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Things to do in Maui Ocean Center

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“Great place to go and learn about our history and enjoy the fishes in the ocean. Do the Whale Exhibit. My fav! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The Pacific Whale Foundation offers eco-friendly whale watching tours. You not only get to see whales, but their guides will also share their efforts to ensure whales continue to thrive. This is the most educational whale tours we've taken.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wednesday is Rib night...ono! Check out the wide menu. One night is prime rib. Most couples can split meals here as they are large. You can walk to this restaurant and its best to do that unless you are mobility challenged.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great breakfasts and many items for ready made lunch, snacks, burger and fries etc.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great happy hour! We enjoy the food and views - great people watching when people are getting off the boats. Sometimes live music as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“The Maui Bus covers a grat deal of the island and is inexpensive to go from stop to stop. You can look online for their routes and times.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The new Alii Nui is a custom built, one of a kind, luxury sailing catamaran. Measuring an impressive 65' from stem to stern and 36' port to starboard, it is truly the premiere sailing catamaran on Maui. The Alii Nui has a reputation for providing the ultimate in service and amenities. We offer a Sunset Sail with a wide selection of appetizers and a Royal Feast Dinner Sail, our expert crew will treat you to a memorable evening! We set the sail and chase the sun as it sinks into the distant horizon of the azure waters of the South Pacific. Enjoy an array of delicious appetizers and toast the day's end with a glass of champagne as Maui's dramatic shoreline. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Daily charters for snorkeling at molokini, whale watching tours, scuba diving trips, dinner cruises and sailing expeditions start at Maalaea Boat Harbor and it is only minutes walk from the unit.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Amazing snorkel experience on a smaller boat. The crew and captain are awesome and you can snorkel and snuba out on Molokini and other spots around the island. Highly recommended. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“Captain Ryan is a great tour guide for anyone interested in whale watching or snorkeling outings. His staff is very professional but fun and we saw some incredible whale breaches on our tour. His assistant was a biologist by trade and had a ton of great information on the whale's behaviors and really made the experience unique. We saw a ton of fish while snorkeling at Molokini and turtles at the other stop on the way back. Highly recommended!”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Awesome aquarium! Purchase your tickets from the concierge at the Kamaole Sands pool and you will get an additional visit (within 1 week) free.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Buy diving and snorkeling equipment here. Also, book a scuba dive trip on one of their boats.”
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“Again a small store where you can pick up small items instead of going into the big cities.”
  • 1 local recommends
travel Agency
“We’ve done lots of snorkeling tours and this is our favourite. They also do a lovely dinner cruise. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Wednesday is Rib night...ono! Check out the wide menu. One night is prime rib. Most couples can split meals here as they are large. You can walk to this restaurant and its best to do that unless you are mobility challenged.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great happy hour! We enjoy the food and views - great people watching when people are getting off the boats. Sometimes live music as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This highly rated restaurant is right on water and provides excellent service. Fresh seafood is served at its best. Rated '25' out of 30 on Zagat.”
  • 1 local recommends

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