Maui’s unique environment is a haven for outdoor adventurers. To really appreciate and respect nature, we recommend taking a few guided tours or practicing the best practices as you explore on your own. During whale-watching season, there are a handful of local organizations that take visitors out on boat tours. Get out on the water yourself to watch the whales breach from a respectful distance.
Other ecological wonders lie at the summit of Haleakala. This unique environment is not only home to Hawaii’s state bird, the Nene, but also boasts the occasional Haleakala Silversword, a rare succulent. The Kula Botanical Garden is another eco-tourism destination where visitors can view and learn more about Maui’s indigenous flora.