Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii

Maui has always occupied a special place in the hearts of Hawaiians. The great warrior King Kamehameha, who united the islands under his rule, chose to make Lahaina his capital and Ka'anapali was once the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty. And no wonder - Maui boasts stunning landscapes and superb beaches. Mt. Haleakala, a dormant volcano, rises 10,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Once hailed as "The Valley of the Kings," Maui's Iao Valley is a tropical paradise dominated by the Needle, a volcanic monolith towering over the valley floor. Then there is Lahaina, once home to a royal court and a raucous port-of-call enjoyed by 19th-century Yankee whalers.

Haleakala means "The House of the Sun." To the Hawaiians, it appeared that the sun both rose from and set in the depths of its massive crater. Today, the centerpiece of Haleakala National Park, it is one of Maui's major attractions.

Note: Lahaina is an anchorage port. Transportation from ship to shore is via the ship's tender service.

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Points of Interest

  • Haleakala National Park
  • Maui Ocean Center
  • Road to Hana
  • Iao Valley State Park
  • Whale Watching
  • Molokini Crater
  • Hawaiian Cultural Experience
  • Outdoor Adventures

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  • Haleakala National Park

    From the summit of Haleakala and its volcanic landscapes, to the subtropical rainforest, fresh water pools, waterfalls and miles of trails, the land has a special connection to the Hawaiian culture.

  • Maui Ocean Center

    The marine life of the Hawaiian Islands are showcased in over 60 exhibits, including a 750,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with an underwater see-through tunnel offering 240-degree views.

  • Road to Hana

    This winding drive along lush coastline has 600 curves, 54 bridges, and is famous for its unspoiled beauty, from verdant rainforest and cascading waterfalls to dramatic seascape vistas.

  • Iao Valley State Park

    This 4,000-acre park has a tranquility set amongst one of Maui's most iconic landmarks, the Iao Needle, a 1,200-foot rock outcropping. Walk the path to the outlook for great views.

  • Whale Watching

    Maui is humpback country. Shielded by the mountains, the waters off West and South Maui are calm, with high visibility, and humpback whales are attracted to the area's shallow waters.

  • Molokini Crater

    Though this volcanic crater simply appears as a small crescent ridge from above, it reveals a wealth of magnificent coral and colorful fish beneath the sea-perfect for snorkeling.

  • Hawaiian Cultural Experience

    Visit a traditional Hawaiian village and taro farm, or travel through history on an award-winning guided tour, from the remains of King Kamehameha's brick palace to the burial site of Hawaiian royalty.

  • Outdoor Adventures

    Submarine dive adventures and breathtaking helicopter tours offer a memorable experience on Maui, though you can still capture the essence of the island by hiking and keeping your feet on the ground.

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Best of Maui: Haleakala Crater & Maui Ocean Center

8 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 1 0 0
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Maui Ocean Center

Visit Haleakala National Park where you can view the crater from the rim, then explore the wonders of the deep at the Maui Ocean Center with its multitude of exhibits, such as The Living Reef and the Marine Mammal Discovery Center. An island-style lunch is included on this all-day excursion.

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Haleakala Crater

7 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 1 0 5
  • Haleakala National Park

Visit Haleakala National Park on this all-day tour where you can view the massive crater from the rim of the volcano. Sit back and enjoy the picturesque drive from historic Lahaina Town, through the isthmus of central Maui and discover the meaning of Maui's nickname,  "The Valley Isle." Journey through ranch lands of up-country Maui, where modern day Paniolo still thrive. Afterwards, continue on to Haleakala National Park. Explore the visitor's center and gift shop before we travel to the crater's rim.

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VIP Iao Valley & Upcountry Maui

6 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 1 6 5
  • Iao Valley State Park
  • Outdoor Adventures

Fall under the spell of Aloha spirit as you explore some of Mother Nature's most beautiful locations. Visit Maui's cherished "Valley of the Kings" at Iao Valley State Park, enjoy a picnic at Kula Botanical Garden and fill your senses with the invigorating scent of lavender at a lavender farm.

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Discover Maui's Hidden Treasures

5.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 1 7 0
  • Outdoor Adventures

Experience a great diversity of scenery and sites on this tour as you drive 180 degrees around the West Maui Mountains, over to Upcountry Maui, and along the North Shore. Enjoy scenic viewpoints, art galleries, lush gardens and lunch on this enchanting tour. It's a true adventure that includes getting out along the way to enjoy short walks at some of Maui's most cherished places of interest.

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Hana Road Adventure & Picnic

9 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 1 8 0
  • Road to Hana

Experience the Hana Highway on this exclusive full-day expedition designed for just 8 guests. Stretch out aboard a luxurious air-conditioned Limo-Van. Refresh with a waterfall swim, visit a black sand beach, dine alfresco with a picnic luncheon at a Hana Beach park, and tour at a relaxed Maui-style pace.

