Three Things Worth Doing Again on Maui

Activies Worth Doing Again on Maui

Last week I shared the things on Maui I had not yet done but are in my future plans. Here are some things worth doing again while visiting Maui.

humpback whale breaching courtesy of Pacific Whale Foundation

Anything with Whales but Specifically the Pacific Whale Foundation Photo Safari

Honestly the humpback whales are a huge draw not only for me but for many Maui visitors. The humpback whales start arriving about November 1 and are gone by about April 30. The whales travel from their feeding grounds around Alaska and come to Maui to give birth and to breed. Each whale is only around Maui for a few weeks each year.

group of photographers on photo safari tripThe Pacific Whale Foundation offers multiple ways to experience the humpback whales but my favorite so far was the Photo Safari. This cruise happens once a week on Sundays. There is a professional photographer on board to help novices and experts with their camera (or cellphone) and settings for wildlife photography. Everyone on board gets a set of photos from the official photographer and another set from Pacific Whale Foundation for their own use! Not to mention all the photos they got themselves during the trip! Definitely worth doing again!

Saturday Swap Meetnear the entrance of the swap meet

Honestly this isn’t really a swap meet, more like a vendor fair. Held every Saturday outside of Kahului the entrance fee is $.50. For just two quarters you can look at every type of Maui creation imaginable! Great place to find souvenirs and gifts for folks back home! The food is amazing! I got some great original artwork for my condo here. Fifty cents to see trinkets, treasures and eat great food. Worth doing again! Advice: Go early in the day and take water with you!

painted silk art work

MolokiniMolokini Snorkeling Cruise including Turtle Town

Snorkeling early in the morning from any beach near Kihei is fantastic! And it is not unusual to see sea turtles around the Kihei beaches. Still there is nothing like snorkeling around Molokini with a stop near Turtle Town. Molokini is a blown-out volcano which left a half-moon shaped island. The protected interior waters are home to seabirds, and great snorkeling. The waters are clear and usually calm (do the morning cruise, in the afternoon the tradewinds pick up). Pick the cruise with a second stop near an area known locally as Turtle Town. The green sea turtles are a protected species so keep your distance, at least 6 feet. Hawaiian Magazine calls Turtle Town Maui’s best kept snorkeling secret! Worth doing again for sure!

Mahalo for reading! Aloha until next week!


Kay Lehmann


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