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Lahaina

There’s a reason this Maui hotspot is known as the Relentless Sun: beaches, luaus, feasts, and sunsets await.

Our most recommended things to do in Lahaina

Lahaina: Afternoon Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise

1. Lahaina: Afternoon Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise

Take in the beautiful scenery on an afternoon charter that takes you to Lahaina Turtle Town. Considered one of the best snorkel spots in Maui for its artificial reef, made from the remains of the Mala Wharf. Snorkel in the stunningly clear waters, and catch sight of the vibrant sea life. What makes this spot special is the artificial reef and its recreation among the destroyed Mala Wharf by a 30-foot surf during hurricane Iniki in 1992. Now it is a healthy reef and home to a vast array of sea life including Green Sea Turtles, Nenue (lowfin chubs), Goatfish, Octopus, Black Durgeon, Frogfish, and Parrotfish. Enjoy snorkeling in the translucent waters of Maui, sure to leave you in awe with abundant sea life and unreal clear visibility. Afternoon snorkels on Maui are a treat! There are very few options that do afternoon snorkel charters, which allows us to bring you to an exclusive area that will be little to no other tourism in the area - giving a unique experience you're sure to love. Lahaina Turtle Town is a very unique and highly desired snorkel location featuring turtle cleaning stations and an abundance of reef fish. This afternoon trip brings the possibility of experiencing an awesome boat snorkel charter without having to wake up at the break of dawn to get to the morning trips! Sleep in, enjoy the morning, and come for an awesome snorkel charter in the afternoon. Whale watch season officially starts December 1, 2021, so along with an awesome afternoon snorkel tour, you will have the opportunity to go Whale watching too. Humpback whales visit the Hawaiian Islands seasonally, so this is a combination of snorkeling at a beautiful reef as well as whale watching on the same tour. All snorkel spots are determined daily weather permitting. Please understand and respect the captain's decisions on the safest snorkel locations for the day. Where ever your captain takes you, the crew will provide you with snorkeling tips and gear. The catamaran has 2 restrooms and freshwater showers available for passengers. 

From Lahaina: Sunset Dinner Cruise with Live Music

2. From Lahaina: Sunset Dinner Cruise with Live Music

Departing from Pier One in Lahaina Harbor, enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with a delicious three course meal, listen to island-style music, and watch the sun go down while cruising the waves on a state-of-the-art catamaran. Once aboard you will be seated by our crew to tables assigned based on the size of your party. Once you’ve settled in, our table side service will begin, and the crew will bring you warm breadsticks and water. Your dinner cruise includes two free drinks, once the catamaran has motored out of the harbor, we will take your drink order. We typically serve local beers from Maui Brewing Company, Cabernet and Chardonnay wine, cocktails such as Mai-Tai's, Pina Colada's, Margarita's, Tequila Sunrise, etc., soda, juice, and water. Your meal begins with a fresh spring mix salad with tomato, carrots, cilantro vinaigrette, and a taro roll with honey butter. For the main course, your options are rosemary garlic roasted prime rib, fresh Mahi-Mahi with lemon buttery caper sauce, or penne pasta with fresh Thai basil marinara sauce. On the side, enjoy sautéed vegetables and steamed white rice with shoyu sauce. For dessert, delight in delicious banana bread with homemade lilikoi frosting and cobbler topping. Relax as the sun sets behind the distant Maui mountains, and keep an eye out for humpback whales while you enjoy your delicious dinner cruise.

From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

3. From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

Start the tour by boarding a brand new luxury catamaran at the dock in Lahaina. Set off on your incredible adventure along the spectacular coastline of Lana'i. Onboard the vessel, enjoy a continental breakfast of tropical fruit, freshly baked banana bread, and locally roasted coffee. Head towards the pristine reefs along Lana’i’s south shores where you'll discover stunning sea cliffs, uncrowded snorkeling sites, and expansive island views. Get geared up with the snorkeling equipment provided and plunge into the warm waters to discover an array of local marine life.  This relaxed tour does not have a set destination, so the experienced crew can select the best locations based on sea conditions, and visit multiple snorkel sites when time and weather allow. After swimming and snorkeling, sit back with a drink and enjoy a full lunch while trying to catch a sighting of Lana’i’s famous spinner dolphins. Finally, return to the dock where your memorable day at sea concludes.

Maui: Dolphin Sailing Adventure with Lunch and Drinks

4. Maui: Dolphin Sailing Adventure with Lunch and Drinks

Get ready to experience the thrill of sailing alongside dolphins in the wild on a luxury sailing vessel. As you go, learn fascinating facts about the wild dolphins from your certified marine naturalist guide. Snap memorable photos when you catch a glimpse of the islands' acrobatic spinner dolphins, friendly bottlenose dolphins, and curious spotted dolphins. Enjoy an adventure great for all ages, and rest assured that dolphin sightings are guaranteed, else you can go again free on another Dolphin Watch within one year. During your sailing adventure, savor an included lunch and sip on 1 complimentary alcoholic drinks as you pass by the scenic shores of Maui.

