Our most recommended things to do in Wailuku

Maui: Self-Guided Audio Tours - Full Island

1. 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

South Maui: Road to Hana Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. South Maui: Road to Hana Self-Guided Audio Tour

This bundle includes the following tours: Road to Hana Road to Hana Sunrise Road to Hana Beach Parks Road to Hana Western Coastline Start any of these tours by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, each tour will start on a different part of the island, which your GPS will guide you straight to. Your tour of the Road to Hana follows the 65-mile historic road past some of the most beautiful places in all of Hawaii. Along this route, you’ll find sparkling waterfalls, lush jungle vistas, stunning beaches, and so much more. Discover groves of rainbow eucalyptus, hike to the hidden gem of Twin Falls, and take a dip in Ching’s Pond, famous among the locals. Enjoy a picnic and ocean views at Waterfront Park next, before cruising on to the 173-foot Wailua Falls and the Instagram-famous Pipiwai Trail, featuring a lush bamboo forest unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You can begin this tour in Kahului and drive to Hana, or go in the opposite direction if it’s more convenient! Your Sunrise tour begins in Kahului. To catch the sunrise, make sure you start early! From there, you’ll drive inland and learn about Maui’s rich culture, including the history of Hawaii’s very own cowboys! Take a detour to the lush Makawao Forest Reserve or continue directly toward your sunrise destination. Before long, you’ll begin your ascent of Haleakalā, a towering volcano offering the best sunrise views. Hear about ancient legends and myths behind this volcano as you ascend, then arrive at Haleakalā National Park. In addition to some great hiking trails, this is where you’ll find Red Hill, the highest point on the island and one of the best places in the world to watch a sunrise. Just make sure you reserve a pass to enter the park before sunrise, as this is not included with the tour! Your tour of Maui’s Beaches also begins in Kahului. From there, you’ll head to Mai Poina Beach, where windsurfers take to the waves. Then there’s Kalepolepo Beach, which adds some fascinating history to its idyllic scenery. Picnic at Waipuilani Park, then try your hand at surfing at Cove Beach, which offers gentle surf that’s perfect for beginners! Kama’ole Beach offers dramatic rocky coastline for your Instagram story, while Wailea Beach and Palauea Beach are just plain fabulous beaches (though you might even spot some sea turtles here)! Finally, you’ll head to some famous lava fields for a different kind of fascinating scenery. Your bonus tour of the Western Coastline begins, once again, in Kahului. From here, you’ll drive out along the less-crowded west coast for a view of the island not many visitors get! Along the way, you’ll experience weird geological phenomena like the Nakalele Blowhole, explore the fascinating Kapalua Labyrinth, and check out a few underrated gems like the Ukumehame Beach Park! It’s the perfect way to wind down your trip to Maui with an escape from the everyday.

Maui: Private Valley Isle Customized Tour

3. Maui: Private Valley Isle Customized Tour

The activities listed are options that you can choose from. This tour allows flexibility and is customized to your preferences. Whatever you choose, it will be a full day.  In West Maui: - Go snorkeling (not a boat tour/must bring snorkel gear). - Discover coastline gems, majestic mountains, and cultural and historical sites.  - Venture around the West Maui Mountain loop for coastal views and numerous activities: 1. Hike to the Nakalele Blowhole. 2. Swim in giant tide-pools (weather permitting). 3. Hike the Kapalua Trail, and go cliff jumping into a pristine ocean. 4. Take a stroll to the legendary Dragon's Teeth and labyrinth. 5. Take a leisurely walk through the lush jungle of Honolua Bay, and have local fresh fruit smoothies. 6. Visit the isolated and historical Kahakuloa Village for tasty Hawaiian snacks. 7. Visit Karen Lei's Gallery with over 100 local artists. 8. Discover ancient petroglyphs. On the south side of Maui (Kihei & Makena): - Go snorkeling (not a boat tour/must bring snorkel gear), or relax on the best beaches.  In the central valley (Wailuku): - Iao Valley State Monument (advanced reservations $5 per person/please enquire): cultural tour, native species, stunning views, visit the Iao Needle, hike to the Iao Stream, our largest watershed, and take a dip in the freshwater pools (optional). - Visit Iao Valley Kepaniwai Heritage Park (free): cultural tour, views of Iao stream, our largest watershed, go rock hopping to the streams (optional). - Visit Maui's Tropical Plantation for stunning landscapes and views, with local coffee, fruits, snacks and produce, and the upscale Mill House restaurant for lunch.  Upcountry Maui (Kula), you can see panoramic views from 2500 to over 4500 feet: - Visit the Kula Lavender Farm and diverse gardens, where all products are made with lavender ($3 per person) - Visit an organic vodka, rum, and gin distillery with beautiful views, Have unch at their farm-to-table cocktail cafe, paired with specialty drinks, purchase spirits and other items at their store, and/or book a 35 minute tour (advanced reservations for tour/please inquire). - Visit Maui Wine at Ulupalakua Vineyards (1 hour private tastings require advanced reservations/please inquire). North Shore, Paia: - Discover giant resting green sea turtles.  - Visit acclaimed Ho'okipa Beach for great surfers, wind surfers, and kite surfers!  

