Maui Is Open: Here's Your Guide to Post-Fire Tours and Activities

In the wake of the recent catastrophic wildfires, West Maui's vibrant local tour and activity businesses—face an unprecedented challenge.

Many tourism workers in areas from Nāpili, Kāʻanapali, Lahaina, and the surrounding areas have lost homes and incomes. They desperately need the continued support of visitors ready to delve into Hawai‘i's unique culture. Engaging in West Maui's tours and activities not only enriches your travel experience but also significantly aids in the recovery of the affected community.

As you plan your next adventure, remember, your choice to engage in respectful travel and explore the breathtaking beauty of Hawai‘i could indeed be the lifeline that heralds a new dawn for the resilient local communities here.

Ka'anapali UTV 4x4 Tour: Off-Road Adventure in Reopened Maui

Delve into the revitalized heart of Maui with our exhilarating UTV 4x4 tour at Ka'anapali. In the aftermath of the recent wildfire, embracing the resilient spirit of Maui has never been more essential. Be one of the first to witness the beginning of a new chapter, as nature triumphs, showcasing its miraculous recovery firsthand.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

West Maui Mountains Zipline: Thrilling Panoramic Views Await

Reconnect with the mesmerizing landscapes of Maui through our unparalleled zipline adventure in the recovering West Maui Mountains. Experience the thrill as you soar amidst the rejuvenating foliage, observing firsthand the resilience of nature's beauty post-catastrophe. This is more than a zipline adventure; it's a celebration of renewal.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Kaanapali Surf Lessons: Ride the Waves in Reopened Maui

Discover the joy of riding the waves at the rejuvenated Kaanapali beach. As Maui opens its arms to visitors post the wildfire, we invite you to be part of the healing journey, one wave at a time. Learn from the best and soak in the vibrant spirit of a community bouncing back with vigor.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Lahaina Surfing Lessons: Dive into the Resilient Spirit of Maui

Join us in Lahaina, an area displaying unparalleled resilience, as it opens its pristine waters for surf enthusiasts once again. Experience the thrill of riding Lahaina's crystal clear waves, a testimony to the island's never-say-die spirit. Let our expert instructors guide you in harnessing the energy of the revitalized Pacific blues. Your participation directly contributes to the revitalization of Lahaina, empowering communities to rebuild and flourish anew.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations at Ukumehame Beach location

Molokini Crater Snorkeling: Dive into Maui's Reviving Marine Wonderland

Embark on a snorkeling adventure that takes you to the heart of Molokini Crater. Witness the splendid marine life that continues to thrive, showcasing the resilient spirit of Maui's natural habitat. This speedboat snorkeling tour promises an exhilarating experience coupled with the joy of witnessing nature's remarkable recovery journey.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Molokini Catamaran Snorkel Adventure - Solitude of a Serene Offshore Crater

Set sail to Molokini, a breathtaking marine preserve and bird sanctuary. This Catamaran Snorkel tour offers an unparalleled snorkeling experience where you can witness the vibrant marine life in the crystal clear waters of Maui. Contributing to this tour will not only enrich your Hawaiian vacation but also be a significant part in uplifting the local communities affected by the wildfire.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Kaanapali Sunset Cocktail Catamaran Sail - Beach Catamaran from the Heart of the Recovery

Witness the spellbinding sunsets of Maui with our Kaanapali Sunset Cocktail Catamaran Sail. This tour provides an exquisite opportunity to depart directly from West Maui and soak in the picturesque views of the island while enjoying a cocktail, symbolizing the resilient spirit of Maui that shines bright even in the wake of adversity.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

West Maui Snorkel Catamaran - Once Again Presenting the Beautiful West Maui Coastline

Departing from Kaanapali Beach you will once again be able to cruise the coastline to picture perfect reefs, scenic bays, stunning coves, and more to enjoy the offshore reefs that are still teaming with life even after the recent Lahaina Fires. Be the first to join this cruise and help support the local economy while enjoying a timeless activity.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Royal Lahaina Luau: Celebrate Hawaii's Resilience

Bask in the vibrant traditions of Hawaii with the Royal Lahaina Luau. Enjoy a night of rich cultural performances and delectable local cuisines. Your participation in this festivity aids in revitalizing Lahaina, fostering community recovery and preserving Hawaiian heritage post the devastating fires.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Lanai Cathedral Cave Scuba Dive Experience - Visit Maui's Supportive Neighbor

Dive into an otherworldly underwater experience with our Lanai Cathedral Cave Scuba Dive tour. This short boat ride from Lahaina, an area striving for resurgence, unfolds the unique volcanic-formed underwater scenery of Lanai, offering a glimpse into Hawaii's rich natural heritage and resilient ecosystem.

Re-Opening Date: December 2nd 2024

Spearfishing in Maui: Dive into Community Support

Immerse yourself in the underwaters of Maui with our spearfishing tutorial, a sustainable venture honoring the ocean's bounty. As you learn this ancient technique, know that your adventure aids in the economic recovery of the fire-stricken Lahaina community, promoting resilience and resurgence.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

Beach Fishing Adventure in Maui: Support Local Traditions

Engage in a timeless Hawaiian tradition with our Beach Fishing Adventure in Maui. Learn the art of beach fishing from local experts. Every booking aids the resilient Lahaina community, fostering the revival of local businesses affected by the recent wildfires.

