Maui is an awesome place for a family vacation. With beautiful beaches that the whole family can enjoy, what’s not to love? But did you know that there are also lots of other great activities for kids on Maui? If you need a day away from the beach, check out some of the activities below that are sure to make the kids happy.
Maui Ocean Center Aquarium
The Maui Ocean Center is a great way to see and learn about some fish that you can see while snorkeling, as well as some that you won’t be able to see on your own. There are also octopus, sea horses, jelly fish, sea turtles and sharks! You can pack your own snacks or bring your lunch to eat it outside at the picnic tables. There are also a few places you can buy food if you want.
Maui Tropical Plantation
Maui tropical plantation is a beautiful property with a restaurant, coffee shop, gift store, and duck pond. You can buy duck food for $2.00 at the gift store and feed the ducks, which will eat right out of your hand. You can also ride the tram or go on the zip line, which takes you right over the pond.
Surfing Goat Dairy Farm
Located upcountry, this cute goat farm has great cheeses available to taste for free. They also sell cheese plates, drinks, and truffles. You can see the goats for free but they also offer a variety of tours that allow you to milk and feed the goats and see the cheese making process.
Mokeypod Art Studio for Kids
This is a really fun place for younger kids with painting stations, arts and crafts, a kid sized kitchen, puzzles, dress-up, a place to eat snacks, and more. You could easily spend hours here without your kids getting bored.
Go on a whale watching tour during whale season, take a snorkeling tour, or just enjoy the beauty of being out on the open sea. These tours are fun for adults and kids alike! Check out some of the popular options at the link below.
Air Maui’s helicopter tours are another activity that kids of all ages love! Whether you have young children or teenagers or you are a kid at heart yourself, you cannot go wrong with one of our tours. Below are some comments from our guests about their experiences.
“Thank you Air Maui for the highlight of our family trip. Both of my kids (ages 14 and 11) said it was their highlight of their 2 week trip in Maui. The scenery was beautiful, great flight, great pilot, very personable and knowledgeable. We would do it all over again knowing what we know now.” - 4brocka
“I've checked the aviation records for the different helicopter companies and Air Maui has a perfect record. This makes me comfortable taking my 5 & 6 year old for a ride. We took the kids to Molokai to see the waterfalls and they had a blast. Air Maui is kid-friendly and the kids are still talking about the trip. The helicopter was definitely a highlight of our vacation.” - michelletN1609FG
“My boyfriend and I took our two kids (7 and 9 years old) up on the West Maui/Molokai tour on March 30th. It was GORGEOUS! Every person we talked to at Air Maui was amazing helpful and friendly. The kids LOVED the ride. Really a wonderful experience for all of us!” - zagster
“My husband and 3 children went and said this was a GREAT tour (they took the whole island tour). They saw waterfalls, the two volcanoes, valleys, whales, and more. The staff could not have been nicer and my family enjoyed their very experienced woman pilot who talked to my children about aviation careers! We have done a LOT on this trip (Pearl Harbor tour on Oahu, surf lessons, scuba diving, luau) and this was my 17 year old son's favorite thing.” - Okcaggie
“We just took a helicopter ride with our 8 and 10 year old children, and it was an excellent experience from start to finish - particularly the helicopter pilot/guide. She really made it for us. Had a great personality, a vast knowledge of the region, and did just a great job talking us through the history of what we were seeing, the natural elements, etc. They also have a 100% safety record, which made us feel a lot better about doing it - especially with our children.” - JillB520
At Air Maui, we work hard to provide the best experience for all of our guests from 0-100+!
Book online through our tours page or call us at (808) 877-7005 if you have any questions!