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  • Address: State Highway 30
  • Admission: Free
The city of Lahaina on the western coast of Maui is, today, sometimes seen as simply a way to get to the beaches of Kaanapali. If you're just passing through, however, you're missing the town's charms completely.

Lahaina was once the royal capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, from 1820-1845, and many of the attractions in the historic district date from that era – including the old cemetery, where you'll find royal graves, and a defensive fortress with reconstructed walls. Later, the city's economy was built on the whaling industry. Visitors today, however, come by the thousands to go whale watching rather than hunting.

The Lahaina Historic District is the center of tourism in the town, with several 19th century attractions to check out, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. In addition to the historic attractions and whale watching, you can also enjoy snorkeling, surfing, sightseeing cruises, and luaus.

Practical Info

Lahaina is well-known for its year-round sunny weather, but the popular whale watching cruises are only available in the winter when the humpback whales are migrating. If you're flying directly to Maui, chances are you'll land at Kahului Airport, which is about a 45-minute drive from Lahaina on Route 30.

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Old Lahaina Luau Maui

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 281 Reviews

The Old Lahaina Luau is a must-do for visitors to Hawaii wanting to experience a traditional Hawaiian luau. An evening of traditional cuisine, music, cultural ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.37

The Feast at Lele: A Luxury Maui Luau

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Enjoy the quintessential Hawaiian experience with this luau celebration in Maui! This festive, high-end luau takes place right on the beach off the main street ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.99

Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise and Royal Lahaina Luau Combo

4 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

No trip to Hawaii is complete without a luau or Maui dinner cruise. With this fantastic package you can do both! Choose one night for your Maui sunset dinner ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $184.89

Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 76 Reviews

Snuggle up with your partner and soak up the best views of the West Maui Mountains on a romantic Maui dinner cruise. After watching the stars come out over ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $94.99

Lanai Island Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise from Maui

Leave Maui behind on a four-hour trip to the quieter island of Lanai, where you’ll have a snorkeling adventure at the calm and beautiful East Lanai Landing. ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.99

Maui Atlantis Submarine Adventure and Royal Lahaina Luau

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Here's fun for all the family! This value-added package combines the Atlantis Submarine Adventure with a traditional Hawaiian feast at Royal Lahaina Luau. Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $194.53

Maui Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the West Maui town of Lahaina on a guided Segway tour. As you cruise through town on your own Segway — an electric form of personal transport that ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: Varies

From USD $123.95

Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Fly from Oahu to Maui for a full-day tour that explores the central part of the island, featuring spectacular Mt Haleakala and verdant Iao Valley State Park. ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 14 - 15 hours

From USD $358.99

Ulalena Show at Maui Theatre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Ancient Polynesians used the spoken word to pass the legends of Hawaii from generation to generation. Today those stories are given form in the Ulalena Show, ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $62.49

Maui Surf School Surfing Lessons

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Learn how to ride an ocean wave in the place where it all started at the Maui surf school. With its warm water, consistent waves, beautiful surroundings and ...  Read more

Location: Maui, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.50

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