10 Fun Facts About Jellyfish

10 Fun Facts About Jellyfish

There are two schools of thought when it comes to jellyfish. When seen in an aquarium, like the fabulous Maui Ocean Center, they are stunningly beautiful. Watching them glow and glide is a sight to behold. On the other hand, when you’re wading waist deep in the ocean and spot a jellyfish, your first thought is usually to high tail it out of the water like you’ve just seen Jaws. It’s true the sting of some jellyfish can be nasty. Generally, though, Maui’s waters are pretty clear of the largest stinging jellies. On the Hawaii Ocean Project Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin Tour, we avoid snorkel locations with stinging jellyfish. Here are 10 fun facts about jellyfish…

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Top 10 Romantic Things To Do On Maui

Top 10 Romantic Things To Do On Maui

Just being on Maui can be pretty darn romantic. All you need to do is step outside and all five of your senses will light up. Hearing the ocean, smelling the flowers, seeing the palm trees, touching the sand and tasting the ono (delicious) food sets you up for a romantic vacation that you’ll never forget. Here is our breakdown of the top 10 most romantic activities on Maui.

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Mysterious Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Found in Hawaii

Mysterious Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Found in Hawaii

A rare dolphin-whale hybrid is swimming in the waters of Hawaii. Marine researcher Dr. Robin Baird**, of the non-profit Cascadia Research Collective, told The Garden Isle this hybrid is a “most unusual finding”. The hybrid has been given the scientific name steno bredanensis by the researchers.

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Fish Guide for Snorkeling Maui

Fish Guide for Snorkeling Maui

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Achilles Tang
These blackfish have a distinctive orange patch near the tail and some seriously beautiful orange, white, and blue stripes that look like they were painted on. Growing to 10 inches long, the Achilles Tang can be found in surge zones, along rocky shores and coral reefs. While you should always try to keep a respectful distance from fish while snorkeling, it’s especially true of the Achilles Tang, as their tails consist of sharp spines that can cause deep wounds.

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Where to Snorkel on Maui

Where to Snorkel on Maui

Maui holds some of the worlds best beaches. These beaches are a place for numerous fun activities, and one of the most popular is to explore what is going on underneath the water. Of course, some spots are better than others when it comes to snorkeling. Here’s our list of the best snorkeling locations on the island.

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Best Fast Food Restaurants on Maui – HOP to it

Best Fast Food Restaurants on Maui – HOP to it

Sure, Maui has the standard fast food restaurants: McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Burger King, etc. But Maui also has Hawaii-based fast food joints if you want a quick meal with more of a local flavor. Since we’re only including restaurants with two or more locations, we won’t include our favorite hamburger shop, Teddy’s Bigger Burger in Lahaina. Here are our five favorite Hawaii-based fast food restaurants.

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Top Maui Hostels – HOP to it

Top Maui Hostels – HOP to it

In a vacation paradise with some of the finest resorts in the world, finding a cheap place to stay on Maui isn’t always an easy task. If you’re traveling alone or with another person or even a small group, though, one cost-effective place to look is hostels. Maui has a few well placed hostels that are very reasonably priced and fun! Here’s a sampling of the top hostels on Maui, broken down by area…

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Top 10 Movies Filmed in Hawaii

Top 10 Movies Filmed in Hawaii

The number of movies set in Hawaii are numerous, but the actual number of films shot in Hawaii is enormous. Why the disparity? Many of the films shot here are using Hawaii as a fictional backdrop or stand-in for a different place. Using TV as an example, “Hawaii 5-0” is shot on and is based on Oahu. Meanwhile, “Lost” was shot in Hawaii, but on the show the mysterious island is definitely not Hawaii (though there were a few episodes where Hawaii is used as a locale). With that in mind, here are our top 10 favorite movies shot in Hawaii, some we’re guessing, you didn’t realize were filmed here.

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Best Beer, Wine and Distillery Tours on Maui

Best Beer, Wine and Distillery Tours on Maui

Maui may be a relatively small island, but it boasts five of the biggest adult beverage producers. Whether your tastes favor beer, wine, vodka, whiskey or rum, there’s a tour for you. Most of the tours are child-friendly, but you’ll want to ask before booking if you’re planning on bringing your kids. Here are five tours to take while on Maui, listed alphabetically.

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Best Beaches On Maui for Every Occasion

Best Beaches On Maui for Every Occasion

On Maui, we’re blessed with beaches for all occasions. Whether you like to body surf, build sand castles or play with your kids in the shallow surf, Maui has you covered. Here is a rundown of the best beaches for every type of beachgoer.

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