Five Things to Do in Maui in Spring


While Hawaii might seem like the perfect summer vacation, this island paradise makes an amazing travel destination year-round. Even in late winter and early spring, Maui’s temperatures during the day average in from the high 70s to mid 80s. It’s the perfect escape from frigid weather back home. Here are a few ideas of things to do in Maui in spring.


1. Go on a Whale Watching Boat Tour
Winter to spring is the best time to go whale watching in Maui. From November to May, the North Pacific Humpback Whales visit the Hawaiian Islands as part of their annual winter migration, with peak season lasting from January to late March. Three separate groups of geographically isolated whales (called “stocks”) migrate to Maui annually.

Estimates state about half of the population is born in the waters of Maui. Humpbacks are the fifth largest of all whales. When baby humpback whales are born, they are about 12 feet long and weigh one ton. As adults, humpbacks can reach up to 50 feet in length.

Many whale watching tours depart from Lahaina Harbor. Enjoy scenic ocean views while your experienced tour guide takes you out to some of the best whale watching locations. See the majestic humpbacks up close and watch them surface, blowing their spouts and slapping their tails.


2. Catch Waves While Boogie Boarding
The weather in Maui is always perfect for enjoying the waves, sand and surf. If you feel a bit chilly, you can always use a wetsuit to stay warm. Waves peak during winter months, but they still offer ideal conditions year-round. Some of these winter waves can reach up to 20 feet high. Check out the beaches along North Shore, particularly the areas of Kanaha and Pa’ia. In addition to boogie boarding, you can also enjoy surfing, swimming, snorkeling and more at Maui’s beautiful beaches.


3. Travel the Hana Highway
If you want to take a driving tour of Maui, cruise down the Hana Highway. This 52-mile stretch is known as one of America’s most breathtaking roadways. Every inch of the highway boasts amazing sights of the island’s lush flora and fauna, lava formations, sheer cliff views, stunning waterfalls and more. The road is filled with twists and turns, so you may wish to travel on it as part of a tour. That way you can sit back and enjoy every moment of your journey along this famous highway.


4. Watch a Stage Performance
Elvis had a great love for Hawaii. Visit Maui Theatre to view Burn’n Love, a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Roll and his significance to the Hawaiian Islands. You can also see ‘Ulalena, a production that has shared Hawaii’s rich cultural history and mythology with visitors for more than 14 years through dance and music.


5. Fly High Over Maui
Any time of year is the perfect time to take a helicopter tour over scenic Maui. Soar above the beautiful island of Maui for panoramic views of sites like Wailua Valley, Iao State Park, Haleaka Crater and more.

If you are looking for an immersive Hawaiian experience that is truly one-of-a-kind, step aboard the Hana Rainforest Experience. This tour takes you along Maui’s North Coast for views of some of the most authentic and remote landscapes on the island. Along the way, you will see iconic landmarks, including the Road to Hana, the JAWS surf destination and Jurassic Rock. You’ll also enjoy a 30-minute landing in a remote former taro plantation location located in Wailua Valleydeep within the rainforest. Here you can explore the secluded plantation with lush Hawaiian vegetation, including bananas and coconuts, before heading back to Kahului Heliport.

Want more ideas for awesome things to do on your next Hawaiian vacation? Check out our list of the top 10 things to do in Maui.


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