Maui Tour Day Itinerary

Snorkel at Molokini, Whale Watching Adventure, or Guided Land Activity

Maui Tours and Activities Itinerary

Maui Tour Day

A Guide to the Best Tours & Activities on Maui in a Day

Today's Maui itinerary summarizes our recommended Maui Tours & Activities. Visitors who have five or more days on the island recommend taking a Maui tour. These tours offer a wonderful experience of Maui that you'd otherwise never get to see. Please select from one or more of the tours listed on this page. We hand-selected these Maui tours because of their popularity and stellar ratings from visitors like yourself! We guarantee that these selected tours offer an incredible time.

 

Flexibility Matters When Choosing A Tour

We understand how much time and effort goes into planning the perfect Maui experience. Subsequently, we compiled a list of handpicked Maui tours and adventures for your benefit. Choose the most suitable time for your plans. We based our recommendations on the best features of Maui. Our incredible assortment of tours and activities includes whale watching, a Road to Hana tour, zip-lining, boat & sailing tours, Molokini snorkel trips, and more.   

Free cancellation is available with all of our recommended tours! Plans can change, we understand. With our guided tours below, that's no problem. Cancel up to 24 hours before your activity starts for a full refund!

 

How Our Maui Itineraries Work

Remember, each of our Maui Day-By-Day Itineraries is used as a grab-and-go resource for 'mapping' your trip. Mixed, shuffled, and re-ordered our itineraries according to your desires for this dream vacation. As fellow travelers, we understand the value of having options. Subsequently, consider our plans as suggestions that you can ultimately adapt to your liking. For instance, if one of our suggested stops or Maui attractions doesn't sound appealing to you, skip to the following suggested stop on the list.

Is there a Maui tour or activity we've forgotten about that you believe should be here? Drop us a line and let us know: [email protected]

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Tour & Activity Option # 1.) Maui Snorkel Tour Adventure

Maui Snorkel Tour at Molokini Crater & Turtle Town

We'll kick off our Maui Tour Day itinerary by recommending a great snorkeling tour. This tour takes participants to the extinct volcanic crater of Molokini for a thrilling adventure. Afterward, you'll continue to Turtle Town to swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

  • Experience the dramatic landscape of an extinct volcanic crater at Molokini
  • Get up close to Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles in Turtle Town
  • Swim and snorkel with the colorful marine life of Hawaii
  • Visit 2 of Maui's best snorkeling locations
  • Relax aboard a comfortable boat with restrooms and showers

Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkel Tour

Starting at $119.95/person

Your snorkeling tour to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town begins at Maalaea harbor. From there, you can board the boat. Start the day off with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. The place sits off the south shore of Kihei and rises 300 feet (91 meters) out of the water. The extinct volcanic cone of Molokini allows seeing native Hawaiian marine life in their natural habitat. Spot manta rays, fish, and sharks swim around the coral year-round. Molokini, a protected marine preserve and bird sanctuary, expects pristine conditions. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world. Then, take advantage of the two water slides into the water.

You can also peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing room. To ensure safety, a lifeguard watches over the snorkelers all the time in the water. After leaving Molokini, head to your second snorkeling spot, Turtle Town. Turtle town supplies the opportunity to swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles amid the calm waters. Then return to the boat for lunch. The ship's amenities include two slides, two freshwater showers, quality snorkeling gear, flotation devices, and restrooms. The vessel features an easy-to-use stairway to and from the sea. Plus, you can find lots of shade on the boat.

Tour & Activity Option # 2.) Deluxe Sunset Sail from Lahaina

Maui Sailing Trip

On this incredible 2.5 hour tour, you'll sail Maui's waters for the perfect sunset view in a deluxe catamaran. Go where the heavenly horizon meets the sea on a trip that's all about the views. Relax with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres on board a spacious and comfortable vessel.

  • Elevate your viewing experience with a ride on a deluxe catamaran
  • Sip on tasty beverages and enjoy snacks on board
  • Immerse yourself in the romantic views of Maui

Maui Sunset Sail from Lahaina

Starting at $91.40/person

Join your group and crew on an elevated sunset viewing experience. Lay back on the forward trampolines, find a comfortable seat with panoramic island views, or take cover under the covered cabin space to break from the elements. This trip is BYOB (bring your beverages), so don't forget to pack your favorite bottle of bubbly.

Onboard drinks, including locally brewed beer, mai tais, wine, and champagne, will also be served, and hot and cold pupus (appetizers) from the acclaimed restaurant Down The Hatch. From December to May, enjoy the thrill of watching the humpback whales who make their way to Hawaii each year.

Tour & Activity Option # 3.) Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

Maui Zipline Tour at Haleakala

On this Eco-certified tour, you'll enjoy five (5) zip-line crossings and a swinging bridge through a towering forest in upcountry Maui. Admire the breathtaking scenery of this Hawaiian island.

  • Experience 5 thrilling zip-lines and a swinging bridge in a fragrant eucalyptus forest
  • Soar over 40 miles per hour over on the incomparable pendulum-style zip-line
  • Take in stunning views of the forest and coast as you zip around in nature

Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

Starting from $135.36/person

Head to the slopes of Maui's famous Haleakala volcano for the thrill of zip-lining. This adventure combines five picturesque zip-line crossings and an Indiana Jones-style swinging bridge through a towering forest. We recommend including it in any visit to beautiful upcountry Maui.

During this adventure, learn about Hawaii's environmental riches and Maui's long ranching history. You will fly through the trees on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Feel the excitement as each zip-line crossing gets longer and more exciting.

Take in the stunning views as you fly, gazing at the lush forest. The local partner is committed to preserving Hawaii's landscape and culture and wants you to experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands.

