Welcome to Kihei

To zip from one end of Kihei to the other, take the Piʻilani Hwy (Hwy 31). It runs parallel to and bypasses the stop-start traffic of S Kihei Rd. Well-marked crossroads connect these two routes.

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$109.95 Water Sports

Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso

Join the crew aboard the Calypso, Maui's newest edition to the fleet.  Your snorkeling tour begins at the Maalaea harbor, where you'll board your boat for your excursion to Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. Start the day of right with eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit and juice.  A comfortable ride, ease of entry in and out of the water, a professional captain and crew, and the chance to learn about this slice of Hawaii are just a few of the reasons this tour makes for an ideal day out on the waters of Maui.Located off the south shore of Kihei and rising out of 300 feet (91 meters) of water, the extinct volcanic cone of Molokini provides the opportunity to see native Hawaiian marine life like manta rays, fish, urchins, and sharks, who swim around the coral through the clear water year round. A marine preserve and bird sanctuary, Molokini is protected, so you can expect pristine conditions. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world, and take advantage of the two water slides for more fun, especially to entertain kids. You can also take a peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing room.To ensure safety, a lifeguard is in the water at all times watching over the snorkelers and lending any assistance, if needed.After leaving Molokini, your second snorkeling spot of the day is Turtle Town, where you have the chance to swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles amid the calm water and coral. Then return to the boat for a barbecue lunch buffet of pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, pasta salad, and chocolate chip cookies.  Last but not least, enjoy a trivia game for the chance to win a crew T-shirt.Some of the top amenities include: Two slides, a "leap of faith", two freshwater showers, use of quality snorkeling gear, flotation devices, and restrooms are provided on the boat. If you want, you may rent a wetsuit or underwater digital camera at your own expense. SNUBA is also an option. The boat features an easy-to-use stairway in and out of the water, lots of shade, and plenty of Jimmy Buffet music, all to entertain you during your day in paradise.Optional pay on-board "SNUBA".  Available for guests 8 years and up. Certain health restrictions apply.  SNUBA® allows gets to enjoy the simplicity of snorkeling and also the wonders of breathing underwater. SNUBA® is a unique patented shallow water diving system bridging the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving.

$53.98 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft

Make your own way to the Kihei dock to board your whale-watching vessel. Your captain welcomes you aboard the rigid-hulled raft, which is designed to cruise with ease through ocean waters. This allows your captain to locate whales quickly so that you have more time to observe the mighty mammals. You’ll be heading into the most heavily populated waters for whale activity in the Hawaiian Islands, giving you optimum chances for sightings.Hear informative commentary by your onboard marine naturalist, who explains the humpbacks’ behavior, biology and territory. Learn why populations have rebounded from a low of just 1,400 whales in 1966 to approximately 21,000 whales in 2014. The adults can weigh anywhere from 25-40 tons (22-37 metric tons), while newborns start out weighing around one ton (900 kilograms). You might also see spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins or spotted dolphins dancing around the raft during your cruise. The playful creatures sometimes leap out of the water near the boat or ride in its wake. Keep cool under the sunshade, and be prepared for a misting of ocean spray from time to time during your 90-minute cruise. Nonalcoholic drinks are provided. At the end of your tour, your captain returns you to the dock in Kihei.

$222 Transfers & Ground Transport

Maui Airport (OGG) to Maui Hotel by Private Luxury Transfer

This effortless, clean, luxury private transfer will take you from the Maui Airport (OGG) to your Maui hotel. A luxury Mercedes-Benz sedan, Mercedes-Benz SUV or stretch limousine will pick you up at the airport and whisk you off to area #1 (Kihei, Wailea or Makena), area #2 (Lahaina, Kaanapali or Honokowai) and area #3 (Kahana, Napili or Kahana). You will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy! Price is per person, based on 8 adults per car/vehicle.

$283.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Maui Haleakala National Park, Hana Rainforest Helicopter Tour

Your helicopter tour of Maui's Hana Rainforest and Haleakala National Park takes off from Kahului. Before lifting into the air, get a brief orientation about the aircraft, meet your friendly pilot and buckle up. Then revel the exhilarating sensation of flying above this tropical island as you set out to see its diverse landscape from the best possible vantage point — the sky! While you soar above jagged cliffs, swoop past remote waterfalls and get an close-up look at the eastern side of the island, your pilot points out sights below. Look down on the lush Hana Rainforest through the helicopter's panoramic windows, see Old Hana Town and the Manawainui Valley, and then head to Haleakala National Park, home to the world’s largest dormant volcano, capped by a large space-like crater. On the journey back, enjoy the scenery around you: Gaze at the horizon of the sparkling blue Pacific, and see the cities of Kihei, Wailea and Makena and the island of Molokai in the distance. During the winter, keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales. Your tour ends when you return to the airport in Kahului.Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.

$289.99 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Sunset Helicopter Flight: Maui, Molokai and Lanai

See an awe-inspiring sunset and stunning tropical vistas on a three-island helicopter tour from Maui. After checking in at the heliport, you'll meet your pilot and board a comfortable ECO-Star helicopter. First, you'll fly over Maui and it's lush coastlines. Then pass over the Pailolo Channel’s pristine waters as you journey to the second island. As you approach Molokai, you'll see a glimpse of its ancient fish ponds alive with brilliantly colored waters and inhabitants and iconic Elephant Rock.Your pilot will then whisk you away to Lanai. This tiny island is known for big panoramas such as Shipwreck Beach with its rusted World War II-era naval vessel famously stranded on a nearby reef.Before you return to Maui, pass over the partially submerged volcanic crater Molokini, stunning waterfalls and dense jungle landscapes. You'll also see the picturesque resort towns of Makena, Kihei and Wailea set against the backdrop of a tropical sunset.Please note: Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.

$85 Water Sports

South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles

This tour consists of beautiful kayaking with views of Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains and fantastic snorkeling in an area with Green Sea Turtles in a three hour adventure! This tour departs from Makena. Makena is on the south side of Maui, just south of Kihei and Wailea into Turtle Town. Makena is consistently fantastic with calm, clear waters, great views, and guaranteed turtle sightings. Tucked in the lee of majestic Haleakala, Makena is rarely windy and has great snorkeling options from the novice beginner to the saltiest of sea dogs! Whales in the winter, turtles year round, and occasionally pods of dolphins make our Makena Turtle Adventure a guide and guest favorite!