Services & Amenities

Water Sports

Let the Pacific be your playground, above or below the waves. Marvel at Maui's marine life on a guided diving excursion, paddle the ocean in an authentic outrigger canoe or spot humpback whales and Hawaiian green sea turtles from the comfort of a luxury catamaran.

Whale Watching

Ways to Watch

  • Group of friends paddle traditional wood outrigger canoe on ocean
    By Outrigger Canoe

    Catch sight of the whales during this traditional Hawaiian sport, which is offered complimentary.

  • Catch a glimpse of these gentle giants from an outrigger canoe as they return to our warm waters by the thousands.

  • A group of guests kayaking on the ocean
    By Kayak

    Rent a kayak from Maui Undersea Adventures to get up close and personal.

  • Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity with our one-of-a-kind whale watching and kayak tours.

  • Group of people at end of white catamaran boat on ocean near rocky cliffs
    By Catamaran

    Enjoy an awe-inspiring glimpse of these gentle giants in this video filmed aboard sailing catamaran Alii Nui. Organized tours depart out of Ma'alaea harbor, 20 minutes from the Resort.

  • Sail alongside Maui's most beloved marine visitors on our catamaran Alii Nui.

  • Man and woman lounge at front of large white yacht on ocean, by volcanic mountains
    By Private Yacht

    Organize a more private experience through our concierge and uncover the mysteries of Hawaii's humpback whales.

  • By Helicopter

    Spot humpback whales from breathtaking elevations on a private excursion over the water.

  • North Pacific Humpback Whale's tail above water at sunset
    An Unforgettable Experience

    This highly customizable excursion allows you to experience the whales with two of Maui’s most knowledgeable whale experts and top photographers, Dan and John Cesere.

    Details
  • Watch as National Geographic photographer and Whale Trust co-founder Flip Nicklin reveals the mysteries of Hawaii's humpback whales.

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Water Sports Highlights

  • A group of guests kayaking on the ocean
    Outrigger Canoe

    Enjoy stories about Maui and our neighboring islands and be on the lookout for green sea turtles, reef fish, manta rays and humpback whales.

  • Woman balances in upside-down yoga pose on paddleboard on ocean
    SUP Yoga

    Improve your balance, strength and flexibility with a stand-up paddleboard yoga class in the Pacific Ocean. This energising class takes your yoga practice to new levels in an idyllic Maui setting.

  • Aerial view of man and woman in green and orange kayaks on reef
    Kayaking Tours

    Join Maui Undersea Adventures (the Resort's on-site water activity experts) for an exploration of the magnificent south Maui coastline by kayak. Jump in for a snorkel or enjoy an extraordinary encounter with the humpbacks during whale season.

  • Surfer in black wetsuit rides high wave
    Surfing

    Maui's finest surfing instructors will have you "hanging ten" by the end of your two-hour lesson. Surfing safaris are also available for guests who are intermediate or advanced surfers.

  • Man in sunglasses fishes off side of private boat at sunrise
    Deep-Sea Fishing

    Target Maui's big-game fish including marlin, ahi (yellow fin tuna), ono (wahoo), and mahimahi (dolphin fish). Back on land, our chefs will transform your catch into an unforgettable dinner.

  • Man windsurfs over crashing wave on ocean
    Windsurfing

    Hone your skills with a lesson from some of the sport's best instructors designed to suit your experience.

More Water Excursions

Swimming and Snorkelling
Dotted with coves, the crescent-shaped Wailea Beach is perfect for snorkelling, and its warm, clear and coral-free waters are ideal for swimmers. Dive in and explore with our snorkel gear, offered right on-site.
Scooter Snorkelling
Take snorkelling in Maui to the next level with the newest underwater rage: Scooter snorkelling. Propelled by a scooter (or "dive propulsion vehicle"), you'll zip through Maui's warm waters as you take in the visionary delights of the Wailea Reef.
Scuba Diving
Explore Maui's vibrant marine life with Maui Undersea Adventures, who offers a range of activities including an introductory reef dive and off-site dive at Makena Landing. The company's expert instructors run scuba and PADI certifications for divers of all abilities, and certified divers can join on an atmospheric night dive.