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Lahaina
Lahaina

Lahaina

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995 Reviews
Free admission
State Highway 30, Lahaina, 96761

The Basics

If you’re heading to the beaches of West Maui to surf or sunbathe, chances are you’ll pass through the chilled-out town of Lahaina. Take some time to relax here on the popular Kaanapali beach, where you can also swim or snorkel, or head to Lahaina harbor for snorkel tours and whale-watching expeditions.

You can also head to Napili Beach, which is known for its good surf, and sign up for surf lessons or watch the sunset on a sleek catamaran. In the evening, make your way to Lahaina’s Front Street’s restaurants, or attend a traditional Luau.

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Up-Close Whale Watch Boat Tour from Lahaina

Traveler Favorite

Up-Close Whale Watch Boat Tour from Lahaina
$49.04 per adult
Whales and Dolphins ...WOW
Our tour guides were awesome and very knowledgeable about sea creatures. We got a pretty nice view of some whales and even rode along side hundreds of dolphins. This was truly unforgettable. Thank you
Charlene, Apr 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Fun for the riding experience
Juan_F, Jun 2021
Maui Segway PT Guided Tours in Lahaina
Just the riding of the Segway is fun and worth the experience. I wish the tour guide would have been a little more knowledgeable about the history of Lahaina. He was really focused on the safety aspect and I guess that was his main role.
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Dinner cruise
Dioscoro_E, May 2021
Maui Sunset Dinner and Dance Cruise from Lahaina Harbor
Staff/crew 5/5, very attentive. Food was great 5/5. Me and my husband had steak and it was really good including the sides. Entertainment 5/5. I wish the mic's volume was a little louder. Cleanliness 1/5. There was like a dried up vomit on the railing next to me meaning it wasn't cleaned or got missed to clean. I took a picture.
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Dinner cruise
Tom_C, Apr 2021
Maui Sunset Dinner and Dance Cruise from Lahaina Harbor
The music and drinks were great ! clean boat. Beautiful sunset as the sun goes down different colors and saw some whales
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Raft To Spotted action Quickly
Paula_W, Apr 2021
Up-Close Whale Watch Boat Tour from Lahaina
Our captain and his crewman were very professional with safety in mind. No more than 12 people on the vessel and the raft allowed us to get to the whales faster than a big boat would. To actually see whales everyone has to scout. It’s not their fault if it doesn’t happen but they do know the area. You can look up live tracking ahead of time to see if their in the area. Google it.
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Very fun, private experience
Sara_M, Mar 2021
Up-Close Whale Watch Boat Tour from Lahaina
Loved our knowledgeable tour guides, really enjoyed the little boat that allowed us to head in any direction that had whale activity. Lots of respect showed toward whales, the ocean and COVID safe.
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Truly fantastic!!
Gena_Z, Jun 2021
4-Hour Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Express Tour from Lahaina Harbor
This was an absolutely amazing snorkel experience. Chris and Pat went above and beyond giving us great information on the island and our surroundings. They even took the time to point out and give us a unique sighting of an critically endangered monk seal.
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Awesome!!!
Benjamin_R, Jun 2021
4-Hour Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Express Tour from Lahaina Harbor
It was great!! Heather and Amy were Awesome!! This is exactly the kind of experience we were looking for! We got to see plenty of fish and the turtles and dolphins were the best!! Totally recommend it!!
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Fun experience
Mary_B, Jun 2021
Group Surf Lesson in Lahaina
Trinity was our instructor and she did a great job teaching us the technique of surfing! I’d recommend using this company for your surfing lessons. Mahalo Trinity!
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Lovely and memorable experience (plus great food)!
Stephen_L, Apr 2021
Maui Sunset Dinner and Dance Cruise from Lahaina Harbor
Our family had a great time, exceeding all of our expectations. The Covid situation resulted in less passengers which I’m sure made things nicer for us. The food was excellent (the prime rib was restaurant quality), the onboard live music added to the Maui vibes, and the boat ride was scenic and relaxing. Captain Dave was great navigating us to see whales. It was a great time and we will book again, even at fuller capacity!
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Great instructor and guide
Omar_E, Jun 2021
Segway Tour on Maui - 2 hours - Lahaina historical town
Our guide John was an excellent instructor and really challenged us to be proper riders and got my kids to learn how to ride and be safe. He’s knowledgeable about the area and about Segways. Highly recommend.
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Turtles and Dolphins galore
Kim_M, Jun 2021
6-Hour Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Extended Tour from Lahaina Harbor
This tour was a highlight of our trip to Maui. We were able to see oodles of turtles, dolphins, and all kinds of fish and sea life — up close and personal. Our crew - Amy and Emma - were amazing. They are so knowledgeable and intent that we have the best experiences possible. The good was great too. Definitely worth the time and money. Thanks Emma and Amy!!!
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Great views, good food and great service
PT2020, Mar 2021
Maui Sunset Dinner and Dance Cruise from Lahaina Harbor
Wonderful job of getting to locations for whale sightings. Food was very tasty and the service was very polite. Beautiful view during and after sunset. Awesome deal for the drinks and great spacing considering covid 19. Only drawbacks were not leaving on time and the bathroom cleanliness was the most forgettable experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There’s no lifeguard at Kaanapali beach, but it’s considered one of the safest swimming beaches in the area.

  • Lahaina’s Historic District is a National Historic Landmark.

  • Lahaina town is largely wheelchair accessible, though some shops and restaurants do have stairs.

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How to Get There

Lahaina is located in West Maui, about a 45-minute drive from Kahului Airport. It’s easy to get around the area by car or taxi. Maui’s public bus system also links Lahaina to other towns across the island.

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When to Get There

Maui is a year-round destination with plenty of sunshine and warm days. Lahaina is well-known for its whale watching, and humpback season runs November–May. The town is somewhat quieter at other times of year.

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Visit the Iao Valley

Head inland from Lahaina, and you’ll find the Iao Valley State Monument. This area of dense forest and fast-running rivers is a popular destination for nature lovers, who come to catch a glimpse of Kuka‘emoku, a rocky, 1,200-foot-tall spire that towers over the forest. Lace up your boots, and hit the trails to see this natural wonder for yourself.

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