Activity selections can be made through your registration profile beginning on Wednesday, March 15.

The IRF is pleased to announce that activity options have been confirmed for Friday, June 16. IRF activity selections offer Invitational attendees the opportunity to participate in some of Maui’s finest destination experiences first hand. Friday activity selections include: 

Activity information is subject to change. Please review the information below carefully prior to selecting your Friday activity. 

 

24TH ANNUAL EDUCATION INVITATIONAL IRF GOLF TOURNAMENT & AWARDS CEREMONY
Sponsored by WorldStar/Amstar 

Location: Wailea Golf Club – Wailea Gold Course | Capacity: 144 golfers

The home course of The Champions Skins Game from 2001 to 2007, the 7,078-yard Wailea Gold is a masterfully designed layout. Its strategic and rugged design takes advantage of the terrain’s natural undulations and phenomenal ocean vistas, but four to six tee boxes built into every hole makes it a suitable track for virtually every player.

Shortly after opening in 1994, the Wailea Gold was named by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the country’s 10 best new resort courses. It was also hailed as one of the world’s best designed courses by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler in the magazine’s first golf resorts poll.

In more recent years, the Gold Course has collectively been honored dozens of times by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Golfweek, Gayot and Zagat. Local readers of The Maui News voted it one of their top choices in the “Best Golf Course” category.

The Wailea Gold was created by architect Robert Trent Jones II, and has been called a “thinking player’s course,” offering a true test of one’s golf skills. Strategy and finesse are important to playing the Gold well, and the course’s intriguing risk-reward choices makes it possible to use every club in your bag.

Perhaps the most difficult hazards on the Wailea Gold, however, are the distracting island views. Gold #8 is a prime example. This par-3 beauty has golfers teeing off toward an unbeatable view of the ocean and little Molokini, a crescent shaped islet and one of Maui’s most popular snorkeling spots. Juxtaposed between the tee boxes and the fairway is a dark papohaku wall, and the verdant green is ringed by coconut trees and a sparkling white bunker. It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque Hawaiian vista.

The day will include the 18-Hole Straight Scramble Tournament, followed by Awards Ceremony/Reception. Lunch will be provided on the course.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Rental equipment will be available at the course – please note during Registration whether you are in need of rental clubs and what type. If you are bringing your own clubs, please be sure to use your IRF Golf Tag (distributed in your pre-trip package closer to the event).

Suggested Attire:
Men - Collared shirt (required) & Bermuda-length shorts or slacks (no t-shirts, tank tops, jeans, cut-offs, jogging shorts or swimwear); hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended
Women -  Golf shirt or blouse of a style appropriate for golf (required), and shorts, skirt, culottes or slacks (no tank tops, halter tops, exercise wear, jeans, jogging shorts, cut-offs or swimwear).  Sleeveless golf shirts are permitted.


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Wailea Golf Club is pleased to offer the following discounts to IRF Invitational attendees from June 10-17:

Gold or Emerald Course
$125 + tax
50% off rental clubs

 Blue Course
$100 + tax
50% off rental clubs

Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance by calling 808-875-7450 ext. 1.  The caller should indicate they are with IRF, and be prepared to provide their contact information as well as a credit card to hold the reservation.  

 


 

 

MOLOKINI SNORKEL SAIL WITH ALI’I NUI 
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events

Location: Molokini | Capacity: 60 Participants


Set sail on a luxury snorkeling excursion on the Ali’i Nui catamaran to two of Maui’s most vibrant reefs, Molokini Crater and Turtle Arches in South Maui. Molokini, a crescent-shaped caldera that is over 10,000 years old, is a protected marine sanctuary where you’ll find untouched beauty and marine life in abundance.

To enhance your experience, Ali’i Nui provides trained water specialists, guided snorkel safaris, premium snorkel gear, boogie boards with viewers for flotation, water noodles, wet suit tops, optical masks and four heated fresh water showers.

Molokini is sheltered by the 10,023 foot peak of Haleakala and the neighbor island of Kahoolawe, therefore, the waters can typically be calm and clear especially in the early morning hours ... perfect snorkeling – for beginners and for the advanced.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Snorkel equipment and towels will be provided. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and alcoholic beverages will be provided on board the boat.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants must sign an activity waiver form, which will be provided on board the vehicle on the day of the activity. 

