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Maui Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Mar 7, 2023

One of the top islands destinations in Hawaii and the second largest, Maui is a well rounded location to suite any type of travel. From the Island's 30 miles of beaches, sea life, mountains and volcanoes, there's no shortage of things to do, so lets take a look at a ton of activity options.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you

Day Spa Activity

Relax and rejuvenate during your time in Maui with an at-home massage. Your masseuse meets you at your preferred location in Maui—whether that’s at your home or hotel—to begin your full body massage. Enjoy a relaxing session with coconut oil, or another oil, and let your masseuse massage your stress away.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm

Price

$205 per person


Family and Couple Beach Photography

Leave the camera phone behind and invest in high-quality, professional images of your family’s Hawaii vacation. Secure your appointment with a personal photographer who has more than 15 years of experience. Meet at a state park with fantastic views and multiple backdrops for a one-hour morning or late afternoon photo shoot. After the session, photos are uploaded to a private website for viewing and purchasing.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 7:30am and 5:30pm

Price

$99 per person


Pottery Lesson

This pottery class is a great way to spend a day nurturing your creativity. The class is taught in phases: centering, opening, and pulling. After demonstration of each technique, students practice what they have learned before moving on as a group. At the end of class, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind mug or bowl to remind you of your trip to Maui.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday from 10am - 1pm

Price

$185 per person

Alternative

Island Art Party - $60 per person

Maui Ghost Walks

Get a new perspective on Maui and discover the island's haunted history on this small-group walking tour of Lahaina. Your guide will lead you to historic landmarks, such as the Old Lahaina Prison and Old Fort, while filling you in on the colorful characters, and supernatural stories, that have shaped the city.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 5:30pm

Price

$59 per person


The Magical Mystery Show

Be transported back to the Victorian era with The Magical Mystery Show, and experience magic, comedy, and mystery in an elegant parlor. Prepare to be stunned as miracles happen before your eyes.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Thursday - Tuesday at 5pm and 7:30pm

Price

$139 per person


Road to Hana Helicopter & Waterfall Tour with Landing

Discover Maui’s unforgettable landscape on a helicopter tour from Kahului. Land in the Wailua Valley and explore a former taro plantation on the ground in the Hawaiian rainforest.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Price

$359 per person

Alternative

Road to Hana

Enjoy a relaxing, unhurried Hawaiian-style adventure while listening to the expert narration of our fun and knowledgeable local Polynesian guides. This tour is a gorgeous, winding coastal drive with 617 curves, 54 one-lane-bridges through breathtaking valleys, beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, spectacular waterfalls, desert-like landscapes, and remarkable cliffs. This will be one of the most unforgettable journeys of your life with beautiful photo opportunities, swimming at unique beaches, cooling waterfalls, and tasting the flavors of Maui. Breakfast, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included.


Duration

10 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7:45am

Price

$200 per person

Alternative


Waterfall Hike, Chocolate Tour and Rainforest Adventure

Embark on an adventure to the Kings Gardens trail in Maui and enjoy a private hike through the lush jungles. See the first waterfall on the way to Hana, observe ancient flora including dinosaur ferns and towering Hawaiian trees, and see ancient ruins. A chocolate tour is also included where you can learn about the chocolate-making process, sample chocolates from all over the world, and make your own sweet treat.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 2pm

Price

$129 per person

Alternative


West Maui Mountain Waterfall and Ocean Tour via Horseback

Embark upon a horseback riding adventure in Maui on this guided tour. After your guide matches you with a suitable horse, based on your riding ability, ride up into the valley of the West Maui Mountains through gulches to see waterfalls in the distance. Then, head down the trail to the oceanfront to ride alongside the Pacific Ocean—if you are experienced, you have two opportunities to canter or gallop, weather permitting. Also includes a visit to a petting zoo, home to sheep, mini horses, and rabbits.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Thursday - Saturday at 8:15am

Price

$189 per person

Alternative

Oceanfront Horseback Ride - Morning - Afternoon - $141 per person

Maui Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour

If you like to travel at your pace, then this Maui Express Bike Tour of Haleakala volcano is an option for independent travelers. Rather than visiting the summit of Haleakala as part of a guided group, this tour begins at the National Park entrance and allows you to bike through Kula and Makawao as fast or as slow as you choose. Stop at protea farms, get a cup of coffee, and wander through local shops, before finishing either at the bike tour office or down on the beach in Paia. Tours check in at 7:30am, and conclude by 2:30pm.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Thursday - Saturday & Tuesday at 7:30am

Price

$110 per person

Alternative


Myths of Maui Luau

Experience a fusion of Polynesian traditions told through food, music, and festivities overlooking Ka'anapali beach. Indulge in a Hawaiian-style buffet while you are treated to a feast for the eyes during a theatrical stage show & fire knife dance finale.


