in Maui for kids
Without having done significant research, you may find yourself stumped, confused by too many choices or at a loss, or you may even book an activity that isn’t appropriate for your family.
One of the most incredible experiences of your life, and perhaps one of the most treasured vacation memories that you could ever create for your family is a Molokini Snorkel Tour with Pride of Maui. With over 30 years of outstanding customer service and high visitor ratings, Pride of Maui takes special care to employ a team with extensive ocean-tour experience and ongoing training.
Enjoy an afternoon with your family and visit the only state-of-the-art aquarium in the world dedicated to displaying and preserving Hawaiian marine life. The Maui Ocean Center offers full exploration for all visitors, adults and children. It is one of the top things to do on Maui and is a truly unique experience to visit the largest tropical aquarium in America.
For those of you who have always dreamed of becoming a mermaid, book a lesson with Hawaii Mermaid Adventures and learn about tales, mythologies and other interesting information about marine life in Hawaii. With expert instructors who are also certified lifeguards, your experience will be safe and truly immersive in Hawaii’s beautiful waters.
For a truly unique family adventure, be sure to book an Atlantis Submarine underwater tour. Recently featured on National Geographic TV, this is one of the best things to do on Maui with your family, for sure. Guests will marvel and their jaws will drop as they journey 100 feet deep through the ocean heavens that shelter West Maui, and the outer islands of Moloka’i and Lana’i.
When looking for things to do in Maui, take advantage of a golden opportunity to be immersed in Hawaiian culture at the Old Lahaina Luau. Give your family the gift of experiencing ancient offerings as you savor traditional Hawaiian foods, ceremonies, crafts and games for children, songs, ritual chanting and traditional hula dance.
Throughout the world, everyone knows that surfing is synonymous with Hawaii. Visitors travel from around the world to explore Maui’s beaches and attractions. Without a doubt, surfing lessons are a top item on the lists of families traveling to Hawaii with their children.
One of the most rewarding day trips on Maui is a family day at Iao Valley State Park. Iao is not only a cultural landmark, but it is also a sacred site for housing ancient Hawaiian demigods and serves as a pivotal location for Hawaiian history. Mystical, lush and inviting, Iao Valley is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a perfect place to spend a family day on Maui hiking through mellow trails, swimming in the waterfall and pools, and having a picnic or BBQ.
Interactive escape rooms are the latest entertainment craze these days. Up until recently, most of them have been limited to an “adults only” audience. The good news is that Maui Escape Rooms offers kid-friendly escape games for children 12 and over, making this a great family adventure on Maui. Maui Escape Rooms offers a fun packed 60-minute experience, perfect for giving your family a needed break from the sun or as a fun rainy-day activity on Maui.
Next time you’re planning a vacation on Maui with your kids, don’t forget to book the Maui Treasure Hunt! This is a super fun activity for kids on Maui and includes a family tour with hiking, swimming in a private lagoon, and searching for treasure with your own designated map.
The Tropical Express Tour happens at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Central Maui. Perfect for kids, families and couples, this is a Maui tour that offers visitors a chance to view Maui’s fruits, produce, plants and tropical flowers growing in an active farm setting.
Baby Beach at Baldwin Beach Park and Ho’okipa Beach Park
Ka’anapali Beach and Kahekili Beach
Kamaole I, II and III
Big Beach at Makena
Hana Bay and Hamoa Beach
For those of you have always dreamed of flying and wish to soar the skies with a birds eye view, board ship with UFO Parasailing and Hawaiian Adventures. This has been one of the top activities on Maui for over 25 years, and those who dare to launch into an in-flight adventure will be thrilled, and triumphantly pleased that they mastered the challenge.