Recent Blog Posts
Snorkeling at Kahekili (Airport) Beach
After a few stormy winter weeks here on Maui, the sun finally made its return! This long awaited sunny weather had me craving a snorkeling adventure. But not just any snorkeling… I wanted to experience some of the very best snorkeling on Maui! Luckily I knew where to...
Snorkeling at Ahihi-Kinau Reserve
Ahihi-Kinau Bay is a protected marine reserve known for clear water and an abundance of tropical fish and marine life.
Snorkeling at Olowalu
Located just off the highway on the way to Lahaina, is one of the best snorkeling locations on Maui. Here you’ll find over 100 acres of beautiful white sand beaches, stunning coral reefs, and abundant marine life. Olowalu is known as Maui’s biggest and most thriving coral reef system. It is home to a plethora of different marine animals, including fish, green sea turtles, manta rays, eels, and even (friendly) black-tip reef sharks.
Snorkeling at Black Rock
Located at the end of Ka’anapali Beach lies one of the best beginner snorkeling spots on Maui. The snorkel area is incredibly easy to access, teeming with marine life and is also known as one of the best places to cliff jump on Maui. The convenient location in...
Snorkel With Sea Turtles
Keawakapu Beach is one of the best places to snorkel with sea turtles on Maui and to watch the spectacular sunset
Snorkeling at Ulua Beach
It was a gorgeous mid-October day in Hawaii, and I wanted to go snorkeling at a good location on Maui that wasn’t too crowded. I originally planned to go to the west side of the island (Lahaina) to snorkel, but due to the high surf (winter swells of 6ft +) snorkeling...
Slaughterhouse Beach Snorkeling
Slaughterhouse, otherwise known as Mokule’ia Beach, is one of the best places to snorkel on Maui because it is a protected reef with thriving aquatic life.
Honolua Bay Snorkeling Adventure
It was a perfect day for snorkeling on the west side of Maui. Ok, so Hawai'i is always beautiful, but on this day it was especially so! I grabbed the essentials: my mask & fin rentals, reef-safe sunscreen (to protect the coral), a towel, GoPro and a cute swimsuit....
Paddleboarding On Maui
Paddleboarding, also known as SUP (stand up paddle) is a fantastic ocean activity and a fun way to explore Maui. View marine life from the standup position allows for a clearer view below the surface that you would get from a kayak. Paddleboarding is also much easier...
Ocean Paddleboarding: Everything You Should Know
If you're looking for a new and exciting way to get active, paddleboarding in the ocean is a great option! But before you hit the waves, there are some things you need to know. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about ocean paddleboarding,...
Dangerous Marine Life
The crystal clear clarity, warm temperature and vast array of exotic creatures make Hawaii one of the best places to snorkel, snuba or scuba dive. Before you descend, take a look at our list of the top ten most dangerous marine life.
Maui Transportation: The Advantages of Electric Bikes
If you’re looking for a way to get around Maui, electric bikes are great. In this blog post, we cover why electric bikes are perfect for getting around Maui.
Can Electric Bikes Handle Uphill Climbs?
Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular every day. In this blog post, we answer your questions about uphill climbs on electric bikes and much more.
Lahaina Skate Park – One of many things to do on Maui
Looking for new things to do in Maui? After at least 12 years of hard lobbying and planning, Lahaina has added one more activity to the long list of things to do in Maui. For just under a year now, the gates of West Maui Skate Park have been open, and the local skate enthusiasts haven’t missed a single opportunity to drop in.
How Clean Is Your Snorkel Gear?
Renting beach and snorkeling gear is a great way to save money and inspire vacation adventures. By carrying your own gear, you are free to explore at your own pace, plan a snorkeling induced beach hop at some of Maui’s best beaches or jump in somewhere unexpected along the way. Concerned about germs? You’re not alone! Nobody wants to swap spit with the last or the next vacationer.
Hybrid Bikes: What Are They And When To Use One
Hybrid bikes are a combination of mountain and road bikes, which makes them ideal for both commuting and recreational use. Read on to learn more about hybrid bikes.