Suggested Attire: Swimsuit, resort wear/cover up; hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended. Please be sure to bring your I.D. with you on the activity.

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HALEAKALA BICYCLE DOWNHILL DAY JOURNEY WITH MOUNTAIN RIDERS
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events

Location: Haleakala | Capacity: 24 participants

This awesome day journey adventure begins with a van tour to the Summit of Haleakala. Guides share the history of Haleakala, its geology and an explanation of rare plants and animals found only on Maui. Upon arrival at the House of the Sun Visitor’s Center, guests will be escorted to the rim of the Crater to view the interior of the world’s largest dormant volcano.

The tour proceeds to the 6,500-foot level of Haleakala where participants are expertly fitted to their bicycles and begin their 25-mile bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala, continuing through the switchbacks and Haleakala Ranch. The ride of a lifetime continues down through Kula, Makawao and to the Pacific Ocean ending at Paia Bay Beach Park.

PLEASE NOTE: Any scuba diving must occur 24 hours prior enjoying this tour. Riders must be 5’ in height and/or be able to reach the pedals comfortably and be over 21 years old. The weight limit is a maximum of 280 pounds. This tour is not recommended for beginners; and pregnant women are not able to participate. Smoking is not allowed on this tour. All participants must sign an activity waiver form, which will be provided on board the vehicle on the day of the activity.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Biking equipment, full nylon suits, insulated gloves, and helmets are included; emergency first responder certified guides and tour van will be present throughout the excursion. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Suggested Attire: Riders are encouraged to dress in layers. It is also recommended that guests wear long pants, a light sweatshirt, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses or protective eyewear. It can be 30 or more degrees colder at the summit of Haleakala than at the resort. As the morning warms, and riders come down the hill, extra clothing can be left in the escort van that follows each group of riders. Shoes must be closed-toed, i.e. tennis shoes, etc.

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SUNRISE AT THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA ADVENTURE WITH POLYNESIAN ADVENTURE TOURS
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events

Location: Haleakala | Capacity: 20 participants

Don’t leave Maui without viewing the beautiful sunrise at the summit of Mount Haleakala! This is one of the most well-known things to do in Maui; we will travel by mini-coach up the 38-mile ascent to the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakala, the summit’s dormant volcano.

From your vantage point, view the Big Island of Hawaii from Maui! Witness before your eyes the kaleidoscope of changing colors of Haleakala from rich brown to a vivid red and see the magnificent Silversword plant found nowhere else in the world.

Set your alarm and get ready to dress warmly as you prepare to make the 38-mile trip up to the summit of the volcano. The temperature stays around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the sight of the sun rising from 10,000 feet above sea level will soon warm you up.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants must sign an activity waiver form, which will be provided on board the vehicle on the day of the activity.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Early-riser coffee and mid-morning breakfast are included, as is admission to Haleakala National Park.

Suggested Attire: Participants are encouraged to dress in layers. It is also recommended that guests wear long pants, a light sweatshirt, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. It can be 30 or more degrees colder at the summit of Haleakala than at the resort. Shoes must be closed-toed, i.e. tennis shoes, etc.

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RAPELLING WATERFALL ADVENTURE WITH RAPPEL MAUI
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events

Location: The Valley Isle | Capacity: 16 participants 

This exclusive and award-winning "walk on the wild side" is Maui’s boldest and most genuine adventure. You'll go rappelling down waterfalls and jungle walls into the private rainforest canyon featured in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park.

You'll get to take in the sites of the famous Hana Highway, one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world, and then take on one of the most exclusive and intimate rainforest and waterfall adventures on Maui, "The Valley Isle.”

This six to seven-hour activity combines hiking, swimming and rappelling, all under the direction of well-trained canyoneering guides. Using top-rated equipment, you'll take on a 60-foot jungle cliff side rappel--it's dry so that you can learn the technique and get some hands-on practice. Then it's usually on to the 30 and 50-foot waterfalls, descending into the canyon.

