Visit the second largest island of Hawaii – Maui! The captivating island is approximately 727 square miles (1,883 square km) in size, and is also known as ‘The Valley Isle’.
It was believed that the Maui Island was once known as Ihikapalaumaewa. It was later changed by Hawaiʻiloa to Maui, the name of his son.
The Island is famous for its Hana Highway, Haleakala National Park, and Lahaina. It also has plenty of beautiful beaches, enchanting rainforest with cascading waterfalls, and tropical plantations.
Below is a comprehensive list of shore and land excursions offered by various cruise lines in the port of Maui.
Witness the famous traditional Hawaiian Luau in Maui. Be thrilled as you hear the sounds of conch shells which signal the beginning of the show. You will be amazed with this world-class entertainment of Samoan Fire Knife Dancer.
You will be in love with Polynesian culture the moment you see their featured South Seas show. It is composed of impressive performance from Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.
While watching, take pleasure from delectable complimentary drinks and meal buffet.
Wonders of Haleakala and Winery Tour
Set foot on the world’s largest dormant volcano – Haleakala. The crater which is also known as “The House of Sun” is approximately 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. According to records, the dormant volcano gave off its last eruption in 1970.
Now, it is home for unique plant species and is believed to be 3,000 feet in depth. Have the opportunity to see its enchanting beauty that shapes like a moon. You will also have a great view of Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Ocean.
Visit the well-known “The Summit Lavender Sojourn” upon your visit to Makawao. Discover the beauty of its historic place and take time to drop by at Viewpoints Gallery before heading back to your cruise ship.
You will board an air-conditioned submarine that will bring you to the world of marine life. The vessel will take you to a maximum depth of 125 feet which is enough to let you wonder how beautiful the underwater world could be.
Be fascinated as you marvel yourself with beautiful coral gardens – abode for thousands of fish and other marine life like eels. Throughout the tour, your friendly guide will narrate interesting facts about what you are seeing.
Have an exhilarating experience as you travel the road to Hana combined with over 600 curves and 54 bridges amidst the beautiful rainforest of Hawaii. While passing through the captivating places of Hawaii, you will learn from your tour guide about its history and local folklore.
En route to Hana, you will stop at many places like Keanae Lookout, Wainapanapa State Park, Hana Town, and Charles Lindberg’s grave. Upon arrival at Hana Ranch, you will enjoy a hearty meal while talking to your fellow cruisers.
Grab the chance to take some pictures and enjoy walking through the ranch. Indulge yourself in the loveliness of out-of-the-busy-city panorama.
Before returning back to your cruise ship, you will have the opportunity to visit Tedeschi Vineyards where you get the chance to enjoy wine samples.
Continue the tour to Ka’eleku Cavern where you get the chance to see one of the world’s best wonder. Marvel to its chocolate-coated natural look and chocolate colored lava drops perfectly preserved since over 30,000 years ago.
Ka’anapali Beach Break
Have some fun in the North-western side of Maui, location of the well-known Ka’anapali Beach resort. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a cordial staff that will usher you to your own beach chair together with a cold refreshing drink.
Dip into the inviting waters of Pacific Ocean and snorkel you way through the beauty of the undersea world. Proceed to the famous Black Rock and find bountiful of tropical fishes and other marine life. Return back to the resort and soak up under the sun. Or you may want to make most of your day at Ka’anapali by renting beach toys like air mattresses and boogie boards.
Secret Hidden Valley
Visit a village in Hawaii that will take you back to the old times. Board an air-conditioned van en route to Kahakuloa, also known as ‘The Secret Hidden Valley’.
At the village, you will see plenty of homes and families that are still practicing traditional Hawaiian farming techniques which includes the cultivation of taro. You will visit a certain farmer that will allow you to explore his land and way of life.
Before boarding your van again, be sure to drop in the village’s featured art and souvenir gallery. You will see a lot of paintings, jewellery, and other authentic Hawaiian crafts.
Trilogy Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Adventure
Board a state-of-the-art catamaran supervised by amiable staff that will make your visit unforgettable. Have a scenic voyage through the west coast of beautiful Maui, known for plenty of enthralling snorkeling sites.
Going through the beautiful sites, you will see a lot of marine life and beautiful coves. Enjoy as you see humpback whales blowing into their holes and showing off their graceful moves.
Be prepared to plunge into the water once the crew finds a perfect place to snorkel.
Iao Valley and Maui Tropical Plantation
Take a scenic ride aboard an air-conditioned motor coach en route to Iao Valley State Park. At the park, you will be fascinated as you see the Iao Needle which is a 2, 250-foot summit. Get pleasure from its picturesque panorama.
Proceed to Maui Tropical Plantation where you get to enjoy the breathtaking vista on a 35-minute motor-coach ride. You will see plenty of flowers and fruits arranged beautifully.
You will also have the chance to take home fruits, flowers, and Hawaiian crafts through browsing in their featured Made-On Maui Marketplace.
Ka’anapali Golf Course
Play the Royal course and discover an exhilarating experience in Maui that fits your hobby. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the course that is fairly challenging and excellent in shape.
Get pleasure from playing the most sought after 18-holes win while enjoying the view and outstanding service.
Maui Ocean Center
Have the opportunity to see marine life up close. Visit the Maui Ocean Center located at Ma’alaea and be amazed to see thousands of different fishes, turtles, hammerhead, and manta ray.
Explore the world of the underwater world without getting wet. Pass through glass-walled tubes that allow you to see sharks and other delightful fishes swimming around you.
There is also a jellyfish tank, turtle lagoon, tide pool, and many more.
Rainforest and Waterfall Hiking Adventure
Prepare yourself for a challenging and invigorating hike partnered with interesting facts of Maui coming from your expert guide. You will climb over rocks, roots and pass over water.
You will see beautiful rainforest filled with flowers, ferns, and fruit trees. You will visit cascading waterfalls, natural pools, and streaming waters. Don’t restrain yourself – just jump into the refreshing natural water of Maui!
Set foot on old Hawaiian Kingdom’s capital, Lahaina. Explore its featured duty-free shops and delectable restaurants. Enjoy seeing its captivating coastal views and harbor.
You might want to check in on one of their featured beaches like Ka’anapali and Napili Beach resorts. Visit historical places like the famous ‘Baldwin House’, see theaters with classical performances, and relax at world-class spas.