Guest post by Kelly Montenero with Trilogy ExcursionsDon’t get us wrong- Maui is still a beautiful, special place to snorkel, but, as any one who has entered the ocean recently can attest, there is a major environmental crisis underway. Hawai’i’s coral is bleaching at unprecedented levels due to warm ocean conditions- you may have spotted […]
Despite having had lived briefly with a river in my backyard, my total lifetime fishing time probably added up to less than 30 minutes (until this last year.) It’s something that has always interested me, so when I was invited on my 1st Maui spearfishing trip, I jumped at the opportunity. […]
When’s the last time you watched a pod of dolphins off the coast of a pristine white sand beach, explored tide pools, and drank straight from a coconut?!Our recent Day on Lanai tour with Epic Experience Maui was one for the books, and one we highly recommend for a new kind of adventure in Hawaii. […]
Beach life wakes up early on Maui to take advantage of the pristine conditions and glassy water. Not being a morning person, the 7 a.m. beach check-in originally felt dreadfully early and potentially chilly. […]
Sometimes you just need to get away! Recently I jumped on board the Leilani for a day out in the sunshine on the sparkling blue Pacific waters. The 5 hour trip took us to Molokini and Turtle Town, complete with a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. […]
Many visitors of Maui don’t know that the Kihei Boat Ramp exists and that it’s a great alternative to the longer drive to Maalaea Harbor when looking when doing a boat trip. So, we’ve decided to share some information about it with you! […]
If you haven’t visited the island of Lana’i, it’s time to plan a trip. This island has a peace that only comes with low-population and large expanses of landscape. The beaches here are gorgeous and the opportunities for exploration near endless. […]
When snorkeling, most enjoy the colorful shallows of coastal reefs due to the density of fish and sea life found there. Rocky volcanic caverns and intricately woven coral reefs provide sanctuary for small and medium sized fish. Some of these active reefs are found just off the shore, while others require boat access. […]
It’s easy to see why snorkeling in Maui is some of the best snorkeling in the world. Each year thousands of visitors travel to Maui to experience one of Maui’s fantastic snorkeling tours. Maui’s shallow reefs provide an excellent place to see the countless variety of fish and sea life that inhabit the Maui coastline. Like finding a hidden treasure, first time snorkelers take home a truly special experience from their Maui vacation with memories that last a lifetime. […]
We’ve recently been running some giveaways and contests on our Hawaii Facebook Page. The following are some of our favorite submissions by our Facebook fans about their favorite Maui memories. We hope this brings a smile to your face. To see the winners of 4 Hawaii iPhone cases, see the best Maui stories.
I have a few good memories of Maui, but how can anyone have any bad ones. My fiance and I were in Maui last year […]
This is our 100th blog post on the Maui Goodness! We started in 2007 with a short list of ways to save money in Maui. Since then, we’ve spoken about the many things to do in Maui, Maui weddings, Maui real estate, Maui news and much more. It’s been a fun ride, and we’re continuing with today’s post honoring SNORKELING!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MAUI!!
We’ve listed 6 of the most popular activities done on Maui in 2011. We hope you’ll experience some of these when you visit Maui in 2012!
Big Aloha and happy 2012!!! […]
Molokini Crater is one of the best locations to snorkel at within Maui waters due to it’s protection from swell, which gives some incredible clarity when snorkeling and diving. Pride of Maui has decided to run a contest where they’re giving away tickets to Molokini as well as to their sunset cruises. All you have to do is […]
Inspired by the oatmeal, we thought it would be fun to build a short comic about why we don’t share while snorkeling with tourists. This is based on real life experiences (unfortunately.) We hope you like it! […]
We’ve recently been looking into private charters for weddings, corporate events, and family reunions. Most vessels on Maui will allow for private charters at a price. The key is finding the right boat for your trip with the best price.
One that we particularly like is Pride of Maui. Along with regular snorkeling trips, sunset dinner cruises and whale watches, Pride of Maui does their fair share of private bookings for weddings and events. […]
This is the first of many posts we’ll be adding about being pregnant on Maui.
For the most part, snorkeling while pregnant can be done without danger and can be a great way to get some exercise while increasing the mother’s happiness (both very important for a healthy pregnancy.)
There are a few things you should consider before snorkeling while pregnant. When in your 3rd trimester, it’s a bit more risky since you’ll have less energy and dexterity.
Dangers and tips:
1. Reef Cuts and Infection Upon entry and exit of the water, you’ll often find yourself in shallow water. Shallows are also prevalent around reef outcroppings. If you touch the reef at anytime, you’ll likely be cut. Cuts lead to infections, which are bad news when pregnant. We suggest going out at calm beaches and staying a clear distance from any reef. […]
We often get this question: Why go snorkeling or diving at Molokini Crater when we know for a fact that there’s plenty of coral and sea life off the shore?
True. There’s a lot of beautiful things to straight off the coast of Maui. But, when you travel to Molokini, you get a lot more. Here […]
The Island Star at Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Hawaii
Maalaea Harbor has many excellent sailing charters. One of our favorites is the Island Star. This luxury sailing yacht is available for private charters, which is partly why we like it so much. There’s nothing like having complete control over where you’re going when sailing in Maui waters. […]
Maui has a new web camera, which is pretty exciting for all of us addicted to Maui. It’s attached to the Makena Golf Resort and is owned and operated by Kai Kanani Sailing Charters.
You can see it live here: Makena Web Camera
The camera switches views from multiple locations on an automatic basis. The camera […]
Your chances are near to none. You’re more likely to win the lottery than be attacked by a shark. The following statistics come from over 125 years of reports. Over this long period of time, there have only been 15 unprovoked shark attacks resulting in fatalities in the Hawaiian Islands. […]
Is there actually a place where turtles congregate in large groups?
Yes, but there is a bit of misleading going on.
Is there one single place that is known as turtle town?
No. Tour operators refer to Turtle Town to help sell tours.
Do they go to places with lots of turtles?
Green sea turtles are […]