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Best things to do in Maalaea Bay

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Aquarium
“This is a smaller Aquarium but it is full of all the local species of fish and other animals you will see in the ocean surrounding you on Maui. I love all the exhibits and my grandchildren love going here!”
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Travel Agency
“Simply the best operator for seeing whales and not getting wet in the process. They also have the best trained naturalists onboard to give you a brief education on the whale migration to Maui. Only available from December thru April.”
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Natural Feature
“Maalaea Harbor has many excursions including snorkle trips, fishing excusions, whale watching, dinner cruises.”
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Restaurant
“A Maui favorite! great food and drink with nightly entertainment! Try the Big Kahuna - only order one as there is plenty for two!”
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Art Gallery
“Great breakfasts and many items for ready made lunch, snacks, burger and fries etc.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great little spot for fresh produce, local baked goods, and fresh spreads/sauces/dips. Only open M-F, approx 8-4. Bring cash or use ATM next door at ABC Store.”
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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.”
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Convenience Store
“Good for whatever, gifts for the folks back home & everything in between, but expensive.”
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Point of Interest
“Spend an hour with the club rowing traditional longboats - Tuesday & Thursday mornings.”
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Convenience Store
“Located right next door to our complex you will find the essentials like milk and bread plus some deli sandwiches and spirits.”
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Food
“If you get hungry while in Ma'alaea, you can't go wrong with the sandwiches in this local-bar-style place.”
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Point of Interest
“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.”
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Park
“Kealia Pond is host to over 30 species of birds and the refuge has walking trails and a coastal boardwalk in Maui's largest wetland area. Check their website for guided bird walk schedules, visitor center hours and so on.”
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Store
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Travel Agency
“Probably the most popular and respected tour operator on Maui. Trilogy offers awesome ocean excursions year-round! ”
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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.”
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