Our most recommended things to do in Kapalua

Maui: Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour

1. Maui: Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour

Travel to the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakalā National Park to view Maui’s amazing sunrise on a guided day trip. Experience a sunrise like no other as the vastness of Haleakalā National Park awakens with views opening in all directions and the sun casting amazing hues of light into the crater floor. Be transported in comfort with Maui’s newest fleet of guided tour vehicles with large viewing windows, comfortable seating, and climate-controlled interiors. Enjoy a guided narrative including the history of Haleakalā National Park, flora, fauna, and cultural significance of the area.  Stay warm at the summit as you enjoy the complimentary use of warm jackets and gloves while you take in the stunning surroundings.  After your Haleakalā sunrise experience, enjoy a stop at the historic Kula Lodge for more amazing valley views and a delicious lodge breakfast experience. Choose from vegetarian, gluten-free, and light options as you watch the day begin in the valley below.  The tour is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture. Part of your booking's proceeds goes to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable nonprofits.

Maui Bundle: 6 In-App Driving And Walking Audio Tours

2. Maui Bundle: 6 In-App Driving And Walking Audio Tours

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your ultimate companion for exploring the magical island of Maui, Hawaii. Get ready to embark on a journey of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty as you discover Maui's stunning beaches, lush rainforests, majestic mountains, and vibrant culture. As you begin your tour of Maui with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be enchanted by the island's diverse landscapes, rich history, and warm aloha spirit. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing insights into the island's geology, marine life, Hawaiian traditions, and local tips. You can start your adventure in the bustling town of Lahaina, where you can explore the historic Front Street, lined with charming shops, art galleries, and restaurants. The app will guide you through Lahaina's fascinating history, from its whaling days to its vibrant present. Continue your exploration as you venture along the stunning coastline of West Maui. The app will lead you to picturesque beaches like Kaanapali and Kapalua, where you can soak up the sun, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and witness breathtaking sunsets. Experience the natural wonders of Maui as the app guides you to the lush Iao Valley State Park, home to the iconic Iao Needle. Learn about the valley's rich cultural significance and take in the breathtaking views of verdant peaks and cascading waterfalls. Discover the captivating beauty of the Road to Hana, one of Maui's most iconic drives. The app will guide you through the winding road, pointing out scenic viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, and cultural landmarks along the way. Immerse yourself in the tropical rainforest, swim in refreshing pools, and embrace the tranquility of this legendary journey. No visit to Maui would be complete without exploring Haleakala National Park. The app will guide you to the summit of Haleakala, where you can witness a mesmerizing sunrise or enjoy a hike through the otherworldly volcanic landscape. Indulge in the culinary delights of Maui as the app recommends local eateries and farm-to-table experiences. Sample fresh seafood, taste tropical fruits, and savor the unique flavors of Hawaiian cuisine. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Maui by visiting historic sites like the Bailey House Museum or attending a traditional Hawaiian luau. The app will share stories of ancient legends, Hawaiian customs, and the island's vibrant arts and crafts scene. Throughout your journey, the Shaka Guide app will provide valuable information, recommendations, and insights to enhance your visit to Maui. Whether it's exploring hidden gems, snorkeling with sea turtles, or simply relaxing on pristine beaches, the app will be your knowledgeable companion. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant culture of Maui, Hawaii. Aloha and enjoy your adventure!

