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maui ocean center’s new humpbacks of hawai‘i exhibit & sphere: immersing guests in the world of gentle giants

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim among Hawaiian humpback whales, the gentle giants of the sea? Inside Maui Ocean Center’s (MOC) brand-new, multi-million dollar “Sphere,” you’ll encounter what looks and feels to be just that. For the first time in the entire world, guests at Maui’s own aquarium can experience the mystery and majesty of one of the largest mammals on planet Earth as no one has before.

While the Sphere was under construction for approximately a year, who among us didn’t wonder as we drove past, “What in the world is going to be under that shiny, white dome?” “This is the culmination of three years of preparation and work for us,” says Tapani Vuori, MOC general manager. “The Sphere is a groundbreaking, fully immersive humpback whale experience. You are part of the ocean environment with the whales once you’re inside the dome. It’s the first of its kind in the history of the U.S., and even around the world. Continue reading ‘maui ocean center’s new humpbacks of hawai‘i exhibit & sphere: immersing guests in the world of gentle giants’

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27th annual ‘celebration of the arts’ festival at the ritz-carlton, kapalua april 19-20, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is proud to host the 27th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, a beloved cultural event which has taken place on-property every year since the resort’s inception in 1992. On April 19 and 20, some of Hawai‘i’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers will convene to celebrate the islands’ history and culture with resort guests and locals alike, through traditional ceremonies, music and dance performances, local cuisine, film screenings, hands-on art demonstrations, informative speaker panels, and more. These various immersive and exciting activities will center around this year’s theme – “E Aloha I Na Mea Kanu…Love all things that are planted” – a poetic verse referring to the growth of crops, life, ancestors, thoughts, deeds and consequences. Continue reading ’27th annual ‘celebration of the arts’ festival at the ritz-carlton, kapalua april 19-20, 2019′

ka‘anapali beach hotel announces new hawaiian activities

Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel is solidifying its position as Hawai‘i’s Most Hawaiian Hotel with the unveiling of an updated suite of Hawaiian cultural activities, offering guests even more engaging opportunities to have fun and learn about local history, customs and culture. By condensing their class list from 15 to 11 and lengthening class times to allow for more in-depth experiences, new visitors to the property can expand their understanding of Hawaiian culture, while the hotel’s many repeat guests will be able to further draw from the dedicated staff’s deep well of expertise.

The new activities include Ho‘olaule‘a, a style of Hawaiian music produced in an impromptu jam session; Nala, an in-depth look at various weaving techniques; and Mo‘olelo, storytelling sessions. Continue reading ‘ka‘anapali beach hotel announces new hawaiian activities’

13th annual whale tales: february 15-18 at the ritz-carlton, kapalua

Each year since 2006 world-renowned presenters have come together on Maui to collaborate and share at Whale Tales, an annual four-day event hosted by Whale Trust. Often described as West Maui’s premier whale event, Whale Tales attracts ocean enthusiasts of all ages.

Whale Tales is a unique opportunity for Maui residents and visitors to hear first-hand what marine scientists are studying and discovering about the ocean and its inhabitants. “This event really brings together a unique community that advocates for stewardship and protection of our local whale population,” shares one attendee. “The more we learn about whales, the more we want to learn.” Continue reading ’13th annual whale tales: february 15-18 at the ritz-carlton, kapalua’

skyline hawai‘i: do good. have fun.

It took 16 years, but in 2018 Skyline Hawai‘i President and Co-Founder Danny Boren finally achieved his goal of combining a sunset experience at Haleakala Summit with a zipline experience at his company’s course on Haleakala Ranch, the first zipline course in the United States.

“We purposely designed our first zipline tour to be fairly short, and with a lower price point, in order to entice people to add it on to their sunrise trip, or do it before going up to Haleakala Crater during the day,” Danny says. “Before we started Skyline, we had met with every downhill bike company, trying to convince them to stop on their way down, and create a combination tour with our zipline course. Unfortunately, we had no takers.” Continue reading ‘skyline hawai‘i: do good. have fun.’

hawai’i ocean rafting launchess new byob sunset cruise!

Starting January 1, 2019, Hawai’i Ocean Rafting will be out on the water for a new BYOB Sunset Cruise on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. This trip is reserved for adults 21 and over, and guests can bring their own favorite beverage aboard! Price is $59.99 for the two-hour cruise along Maui’s beautiful coastline.

For tickets and more information, please call 661-RAFT (7238), or visit http://www.hawaiioceanrafting.com to book online.

new wa‘a tours at ka‘anapali beach hotel

Do you have guests asking about going out in an outrigger canoe? Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel launched their new Wa‘a Tours in early December 2018.

Guests can enjoy an outing on a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe complete with a cultural lesson, sightseeing and snorkeling.

The Wa‘a Tour runs from 9am to10:30am. Introductory price is $109+tax for (non-hotel guests) and $99.00+tax for Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel guests. The total time on the water will be approximately 60 to 75 minutes.

Available to children 8 years and older. Maximum group size is 5 and need able paddlers to participate. For more information about this new adventure, please call Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel at 661-0011.


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