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Snorkeling Equipment: All You Need To Know

Snorkeling Equipment: All You Need To Know

  If you're interested in snorkeling, it's important to know what equipment you'll need before hitting the beach. In this blog post, we will discuss all the basic equipment you need for a great snorkeling experience. We'll cover everything from masks and fins to...

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Lahaina Skate Park – One of many things to do on Maui

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.

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How Clean Is Your Snorkel Gear?

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.

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How To Take Your Phone Paddle Boarding

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.

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Historic Mala Wharf

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.  

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Should You Kayak or Paddle Board on Maui?

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...

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Where To Stay On Maui

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.

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Should You Kayak or Paddle Board on Maui?

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....

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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...

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Post Pandemic Maui

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. 

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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...

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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...

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Local Art on Maui

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...

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Reef Safe Sunscreen

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...

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Top 5 Animal Activities for Kids

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?)

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Learn How to SUP on Maui!

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.

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Doors Off Island Helicopter Tour

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,...

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Kupanaha, The Best Maui Magic and Comedy Show

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.

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Kauai Kayak Adventure

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...

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Whale Season is Coming to an End

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...

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Molokini Snorkel Tour

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...

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Best Places to Snorkel on Maui

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...

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Best Snorkeling Tips for Every Level

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...

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Walk in bike rentals now available!

Lots of construction means lots of changes – We now offer walk in bike rentals and repair! Construction is coming to an end and life is returning to normal here at Boss Frog’s Bike Shop. We just received an order of Cannondale road bikes which our bike mechanics are...

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Morning Maui Bike Ride

Chris Mosk and I did a great Maui bike ride from Lahaina to Wailuku this morning. This is a 40 mile round trip ride. It’s excellent if your goal is to do a nice flat ride. It starts in Lahaina, goes south towards Maalaea Harbor then heads north to Wailuku. Today was...

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Cycle to the Sun

I know this is late, however I want to say a little something about the Cycle to the Sun bike race on Maui, Hawaii. It’s a 36 mile, 10k feet climb from Paia to the summit of Haleakala Crater. It is an awesome Maui bike ride. It starts at about 6am in Paia, right off...

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Skyline Trail – Rides again

The Skyline trail is so popular and with good reason. It starts at the top of the world on Maui’s sleeping giant and second largest mountain in the world, Haleakala! Enjoy a 5 minute Skyline trail tour with great music from surfgirl1977. And when your done check out...

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Fuji Aero SST a look at the bike

From youtube user radiodinner comes a closer look at the Fuji Aero SST 3.0. This ride will delight you, it is top of the line in performance and comfort. But don’t let the video placate you… come ride one now or reserve it for your vacation here on Maui!

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Haleakala Ride

Enjoy a leisurely ride down or a grueling climb to the top or both if your up for it but be very careful. The road up Haleakala is the steepest road ascent in the world to 10,000 feet and climbing it to swiftly can result in serious altitude sickness if you aren’t...

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Strolling, Cruising, Chill rides

Two of the best possible rides aren’t with a road bike or mountain bike at all. Indeed, if you just want to chill, maybe even beating automobile traffic and enjoy a lazy day in the sultry summer sun of Maui try a beach cruiser for a day in Lahaina or Kihei. You can...

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La Perouse – a Seaside Ride

You can ride form Kihei to La Perouse or from Lahaina if you are experienced. It is a beautiful ride no matter how far you come. If you do start from Lahaina, you’ll cross the Pali. Be sure to stop at a lookout or two, the vistas are wide and the air is fresh, often...

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Iao Valley

If you’ve powered the other trails and are just looking for some casual riding or are looking for a lovely place to picnic while you do the West Maui Loop (as you are an expert rider) you can always take a breather up in Iao Valley (See Map). In the heat of summer,...

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Out Grandma’s Way

Someone may refer you to the destination Out Grandma’s Way or to Ulupalakua as a great biking destination while your on Maui. Grandma’s Coffee house is indeed an excellent destination and many road bikers stop there before turning around or going farther out toward...

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Maui biking West Maui Loop

Whats up everyone. We did the west maui loop last Saturday. Took us about 3:30. It was a great day. Very little wind and lots of sunshine. We went with a small group of people. Pony and I rode pretty strong. Here are some pics and a video.

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Organized Maui Road Rides

Anyone out there interested in going on organized Maui road bike rides on the weekends. I want to start a forum where people can get together and communicate and hook up for bike rides. Any comments? Check out this vid of the West Maui Loop on Youtube.

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Maui Bike Ride, West Maui Loop

Whats up everyone. I did the West Maui Loop Bike Ride again this past Saturday, January 22nd. I started out in Lahaina with my friends Chris and Bruce. It was a great day for a Maui bike ride. Very little clouds in the sky, and light trade winds. It took me about 3.5...

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Haleakala Skyline Trail in Maui

On a gorgeous Maui day on the skyline Ridge trail, you can see Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa jutting up through the clouds well over 100 miles away across the deep blue Pacific ocean on the big island of Hawaii. This trail is all about fantastic views. On the drive up you...

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Makawao Forest Reserve Map

Makawao Forest Reserve mountain biking directions and map Directions to the Makawao Forest Reserve from Kmart, near Kahului airport: From Kmart, Head East on Hana Hwy, State Hwy 36 towards Haleakala. Turn right at Haleakala Hwy, State Hwy 37. Turn left on Makawao Ave....

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