Maui ticks all the right boxes for active families. Sure it’s got those golden sand beaches fringing the island, but there’s more to this tropical isle than building sandcastles and boogie boarding. After taking several family vacations to Hawaii, I have some top tips on the best things to do in Maui with kids.
Things to do in Maui with kids
If you just want to stay put, many hotels and resorts offer complimentary lei making and hula lessons. Kids enjoy it, but there’s so many other things to do in Maui with kids besides cheesy tourist activities. If you’ve ever been to a luau, you know what I mean.
For outdoorsy, active families, I recommend hitting up one of these 7 experiences to get a real feel for Maui’s natural wonders. These are by far, the best things to do in Maui with kids and outdoor adventure lovers. And yes, Maui and the other Hawaiian islands can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to do Hawaii on a budget.
Maui whale watching tours
One of the top things to do in Maui are its whale watching tours. From January until May, the warm, shallow costal waters surrounding the Hawaiian archipelago are prime breeding and birthing ground for humpback whales. The town of Lahaina, Maui offers several tour options, and we went with Ultimate Whale Watch tour.
The boat they use for these tours is a rigid haul inflatable (like a Zodiac). It’s just like what the Coast Guard uses, so we felt very safe the entire time.