Maui: Self-Guided Audio Tours - Full Island

3. Maui: Self-Guided Audio Tours - Full Island

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you across the Maui's popular driving routes; Road to Hana, Haleakala & Upcountry, Iao Valley, West & South Maui. Follow our suggested itineraries or create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing. Maui’s beauty is obvious, but when you uncover the stories, culture and history, you’ll truly connect with the Valley Isle. Includes commentary for: Road to Hana Haleakala Volcano West & South Maui Iao Valley Road to Hana (3 Routes) Maui's most famous drive and absolutely an adventure, the Road to Hana begins over by Kahului Airport and follows the coast all the way to Hana. You'll be driving along the side of the massive Haleakala Volcano to the quietly authentic town of Hana. Then, it's recommended to continue for another 45 minutes or so past Hana to the Oheo Pools. The road is famous for its rainforest, picturesque waterfalls, black sand beach and much more. Equally famous is the driving itself, on a road that winds its way through hundreds of curves and crosses 61 bridges along the way. Major Highlights: Hamoa Beach Hana Ho'okipa Beach Ke’anae Arboretum Ke’anae Peninsula Koki Beach Alau Island Lava Tube Paia Oheo Gulch (7 Sacred Pools) Pipiwai Trail Upper Waikani Falls (3 Bears) Rainbow Eucalyptus Twin Falls Wai’anapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach) Wailua Falls Haleakala The south and eastern part of Maui is dominated by the 10,000 foot tall dormant volcano - Haleakala. It's like nowhere else in that you can drive from sea level to the summit in about two hours. And when you get there, the scenery and environment are stunning. Going to watch sunrise from Haleakala is popular and you must book your space in advance. But visiting at any time of day is very worthwhile. Major Highlights: Haleakala Summit and Crater Hosmers Grove Kalahaku Overlook Nene Geese Pukalani Silversword Makawao – Upcountry West Maui West Maui describes the area from Ma'alaea all the way north along the coast through Ka'anapali, Kapalua and Honolua Bay. This region is filled with popular resorts, beaches, Hawaiian historical and cultural sites and even a terrific blowhole. Major Highlights: Nakalele Blowhole Honolua Bay DT Fleming Park and Beach Ka’anapali Olawalu Mile 8 (Whale) Lookout Ma’alaea & Maui Ocean Center South Maui Kihei and the high-end resort area of Wailea. Kihei is a popular area to explore with many good snorkelling areas, sandy beaches that you can take a long walk on and enjoy a sunset. There's also many mini malls for shopping and dining. Immediately south of Kihei is Wailea which has some magnificent cove beaches and superb snorkeling where you can cruise around with the local turtles. Continue south for the favorite beaches of Maui locals at Makena. And if you are the type who likes to drive to the end of the road - continue all the way to La Perouse Bay, for more snorkelling and the see the site of the last big lava flow on Maui. Major Highlights: Kihei Kamaole Beach Parks Wailea Turtle Town Makena Beaches La Perouse Bay Central Maui Central Maui is there part of the island that sits in the isthmus, or flat area between the two giant volcanoes that form the island. Mostly you will use this area to drive from the resort towns, across to join the Road to Hana and Haleakala tours, and for the airport. But there is some good sightseeing here too. The Iao Needle features a towering volcanic spire and is one of the wettest places on the planet. There's also tropical fruit farms, Maui's shopping areas and the Ocean Center. Major Highlights: Iao Valley and Needle Kepaniwai Park Kahului Shopping Maui Tropical Plantation Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Central Maui: Circle Island & Road to Hana Helicopter Flight

4. Central Maui: Circle Island & Road to Hana Helicopter Flight

Soar into the sky and experience the serenity of Maui, "The Valley Isle", on this complete circle island expedition. Climb above Haleakala National Park with views of the crater, the Hana Rainforest, West Maui Mountains, and lao Valley State Park. View Maui's lush landscape, breathtaking coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls, and the sharp-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Fly near Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Wailea, and Hana and witness the stark contrast from upcountry to the beaches of Hawaii's second-largest island. Embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Maui: 3-Island Hawaiian Odyssey Helicopter Flight

5. Maui: 3-Island Hawaiian Odyssey Helicopter Flight

See three Hawaiian islands from the air on this breathtaking helicopter flight. Soar over Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. You'll begin over west Maui and Kapalua before flying over the water for views of Elephant Rock. Circle Molokai for spectacular views of the world's biggest sea cliffs, Hawaiian fish ponds and gorgeous reef. Then continue on to Lanai and Shipwreck beach. Fly over vistas and valleys then back to West Maui and the iconic Iao Valley. Keep your eyes open for Maui's North Shore and sights like Jurassic Rock and the Jaws surf spot.

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What people are saying about Kapalua

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 210 reviews

Everything was fabulous on this tour. Our tour guide Glenn was amazing and the drive up there was smooth and easy and then the breakfast after on the way down was incredible. Glenn was filled with fun facts and was able to help us find the right spot to see the perfect sunrise. BEST experience ever, though the sunrise was covered up with clouds for sometime. Lesson learnt is we need to be fully equipped for the cold weather or the gusty wind. Glenn has provided with jackets generously but still if we have prepared well it would have been more memorable.. so please wear layers and wear gloves which would be so helpful.. finally Thank you Glenn for making this tour memorable…

We didn't rent a car so we decided to go with a tour group. Not being a morning person, we weren't sure if the 2:50am pickup would be worth it but it 100% was! Everything from our tour guide, Caroline, to the actual sunrise itself was nothing short of amazing. *Note: if you think you're going to be warm, add another layer and opt into the free coats.

My 2 daughters and I had the most amazing experience on this tour. Bill, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. He was a great driver and the bus was super clean. Every minute of this tour was excellent and well worth the early morning pick up and price. You can’t leave Maui without going in this tour!

This was a great tour. Our guide shared lots of information and helped us greatly along the way.

Awesome trip with an awesome driver. Great breakfast as well. Highly recommend excursion.