Maui's Best EcoTours



Pacific Biodiesel Farm Tour
Recognized around the planet for environmental leadership and accomplishmentPacific Biodiesel, a pioneer in the development of biofuels is now offering Ag Tours. One primary crop, which is used to derive both food and energy, is sunflowers. In addition to being a potent force in the movement to replace fossil fuels with environmentally and economically organic feed stock. A fascinating and unique Maui activity.


Quicksilver Charters
Quicksilver Maui, the island’s newest high-speed, double-decker catamaran with plenty of comfortable seating for its passengers. Quicksilver operates from Maalaea Harbor and offers an awesome tour that takes you to snorkel Molokini and Turtle Town. A prime rib and island fish dinner cruise is available year and whale watches in season. The Deluxe Am Snorkel Molokini tour includes a stop at Maui’s #1 snorkeling destination Molokini Crater, and also a stop at Turtle Town. Molokini is a Hawaii state marine life conservation district and bird sanctuary. Located 3 miles off the South shore of Kihei, rising out of 300 feet of water, Molokini is home to many different types of marine life. Tropical fish and animals like the Moorish Idol, Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Rainbow Wrass, octopus, harmless reef sharks and beautiful coral formations make their home within this sheltered volcanic caldera. Crystal clear water, tropical birds, endemic marine life and this secluded environment make Molokini a unique experience in and out of the water.


POME Maui -- Product of Our Environment
POME (Product Of My Environment) is an Eco-Conscious boutique and fine art gallery located in Paia, Maui. We carry an assortment of products that are organic, sustainable, recycled and/or give back. We specialize in surf and yoga lifestyles but cater to all. The assortment of products are collected from local artist and from artisans around the world. We offer private SURFARI's as well as SURF SCHOOL in Paia. All Surf excursions include ice cold coconuts, eco-tour, as well as boards suited for each trip. Book with us to have a Maui surf experience like no other.


Maui Adventure Cruises
Maui's Best Ocean AdventuresChoose from an array of Maui's best ocean adventures, including whale watching, Lanai dolphin adventures, ocean rafting and incredible big wave surfing.


Pacific Whale Foundation

Active, authoritative and effective -- one of Maui's Best environmental organizationsLet the marine experts from Pacific Whale Foundation introduce you to Maui's fascinating ocean environment on thrilling discovery adventues. Snorkel Molokini Marine Preserve and the beautiful reefs of Lana'i. Encounter dolphins in the wild. Enjoy a thrilling whalewatch or a relaxing sunset dinner and cocktail cruise. You'll cruise On Maui's newest, high-tech, eco-friendly power catamarans in the company of expert naturalists. All profits help save whales. Tours daily from Maalaea and Lahaina. Private charters available. Call 1-800-WHALE-1-1 or visit www.pacificwhale.org.


Hawaii Tours

Since our first tour, Valley Isle Excursions has focused on being the most eco-friendly Maui Tour. The nature of our tour itself reduces pollution and environmental damage by guiding small groups through one of the most environmentally sensitive places on earth, Heavenly Hana. Leaving a small footprint is not possible by following a book or CD, driving a rental car and eating boxed lunches. Unlike other tour companies tours to Hana we aspire to be a Maui eco tour in every way. Our custom built tour vans require less gas and maintenance, they are cleaned with environmentally friendly products with minimal water usage. Our tour meals are not boxed lunches but served with earth friendly napkins, real utensils and plates. We provide drinks in bottles that will be recycled and the melted cooler ice goes to water the plants in our base yard. Our office and base yard utilize every eco-friendly business technique we can think of, even our website servers are powered by green energy. Sustainability and environmental responsibility is and will always be a priority. It's not just because we love our island; it's because it's the right thing to do on Maui.


Atlantis Submarine Hawaii
Maui's Best submarine underwater adventureAtlantis Submarines Maui is proud to be recognized as one of the largest provider’s of tourist attractions on the Hawaiian Islands. Our spectacular island setting plays host to our flagship tourist offering — the Atlantis Submarine Tour. Featuring the most technologically advanced vessels of their kind, these absolutely real submarines carry up to 48 passengers to depths of 100 feet and beyond.


Discover Molokini

There is nothing like a Trilogy adventure From Ma'alaea Harbor. For many, snorkeling at Molokini Crater is a "must-do" on their Maui vacation, and what better way to experience the beauty of the Hawaiian waters than on a sailing catamaran! Why We Love It - This is a family owned local company that is simply amazing. This is their flagship tour, if you do one snorkel tour while you're here, this is it.


Atlantis Submarines
Atlantis Submarines Maui is proud to be recognized as one of the largest provider’s of tourist attractions on the Hawaiian Islands. Our spectacular island setting plays host to our flagship tourist offering — the Atlantis Submarine Tour. Featuring the most technologically advanced vessels of their kind, these absolutely real submarines carry up to 48 passengers to depths of 100 feet and beyond.


