Our tour begins as we pick you up from your resort, the airport, or even the cruise ship. We continue clockwise around the "head" of Maui, making our first stop at Launiupoko Beach for easy access to beach views of the three outlying islands, Lana'i, Moloka'i, and Kaho'olawe.
After a brief stop we continue north to Lahaina. Once the capital of the Hawai'ian Kingdom, it is now a Maui hot spot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Historically Lahaina was the center of the global whaling industry, today the channel off the coast of Lahaina is one of the best places in the world to spot humpback whales. After a brief stop in Lahaina, we continue to Ka'anapali Beach, one of the most famous beaches on all of Maui.
This 3 mile stretch of white sand and crystal clear water is renowned for its amazing sunsets. The Whaler's Village can also be found on Ka'anapali Beach, offering fine dining and shopping. Following a brief stop here , we continue through the From Kapalua coast passing some of the most rugged coastline in the world and some very lovely beaches and bays which are not well known or frequented.
The drive around the Kapalua coastline is absolutely breathtaking, in some ways more impressive than the Hana Highway, which gets much more publicity. We continue through the Kapalua coast towards Nakalele Point, the most northern point on Maui and home to the famous Nakalele Blowhole. Should you feel adventurous, there is a 1,200 foot path that leads to the mouth of the blowhole, and for the less adventurous, several view points overlooking the action further down the road. Less than a mile from Nakalele Point is the mysterious Bellstone.
Found sitting on the roadside, this huge rock was once used by ancient Hawai'ians as a form of long distance communication. When the stone is struck with another stone in just the right spot it gives a distinctive metallic "clank", not unlike a crude bell, hence the name Bellstone. While it is no longer used to communicate, it is still fully functional so go ahead and give it a ring! We continue along the winding roads leading up to Kahakuloa Bay.
The Kaukini Gallery and Gift Shop can be found on the way and is a great spot to pick up a few unique souvenirs, exhibiting the hand-made crafts of over 100 artist from around the islands. Overlooking the bay is the Kahakuloa Head, a 636 foot rock outcropping historically known as King Kahekili's Leap. Legend states that Maui's last independent ruler, King Kahekili, would scale the rock each morning and take a running leap off into ocean. From here we continue south until we reach Wailuku, where we begin our journey west into the towering emerald peaks and lush valley floor of 'Iao Valley. This peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200 foot 'Iao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks 'Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing. After a brief stop in 'Iao Valley we head back to Wailuku and begin our journey south to the 'Ahihi Kina'u lava fields, the site of Haleakala's last major eruption estimated around 1790. The more than 2,000 acre reserve includes several popular snorkeling/diving sites and many cultural and geologic sites as well as habitat for numerous rare and endangered species. This is as close as you will get to Kaho'olawe. After a brief stop here, we continue back to your drop off location.
This tours includes door to door service from any location on Maui. All tours are fully customizable, allowing you to pick and choose which sites you want to see from any of our tour packages. Each tour includes a safe and friendly driver/tour guide. They are sure to give a memorable tour experience as they impart the knowledge and history of the various locations and sites around the island. All tours are subject to time and as such not all sites will be seen.