Life Jackets, Flotation Belts, and other PFDs for Snorkeling
When it comes to snorkeling, there are a couple of main options for flotation devices: a belt, a jacket, or a snorkeling vest. Read on to learn which one is right for you.
How To Take Your Phone Paddle Boarding
Paddleboarding is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy a nice day on the water. If you’re looking to take your phone with you are in the right place. This article explains all the ways you can bring your phone out there and take some fantastic photos.
Historic Mala Wharf
The unfortunate construction of a wharf unsafe for its original purpose has created one of the best snorkel and scuba diving sites on Maui. Just past the historic town of Lahaina you’ll find surfers, snorkelers, scuba divers, sailors and fisherman all enjoying ocean recreation at Mala Wharf.
Whale Watching By Paddle Board
From November through May, over ten thousand humpback whales migrate to the waters off Hawaii. They are here to mate and to birth their young, but they seem to be having a lot of fun while they’re at it. There is an electricity around the ocean during the peak season...
Humuhumunukunukuapua’a: The Official State Fish of Hawaii
Did you know that the official state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapua'a? This unique fish is found in the waters around Hawaii and can be recognized by its long, snout-like nose. In this blog post, we will discuss how it became the official state fish of...
Romantic Things To Do On Maui
Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, Valentines Day or just life in general, we’ve compiled the top 10 most romantic things to do on Maui together.
Should You Kayak or Paddle Board on Maui?
If you are looking for the perfect water sport to enjoy in Maui, there are two different options that come to mind. The first is kayaking which allows you to explore the waters off Maui from a seated position. The second option is paddleboarding, which provides you...
Celebrate the Holidays in Hawaii
However you choose to spend your holidays in Hawaii, there is no lack of joyous events or activities to entertain the entire family.
What’s the Better Tide For Snorkeling: High or Low Tide
While snorkeling can be affected by several different variables such as wind, rain, and wave conditions. Another consideration when planning the time for your snorkeling adventures may be the tide. This brings up the question "Is high or low tide better for...
All Things Ukulele on Maui
The sweet strum of the ukulele has become synonymous with Hawaii and the spirit of Aloha. The sound alone can induce the sort of relaxation associated with a long awaited tropical vacation to paradise. Like many elements of Hawaii's melting pot culture, the instrument...
What Is The Best Time Of Day To Go Snorkeling In Hawaii?
Snorkeling is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in the ocean, so much so that it has devotees of all ages from all over the world. Hawaii is, of course, one of the most popular snorkeling spots in the world. The 8 major islands that make up the state and the...
Bike, Hike & Snorkel South Maui
Today was the day we would learn to ride an electric bike and have an epic Maui adventure on the self led bike, hike and snorkel South Maui tour. Don’t let the word ‘tour’ throw you off, this was very much a self led adventure.
How Long Does It Take To Bike Around West Maui?
West Maui is a beautiful place to visit. It has amazing scenery, beaches, and sunsets. West Maui is also known for its many biking trails that make for an excellent day trip or weekend excursion. The West Maui Loop encompasses the head of Maui. While you can start...
Where To Stay On Maui
The valley isle is well known for its climate diversity, incredible scenery and huge variety of vacation activities on, off and in the ocean. Where you choose to stay can determine the ease at which you accomplished your vacation goals. Here are some important considerations to help decide where to stay on Maui.
Best Maui Bike Rides To Try During Your Visit
Spending leisure time outside is one of the best ways to unwind and have fun. This is especially true for outdoorsy travelers or adventure-seekers because there are a lot of activities you can do if you're looking to get out of the house and into paradise. Maui is...
Maui Budget Vacation
there are many ways to reduce the cost of a trip to Maui. Here are our top 10 tips for a fun AND inexpensive Maui budget vacation.
Where To Paddle Board In Maui
Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian islands, is known for scenic tropical beaches. What people might not know is that Maui is a fantastic tropical destination for watersports and outdoor recreation. Specifically, Maui is a fantastic place to go to paddle board....