Aloha Kayaks Maui
One of Maui's 
Best Ocean Activity ProvidersAloha Kayak Maui is Maui’s premier ocean activity provider, with years of ocean kayak and snorkel experience offering PRIVATE or group Kayak tours, Whale Watching, and Maui Snorkeling Tours. Our customer service is second to none and we treat each guest as Ali’i (royalty). After years of working for other kayak and dive tour companies here on Maui, we are proud to bridge the gap between clients and owners by creating one of the few owner operated tour companies on the island. We provide eco-friendly educational-guided kayak and dive tours with a focus on ocean and land ecology, Hawaiian culture, responsible eco-tourism, and of course, plenty of sea-life!


Piiholo Ranch Zipline

You’ll know how birds feel Enjoy the Peace of Mauiwhen you soar through the skies above Makawao Maui! All ziplines at Piiholo Ranch Zipline are side-by-side dual lines, and just to add some extra thrills, all our tours start off with 4 people zipping side-by-side! Try our 4-line adventure, which zips over towering eucalyptus and native forests. For the truly adventurous adrenaline junkie, jump on our 5-line tour, which offers the longest side-by-side zipline in the state of Hawaii! If you are ready to test yourself, try our Tango Tower with 7 different climbing challenges. Or, if relaxing and taking in the sights is more your style, our walk-along tour is sure to please. Beverages and snacks are included, and with our superior padded harnesses, dual-wheel trolleys and highly trained staff, you’ll have a wildly fun experience you won’t forget!


Zero Waste Maui
A new way of life, a new way of living. Maui's Zero Waste community is leading our island in the development of a community striving to make Maui a home and destination devoted to a life that honors and conserves our Island's resources.


Tom Barefoot's Tours
Maui's best activities with Maui's best prices We've been providing tours, activities and adventures for Hawaii's visitors since 1975. Our website is the most comprehensive Hawaiian tour and activity website you will find anywhere. Search among Hawaii's best selection of over 1000 tours and activities.


Reef Dancer Submarine Tours
Maui's best reef viewing tourLooking for the best reef viewing tour on Maui? It’s me! Here’s why: Fish, Coral, even octopus prefer shallow water with lots of light — the deeper you go the less there is to see. So I stay on top, but you sit in my air-conditioned UNDERWATER CABIN. And even I can’t tell where my underwater friends will show up, so only I have SURROUND VIEWING to see out both sides.


Maui Ocean Center

Discover an Underwater Paradise at Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium. The largest tropical aquarium in the Western Hemisphere and voted Hawaii’s Top Attraction by Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide. This state-of-the-art marine park highlights the beauty and wonder of Hawaii’s underwater world where over 60 exhibits and interactive activities will delight children and adults alike. See the nation’s largest collection of living coral while you discover colorful reef fish and mysterious reef dwelling sea creatures. Be entertained by playful green sea turtles and be fascinated with hands-on interaction at the Tide Pool. Learn about monk seals, dolphins, and whales found in Hawaiian waters in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center through interactive displays, videos and games. Become mesmerized by the mystical Sea Jelly Cylinder. Stroll through the 54-foot long acrylic tunnel inside the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit and come eye to eye with several species of reef sharks, stingrays, and thousands of tropical reef fish. Centrally located in Ma‘alaea Harbor, Maui Ocean Center is about 20 minutes from Maui’s major resort areas. Audio guide rentals and complimentary strollers are available. Open daily, 9-5, July and August until 6pm. Call (808) 270-7000.



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July 2019

WE'RE ALL KNOW IT ALLS
by Jeff Stark


we're all know it alls One of the most interesting characteristics of the climate change phenomenon is the fact that we're all know it alls. We have known how to solve this global threat for a long time. We've had windmills since the pioneer days when the prairies were dotted with primitive machines which pumped water to farmers, ranchers and growing towns. Solar panels made their debut in the public psyche when they supplied electricity to the first spaceships and orbital habitats. There was something magical about photovoltaics, and adherents tended to be off-the-grid, and sometimes off-the-wall. They even, occasionally, acted like know it alls. This undoubtedly accounts for some of the reasons that solar power had a difficult time breaking through as a mainstream product.

Even though the current versions of these technologies have evolved considerably the basics are relatively unchanged. Both wind and solar devices are more efficient, and less costly, than in the past. They still operate as harvesting technologies for energy from the sun. Most experts believe that solar photovoltaics, both residential and industrial, have the capability to provide over 40% of US energy. Some locales, for example the island of Maui, are already approaching that figure. Today's sunshine harvesters are exponentially more efficient ... More







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