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The Hana Coast

9.75 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 1 9 0
  • Road to Hana

Commune with nature when you travel to the unspoiled town of Hana. Wind your way along the island's breathtaking eastern coastline, marvel at the black-sand beach at Waianapanapa and visit a spectacular waterfall. Lunch is included.

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Maui Ocean Center

3 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 0 0
  • Maui Ocean Center

Discover one of Maui's most popular attractions, Maui Ocean Center, overlooking Ma'alaea Bay. This stunning park is devoted to the rich marine life found in the waters of the Hawaiian Islands on this half-day tour.

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Iao Valley & Maui Tropical Plantation

4 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 0 5
  • Iao Valley State Park

Explore Maui's sacred "Valley of the Kings" on a scenic drive to Iao Valley State Park and Maui Tropical Plantation on a half-day excursion of Mother Nature's most beautiful and bountiful locations.

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Iao Valley & Maui Tropical Plantation (Wheelchair Accessible)

4 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 0 6
  • Iao Valley State Park

Explore Maui's sacred "Valley of the Kings" on a scenic drive to Iao Valley State Park and Maui Tropical Plantation on a half-day excursion of Mother Nature's most beautiful and bountiful locations.

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Maui Pineapple Plantation

3.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 1 0

There's only one place in the United States where you can take a tour of a producing pineapple plantation - in Maui! Situated in the historic plantation village of Hali'imaile, this tour takes you on an exclusive experience of Maui's pineapple heritage.

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Easy Maui Tropical Plantation & Maui Ocean Center

4.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 1 5
  • Maui Ocean Center

Embark on a half-day excursion to discover the bounty of the Maui Tropical Plantation and one of Maui's most popular attractions, Maui Ocean Center, overlooking Ma'alaea Bay. This stunning park is devoted to the rich marine life found in the waters of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Exclusive Maui Ocean Center: Behind the Scenes

5.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 2 0
  • Maui Ocean Center

Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Maui Ocean Center, one of the top 10 aquariums in the world. Your immersive experience takes in all the attractions, including feeding the green sea turtles and the sharks in Nursery Bay and seeing the thrilling Humpbacks of Hawaii Exhibit & Sphere. Lunch in Seascape Restaurant.

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Exclusive Maui Chocolate Tour

2.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 2 5 0

Follow the journey from farm to chocolate bar at the Ku'ia Estates Chocolate Factory in Lahaina, the largest chocolate factory in the state of Hawaii.

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Authentic Tastes of Maui

6 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 3 1 0

Foodies unite! This taste-tempting tour takes you to seven authentic Maui food locations for the opportunity to sample a host of authentic Hawaiian dishes. You'll conclude at a family-owned brewery to taste flagship craft beers. Travel in comfort and style in a luxury Mercedes van and enjoy the company of your energetic local guide.

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Haleakala Downhill Bike Adventure

6.25 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 4 5 0
  • Haleakala National Park
  • Outdoor Adventures

Explore the outer-world beauty of Haleakala's volcanic landscapes on a guided bicycle tour. Travel by van to the 6,500-foot-elevation staging area, then pedal 14 miles down the mountain on paved roads taking in the magnificent vistas at every turn and enjoying engaging commentary on the history, geology, and flora and fauna of the island. For confident bike riders. Helmets provided.

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Hawaiian Rainforest Nature Hike

3.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 4 7 0
  • Outdoor Adventures

Explore Maui's native forest and private conservation lands through the eyes of a local guide.  You will board an air conditioned 15-passenger van to begin your 30-minute journey to the Maunalei Arboretum trailhead. 

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Waterfall Hike to Ho'olawa Valley

6 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 4 7 5
  • Outdoor Adventures

Explore one of Maui's most popular rainforest valleys on a guided hike led by expert naturalists. A paradise of tropical foliage and running streams, the Ho'olawa Valley is also famous for its many waterfalls – and all have pools that are perfect for a refreshing dip.

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Whale Watching

2 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 6 4 0
  • Whale Watching
  • Outdoor Adventures

Whale watching is one of the most exciting experiences you can do on Maui. Marvel at these gentle giants of the deep on this approximate two-hour excursion.

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Whale Watching Cruise

2 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 6 5 5

Board a stable catamaran from Ma'alaea Harbor and set off on a whale watching cruise to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

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Maui by Private SUV with Driver - Half Day

4 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 9 1 0

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private SUV maximum capacity is 5 guests.

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Maui by Private SUV with Driver - Full Day

8 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | J H M - 9 1 5

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private SUV maximum capacity is 5 guests.

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