|Guaranteed whale sightings and the best sailing catamaran on Maui!
Now to April 15. Come aboard and join us as we observe the playful habits of Maui's most consistent return visitor - the humpback whale. The waters off West Maui have long been the favoured vacation spot of these massive marine mammals. Enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a full ball, and a selection of wine and other beverages while watching the whales play.
|Choose from an array of Maui's best ocean adventures, including whale watching, Lanai dolphin adventures, ocean rafting and incredible big wave surfing.
Let 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.
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.
The Lani Kai is a classy 53’ foot double deck power catamaran which carries up to 69 passengers in comfort and style. Enjoy the freedom of snorkeling with a smaller group! Experience SNUBA which allows you to explore the underwater world with the ease of snorkeling while you breathe underwater like Scuba Diving. The Lani Kai provides the spacious feeling of the larger boats, while carrying half the passenger load. Our crew has time to really pamper you to make this adventure one of your most memorable experiences of your Maui vacation.
|Discover Maui's best aboard the impeccable Pride of Maui, Maui's top rated Molokini snorkeling cruise. Snorkel, Snuba and Scuba at Molokini Crater, Turtle town, and other premier snorkel locations. Sunset cruises, whale watching, and private charters also available.
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The Books of Life
By Jeff Stark
The summer reading season is approaching. This might be a good time to review the impact books can have on presenting environmental topics and ideas. It is also a good time to consider the fact that many of our old favorites, and new favorites, are life-affirming. By and large, the environmental literature educates and informs us and then gives us hope that we can make positive changes in our daily lives. This has been true since the early days of the environmental movement.
Many environmental volumes, written primarily by scientists, have led the way to education, enlightenment and action. Scientists have done the science, measured and observed, recorded their data and written their articles for the scientific journals. Most of those articles went mostly unreported and were noticed only in the scientific community if at all. Others, a small number, broke out and made an impact on ... More
Mauians are serious about protecting the beauty and natural environment of our island home.
A big part of our strategy involves embracing and implementing a "Zero Waste" philosophy.
To find out how to help protect one of the planet's most special places when you visit Maui