Part of your booking proceeds to the "1% For The Planet" campaign, where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable non-profits.

Tour & Activity Option # 4.) Maui Whale Watching

Maui Whale Watching Cruise

You'll join a 2-hour whale watching tour aboard a high-speed, triple-decker catamaran on this tour. You can see some of the best views of whales flapping their fins, breaching the waters, and much more from the third deck.

  • Climb aboard Maui's only triple-decker catamaran with great views from the third deck
  • Cruise along Maui's calm waters for spectacular whale watching
  • View the ocean underneath the boat through glass panels
  • Benefit from the expertise of a Pacific Ocean naturalist, narrating accurate whale behaviors and where to look
  • Experience the new hydrophone, which allows you to listen to whale songs while they are underwater

Maui Whale Watching Tours

Starting at $49.95/person

After boarding your whale watching cruise, your onboard naturalist, captain, and crew will be just as excited as you are to see humpbacks. These 45-foot cetaceans inspire awe, delight, and excitement with their very existence. As soon as the boat leaves Ma'alaea Harbor, keep your eyes peeled for any significant movement on the surface. Pay special attention to the enormous clouds of misty spray in the distance- that's how a whale exhales. The whale watch naturalist will give you an exciting play-by-play on the whale's "swimming commentary" no matter what happens. Some of the more popular moves that whales engage in are the tail slap, the pec slap, the peduncle throw, the spy hop, and the ever hoped for "launch-of-an-entire-whale-from-the-water" complete breach.

During the boat stop, go down to the underwater viewing room. If the whales choose to swim beneath the vessel, expect to see them through the glass panels of the hull's bottom. For this reason, we consider whale-watching from a triple-decker catamaran so unique. Very few boats have a glass-bottomed seating area. From December to April, you can make your way to the ship's top. This is Maui's only catamaran, with three decks.

Comfortable seating throughout this stable vessel ensures a relaxing time on the water while looking for these incredible marine mammals. Enjoy the 360-degree ocean views even from inside's cabin. The first and second decks have spacious cabins with tinted windows, and these windows make for excellent viewing through the water's surface, regardless of the sun's glare. Take advantage of the bar and snack area while checking out the boat. The crew will be happy to mix up your desired drink.

Tour & Activity Option # 5.) Road to Hana Full-Day Tour

Tour the Hana Highway with Lunch and Transfer

If driving the Road to Hana doesn't sound like something you'd like to try on your own, but you don't want to miss out on the many incredible sights along the Hana Highway, then this tour is for you. On a guided sightseeing tour, experience the tropical rainforests, fantastic vistas, and cascading waterfalls of Maui's east coast.

  • Learn about the history and legends of Hawaii from your local guide
  • Go for a swim at a beach or waterfall
  • Drive along the winding road to Hana
  • See lush rainforests, winding roads, and breathtaking beaches.

Road to Hana Full-Day Tour

Starting at $186.46/person

Cruise through winding roads on the iconic Hana Highway, also known as the Road to Hana. With roughly 620 curves and 54 one-lane bridges, this epic adventure offers incredible views of the Maui coastline. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this exciting and memorable tour aboard a spacious mini-bus. Your local guide will "talk story" with you and share more about Hawaii's rich history.

Begin your adventure with a local-style breakfast before embarking on the Hana journey. You will enjoy multiple stops along the route, including the beautiful Ho‘okipa Beach. Stop at Kaumahina State Park, where you can experience breath-taking vistas of the northeast coastline of the island and the Ke‘Anae Peninsula. 

From there, travel along the winding roads to Pua‘a Ka‘a State Park, where you can stretch, grab a snack, and swim in the refreshing natural spring. Then, cruise over to the gorgeous Wai‘anapanapa beach to marvel at the black sand.

Once you're in Hana, head down to Hana Bay to enjoy a local-style lunch. This incredible adventure continues around the island to the world-famous Haleakala. You will see scenic ocean views from the top of the mountain, along with the tropical rainforest behind you.

Tour & Activity Option # 6.) Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel

Visit the Lanai Coast for a Sail & Snorkel Trip

On this five-hour tour, you'll sail along the famous Lana'i coast in a luxury catamaran and discover why the island's warm waters are a top snorkeling destination. Enjoy a continental breakfast and a deli-style lunch.

  • Explore pristine reefs at unique snorkeling spots
  • Admire views of the stunning cliffs of Lana'i
  • Relax with a beverage and tropical fruits of your choice aboard the vessel
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast and a deli-style lunch buffet

Lanai Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

Starting from $172.04/person

Set off on your incredible adventure along the spectacular coastline of Lana'i. Start the tour by boarding a brand new luxury catamaran at the dock in Lahaina. Onboard the vessel, enjoy a continental breakfast of tropical fruit, freshly baked banana bread, and locally roasted coffee.

Head towards the pristine reefs along Lana’i’s south shores, where you'll discover stunning sea cliffs, uncrowded snorkeling sites, and expansive island views. Get geared up with the snorkeling equipment provided and plunge into the warm waters to find an array of local marine life. 

This relaxed tour does not have a set destination, so the experienced crew can select the best locations based on sea conditions and visit multiple snorkel sites when time and weather allow.

After swimming and snorkeling, sit back with a drink and enjoy a packed lunch buffet while trying to catch a sighting of Lana’i’s famous spinner dolphins. Finally, return to the dock where your memorable day at sea concludes.

Maui Tour Day Final Suggestions & Thoughts

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Remember, each of our Maui Day-By-Day Itineraries is used as a grab-and-go resource for 'mapping' your trip. We provide daily itineraries for mixing, shuffling, and re-ordering them according to your taste. Don't feel obligated to do everything listed on our daily itineraries. We mean them as suggestions. Ultimately, only select the options you find most favorable.

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