Whaling used to be the focus of west Maui’s main town, Lahaina. These days visitors come to watch whales frolic offshore from Papawai Point.
The low-rise harbor at Lahaina retains quite a few whaling-era buildings, but not much remains from the days when Lahaina was the Hawaiian kingdom’s royal capital.
Take a stroll past the restaurants and shops lining historic Front Street, and take a seat in Banyan Tree Square at the foot of the country’s largest banyan tree, planted in 1873.
Lahaina is on the west coast of Maui, looking over to the nearby island of Lanai.
Highway 30 runs north to the resorts of Kaanapali.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Fly from Honolulu to Maui for the day to tour Haleakala crater, the unique Iao Needle, the whaling port of Lahaina and much more! This expertly narrated ... Read more
Duration: 14 - 15 hours
No visit to Hawaii is complete without a luau or a romantic Maui cocktail cruise - now you can do both! Spend one evening enjoying the excitement and ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)