One of the most sought after activities while visiting the island is to get out on the water. Whether you're coming from the coast of the mainland in the states or from the middle of a cornfield in Iowa, you can't beat the ocean off the coast of Maui. Humpback whales come from thousands of miles away to play in the Maui Nui Basin during its winter months, which is something many people have in common with this majestic creature. Whether you're in the water or on the water, no trip is complete without having gone out on one of these excursions. There are a handful of options for getting out on the ocean.