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A Hui Hou, Whales! Summer Season Maui Activities To Book Now

By April 24, 2024 No Comments

Spinner Dolphins Off Maui

Alas, another humpback whale season has come to an end. Our giant friends have nearly all departed for their long journey back to Alaska. However, Maui’s vibrant ocean continues to beckon us with a plethora of exhilarating experiences, some of which we can only have while the whales are away. From snorkeling and encountering year-round wildlife, to sailing from ocean to sky, and zooming along scenic coastlines, summer season Maui activities offer an array of ocean adventures that cater to all interests and skill levels.


UFO Parasail Maui

Fly high with UFO Parasail! Click to book online with Auntie Snorkel’s lowest price guarantee.

Parasailing in Ka’anapali is an exhilarating and unforgettable experience that allows participants to soar high above Maui’s stunning coastline while enjoying panoramic views. Located along Maui’s west coast, Ka’anapali Beach provides the perfect setting for parasailing adventures, with its pristine sandy shores, typically calm channel waters and gentle ocean breezes.

Parasailing in Ka’anapali is suitable for participants of all ages and skill levels, making it a great activity for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or simply want to enjoy the awe of soaring above the ocean, parasailing offers a unique and thrilling way to experience Maui’s natural beauty. What’s more, due to the high speeds necessary to launch the parasail, visitors can only get this spectacular activity outside of humpback whale season. 

Parasailing offers a thrilling and memorable way to take in the beauty of Maui’s coastline from a new perspective. Whether you’re seeking adventure, or simply want to create lasting memories, parasailing in Ka’anapali is a summer season Maui activity not to be missed.

Jet Ski

Jet Ski Maui solo ride

Experience high performance on the open ocean! Click to book your Jet Ski Maui rental online with Auntie Snorkel’s lowest price guarantee.

Jet ski rental in Maui offers an exhilarating and adventurous way to enjoy the thrill of speeding across the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Maui’s warm tropical climate, generally calm seas, and scenic coastline make it an ideal destination for jet skiing enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to experienced riders. Once again, due to the high speeds these crafts achieve, jet ski rental is only available when the humpback whales have departed to Alaska.  

Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping speeds, or simply want to enjoy the freedom of riding on the open ocean, jet ski rental in Maui offers an exciting and memorable way to experience the island’s natural beauty. With stunning views, warm waters, and the thrill of zipping along the ocean, jet skiing in Maui is sure to be a highlight of your island getaway.

Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Encounters

Pac Whale Dolphins 3

Encounter wild dolphins and experience Lanai’s coastline! Click to book Pacific Whale Foundation’s Lanai tour online with Auntie Snorkel’s lowest price guarantee.

Lanai snorkel and dolphin encounters offer a magical and unforgettable experience for visitors to Maui, allowing them to explore the pristine waters surrounding the neighboring island of Lanai while encountering vibrant marine life and majestic dolphins.

One of the highlights of Lanai snorkel and dolphin encounters is the opportunity to encounter spinner dolphins in their natural habitat. These playful and acrobatic dolphins are known for their aerial spins and jumps, often putting on a dazzling show for lucky onlookers. As you cruise along Lanai’s coastline, keep an eye out for pods of dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean, providing a memorable and up-close wildlife encounter. The local spinner dolphins reside around Maui year-round. So, we can delight in their brilliance even when the humpbacks are away. 

Quicksilver dolphin encounter

Quicksilver offers a spectacular Lanai dolphin encounter and snorkel tour available June 1. Click to book online with Auntie Snorkel’s lowest price guarantee.

The snorkeling opportunities during Lanai tours are equally spectacular, with pristine reefs, clear waters, and diverse marine life to discover. Lanai sees a bit less traffic than the popular Molokini crater, and is renowned for its usually crystal-clear waters and vibrant reef systems. It can feel like a genuinely remote tropical getaway, even from Maui! 

Lanai snorkel and dolphin encounters offer an immersive and enchanting experience that combines the thrill of encountering dolphins in the wild with the beauty of underwater exploration. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, wildlife lover, or simply seeking a unique ocean adventure, Lanai tours provide a memorable and enriching way to experience Maui’s marine wonders.

Molokini Express


Zip out to Molokini, enjoy a snorkel with no one else around, and zip back! Click to book online with Auntie Snorkel’s lowest price guarantee.

Molokini Express tours offer an exciting and lively way to experience one of Maui’s most iconic snorkeling destinations: Molokini Crater. These express tours are designed for visitors who want to maximize their time on the water and enjoy a thrilling snorkeling adventure without spending a full day on a tour. These tours will take a high-speed jaunt out to Molokini and back, making them a post-whale season only activity. 

Molokini Express tours are ideal for travelers with limited time or those looking for a quick and exciting ocean adventure during their Maui vacation. The express format allows visitors to experience the beauty and underwater wonders of Molokini Crater without committing to a half-day tour, making it a popular choice for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

All of this to say that Molokini Express tours offer a convenient, thrilling, and quicker way to discover the natural beauty and marine biodiversity of Molokini Crater, making them a fantastic choice for ocean enthusiasts and snorkeling adventurers visiting Maui on a tighter schedule.

Overall, the post-humpback whale summer season in Maui presents a diverse range of ocean activities that cater to adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking thrills by the sea. Whether exploring underwater worlds, encountering dolphins, or zipping along and above Maui’s scenic coastline, everyone has an opportunity to enjoy Maui’s breathtaking ocean experiences in a different way while the humpback whales are away.

About Auntie Snorkel

Auntie Snorkel shop has been serving Maui’s fun seekers for over 33 years, established in 1985. We're the original South Maui Snorkel Shop. When I bought the shop 10 years ago from Auntie, we decided to keep the name. The name "Auntie" is a term of respect here in Hawaii. I'm living my dream. I get to meet awesome people from all over the world and share with them my love and knowledge of this magical island that I get to call home. We know all the spots. I have lived here since 2001. We're the true definition of a family owned and operated shop. I answer the phones and work the shop along with my family. When you shop with us you're supporting my ohana and for that I thank you!! Why go anywhere else? We're the friendliest, fastest, cheapest and our location is the most epic! Mahalo and Aloha”. ~Mark Noble (Owner & Maui Fun Expert)

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