Best of Maui
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Best of Maui
On this unforgettable "Best of Maui" excursion you'll visit the Maui Tropical Plantation, a 60-acre working plantation where you'll discover Hawaii's rich agricultural history. Enjoy a fully-narrated, 40-minute tram ride that takes you through breathtaking scenery and explores where many of the plantation's crops are cultivated. You'll learn all about coconuts and witness a coconut-husking demonstration. You'll also see where sugarcane, coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple, papaya, mango, guava and bananas are grown. There are plenty of samples for tasting and a gift shop selling a wide variety of Maui-grown goodies.
No tour of Maui highlights would be complete without a visit to Iao Needle, the straight-up pinnacle at the heart of the Valley Island's western range. This iconic, green-mantled rock outcropping is one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks. The Needle is located in the 4,000-acre Iao Valley State Park in Central Maui, just west of Wailuku. There is a well-marked, paved pedestrian path leading from the parking lot to view Iao Needle, and the ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley.
You will then extend your adventure down to the sea at the Maui Ocean Center (Zagat Survey's top-ranked family attraction), where you will learn more about the underwater world around Maui through The Living Reef, Turtle Lagoon, Hammerhead Harbor, and other unique exhibits.
Please Note: This tour is similar to our Iao Valley and Maui Tropical Tram; however, the Best of Maui includes a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. Please keep this in mind when booking tours for Kahului.
Reviewer: Danica Wong
This is a good tour. However, there is no food included and not enough time to have lunch at one of the stops unless you cut into your time to see the locations. Furthermore, we would have liked to have spent another hour or so at the marine center to fully enjoy the exhibits.
Reviewer: Martin Hunger
Our guide, Drew, was wonderful and made a rainy day as pleasant as possible.. Very informative.
Reviewer: Glenda R Apata
Large, popular tour. The weather was not great in the beginning but got better as we went along. I enjoyed our guide, who was funny and informative. The Maui Ocean Center was nice and getting to sample some fresh pineapple was fun.
Reviewer: Jennifer W.
I booked the Best of Maui for 4 people as an excursion separate from the cruise ship offerings because we were not interested in all the places they would go. Unfortunately, I made an error remembering the date when we were on the cruise and thought we booked for Monday instead of Sunday. Showed up on Monday and they still allowed us to go even though I had messed up on the date. We were very thankful and really enjoyed the excursion overall, but especially the Maui Ocean Center. We paid $7 at the center to do the Virtual Reality Whale experience. It was very cool! All of us enjoyed the day and got to see a lot of Maui. Will definitely book with Shore Excursions Group in the future (and will double check my dates too)!
Reviewer: Jill McCluand
Great day, really enjoyed it, especially the aquarium