You may come into contact with a variety of unusual and fascinating animals in Hawaii. We’ve listed 12 of the most common Hawaiian wildlife for a quick fact reference to impress your vacation companions.
Great Beginner Surfing Beaches in Maui
The island of Maui in Hawaii is practically synonymous with surfing! That’s hardly surprising, given the countless surf beaches in the area. For beginner and experienced surfers alike, Maui is, in many ways, the surf capital of the world. Native Hawaiians consider...
Post Pandemic Maui
The freedom to travel has opened the gates for those businesses reliant on island visitors and vacationers are celebrating long awaited air travel to paradise. Tour operators are reporting high demand while activities such as luaus and boat trips are continuing to operate at a reduced capacity. These tours are consequently sold out months in advance.
Should You Buy Or Rent Snorkel Gear In Hawaii
Are you planning a snorkeling trip to Hawaii? There are many perfect snorkeling spots on Maui and all of the other islands, all of which could make for the perfect undersea adventure. Of course, you will need the proper gear to enjoy the experience to the fullest....
Maui Vacation 2021
Many visitors are encountering a lack of transportation options on the island. Avoid vacation stress with our vacation planning tips for 2021.
How Fast Do Electric Bikes Go?
Are you planning on renting an electric bike or maybe even buying one? Whether you want one for a quick and easy way to get around town or run errands, or you need more power for long-distance rides, an electric bike is a convenient and affordable alternative to...
How Long Should A Paddle Board Be?
While surfing may be intimidating to some, paddle boarding is a sport almost anyone can enjoy. This activity doesn’t need a ton of equipment. Plus, paddle board rentals can be found near many beaches throughout the islands. Paddle boarding is a popular activity among...
Local Art on Maui
Maui is home to many creators of local art. Culture and tradition lives on in the practice of paintings, carvings, textiles, music and dance. Experiencing local art on Maui in any of these forms is an ideal way to appreciate Hawaii in an authentic and culturally...
Going Coconuts in Hawaii
For all that I thought I knew, I actually had no idea. My quest to go 'Coconuts in Hawaii' unveiled the legacy of this precious and most versatile plant. A Little History of Coconuts in Hawaii If I were stranded on a desert island with only one plant, I now know...
ATV Tour With Maui Off-Road Adventures
There’s nothing quite like a smiling through a mouthful of dust and mud. What at first glance might look like the seasons latest lip color trend is actually evidence of some serious off road ATV tour bliss. The engines were loud enough that fellow ATV-ers couldn’t...
Healthy in Hawaii
Hawaii is consistently ranked as the happiest AND the healthiest state in America, for good reason. Fueled by the freshest local ingredients and natural vitamins, the most secluded island chain in the world is overflowing with ways to achieve those resolutions for...
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Some of the most beautiful sights in Hawaii lay just below the surface of the ocean. Exploring the underwater world and viewing the tropical marine life that thrives in it is one of the best reasons to visit the Aloha state. Will you experience it snorkeling, scuba...
Hawaiian pineapples are an iconic symbol of the islands and it seems like they’ve gotten even more trendy as of late, the image or illustration being representative of a laid back tropical lifestyle and inducing some serious vacation vibes. There’s nothing...
Eating Local In Hawaii
The Hawaiian island chain is essentially a series of dormant and active volcanoes that continue to shift and grow due to their location above a ‘hot spot’ on the earth’s tectonic plates. Lava becomes the land and the soil is filled with one of nature’s most...
Historic Lahaina Town By Electric Bike
Lahaina town is one of the most bike friendly towns on the island of Maui (possibly in Hawaii) with plenty of worthy stops along Front Street to shop, eat and hit happy hour for one of those famous Mai Tais. Our mission today, however, is to soak up some of...
The History of Hula
The History of Hula Since the dawn of time Mankind has had a need. A need for entertainment. A need for social interaction. A need for artistic expression. And when music hits the ears these needs are transformed into a compulsion for rhythmic...
