When you're in Maui, it's easy to wish the days full of sunshine and explorations would never end. Thankfully,
this isn't an island that closes at night. There are many exciting and mesmerizing activities to experience
between dusk and dawn. Just consider the following four great examples of night activities in Maui:
4 Night Activities in Maui You Need to Experience
1. Go stargazing. As our cities grow larger and brighter, it gets ever harder to see the stars through
the competing neon lights. In fact, it's estimated
percent of North Americans, can't see and may have never seen the Milky Way. Here in Maui, there's
a unique place where scientists and astronomy lovers from around the world gather to catch sight of this and
other wonders: Haleakala.
The dry, clear summit of the now-dormant Haleakala Volcano allows visitors to enjoy a fantastic stargazing
experience with unspoiled views of the sky. For the novice astronomer, consider joining in on a
Maui Stargazing tour, which includes
use of the island's largest portable telescope and a guided tour of the heavens.
Since Maui can get considerably cooler at night, the tour provides warm outerwear, hot beverages and snacks.
2. Enjoy a sunset or stargazing cruise. While some enjoy hiking up mountains, others would rather see
the stars while lounging on cruise liners. For them, a stargazing cruise like the one offered by
Eco-Adventures is a must-do. Its cruises are timed to coincide with the best stargazing conditions,
enabling you to enjoy unparalleled views of the night sky on the water. During the winter, the group lowers
a hydrophone into the sea so everyone can enjoy the haunting yet hypnotic songs of migrating humpback whales.
Or if you'd rather party as the sun sinks into the sea, then a sunset cruise, like the one offered by
Pride of Maui, is the ideal
Maui night activity for you. This more social-oriented outing combines dinner, live entertainment and an
open bar for a casual party cruise. Jump aboard and enjoy the magic sunset hour with fantastic views of
the island's coastline, jagged Haleakala and, of course, the sunset itself. Just be sure to come aboard
with a healthy appetite.
3. Party in a local historic town. Party with the locals at one of Maui's five
Friday Town Parties. Sponsored by the County
Office of Economic Development, these exciting evening celebrations are hosted in different small towns across
the island every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Each weekly party highlights one of the island’s historic small towns and its businesses, attracting locals
and visitors alike. These parties have a more community flavor that enable you to experience each town's
charms and culture outside of the more tourist-oriented luaus and similar activities.
4. Take Maverick Helicopter's Maui Dream tour. This
all-incompassing Maui helicopter flight allows you to view the island's breathtaking vistas and
sunsets from the unique vantage point of a plush ECO-Star helicopter.
The exquisite beauty and mystique of the island is captured with this Maui helicopter tour. Soar into the sky
and experience the serenity of Maui, "The Valley Isle" on this complete circle island expedition. Climb above
Haleakala National Park with intimate views of the crater, distant views of Hana Rainforest and the West Maui
Mountains. View Maui's lush landscape, breathtaking coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls and the sharp
blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Fly near Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Wailea and Hana and witness the stark
contrast from upcountry to the beaches of Hawaii's second largest island.