Non-Rappel Hikers are also welcome, but hikers must be able to hike twice as far as rappellers: Approximately 1-1.5 miles with mild elevation changes.

PLEASE NOTE: Body weight of participants must be between 70 – 250 lbs. Waist sizes must be between 22 – 54 inches.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Towels, Helmet, harness, special-traction water shoes, personal flotation device, back pack, dry keg, Ziploc bags (for additional protection in kegs) are all included. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Suggested Attire: It is suggested that you wear fast-drying clothes like nylon or polyester. Men: Rappel in surf shorts and rash guards. Women: Rappel in surf shorts, exercise or yoga clothes. Sneakers or sport sandals will be needed for the ¼ mile walk from the parking area to the base shed. Participants are encouraged to bring a waterproof camera, sunscreen and change of clothes.

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UPCOUNTRY ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE WITH PI’IHOLO ZIPLINE & SPEEDI SHUTTLE
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events

Location: Pi’iholo Ranch | Capacity: 2 groups of 10 participants (20 total)

This fantastic journey will take you zipping over towering Eucalyptus trees and over some of Maui’s deepest ravines. This zipline course is made up of state-of-the-art stations with double lines on each run so you can “share” your experience and excitement. With its signature line running almost 3000 feet, you can boast you zipped the longest line in Hawaii and one of the longest in the country!

Built on sprawling acres of green kikuyu and pangola pastures in Maui’s serene “upcountry”, you may also enjoy frequent sightings of wild deer and flocks of Nene Geese as you too zip along this magnificently built course. From the initial walk along Maui's only suspension bridge to the first tower, to the last “take-your-breath-away” zipline, this activity will be one of your most remembered.

PLEASE NOTE: Weight restrictions are between 75 – 275 lbs. Weight limits are strictly enforced, and each guest will be weighed at check in. All guests must be capable of moderate to advanced physical activity, carry a 12-pound trolley, grip handlebars, and be able to walk over uneven, muddy terrain, as well as ascend and descend steeply-inclined terrain and/or short climbs. Guests must not have neck, back, shoulder, knee, ankle injuries, heart conditions, or recent surgeries. Pregnant women are not allowed to zipline. Guests must be physically and mentally capable of following instructions given by Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline staff. Guests must not scuba dive within 24 hours before the tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Suggested Attire: Casual, exercise clothing; hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended. Closed-toe, closed-heel shoes required.

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UPCOUNTRY HORSEBACK RIDING EXPERIENCE WITH PI’IHOLO RANCH & SPEEDI SHUTTLE
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events

Location: Pi’iholo Ranch | Capacity: 2 groups of 8 participants (16 total) 

As you begin your ride into the towering Eucalyptus forest and green Kikuyu and Pangola pastures, one can’t help but notice the panoramic views – from 2,000-foot elevation to the blue Pacific Ocean, your eyes will dance watching nature’s powerful beauty. This ranch provides a horseback ride with plenty of open range to move freely and view spectacular vistas. This is a Maui venue not to be missed.

Along the ride, you will see and learn about many native plants and indigenous trees of Hawaii, and sometimes colorful, endemic forest birds. Riders also get to view a developed preserve and nursery for Hawaii’s state bird, the endangered Hawaiian Nene goose.

There are many horseback trail rides on Maui, but only one offers the traditional Hawaiian paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) adventure. Now you can live the legacy of Paniolo all over Hawaii. This piece of heaven borders the paniolo town of Makawao (Hawaiian for beginning of the rainforest).

PLEASE NOTE: Body weights and heights of all riders must be provided in advance, to best match riders to horses. Maximum rider weight is. 225 lbs.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: A delicious BBQ lunch will be served under cover for all riders at the same time in the Ranch’s rustic pavilion. Horses to fit various rider heights and weights will be provided, as well as experienced wrangler guides.

Suggested Attire: Casual, exercise clothing; hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended. Pants and closed toe shoes required.

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TASTE OF MAUI - AN EXCLUSIVE FOOD, DRINKS & FARM TOUR WITH MAUI CRAFT TOURS
Sponsored by HAWAII MEETINGS+events 

Location: See below | Capacity: 12 participants

On this exclusive excursion you will explore some of Maui’s top venues as you meet the artisans at Surfing Goat Dairy, Maui Wine, and Hawaii Sea Spirits. This island craft and farm adventure is sure to be an experience everyone will enjoy.

