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Kaʻanapali Tours

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Kaʻanapali
One of Maui’s first resort towns, Kaʻanapali consists of high-rise resorts lining idyllic white-sand beaches. While the world-famous Kaʻanapali Beach is the draw of this West Maui tourist hub, you can also stay busy with pursuits such as shopping, golfing, whale watching, and ziplining.

The Basics
Base your stay from one of the town’s oceanfront resorts. Staying on the beach lets you skip the hassle of driving and grants you convenient access to Kaʻanapali Beach and the many shops and restaurants that line the resort row. Once you’ve had your fill of lounging on the beach, shop at the open-air Whalers Village shopping mall and peruse the innumerable shops at the boardwalk that runs between Kaʻanapali Beach and the resorts. 

Take advantage of the many outdoor adventures surrounding Kaʻanapali on a tour. The town is a jumping-off point for whale watching, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, ziplining, and more. If you aren’t staying in Kaʻanapali, visit on a tour of West Maui’s top beaches. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kaʻanapali is the go-to resort town for tourists looking for a classic Maui vacation.
  • The Whalers Village offers free lei-making and hula dancing lessons.
  • Kaʻanapali’s boardwalk makes the beach and shops wheelchair and stroller accessible. Some resorts have beach wheelchairs for guests. 
  • Oceanfront restaurants offer ample dining opportunities.
How to Get There
Kaʻanapali is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the Kapalua-West Maui Airport for a 5-minute drive. The city is 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers) from Lahaina for a 10-minute drive. It is 29 miles (47 kilometers) from the island’s main airport (Kahului) for just under an hour’s drive. From Kahului, follow HI-380 to HI-30 South, and then take HI-30 all the way to Kaʻanapali. 

When to Get There
The best time to visit Kaʻanapali is in spring and fall when there are fewer crowds and the weather is typically pleasant. For whale-watching, visit in winter. However, be aware that winter sees more rain, so it can be harder to catch sunny beach days. 

Top Resort Towns on West Maui
There are three main resort towns located on Maui’s west side, and Kaʻanapali—known for luxury resorts—is located right in the middle. Just west of Kaʻanapali on HI-30, you can find the condominiums of Kapalua, which offer a laid-back, family-friendly alternative to Kaʻanapali. Head east of Kaʻanapali to find the quaint, fisherman’s village of Lahaina. A historic square and frequent cultural events make Lahaina ideal for visitors who are looking to experience local history and culture.

Address: Maui, Hawaii, USA
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience Kaʻanapali

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West Maui Half-Day Snorkel Sail from Ka’anapali Beach

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West Maui Half-Day Snorkel Sail from Ka’anapali Beach

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Dive in to explore West Maui's underwater world during this half-day snorkeling excursion from Ka'anapali Beach. Under the guidance of your experienced captain, travel to some of the island's best snorkel locations to see green sea turtles (honu), schools of colorful tropical fish and maybe spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, or even humpback whales (seasonal). After snorkeling, enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the boat, accompanied by nonalcoholic refreshments and beer and cocktails for purchase. Breakfast, lunch, and use of snorkel equipment are included.
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  • 4 hours
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Premium Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach

Premium Sunset Cocktail Cruise from Ka’anapali Beach

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Leave behind the crowds of Ka’anapali Beach and spend the evening on a sunset dinner cruise off the coast of Maui. The perfect romantic evening out, this sunset cruise offers unmatched island views, photo opportunities, and even the chance to spot whales (December–April). Plus, the buffet dinner comes with handcrafted cocktails and premium beers.
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  • 2 hours
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Half Day Snorkel in Lanai Island and Spinner Dolphin Search

Half Day Snorkel in Lanai Island and Spinner Dolphin Search

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Explore the cave-studded shores and vibrant marine life of Lanai on a snorkeling tour from Maui’s Kaanapali Beach. Make two stops to splash into clear, warm waters where green sea turtles and spinner dolphins are often seen, with an experienced captain providing narration along the way. Enjoy breakfast onboard a spacious vessel equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable half-day cruising among the hidden sea caverns and beaches of this enchanting Hawaiian island.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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West Maui Coastline Audio Driving Tour

West Maui Coastline Audio Driving Tour

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Take a trip around the West Maui Mountains. Drive through the historic town of Lahaina, the famous resorts of Ka'anapali and Kapalua, before checking out an awesome blowhole! Then come with us as we wind along coastal cliffs, finishing the tour in 'Iao Valley State Park. Skip the tour bus and explore Maui at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! WHY SHAKA GUIDE: ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Maui Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Audio Driving Tours, Including Road to Hana

Maui Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Audio Driving Tours, Including Road to Hana

