If you plan on traveling to Kapalua, you’re probably wondering what activities are available on Maui. Preparing in advance can make your vacation stress free, and easier to navigate, allowing you to relax during a fun-filled visit to Hawaii. If you’ve read our previous articles about things to do in Kapalua, you’ve probably discovered a few hidden gems around the island worth exploring. During part three of our “Top Things to Do in Kapalua” series, we’ll discuss a few more popular activities that travelers enjoy while staying on Maui. If you haven’t read our past articles on everything Kapalua has to offer, check out our previous posts! Kapalua provides an endless amount of adventures which are sure to create unforgettable experiences for all who visit.

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Whale Watching

Looking for adventure on the ocean? Take an aquatic journey with one of Hawaii’s many whale watching tours! While there aren’t any whale watching tours that depart directly from Kapalua, a quick trek down to Lahaina provides visitors with ample whale watching and snorkeling expeditions. It is important to plan accordingly, as whale watching season generally ranges from December to April. Whale watchers will be able to view a variety of marine wildlife including humpback whales, spinner dolphins, octopus, sea turtles, and many other aquatic species. If you’re looking for a unique way to experience adventure off the island, whale watching will be sure to excite you.

Surfing Lessons

If you’re considering bodyboarding or surfing while visiting Hawaii, check out the many available surfing lessons around the island. Many surfing lessons are available to kids as well as adults, and are accompanied by highly trained instructors who will have you conquering waves in no time. While surf shops on Maui offer lessons to individuals of all skill levels, you can also rent boards by the hour or by the day for your own personal surfing needs. If surfing isn’t for you, many surfing schools also offer stand up paddleboard lessons. Stand up paddle boarding is a great way for beginners to become familiar on a board and provides an extra level of balance for newcomers.

ATV Tours

After a day of rest and relaxation, you may want to add a bit of excitement to your tropical vacation. If so, Maui is home to several off-road adventures that you won’t want to miss. If you are looking to find great views on Maui throughout rugged mountains and muddy terrain, look no further than Kahona Ranch’s off-road ATV tours. Visitors will travel 1800 feet above sea level in rugged Polaris Rangers which are equipped to handle the most extreme conditions. This 2.5 hour journey throughout the rural mountains of Maui is perfect for families, couples, or solo tours, and offers a shuttle to and from the 600 acres of explorable land.

Kapalua Coastal Trail

Walking along Kapalua Coastal Trail is a great way to see popular areas around Kapalua. Measuring two miles in total distance, the Kapalua Coastal Trail begins at Kapalua Bay, and takes hikers through several bays and inlets until arriving at D.T. Fleming Beach Park, one of Kapalua’s most popular beaches. Kapalua Coastal Trail is open from sunrise until sunset, and offers stunning views of sand dunes, gorgeous bays, and indigenous plants along the way.

Horseback Riding Tours

If you’re looking to connect with nature while discovering the gorgeous West Maui Mountains, check out Ironwood Ranch’s guided horse tours. With various trails to ride along, and multiple horses to choose from, the Ironwood Ranch horse tours are perfect for families, as well as kids seven years or older. If you’d prefer walking along some of Iron Ranch’s trails instead of taking a guided horse tour, you may also discover Maui’s mountainsides by taking a guided nature walk through Iron Ranch.

If you’re ready to book your trip to Kapalua, contact Aloha Vacation Villas! We make it easy for customers to find a vacation rental that suits their needs, so that they may enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer. To view our current Kapalua Bay villas available for rent, browse our vacation rentals page now! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly staff if you have questions or concerns. We’ll help you find the Hawaiian vacation rental of your dreams at an affordable price you’ll love. Book your tropical escape today with Aloha Vacation Villas!