Duration

2.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 5pm

Price

Alternative


Three-Brewery Tour with Lunch

This experience takes you on a scenic day trip that showcases the best of Maui’s craft breweries. Each brewery is unique, offering you several different styles of beer. Try your favorites and bring some home with you for later. We take you on a personal tour of all three local breweries, with a flight of beer at each stop, a delicious lunch and heavy appetizers. We do all the driving, so all you need to do is enjoy the great food and amazing craft beer. The ride between breweries will take you through some of Maui’s most gorgeous scenery. In the winter, there's even a good chance you can see humpback whales!


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Friday - Sunday at 10:45am and 4:45pm

Price

$199 per person

Alternative

Maui Pineapple Tour

Situated in the historic plantation town of Hali'imaile, this unique tour offers an insiders look at Maui's past and present pineapple cultivation. During your tour, professional guides will lead you through the working pineapple plantation and packing facility while sampling Maui's sweetest fruit!


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Monday – Saturday at 9:30am, 11:45, and 1:45pm

Price

$75 per person


Lahaina Guided Cacao Farm Tour and Chocolate Tasting

Visit a 20-acre cacao farm in Lahaina to learn how award-winning chocolate is produced. From farm to bar, we will guide you through the chocolate process, complete with a chocolate tasting in our custom-built tree hale!


Duration

1.5 hour

Availability

Everyday at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Price

$75 per person

Alternative


Sunset Dinner Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

Hawaii is a major destination for relaxation and fun times—and this Maui sunset dinner cruise allows you to let loose and enjoy yourself while visiting the island. Step aboard a ship and take in views during sunset as you feast on your dinner of choice. Dance to live music, sip on two free drinks from a full bar, and create your own memorable experience on the water.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 5:30pm

Price

$130 per person

Alternative

Whale Watch Boat Tour from Lahaina

Observe humpback whales in their natural habitat during their return migration to Maui’s waters December–April. This whale watching adventure by high-speed catamaran provides a front row seat to fin slaps, flukes, and breaches. Underwater hydrophones help you hear whale songs, while the captain and crew provide the commentary. Juices and sodas are available on board to keep passengers hydrated.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday except Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7am, 10:30am, 12pm & 4pm

Price

$40 per person

Alternative


Snorkeling at Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

Enjoy an afternoon snorkeling trip to either Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens, off Maui coast. Cruise on a 55-foot catamaran and discover colorful Pacific marine life.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Wednesday - Monday at 1pm

Price

$90 per person

Alternative

Molokini Crater Snorkeling - $129 per person


Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Cultural and Turtle Tour

Journey back in time with an expert local guide during this traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe tour. Learn about Polynesian culture as you cruise through top attractions and scenic tropical landscapes. Get up close to local marine life as you make your way through the waters between Wailea Beach and Maui.



Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 8am, 9am & 10am

Price

$155 per person

Alternative

Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour

Imagine swimming in a sunken volcano that teems with thousands of fish, while splashing in crystal clear water. On this Molokini snorkeling tour, cruise out to the crater, before jumping in the crystalline waters and scouring the colorful reef. Make a second stop dependent upon conditions, and search for turtles at Turtle Town or a spot named Coral Gardens. This family-friendly Maui activity is one of the island's most popular, and an unforgettable day of exploring the underwater world.


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6:30am

Price

$150 per person

Alternative


Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

Discover an entirely new island in Hawaii on a full-day catamaran cruise. Sail to Lanai to snorkel with the amazing marine life of the reef gardens. Look for spinner dolphins in their natural habitat and more. There's a waterslide on board for an extra slice of fun. Breakfast and lunch are included.



Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 7am

Price

$140 per person

Alternative


Shoreline Fishing Tour

This is an exciting shoreline fishing trip with a local fisherman born and raised in Maui. On your excursion, you will learn about different types of Hawaiian reef fish here in our local waters. Thistraditional Hawaiian fishing experience will be the highlight of your Maui vacation. Please note, shoreline fishing is done from the beach, not a boat.


