If you want to see a jellyfish on Maui, the only smart place to do so is at the Maui Ocean Center. Catching up with one of these creatures in the wild is not recommended, and the always available antidote to their painful sting might be a little more traumatizing than the initial encounter with the jellyfish. Your options are limited, and you either get a friend to urinate on the wound, or you learn to carry a supply of meat tenderizer and antihistamine tablets.
If you’re interested in seeing some ‘jaws’ as well, the shark tunnel at the Maui Ocean Center is great and highly recommended. One of the best treats though is planning a sleepover with these predators. Every once in a while the aquarium has a night where you can sleep in the tunnel and watch how the sharks behave after the daytime visitors go home. It brings new meaning to the phrase, “Sleeping with the Fish”. One of these days, we’ll have to actually swim with the sharks in the tank, but for now, I’ll keep my feet dry.