The Top Wheel-Chair Accessible Activities In Maui


There are on average about twenty-five million individuals worldwide that have mobility issues, but this will not have to stand in their way of vacationing in the Valley Isle. There are numerous wheelchair accessible activities all over the island. Once arriving in Maui, it is worth knowing that all the Maui public buses can be accessed with a wheelchair. If you are considering car rental, there are various companies that have wheelchair accessible cars for rent. Maui falls under the jurisdiction of the Americans with Disabilities act; therefore, all escalators must be accompanied by a corresponding elevator, just as stairs must a corresponding ramp. When you are looking to book accommodation, we recommend calling beforehand to see which condos, resorts and hotels have ADA compliant rooms available. Here are a few suggestions of wheelchair-friendly activities that you can consider when vacationing in Maui.

Helicopter Tour – one of the best things to do is booking a helicopter tour with sunshine helicopters to see Maui from above. They have a wheelchair lift available. 

Maui Ocean Centre – This Maui aquarium is the perfect location for spending a relaxing day while watching the ocean life of the Maui ocean. This wheelchair accessible ocean center have numerous interesting things to do and see, for instance, Hammerhead Harbor, Turtle Lagoon, and Sea Jelly Gallery. Remember, there are various Maui Vacation equipment rentals available in Maui, including wheelchairs, Camping and Hiking gear, baby equipment rentals, etc.


Whale Watching – even though the ocean vessels in Maui is not legally required to be ADA compliant, some boats provide accommodations. An excellent way of seeing the whales up close while enjoying a relaxing boat ride is taking the ferry from Lahaina to Lana’I, the neighboring island which is also wheelchair accessible. 

Haleaka – there is no other activity that is equally thrilling than watching the sunrise from above the 10000 feet volcano. You can make the winding trip to the top and watch how the skies are changing above the clouds. Remember to bring warm clothes, a camera, and your placard. There is handicap parking at the summit. 

Road to Hana – You can take a stunning tour through the twining rainforest of the renowned Road to Hana. Polynesian Adventure Tours have buses with lifts for wheelchair access. 

Luau – There are various Luau options to select from, including the more popular ones like, The feast at Lele, the Grand Luau at Honua’ula, Old Lahaina Luau, Kaanapali Westin Luau, and Hyatt Luau Drums of the Pacific.

Visit The Beautiful Beaches – Kamaole I Beach in Kihei, Kaanapali Beach, and Wailea Beach are all excellent wheelchair accessible beaches. Kamaole I even provide a free wheelchair to use on the beach on a first come, first serve arrangement, which can be found at the lifeguard tower.  

Sugar Cane Train – a relaxing activity if you want to enjoy a peaceful afternoon in West Maui. It is fitted with a wheelchair lift and provides stunning views of historic Lahaina town, and Kaanapali.

Wine Tasting – you can travel along the scenic route to visit Maui Wine in Upcountry and explore the delicious wines this part of Hawaii has on offer. 

Shopping – Wheelchair accessible shopping can be done at Whalers Village as well as Front Street in Lahaina, or you can visit The Shops at Wailea.

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