Maui: Underwater Submarine Adventure

5. Maui: Underwater Submarine Adventure

Dive into the pristine waters of Maui and explore an underwater paradise on this submarine tour. Enjoy views of stunning coral reefs, a replica shipwreck, and a whole world of colorful marine life from the comfort of an air-conditioned submarine. Begin your tour with a boat ride from the shores of Maui. Enjoy the beautiful sights of Maui as you make your way towards the submarine that will take you underwater. After boarding the submarine, get your camera ready to take Instagram-worthy pictures of the picturesque coral reef below the sea. Pass through the colorful reefs and spot the many fish and underwater creatures swimming by. As you sail, learn about the creatures you see from the onboard commentary from a local naturalist. Continue to a replica of a whaling shipwreck and marvel at the many fish, sharks, and other creatures who have made it their home. Return to shore, having experienced the underwater paradise that exists just off Maui's shores.

Maui: Deluxe Sunset Sail from Lahaina

6. Maui: Deluxe Sunset Sail from Lahaina

Enjoy stunning sunset on the coast of Maui on a catamaran cruise from Lahaina. Lay back on the forward trampolines or sit under the covered cabin space while savoring mouth-watering cold hors d’oeuvres and sipping on chilled drinks. Keep an eye out for whales as you sail.  Depart from Lahaina and set sail in the waters of Maui. Admire breathtaking views of the verdant and dynamic shores as the sunset paints the sea in a golden glow. Have a refreshing cocktail or snack on a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres.  From December to May, enjoy the thrill of watching the humpback whales as they make their yearly journey to Hawaii. During the rest of the year, keep your eyes peeled for graceful seabirds and the black-finned Māui dolphin.  Return to your meeting point in Lahaina at the end of your cruise. 

Lahaina: 1.5-Hour Cacao Farm Tour with Chocolate Tasting

7. Lahaina: 1.5-Hour Cacao Farm Tour with Chocolate Tasting

Visit Hawaii's largest chocolate factory and conclude with a 9-piece tasting of award-winning chocolate and a cocoa drink. Learn about cocoa production as you tour a private cocoa estate. Tour a private cacao estate featuring over 20 acres of cacao, nestled in the foothills of the West Maui mountains. Learn about the process of cocoa from the farm to a chocolate bar. During your interactive and educational tour, you'll be introduced to cacao trees and hands-on fruit harvesting techniques.

Maui Lahaina Group Surf Lesson

8. Maui Lahaina Group Surf Lesson

During your visit to Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing, take a great opportunity to learn how to surf. Experience the calm waters of West Maui which offer perfect conditions for beginner surfers. Take part in a group lesson with a maximum of 5 surfers, which means you will have a ton of opportunity to learn from your professional surf instructor. Before you start, get you geared up with a surfboard, long-sleeve UV rash guards, and water shoes. Leave everything you do not want to get wet or whatever that does not float in the cubicles provided at the surf shop. On the beach, have a brief 15-minute 'land lesson' to go over safety measures and procedures. When your group is ready, head into the water to get started. Each surfer has their own turn to ride a wave and learn to surf. After your wave is complete, you will head back to the designated waiting area until the instructor signals for your turn again. The first few rides usually take some time, but it starts to move faster once everyone starts to get the hang of things. As an added bonus, there will be a professional photographer taking close up shots throughout your lesson.  The group surf lesson is 2 hours in total from the time you leave the surf shop to when your instructor signals you back in from the water. If you do finish early, there is a beach to sit on and wait until the rest of your class is done. Once the class is over, everyone will carry their surfboards back to the shop and then head back to the beach to shower off in fresh water. Return all your surf gear back to the shop and have an opportunity to check out your surf lesson photos which are available for purchase. 

Maui: Interactive Butterfly Farm Entrance Ticket

9. Maui: Interactive Butterfly Farm Entrance Ticket

Help save Hawaii's butterfly population when you visit the Maui Butterly Fly Farm. Enjoy a guided tour through the lush grounds and marvel at the flowers, plants, and fruit growing. Get an up-close look at butterflies and more. This 45 minute tour brings you face to face with some of Maui's most colorful residents. Learn about the benefits of butterflies, and why they have become so rare. View caterpillars, cocoons and insects of many kinds. Find out how you can help save Hawaii's butterflies and the butterflies at home. Take part in a an interactive nature experience for families and folks of all ages.

Lahaina: Ku’ia Estates Guided Chocolate Tasting

10. Lahaina: Ku’ia Estates Guided Chocolate Tasting

Join a tour of Ku’ia Estates Chocolate Factory in Maui, the largest chocolate factory in the state of Hawaii. Follow your guide to a curated tasting experience featuring 9 locally-made chocolates and enjoy 360-degree views from a rooftop pavilion. Start your guided chocolate journey by learning about cacao origins at the factory. Find out the process for growing cacao in Lahaina, formulating the perfect chocolate bite, and everything in between. Then, prepare yourself for some mouth-watering treats. Soak in breathtaking views from the rooftop pavilion while your guide introduces you to the factory's award-winning chocolates. Sample at least 9 varieties, taking in each chocolate's aroma and letting the flavors melt on your tongue.

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What people are saying about Lahaina

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,759 reviews

Captain Patrick and Phil were wonderful. Beautiful sunset sail and so nice to be just our family. Appreciated all the island knowledge and attention to detail. Thank you for making this a great experience for one of our last nights In Maui.

The only issue I had was that I was not given an option to pick my meal. I had to settle for fish which was not very good. I never order fish when eating outside of my home. Other than that everything was perfect.

Captain and crew were wonderful! The trip was delightful. Only set back was that there was no live music.

its was really fun ride,seen multiple Dolphins and for longer time.do this ride for sure

Captain Jenny, Shannon, Jamie, and James were fantastic! Such a great time.