at the top. Voted as one of the world’s best islands, Maui checks off all the necessary blocks for the “Best vacation trip ever!” It is quietly nestled in tropical greenery – presenting itself with breath-taking ocean views and a culture that’s renowned all over the world.

However, there’s one more thing Maui is extremely famous for: offering some of the best ocean activities in the world.

Unadulterated to its core, Maui’s oceanic life scene is adventurous, peaceful, and true to its Hawaiian origins. At Ali’i Resorts, we bring you a meticulously curated list of the Top 5 Must-Do Maui Ocean Activities. This is carefully chosen so you plan less and experience more; worry less and live more.

Here are the Top 5 Must-Do Maui Ocean Activities you shouldn’t miss at any cost!



We can’t even begin to tell you how life-changing the whale watching experience in Maui can be. Watching the North Humpback Whales swim in their natural environment can ground you and give you a once in a lifetime experience.

Trust us, when the Humpback Whales take giant leaps and play around as you sail through, you’ll develop a sense of appreciation for the planet at large.

The whale watching experience in Maui is even more unique because Maui’s water is home to the most Humpback Whales surviving today.

But are Humpback Whales scary? No  we don’t think so. They are huge – fifth largest mammal on the planet – but are extremely friendly. In Maui, everyone – even a Humpback Whale – loves it when someone adventurous pays us a visit.

The entire experience of whale watching is italicized by the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Trust us, you’ll never get over it.

Whale watching in Maui is one of the best ocean activities you can ever undertake. It’s also a memory you’ll always cherish because it’ll remind you of Maui’s beauty and Hawaii’s unique ocean life.

To get you started on whale watching, here are some brilliant options from the TripAdvisor community that you should check out today: Whale Watching in Maui

Here’s more information about whale watching in Maui: Know More about Whale Watching


Whether you are looking for an adventure or plan to loosen-up, snorkeling is the right activity for you and your family. In fact, Snorkeling in Maui is an ocean activity like no other. Add to that Maui’s clear waters and pleasant weather to inspire your next (or first) dive.

Maui is home to some of the best beaches in the world for snorkeling. Whether you are around Molokini that has possibly the clearest water in all of Hawaii or in Honolua Bay that prides itself with marine life diversity like no other – Snorkeling in Maui is an extraordinary experience.

Snorkeling in Maui is even more special because of Maui’s long coastline (120 miles of it!) – making it the perfect activity for an adventurous Maui vacation.

Here are some highly recommended snorkeling spots in Maui and Top Maui Snorkeling packages.


Nothing else compares to the thrill of Surfing in Maui and seeking higher waves. In fact, in Hawaii, surfing is one of the most popular sports that locals and travelers both enjoy.

One of the most popular surfing destinations – Honolua Bay – can advance your surfing experience and give you an unforgettable experience. Another extremely popular surfing destination is Ho’okipa near lower Paia. To the east of Ho’okipa you’ll discover Peahi, also known as “Jaws” – a highly recommended surf spot for the experienced surfer.

Whether you are a regular surfer or just a beginner, Maui offers a plethora of options to learn surfing in order to take your surfing game to the next level.

We highly recommend taking lessons no matter which style of surfing you want to try as this keeps the fellow beachgoers and surfers safe.

Immerse yourself into the bluest of waters and ride on your surfboard for a thrilling experience.

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For more information, please visit Maui Kayak Adventures or Hawaiian Paddle Sports for private kayak tours.

If you want some adventure on a sunny day and wish to explore the brighter side of the ocean, Kayaking is perfect for you. In fact, kayaking in and around Maui is one of the best ways to experience the island’s beauty.

On a guided kayaking adventure in Maui, you’ll discover hidden parts of the islands, and learn more about Maui – straight from the ocean. Kayaking brings you closer to nature and exposes your senses to the beauty that’s Maui.

You can also book a kayaking whale watching tour where a professional kayak guide locates humpback whales and dolphins while paddling alongside you. For more information on kayaking tours, we highly recommend visiting Maui Kayak Adventures.


When we say that Maui is heaven for scuba diving, we very much mean it. Imagine the clearest of waters, the best of weather, and some of the most diverse ocean life in the world. Sounds like an oceanic paradise? Well, Maui is one of them, for sure.

Scuba diving in Maui can be an extremely surreal experience as you dive in underwater caverns, walls, ledges along with your friendly neighbors who call Maui waters their home. Who would mind swimming with turtles, dolphins, and many other marine animals anyway?

Maui’s underwater coastlines are famous for the abundance of sea life, coral gardens, and caves that present to you the very best of Maui’s ocean life every time you take a dive.

When you are in Maui, we highly recommend you go for scuba diving. Check out Maui Dive Shop for more insights and information.

Mahalo! What’s your favorite ocean activity?

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