Molokini Snorkel & Slide 7AM - 12PM

4. Molokini Snorkel & Slide 7AM - 12PM

The Maui Snorkeling Lani Kai's Morning tour visits 2 snorkeling locations. The trip runs from 7AM to 12PM, Monday through Sunday. Our 1st stop is the world-famous, Molokini Crater and our 2nd stop takes us to another location with turtles (exact locations are weather dependent). Along the way to these fantastic Maui Snorkeling destinations, you will have the chance to see the amazing Humpback Whales as they move through the Hawaiian waters. (Whale watching only available between November-April each year). Please note that while Molokini Crater is always our first choice for our morning snorkeling tours, all destinations will be chosen each day based on weather conditions.

South Maui Sunset & Celestial Cruise

5. South Maui Sunset & Celestial Cruise

Enjoy delicious appetizers, drinks and Maui’s famous sunsets while learning about Polynesian navigation (wayfinding) and how these amazing people utilized the stars to find the Hawaiian Islands. Once the sun sets and stars begin to appear, Harriet will highlight specific stars to observe and relate stories about their significance to the Hawaiian culture in juxtaposition with popularly known Greek cultural explanations. Astronomer Harriet Witt is known for her entertaining and informative commentary on all things celestial. If you’re looking to do something unique and to learn more about the Hawaiian culture and the star-filled canvas above us, we encourage you to take this journey with us. As a special bonus during winter months, a hydrophone is lowered into the sea to hear the beautifully haunting songs of humpback whales under the stars.

Maui: Sightseeing & Photography Tour along the road to Hana

6. Maui: Sightseeing & Photography Tour along the road to Hana

See the North Shore of Maui through a photographer's lens on this photography tour. Benefit from transportation from Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, and Kahului. Snap surfers and windsurfers on the waves, explore the jungle, and waterfalls of the Northern coastline towards Hana. After getting picked up from one of the convenient pickup points in Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, or Kahului, set out for your first stop. Snap photos of the famous surfboard fence. Admire bamboo forests and rare rainbow eucalyptus trees. Get the coveted silky slow shutter images of beautiful waterfalls. Get tips and instructions on how to take the best picture from your photographer guide. Next, we make our way to the Ke'anae Peninsula, Get dramatic images of the waves crashing on the rocky shore, historic landmarks and breathtaking vistas. Even try Aunty Sandy's famous banana bread! Finish with a stop at the beach to get shots of surfers and sea turtles in their natural habitat on one of the North Shore's lookouts. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your pickup location.

South Maui: Maalaea Guided Motorboat Tour with Snorkeling

7. South Maui: Maalaea Guided Motorboat Tour with Snorkeling

Be whisked away on the powerboat “Amore” to see marine wildlife such as dolphins and turtles year-round, or whales in season December through March. Experience a snorkel adventure with vibrant marine life and brilliantly colored reefs. Enjoy coastal sights and a refreshing swim and snorkel in the warm crystal-clear blue waters. Admire underwater stunning sea creatures and reef fish. Snorkel location will be chosen based on the day’s best conditions and with guest input. Use of snorkel gear included (mask, fins, vest) and in-water assistance from expert crew included. Convenient Maalaea General Store liquor store at the port has a range of fine wine, liquor, domestic, imported and island-made beer brands to purchase. Please bring towels, swimsuits, hats, and non-spray reef safe sunscreen. Make it a private charter with a purchase of all 6 seats

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