Re-Opening Date: Currently Accepting Reservations

The Ripple Effect: How Lahaina's Crisis Reverberates Through Maui's Economy

The recent Lahaina wildfires have not only scarred its vibrant locales but also threatened to destabilize Maui's interconnected economy. As a vital hub, Lahaina fueled the island's financial engine, with tourism dollars circulating widely, fostering prosperity across various sectors. Now, more than ever, it's essential to rally together, recognizing that a blow to one part of the island echoes throughout, urging unified steps towards rejuvenation and resilience.

Areas in Maui deemed okay to visit include Kahului, Wailuku, Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Makawao, Paia, and Hana.

The following tours take place in locations that never closed or had restrictions including, South Maui, Haleakala, Upcountry Maui, Hana, and North Maui. All of these tours are currently open and accepting reservations.

Makena Beach Kayak and Snorkel Tour: Dive into Recovery and Adventure Post-Lahaina Fires

On this tour, experience the best of Maui's underwater world with our Makena Beach Kayak Snorkel Tour. Located on the south side of Maui, this tour allows you to explore the vibrant marine life and green sea turtles that inhabit the region all year round. A serene yet thrilling adventure that resonates with the resilience of Maui's natural beauty.

"Private Upcountry Horseback Ride: Rediscover Maui’s Resilience in the Wake of Lahaina Fires

Reconnect with the pristine landscapes of Maui with our Private Upcountry Horseback Ride at Haleakala. This exhilarating horseback riding adventure offers panoramic views of the majestic volcano and the surrounding areas, portraying the resilience and enduring beauty of Maui, especially as the local communities rally to rebuild and rejuvenate.

Haleakalā Downhill Bike Tour: Pedal Towards a Brighter Future After the Lahaina Fires

Discover the exhilarating Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour, a testament to Maui’s undying spirit of adventure. This tour, replete with top-of-the-line bikes, unveils the remarkable landscapes that survived and now thrive, offering a heartwarming narrative of nature’s resilience and rejuvenation, as it continues to enchant visitors with its unmatched beauty.

The Road to Hāna: A Scenic Journey of Renewal Beyond the Lahaina Fires

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Maui with our Scenic Road to Hana Tour. This journey, a beacon of hope and recovery, showcases the scenic splendors and the enduring charm of Maui, promoting a responsible and enriching travel experience that aids in the recovery of the vibrant local communities.

Haleakalā Sunrise or Sunset Viewing: Experience Healing with Nature Post Lahaina Fires

Elevate your Hawaiian vacation with our Haleakala Sunrise or Sunset Viewing Experience. Standing atop the summit area of Haleakala, you will witness the magical sunrise or sunset, a symbolic new beginning for the resilient communities of Maui, showcasing the island's undying beauty and spirit of rejuvenation.

Maui Water Bike: Paddle Towards Community Restoration

Set off on a unique water adventure with our Maui Water Bike Tour. Enjoy an idyllic journey across the pristine waters, and witness Hawaii's stunning marine life. Your adventure with us directly fosters community rebuilding efforts, supporting Lahaina as it rises with renewed vigor.

Pineapple Plantation Tour: Sweeten Your Support in Maui

Discover the vibrant journey of the pineapple at our Plantation Tour in Maui. Witness firsthand the growth cycle of this iconic Hawaiian fruit. By joining, you play a significant role in nurturing the local economy, aiding in the rejuvenation of the community affected by the wildfires.

FAQ about Maui Tours and Activities after the Lahaina Fire

Q: What parts of Maui are open?
A: Other than West Maui, all areas of Maui are open. From October 8th, Parts of West Maui excluding Lahaina will reopen to visitors.

Q: Is it safe to visit Maui right now?
A: Yes, respectful travel is encouraged, especially to support local businesses affected by recent wildfires.

Q: Is Kaanapali open?
A: Yes, Parts of Kaanapali will reopen to visitors on October 8th.

Q: What happened on Maui?
A: Recent wildfires have caused devastation in Lahaina, West Maui, affecting homes, businesses, and historical sites.

Q: What part of Maui is burning?
A: Lahaina in West Maui experienced wildfires on August 8. 2023. Thousands of structures burnt down along with thousands of Lahaina residents being displaced.

Q: Is Kaanapali burned?
A: No, Kaanapali did not burn. It is reopening to visitors in October using a phased approach.

Q: What is Maui's current phased reopening plan for West Maui?
A: Reopening commences October 8th, from Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua to Kahana Villas in Napili. Phase 2 follows post-assessment, covering Mahinahina in Napili to Maui Kaanapali Villas. Phase 3, post Phase 2 assessment, addresses housing for displaced residents, extending from Royal Lahaina Resort to Hyatt Regency.

Q: How can I support local businesses on Maui?
A: Booking local tours and activities is a direct way to support the recovering economy, especially for those businesses and employees affected by the Lahaina fires.

Q: Are there any travel restrictions in place?
A: There are currently no travel restrictions specific to Maui, but it's always best to check for the most up-to-date information from the County of Maui and Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Q: Are volunteer opportunities available to help the affected areas?
A: Yes, several organizations like the Maui Strong Fund are organizing volunteer efforts to help in the rebuilding process.

Q: What measures are in place to ensure safety during tours?
A: All tour operators are following stringent safety protocols to ensure the well-being of both visitors and local communities.