Surfing Goat Dairy – Private Farm Tour & Tasting
This exclusive farm experience includes a 30-minute private tour of the dairy from one of the farm's expert tour guides. You will meet and feed the happy goats who call this country paradise home as you experience a taste of what it takes to raise these adorable animals, collect the milk and produce these lovingly-crafted, artisanal cheeses. Following the tour, you will be guided through a phenomenally delicious cheese tasting.


 

Maui Wine – Private Tour & Exclusive Estate Wine Tasting
This private winery experience is an exclusive look at grape growing and winemaking on Maui. You will receive a private tour through the historical winery grounds and cellar, learning the philosophies and practices that make these vines and their wines so special. After the tour, everyone will be invited to participate in an intimate and casual tasting in the historic “Old Jail” where you will be expertly guided through a selection of Maui Wine’s small-production, single-varietal Ulupalakua Vineyards Estate Wines; including unreleased or back vintages.


 

Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm & Distillery – Private Tour & Tasting
Your time at the Farm includes a private tour followed by a tasting of the impressive spirits being produced from local organic sugar cane. Receive an in depth look at how Hawaii Sea Spirits is leveraging sustainable cane farming and distilling practices in the production of their Ocean Vodka and Deep Wave Rum. The tour finishes with a tasting of both the vodka and the rum; as well as a visit to “The Point” to take in the epic 180* views of the valley, both shorelines and West Maui Mountains. 

PLEASE NOTE: Valid ID is required.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:  Water and iced coffee will be available throughout the day. A family-style, farm-to-table, hot lunch at the private pavilion in the heart of the winery’s exquisite gardens will be provided. Each guest will also receive a Maui Craft Tours canvas bag and reusable, insulated cup as well as a souvenir shot glass from Hawaii Sea Spirits.

Suggested attire: Dress comfortably. Casual clothing; hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended. Wear comfortable walking shoes (recommend closed-toe).

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CULTURAL CONNECTION – A.L.O.H.A., HO’OLAUNA & HAWAIIAN ARTS
Sponsored by Island Partners Hawaii

Location: Grand Wailea Molokini Garden (outdoors) | Capacity: 100 participants

Cultural Connection is an exclusive gathering, a singular opportunity to experience Hawaiian cultural values, activities and protocol that takes you beyond a basic hula lesson or lei making class. It is insightful interaction that defines, distinguishes and promotes understanding of our host culture. Cultural Connection offers the values, meaning and definition of A.L.O.H.A. and how it is integrated into modern interface, teamwork and collaboration. Cultural Connection invites you to become ‘ohana or family through Ho‘olauna, a time-honored inclusive social ceremony allowing us get to unite and bond. Cultural Connection is a collection of experiential and distinctive Hawaiian Arts – an ‘awa (kava) tasting ceremony; learning a traditional noho (seated hula); the art of lauhala bracelet weaving; and traditional Hawaiian health and healing techniques. Cultural Connection encourages interest and inquiry; a chance to be inspired and captivated by a unique Hawaiian sense-of-place experience. 

Suggested Attire: Loose breathable clothing; hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended

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CATAMARAN SNORKEL SAIL FROM KA’ANAPALI BEACH
DeSilva Meeting Consultants, Trilogy Excursions and Roberts Hawaii 

Location: Lahaina Harbor | Capacity: 48 participants


Enjoy first-class service aboard Maui’s newest state-of-the-art Sailing Catamaran through the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach near Lahaina Harbor. Take delight in a leisurely snorkel and soak up the beauty of the island’s vibrant coral and plentiful marine life including green sea turtles and colorful tropical fish. You will be in awe of the stunning views of Maui’s coastline, with delicious food, specialty cocktails, attentive staff and a live guitarist.   A fantastic island experience!  

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Snorkel equipment and towels are included. Breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided on board the boat.

Suggested Attire: Swimsuit, resort wear/cover up; hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended. Please be sure to bring your I.D. with you on the activity.

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