From magic shows to glass-bottom boats to the Sugar Cane Train, kids have lots to do on Maui.
|Kids Tours and Activities on Maui|
|Kupanaha Magic - Family Magic Dinner Show|
|Makani Olu Ranch - Horsemanship Day Camp|
|Maui Ocean Center - The Hawaiian Aquarium|
|Maui Zipline - a Family Zipline Tour|
|Pacific Whale Foundation - Ocean Adventure Camp|
|Paradise Eco Adventures - Sphere Ball and Zipline|
|Reef Dancer - Semi-Submersable Water Tour|
|Royal Hawaiian Surfing - Kids Surfing Lessons|
|Sugar Cane Train - Round Trip Railroad Rides|
Maui Activities and Tours for Children
Maui - you can't ask for a better playground for the kids
Think back to some of the vacations you may have taken as a child. In all likelihood you may remember them in vivid detail, or at least certain aspects of them. These are the experiences you are providing for your children now and you couldn't have chosen a more perfect island for a vacation with your children then Maui.
Here's some ideas for things to do with children on Maui.
- Submarine and glass bottom boat rides
- Whale watches
- Hiking tours
- Dolphin watches
- Maui Ocean Center
- Spending lots of time at the beach (think sandcastles)
- Magic shows
- Horseback Riding
- Sugar Train Ride
- Surfing lessons
- Zipline (for children over 10 years old)
Tom's Tips - Maui Activities and Tours for Children
- Spend some time planning out your children's activities before you get to Maui. You'll be "ready to roll" each day and make the most of your Maui vacation.
- Include a luau in the mix of things you will be doing. This is an activity that only exists in Hawaii and is one that children truly enjoy.
- Bring plenty of sun screen to every outdoor activity and apply often. Severe sunburns in children can often effect their skin's health later in life.
If your family is looking to find some evening entertainment with some Hawaiian cultural flare then you might want to look into the Kupanaha Magic show at Kaanapali Beach Hotel. This dinner show will include a variety of island cuisine as well as the Volcano Bar. The entertainment for the evening will include a variety of illusions and slight of hand tricks as well as performances from the award winning hula halau
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Makani Olu Ranch is a family oriented working cattle ranch and equine facility.
They are conveniently located in central Maui, deep into the picturesque Mauna Kahalawai in Waikapu Valley. They specialize in small group rides and youth horsemanship day camps, all with a personal touch and the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii.
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Do you want to show your youngster some fish but don’t quite feel comfortable taking them in the ocean yet? The Maui Ocean Center is one of the world’s top aquariums and it is a great, less wet alternative to taking your child snorkeling. The Maui Ocean Center has a variety of exhibits that will undoubtedly spark the curiosity and interest of young and old alike. There is a jellyfish tank, a walk through tank that has a Plexiglas tunnel that you can walk inside of going through it, a “touching tank"
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A FAMILY ADVENTURE - Maui Zipline and Maui Tropical Plantration offers something for the entire family. With five side-by-side ziplines, ranging from 300 to 900 feet, this tour is perfect for both children 5 and up and adults - come soar over the gardens of Maui Tropical Plantation and savor the tast of Hawaii's favorite fruits on this tropical zipline adventure. Non-zipping guests can enjoy the Tropical Express Tram Tour, the Country Store, two onsite restaurants or take photos from the Treehouse.
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Are you bringing your family on this vacation and are looking for some exciting, educational activities that you can enjoy with your children? Pacific Whale Foundation offers all kinds of activities that are very kid friendly. They are perhaps most well known for their whale watches. These cruises are normally about two hours long and are narrated by one of their onboard marine naturalists. In addition to the whale watches Pacific Whale Foundation also offers snorkel cruises to the islands of Lanai
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Also known as the Maui Dragon Fruit Farm offers walking, educational tours about the Dragonfruit grown here on Maui. They also have the only Zipline that can take children 5 years old that weigh over 30 lbs but no more than 274 lbs. They also offer the Aquaball for all to enjoy.
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If your kids are still a bit young to go snorkeling but you want them to see some marine life then you might want to think about taking them on the glass bottom boat. The “Reef Dancer” features thirty eight viewing windows that are located under the surface of the water. The viewing room is fully air conditioned for comfort. Throughout the trip narration will be provided by one of the “Reef Dancers” onboard naturalists. In addition to the onboard naturalist there will also be a diver in the water
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Have your children always wanted to learn how to surf? Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy in Lahaina has been teaching kids to surf for years. Popularized by the reality TV show “Living Lahaina” that chronicled the surf schools owner Kimo and his group of instructors on their various adventures around the island Royal Hawaiian Surf School has become one of the largest surf schools on the island. Lessons are offered on either a private or a group basis and all the equipment is provided.
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If children are playing some part in your vacation plans to Maui then the Sugar Cane Train should be one of your first stops. This narrow-gage railroad train is similar to the ones used to haul cane in the 1800â€™s. The Sugar Cane Train travels back and forth between Lahaina and the Kaanapali area many times daily providing ample opportunity to hitch a ride. The singing conductor provides a little extra spice to liven up the young ones
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Kids Tours and Kids Activities in Maui - Maui is a magical paradise for children and Maui abounds with fun things to do with them. Take them to Hana and jump in a pool. Take them to a luau (kids are usually free). Make a sandcastle on the beach. Take them on the sugar cane train. Take them on a glassbottom boat or to a magic show. Teach them how to surf or go on a whale watch. Remember, the days they spend here on this magic island are days they’ll remember for the rest of their life.