Best Maui
shore excursions

Cruise tips you can trust



Best 3
Maui shore excursions

Haleakala Crater experiences

You reach its rim by road.

See the immense crater

It's deeper than the world's tallest building (Dubai's Burj Khalifa) is high. And it measures 11 kilometers (7 miles) at its widest dimension.

Watch the sunrise

From a crater's rim, observe the sun mystically rising from the Pacific Ocean's horizon.

Bike down the crater

Some organized tours drive you up to the rim. After enjoying the sunrise, you are provided with a bike and helmet for coasting down the road for over 40 kilometers (25 miles).


Bring a jacket or sweater - Haleakala Crater is slightly over 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) in altitude. And be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time. Clouds can fog the view.

Whale watching

Thousands of humpback whales migrate from Alaska to waters near Maui in December for warmer temperatures and to breed. Your viewing opportunity ends when they return in April to the rich Alaska feeding grounds. Most of the whale-watching boats sail out of Lahaina.

Hana Highway

It is one of America's most scenic drives. The 100 kilometer or 60-mile-long Hana Highway (really a narrow, sharp-curved two-lane road) runs high up on sea cliffs along Maui's rugged southeast shoreline.


Click button for more
Maui shore excursion tips




Best shore excursions on ...
Big Island

Other helpful pages
Best Hawaiian cruise lines
Best itinerary options
Interesting facts
Tips & insights


Hawaiia Tourism Authority / Tor Johnson



Share this page

World's Top 100 Wonders
World's Top 1000 Wonders

Site map
My credentials
About my website and criteria
Reader testimonials