During the winter months, West Maui is one of the best whale watching areas on the islands. Roughly between October through March, Humpback whales make their migration through the North Pacific Ocean. Whales travel through the warm waters of Hawaii to breed, give birth and raise calves.
While you may be able to see whales from the shore, whale watching tour operators often have knowledgable staff on-board that will give you in-depth knowledge about these magnificent mammals. Boat tours also will give you a better view of the whales as they surface for air.
There are many tour operators that range from the more-adventurous rafts to private yachts. The Kaanapali Shores Activities Desk will help you find the best tour for you, where you can sail through the Pacific while gazing out at the beautiful, larger-than-life Humpback Whales.
Kaanapali offers some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses in the Hawaiian islands. Kaanapali Golf Courses at the Kaanapali Resort features two 18-hole courses: The Royal Kaanapali Course and the Kaanapali Kai Course. Both offer panoramic views of the ocean, neighboring islands, and foothills and feature historical plaques that tell the history and stories of Kaanapali.
Kaanapali Golf courses also offers Maui’s only 9-hole “FootGolf” – a combination of soccer and golf. Kick times are offered daily and is a great activity for the whole family.
For more information visit the Kaanapali Golf Courses website.
Kaanapali Golf Courses is located at:
2290 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, HI 96761
Get up close and personal with sea turtles, schools of tropical fish, and swim over corals when you snorkel at Kaanapali Beach. The beach is known for some of Maui’s best snorkeling and is one of the top things to do while staying in West Maui.
The resort’s Beach Activities Desk has boogie board, beach chair and snorkel rentals for your convenience. It is highly recommended that you check the beach and ocean conditions before venturing out into the water for your own safety.
Skyline Hawaii offers 8- and 11-line zipline tours in the West Maui Mountains. Located right on Kaanapali’s coast, each line will take you through new views of Maui’s untouched landscape and the expansive Pacific Ocean.
The knowledgable guides at Skyline Hawaii share the history of Hawaii’s rich culture, flora, and fauna as they take you through the course. There are minimum age and physical requirements to participate in ziplining activities. Skyline Hawaii is located at the Fairway Shops, just a short 5-minute drive from Kaanapali Shores Resort. See the Skyline Hawaii website for reservations and availability.
Skyline Hawaii is located at:
2580 Keka’a Drive
Kaanapali, HI 96761
Float through the air above West Maui’s beautiful waters on a parasailing adventure. In the air, you can take in the views of the neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai. Parasailing requires no previous experience or skills. Just sit back and enjoy the view from above while the boat tows you from below.
There are several companies that offer parasailing in Kaanapali. The staff at our concierge desk will be happy to help you choose your adventure.