Flora and Fauna of Maui
Our islands are home to the endemic and the invasive, all of which are fascinating and important to understand. Here, we’ll share some of our favorites along with the worst. Below, we share everything from the elusive Turtle Town to Maui’s Invasive Species.
Some of our own personal favorite Maui creatures:
- Humpback Whales – Every year, from around mid-December to Mid-May, our whales come home to Maui!
- Hawaiian Sharks – Learn about the parts of a shark, ancient fossils, Hawaii shark attacks, and what kind of sharks in Maui waters you might find.
- Spinner Dolphins – Living up to their name, if you ever see a Spinner Dolphin pod, you’ll be blown away by the acrobatic display!
See what’s new on Maui:
Top 5 Lanai Activities
Lanai Activities! Maui’s quiet neighbor is home to some great adventures including off-road ATV rides, an aerial challenge course, and more!
What are some fun and inexpensive activities to do in Maui, Hawaii?
Inexpensive Maui activities for you to enjoy. From world-class beaches to epic hikes, these activities are cheap and family-friendly.
Lanai history, photos, and information. Read an in-depth history of Lanai Island, the Pineapple Isle. Interesting Lanai historical facts.
Road To Hana Photos
Hana photos from Maui and Hawaii photographers. Enjoy these amazing photos taken from the Road to Hana on Maui.
Maui Surfboard Rentals
Maui surfboard rentals information and recommendations. Find boards of all types, snorkel gear, underwater cameras, and more to rent on Maui.
Driving up past Lahaina, Ka’anapali, and Kapalua will bring you to a less developed area with great waves and snorkeling at Honolua Bay, Maui.
Best Maui Surf Lessons
Learning to surf on Maui is something you’ll never forget. We answer many frequently asked questions about Maui surf lessons.
Maui Outdoor Activities
Coconut Information Farm
What if the key to a sustainable lifestyle was hiding in plain sight? Well, if you live near the tropics, it is- in the form
Maui Outrigger Canoe
Experience the rush and delve into Hawaiian culture by taking a Maui outrigger canoe tour while visiting Hawaii.
Kaanapali Zipline Tours
Experience an adrenaline rush ziplining with the first zipline in the United States, right here in Kaanapali and Haleakala Maui, Hawaii!
Our island is a Mecca for the best health and wellness professionals. Maui acupuncture, various therapists, retreats, and more.
Maui Wakeboarding information and recommendations. Leave the crowds and go wakeboarding off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.
Maui Nui Golf Course
The Maui Nui Golf Club was designed by Bill Newis, and consists of 18-holes spread out over 6,404 yards with a total par of 71.
Maui rappelling information and recommendations. Learn about rappelling jungle cliffs and waterfalls in Maui, Hawaii.
Maui Kayak Snorkel Tours
Kayak snorkel tours by Wailea Watersports in South Maui, Hawaii. Kayak your way to several epic Maui snorkel spots.
Maui Big Wave Surfing At Jaws
Our Maui big wave surfing experience today. Big wave adventure from today at Peahi Jaws on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii.
Maui Hurricane Updates – DOUGLAS
Watch live video from Maui as well as Hawaii hurricane updates directly from Maui, Hawaii. If we have a connection, we’ll share news, photos &
Volcanic Velocity, Maui Style
My Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Snorkel
Maui Wedding Locations
Our Whales Are BACK!
Side Effects of Hiking on Maui
From an increased sense of adventure to eyeball gratitude, visitors should be aware of the side effects of hiking on Maui. Aloha!
Seeking Sacred Maui
Why are the pools at ‘Ohe’o Gulch Closed?
After more than three months, many people are wondering the same thing – why is Oheo Gulch closed? We explore the cause and effect of
Finding Maui’s Hidden Wonders
You don’t have to be Magellan to see more of paradise. Here’s our guide to Finding Maui’s Hidden Wonders. We suggest you do the same.
Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales
In honor of whale season, we’ve listed many Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales. Mahalo for reading, and enjoy!
Hawaii Storm Update: Ana
Tropical Storm Ana is headed toward Hawaii. Stay tuned as we do our best to keep you posted with the latest Hawaii Storm Update.
Hawaii Hurricane Update: Julio
With Tropical Storm Iselle now moving over the rest of the state, we’ll keep you posted with the latest Hawaii Hurricane Update information on Julio.
Hawaii Hurricane Update
Stay informed about the latest island developments and information with our Hawaii Hurricane Update.
Plastic Bag Ban
While the plastic bag ban on Maui is nothing new, we revisit the rules and remind those coming to the island to B.Y.O.B(ag)!
Backpacking on Maui
Not many people consider Maui a budget destination, but with the right information and planning, it can be done. Check out our guide to Backpacking
Top Tips for Ocean Safety
Swimming in the ocean can be dangerous if you don’t know what to expect and how to handle risky situations. Be prepared with our top
Maui Fishing Information
If you love being on, in or close to the water, you may want to consider fishing on your next trip! Read our list of
Shark Dive Maui
Maui Ocean Center
Maui Ocean Center is Hawaii’s most recognized aquarium, and one I definitely recommend for both residents and visitors to the island.
Top 4 Recommended Maui Hikes
Maui offers stunning views of waterfalls, the ocean, bamboo forests and fruit orchards. Pack your hiking shoes and read our Top 4 Recommended Maui hikes.
Molokini from Way Above
Hiking Unbeaten Maui Paths
Stand Up Paddle Surfing
Environmental Help Facts
Ho’olawa Valley and Wailele Farm
Final Photo of the day – Iao Valley
We took this photo with our iPhone on our first Twitter Adventure Hike in the Iao Valley. Throughout the hike, we would search for reception
Hiking in Maui – Upcoming Events
Here are some upcoming events sponsored by the Seirra Club.See more at Maui Hiking. East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI) allows us to hike across theirbeautiful
Always a good beach day on Maui
Ok, almost always. The south and west side of Maui are the driest, which makes for perfect beach weather. Other than rain, wind can hurt
Waves in Wailea
Last week there were waves in Wailea… Real waves! This is rare, especially in the winter time. The south side doesn’t get much swell ever
Manta Ray at Molokini
At first it was just a shadow, a flicker in the corner of my vision. I lay motionless at the surface, breathing slowly through my
Molokini Crater Molokini Crater is an ancient volcanic crater that has formed an atoll off the south coast of Maui. Because of its clarity, abundant
Sailing to Honolua Bay, Maui
We highly suggest a private charter to Honolua Bay off the shore of upperwest Maui. Enjoying the open ocean with just your select few friends
Hiking in Hana, Maui
We hiked Hana across a long dry stream for HOURS. It was difficult due to the slippery rocks, but worth it as we passed multiple
Molokini Crater Information
Molokini Crater is a true wonder. If you have a chance, go check it out by taking a boat from Maalaea Harbor.