Excursions in Hawaii - Maui - HI
Each year the Pacific Humpback Whales migrate from Alaska to the coastal waters off Maui. Being on board one of our spacious catamarans is the best way to experience these gentle giants and the surrounding beautiful West Maui scenery. Make this an exciting learning experience with a marine naturalist on board each trip. You will actually be able to listen to the whale songs live on our under water hydrophone.
Combines the West Maui Deluxe and the Hana / Haleakala Special. West Maui is home to one of the wettest places on earth. Long streaming waterfalls and vibrant green valleys are trademarks of this incredible volcanic wonderland. Weather permitting, highlights include: the "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once; Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, with over 1,100 foot drop. View the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Take in Old Lahaina Town with its quaint historic whaling harbor. Fly by Launiupoko, Olowalu and Ukumehame valleys. Soar above central Maui's sugarcane and pineapple fields. Ascend the world's largest dormant volcano, Haleakala (Literally "house of the sun") and discover its immense moonlike crater with pure iron oxide cinder cones towering over 1,100 feet tall. See Kaupo and Ko'olau Gaps, the huge lava flows from the crater to the sea. Hana's nearly uninhabited "back side" is home of the "Seven Pools" and Lindberg's grave. The Hana Rain Forest extends for over 180 square miles along Maui's northern coast and is the largest tropical rain forest in our nation. Tour includes views of Old Hana Town, Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu, the taro field of Ke'anae, fabulous coastline waterfalls and the world famous Ho'okipa windsurfing beach on the return. Whale watching in season.
The West Maui Montains are best explored by Helicopter, they are home to one of the wettest places on earth. Long streaming waterfalls and vibrant green valleys are trademarks of this incredible volcanic wonderland. Weather permitting, highlights include: the "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once; Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, with over 1,100 foot drop. View the resorts of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Take in Old Lahaina Town with its quaint historic whaling harbor. Fly by Launiupoko, Olowalu and Ukumehame valleys. Finally, the vast central Maui sugarcane and pineapple fields as you return to Sunshine's heliport.
Marvel at Maui's unique underwater paradise aboard a high-tech 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials. Guests view the unique fascinating natural coral reefs, fish and marine life in air-conditioned comfort and safety. During the 45 minute underwater portion of the tour you will descend to a depth of 35 - 45 m where you might see Spotted Eagle Rays, Parrot Fish, Butterfly Fish and even the occasional shark or whale. Depending on conditions, you might also see the sunken whaling vessel "Carthanginian". Depart Lahaina Harbor via shuttle vessel Holokai to the Atlantis dive site.
Experience a fabulous submarine adventure and the popular ocean-front luau with a lei greeting, traditional imu ceremony, an all-you-can-eat Hawaiian Luau buffet and open bar. The Luau features some of Maui's best entertainer, music and dance.
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Saddle up and get ready for a thrilling Maui equestrian adventure. Your Hawaiian island odyssey on horseback begins at the Mendes Ranch Corral, picturesquely situated in picturesque Wailuku between the ocean and the West Maui Forest Reserve. A local, family-owned operation, the ranch offers a trail ride experience unlike any other.
Entertain yourself with the Royal Lahaina Luau- The Myths of Maui. Acclaimed as Maui's favorite and longest running oceanfront Luau, the Royal Lahaina proudly presents this lyrical and dramatic celebration of song, dance and music accompanied by an all-you-can eat Polynesian buffet, Kids Buffet, Open Bar and more.
Te Au Moana, the ocean tide, brings to life the epic odyssey of Maui and the intrinsic skills shared amongst all Polynesians. A constant among the vast generations of Hawaiians and Polynesians is the ocean tide. The tide linking all of Oceania, Te Au Moana; shares the ancestral storytelling of the people of Maui and the Pacific through lavish songs and dances. We invite you to enjoy an extraordinary luau experience like no other.
Maui Theatre Presents 'Ulalena, a theatrical experience as impressive as the story. This is not just a theatre. It is a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art venue built for this presentation. It employs the talents of some of Hawaii's most distinguished musicians and performers, combining live traditional Hawaiian music with 8-channel surround sound. Every seat maintains a sense of intimacy and interaction with the performance. Traditional Butoh theatre is blended with acrobatic feats of stren
Combine a scenic, expertly narrated tour to the summit of spectacular 10,023 foot high Haleakala with a visit to the unique Iao Needle located in lush Iao Valley State Park. You'll also visit the town of Wailuku, see flower farms and fields of pineapple and sugar cane. Trip includes: Kula District, Kaahumanu Church, Haleakala National Park, Iao Valley State Park, Puu Ulaula Overlook, Iao Needle, Upcountry luncheon stop (no host) Wailuku Town.
The lush tropical beauty and constantly changing vistas of the Hana Coast are rightfully world famous and best experienced in the company of one of our knowledgeable driver guides allowing you to focus on the breathtaking scenery of this incomparably beautiful area. Join us for an unforgettable experience! Weather permitting, stops include: Paia Town, Kaumahina State Park, Keanae Lookout, Waianapanapa State Park, Caves and Black Sand Beach, Hana Town, Hana Bay, Kauwiki Hill, Wailua Falls, Ohe'o Stream (Seven Pools), Kipahulu, Wailua Lookout, Windsurfing Beaches and Hana Ranch Lands.
Visit the "House of the sun". A trip to Maui is not really complete without viewing a magnificent sunrise from aloft Haleakala, Maui's sleeping volcano. Travel to the 3057 m summit by minibus and experience the dawn of creation. It's well worth getting up in the middle of the night. Panoramic views, nature in the raw, and the wonders of Haleakala National Park will leave you breathless! Drive through Maui's Upcountry Kula District, experience the awe-inspiring Haleakala National Park, and witness the glory of the rising sun as it heralds the coming of a new day over the summit of Mt. Haleakala. View the breathtaking scenery from the Pu'u Ula'ula Overlook.
In the old days, when the various areas of Maui were called The Camps. These are where the workers of the pineapple and sugar cane industry lived. Rick and Marilyn are natives to Maui and love to hang out with the old folks, talking story, eating seeming and reminiscing about a simpler time on Maui.