Interesting Facts About Hawaii Sand
Hawaii Sand: There is no place in the world more synonymous with the beach than Hawaii, and this honor is well deserved. Hawaii is home to hundreds of beaches in every size, shape, and most notably: color. Each of these uniquely colorful coastlines...
Stand Up Paddle Boarding: A Beginner’s Guide
Aloha from Boss Frog's! We're one of the Hawaiian Islands' favorite places to rent stand up paddle boards (SUPs), surfboards, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and bicycles. We've also got the hookup when it comes to discount activities, including learning how...
Sea Turtle Snorkel Tales
Do you dream of snorkeling with a sea turtle in Hawaii? Enjoy these real-life stories of spending time with Hawaiian honu, including guidelines and a turtle video!
The Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital – Kona’s Ke Kai Ola
This amazing Kona facility works with the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. What might bring a patient to this hospital, and how does one treat this marine mammal? Find out right here!
Top 10 Humpback Whale Facts You May Not Know
One of the main reasons people visit Hawaii during the Northern Hemisphere's winter months is to see the humpback whales who migrate from up north. We have awesome naturalists on our boats who will tell you all sorts of interesting humpback whale facts. In...
Top 5 Animal Activities for Kids
If you’re an animal lover like we are, Maui is a great island to visit. Today we’re going to tell you about the Top 5 Animal Activities we offer. We have humpback whales to watch through the winter. There are fish to swim with year round. You can take a leisurely horseback ride through the central valley. You and your children can pet and feed miniature horses. And there’s always the awesome coral collection and shark tank at the aquarium! (Who could forget sharks?)
Learn How to SUP on Maui!
So you want to get out in the waves but you don’t have a board. Not a problem. Here at Boss Frog’s we have boards of all shapes and sizes. We have short boards, long boards, epoxy soft top boards, fiberglass performance boards, stand up paddle boards, wood and fiberglass skim boards, and last but not least, boogie boards. Like I said-all shapes and sizes.
Check out Hawaiian Sea Life in the Underwater World of Maui’s Ocean Center
If you’re visiting Maui with your family, chances are, you want to check out our awesome sea life. Depending on the age of your kids, there are a couple ways to do this. You can snorkel from the shore, take a charter boat to an exciting snorkel destination...
Doors Off Island Helicopter Tour
Every once in awhile, everything goes your way and awesome opportunities just come your way. Last week I was asked to go on an island helicopter tour of Maui. Did you read that correctly? HELICOPTER TOUR! Well of course I said I would love to, and yes,...
Kupanaha, The Best Maui Magic and Comedy Show
If you’re looking for a fun thing to do on Maui, you’re search has ended. After doing almost every activity the island has to offer, I have found Kupanaha to be the funniest and most entertaining of them all. Not only is Kupanaha an award winning magic show, it also includes a delicious dinner, open bar, hula show, and a history of the famous magicians who visited Maui.
Kauai Kayak Adventure
Kauai Kayak Adventure This week we are featuring a Kauai activity. Why? Because I just went to Kauai, did said activity, and think you should do it too. It’s easy. The company is called Hanalei Kayaks and they are (yep you guesses it) in Hanalei. If you are...
Whale Season is Coming to an End
Maui Humpback Whale Watching Rocks Da Boat! It’s been a good season, but all of our beautiful whale friends are heading back to their summer homes. Most of them will be traveling to Alaska where food is plentiful and they can fatten up before returning...
Molokini Snorkel Tour
It’s that time of year again. The season of the South Swell. And while this might be good news for all the surfers out there who can now walk right out their front door to catch a wave here on the West Side, it’s not so great for us snorkelers. The same...
Best Places to Snorkel on Maui
Best Places to Snorkel on Maui Maui offers so many exceptionally fun activities, but snorkeling seems to take the cake for most visitors. And while most snorkeling sites are fine, we have the inside scoop on the 5-star spots that will make your snorkeling adventure...
Best Snorkeling Tips for Every Level
Best Snorkeling Tips for Every Level Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t have your degree in snorkolology when you come to Hawaii! There are a few tips that will make you look like a pro, even if this is your first underwater rodeo!#1 Make friends with your mask If...