Duration

2 - 3 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 8:30am, 12pm and 4pm

Price


Intro to Scuba Diving in Lahaina

Learn the basics of scuba diving and get the chance to do an introductory dive among Maui's coral reefs with this package. You'll get access to a PADI eLearning platform, enabling you to prepare for your first dive ahead of time. Once dive day rolls around, your instructor will go over what you've learned ahead of time and get you ready to get out in the water safely.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am and 12:30pm

Price

$149 per person

Alternative

Mermaid Ocean Swimming Lesson

In this ocean Mermaid Swimming Lesson, you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into a mermaid and explore the beautiful, underwater world of Maui's most scenic coastline! A professional mermaid instructor will give you a private, one-on-one swimming lesson in a mermaid tail of your choice, as well as teach you tips & tricks to help you improve your mermaid technique. All lessons take place in the calm, shallow, and protected waters of Makena Bay in South Maui. This cove offers extraordinary coastal views of Haleakala, Molokini, Pu'u O'lai, and the neighboring islands!


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 8am &10am

Price

$149 per person


Reefdancer Semi-Sub Boat Cruise with Underwater Views

If you like sea creatures, but have no desire to scuba dive, this tour offers an alternative. Relax on board a glass bottom boat where every seat is a window seat and prepare for an underwater show. Divers bring animals such as octopus, urchins, crabs, and starfish up to the windows for viewing, making every trip a unique experience.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday at 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 1:15pm and 2:45pm

Price

$54 per person

Alternative


Jet Boat Ride

Jet boating is the ultimate experience on the water and we’re bringing it to Maui for you. This is a journey is like no other and if you’ve never experienced jet boating before -your in for a treat which will be sure to blow you away!


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Monday - Thursday at 12:30pm

Price

$106 per person

Alternative

Maui Water Bike Tour - $119 per person

Surf School

Test your skills out in the waves on this surfing lesson in Maui. Led by an expert instructor, learn surf techniques and timing as you hit the warm waters of Lahaina Harbor. Receive personal attention from your instructor and top-of-the-line equipment to practice on. Photos of your small-group experience are also available for purchase.

Duration

6 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 8am, 11am and 1:30pm

Price

$55 per person

Alternative


ATV Adventure in West Maui Mountains

Explore Maui's rugged terrain during this thrilling ATV tour. After an orientation to the vehicle, take off for the top of the valley, where you can view the waterfalls from a distance. Traveling via ATV allows you access to parts of the valley that traditional tour vehicles can't reach. Pilot your ATV down to the coast for a shoreline view, accompanied by engaging commentary from your guide.


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 8:15am and 12:15pm

Price

$229 per person

Alternative

Lahaina ATV Adventure - $197 per person


5 Line Jungle Zipline Eco Adventure

Soar through a lush landscape of tropical flowers and passion fruit trees on a jungle zipline tour in Maui. Located on a family-owned farm and plant nursery conveniently located just off the Hana Highway, the 5-line zipline course features state-of-the-art braking and easy takeoff ramps for a safe flight through Maui’s rain forest. Feel the thrill of flying between banyan and mango trees, and slow down to appreciate the sights and smells of the forest while crossing a rope bridge on this eco adventure!


Duration

1.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at the top of every hour from 9am – 2pm

Price

$134 per person

Alternative

Maui Ocean Center

Explore the Maui Ocean Center, named a "Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. This impressive facility features more than 60 interactive exhibits, including the Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon, with close-up views of your favorite marine life. Learn about Hawaii’s incredible underwater world as you discover sea jellies, tropical reefs and octopuses. To enhance your experience, trained naturalists are available for presentations at select exhibits.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 9am - 3:30pm

Price

$40 per person


Maui Butterfly Farm Tour

Visit the oldest butterfly farm in Hawaii and the only one that offers private tours of a butterfly farm in the State. The farm is a certified Monarch Waystation and strives to save butterflies through propagation, research and education. Unlike Mainland butterfly farms, the butterflies here are home bred and hand raised on this organic farm and are endemic to Hawaii.


Duration

45 mins

Availability

Everyday 10am, 11am & 12pm

Price

$40 per person


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