Adventures Abound on Maui Shore Excursions

When your port of call is Lahaina, Maui, shore excursions are many and varied. Exciting venues and amazing adventures ensure that your shore time from your cruise to Lahaina is filled with unforgettable Maui magic from sunrise to sunset.

For an incredible view like no other in the world, book Maui shore excursions for guided tours that take you up the Haleakala Crater Mountain to its summit over 10,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy the lush wilderness of Haleakala National Park and see prehistoric landmarks, endemic flora, and protected wildlife, including Hawaiian Nene (geese). The volcanic landscapes you’ll witness are as stunning and hauntingly beautiful as the sunrise and sunset views from the summit.

If active adventure is what you’re after, Maui cruise excursions offer snorkeling cruises, rainforest hikes, country club golf rounds, and helicopter explorations. Step aboard a sleek catamaran and sail to a Lanai reef for a guided snorkel with a marine naturalist, watching for bottlenose, wild spinner and spotted dolphins. Get up-close views of multiple cascading waterfalls on a trek through Ho'olawa Valley, where you can take a refreshing dip in a waterfall pool or stand under a cascade of water as it falls. Golf on a course that’s nestled 1,100 feet in the West Maui mountains with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Hop on a helicopter for a hover over Mt. Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano, and other incredible natural landscapes off the Maui coast.

For a once-in-lifetime exploration of Lanai, board an Expeditions passenger ferry for an open-ocean ride across the Auau Channel to reach the island formerly known as “Pineapple Island,” as it was once home to a vast pineapple plantation that supplied 75% of the world’s pineapples. Explore the rugged island’s most prominent sites with a naturalist guide while traveling in an all-terrain vehicle, including the “garden of the gods,” an area of eons-old natural red rocks that have been described as Mars like, and Shipwreck Beach, where two World War II vessels are grounded just off shore.

Craving classic Maui shore excursions while on your Hawaii cruise? Book a sunset catamaran that glides along the West Maui coastline while you sip cocktails and watch for dolphins skimming the water. Or you can go the Hawaiian luau route, complete with tropical drinks, classic Hawaiian music, a luscious buffet featuring pit-roasted suckling pig, and entertainment that includes a Polynesian show of hula dancers, drums, and Samoan knife and fire dancing.

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