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Maui Tour Bundle comes with six socially-distanced audio driving tours, including the famous Road to Hana. • Classic Road to Hana (10-12 hour tour) • Loop Road to Hana (10-12 hour tour) • Reverse Road to Hana (10-12 hour tour) • West Maui Coastline Tour (8-10 hour tour) • Sunrise at Haleakala (4-6 hour tour) • Sunset and Stargazing at Haleakala (4-6 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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Maui Private Guide - Anywhere in Maui Just for Your Party

Maui Private Guide - Anywhere in Maui Just for Your Party

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Visit Maui on your own terms, with your own private guide. You'll see the island through the eyes of a local, learning about the area's history and culture as you go. Best of all, you'll get to see what you want and leave out the rest with this fully customizable experience.
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Segway PT Guided Tour on Maui Ocean Shore

Segway PT Guided Tour on Maui Ocean Shore

Glide on a Segway Personal Transporter through the ocean shore, Kaanapali, in Lahaina feeling the gentle sea breeze and the music of the rhythmic tides crashing in the shore and beautiful scenery for your eyes to feast upon. Segway Lahaina – Kaanapali Ocean Shore tour in Maui by Segway Maui is one of the most scenic ocean shore tour in Maui.
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Segway PT Sunset Tour from Lahaina

Segway PT Sunset Tour from Lahaina

Take a sunset tour of Maui aboard a Segway PT. Enjoy the picturesque Hawaiian oceanfront while you glide along the boardwalk. Visit Baby Beach, a calm stretch of ocean protected by an exposed stretch of reef, the palm groves along Kaanapali Beach, and much more. Groups, couples, and family can enjoy this tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Scuba Review Dive in Lahaina

Scuba Review Dive in Lahaina

Our Maui dive company makes your scuba review experience simple and convenient. We meet you at the selected beach dive site with your equipment ready to go. After a safety briefing and review of equipment set-up, we head to the ocean for a short skill practice in shallow water. Once you and your instructor have completed a few basic Open Water skills, you will continue on for a relaxing dive. We are always on the lookout for turtles, eels, spotted eagle rays, and an octopus or two! We tend to finish our dive by 11am.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Vessel Charter 8 Sea Scooters and 4 Mermaid Shirts for 3 hr 15 Guests

Private Vessel Charter 8 Sea Scooters and 4 Mermaid Shirts for 3 hr 15 Guests

Unique Private Charter departing from Kaanapali Beach. This Eco Educational Fantasy Tour on SanityVessel holds 15 passengers. Comes with 8 Yamaha 350LI Sea Scooters and 4 Mermaid Tails. Cruise with ease and no effort on your part to get to where you want to go. Which ever way you point this 3 speeds top of the line Yamaha with get you where you want to go in no time at all. Capture and video this once in a lifetime Adventures with 2 gopros (Guests keep SD Card). Share your Amazing Underwater World with your family and friends. No Experience like this in all of Maui and the State of Hawaii.
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  • 3 hours
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Sanity Snorkel Vessel Holds 30 Guests on Private Charters

Sanity Snorkel Vessel Holds 30 Guests on Private Charters

Experience the coastline of Lanai and its surrounding areas on a private charter boat tour. With space for up to 32 passengers, you can enjoy a private activity with a large group of friends and family. It’s the perfect treat for your destination wedding guests or reward for employees. You choose the duration of the tour and can decide on snorkel locations.  Explore a shipwreck, sweetheart rock, and other popular spots.
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  • 3 to 10 hours
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Private South & West Maui Beaches Tour

Private South & West Maui Beaches Tour

With 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beautiful beaches. On these world-famous shores, you’ll find white, black and red sand beaches, renowned surfing and windsurfing spots as well as some of the best beaches in the world to swim, snorkel and sunbathe. Many are easily accessible beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms. Others are undeveloped, "secret spots" found off the beaten path. Let Maui Legend Tours take you to the very best of these beaches in your own private luxury vehicle. Since Maui is the only island in the Hawaiian chain surrounded by satellite islands, our beaches boast some of the most amazing views imaginable. Your day can include swimming, beach exploring, snorkeling, boogie boarding, or you can simply lounge in the tropical sun. Most guests even see green sea turtles weighing upwards of 400 pounds!
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  • 8 hours
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Private West Maui Beaches Tour (5 Hours)

Private West Maui Beaches Tour (5 Hours)

With 120 miles of coastline, Maui boasts over 30 miles of beautiful beaches. On these world-famous shores, you’ll find white, black and red sand beaches, renowned surfing and windsurfing spots as well as some of the best beaches in the world to simply swim, snorkel and sunbathe. Many are easily accessible beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms. Others are undeveloped, "secret spots" found off the beaten path. Let Maui Legend Tours take you to the best of these West side beaches in your own private luxury vehicle. Since Maui is the only island in the Hawaiian chain surrounded by smaller satellite islands, our beaches boast some spectacular views. Your day can include swimming, beach exploring, snorkeling, boogie boarding, or you can simply bask in the tropical sun. Most guests even see green sea turtles weighing upwards of 400 pounds!
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  • 4 hours
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$614.26
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