Archive for the 'maui ocean activities' Category

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 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.

whale tales 2018: FEBRUARY 16-19

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), Maui, Hawaii

Whale Trust invites the public to join world-renowned scientists, photographers, and conservationists at the 12th Annual Whale Tales, February 16th-19th, in West Maui. Whale Tales 2018 features four days of expert presentations, guided whale watches, films, an education/art expo, and the first annual Whale Tales Family Day. More than 16,000 people have attended the event since its debut in 2006 and contributed over $575,000 for whale research in Hawai‘i.

Learn the latest findings on marine mammals around the world including right whales, killer whales, humpback whales, and bowheads. Hear from the experts about the effects of human activities on marine mammals and view stunning underwater photography and videography of whales in their natural environment. Join the experts on the water with the whales during benefit whale watching cruises hosted throughout the weekend. Continue reading ‘whale tales 2018: FEBRUARY 16-19’

trilogy excursions outfits boats with reef safe sunscreen hawaiian sol

Trilogy Excursions extends its commitment to the environment by outfitting all six of its sailing catamarans with sunscreen free of reef damaging chemicals. After significant research by Conservation and Education Director Magen Schifiliti and Trilogy’s Executive Council, the company has chosen to provide Hawai‘i and Florida-based Hawaiian Sol sunscreen on its tours.

Trilogy had previously been using a brand that was deemed “reef safe” but as research progressed on the topic it was determined that certain chemicals, even in low concentration, have a detrimental impact to reefs. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research organization that rates products based on toxicity to humans and the environment, the harmful chemicals that have been found to damage reefs are the following: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Most of the sunscreen on the market today contains a combination of two to six of these ingredients. When the chemical Oxybenzone is in the water column, it disrupts the lifecycle of young corals causing DNA damage and death. With thousands of visitors to Hawai‘i’s coral reef systems daily, the concentration of coral damaging chemicals is high. This in combination with an inevitable future coral bleaching event caused by an El Niño year has the potential to be as lethal to Hawaiian coral reef systems as the events we have recently seen in the Great Barrier Reef.  Continue reading ‘trilogy excursions outfits boats with reef safe sunscreen hawaiian sol’

13th annual wa‘a kiakahi perpetuates islands’ sailing canoe legacy kaanapali resort june 2-4

The 13th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi will grace Ka‘anapali’s shores from June 2 to 4, welcoming 10 six-member crews from all islands to share with the public the history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes.

Created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HCSA), the three-day event features traditional ceremonies, sailing canoe rides and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills. HCSA conducts its races in the same mode as ancient Hawaiians: sailors do not make crew changes, and they travel every channel connecting the Hawaiian Islands.

Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association is the title sponsor of the event, and the public is invited to interact with the canoes and sailors on Ka‘anapali Beach. Continue reading ’13th annual wa‘a kiakahi perpetuates islands’ sailing canoe legacy kaanapali resort june 2-4′

hst windsurfing, surfing, sup & kitesurfing school

2013 Naish WS - Freeride

2013 Naish WS – Freeride

Celebrating 32 years in Maui’s world of windsurfing, surfing, stand-up-paddling and kitesurfing HST is the go-to place to learn for all levels of ocean sports enthusiasts.

HST was founded in 1985 by Alan Cadiz. Alan at that time was the World cup windsurfing Champion and he grew up on the island of Oahu surfing and sailing Hobie cats. The blending of both sports into windsurfing was a natural transition for him.


In today’s sport, windsurfing gear is finely tailored to each persons skill level, size and their goals. Even very small kids can learn to windsurf on equipment perfected for their size. For the beginner, of any height and weight, the boards are relatively wide and stable so that balance issues are minimized. As each student progresses through the skills of windsurfing the boards become smaller and the sails become larger which enables the athlete to gain more speed and maneuverability. The learning curve of windsurfing is more like learning to golf or ski – it can be a lifetime pursuit. Continue reading ‘hst windsurfing, surfing, sup & kitesurfing school’

luxury and exclusivity… private yacht charters aboard ‘satisfaction’

satisfaction_mauiyachtLooking for an exclusive, private adventure for your guests on the sea? Look no further than SATISFACTION, Maui Yacht Charters newest addition to their ‘ohana. SATISFACTION is a 58-foot Sunseeker Luxury Power Yacht that your guests can charter for day charters to Molokini, around the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai and even overnight cruises.

Private cruise charters are a blank canvas in which the crew and captain take you where you want to go so you can do what you want to do — in total luxury. Here are just a few ways that guests have been enjoying time aboard SATISFACTION: Spending the day exploring the coastlines of Maui, Jetting over to Lanai for world-class snorkeling, Witnessing the lush, breathtaking sea cliffs of Molokai (the world’s highest!) and Scuba diving any one of Maui’s amazing reefs. Guests can also simply leave it up to the captain to navigate to his favorite locations. Continue reading ‘luxury and exclusivity… private yacht charters aboard ‘satisfaction’’