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

Kahului Shore Excursion: Haleakala Crater Adventure Tour

Discover the natural wonder of the Haleakala Crater on this 4-hour tour while in port in Maui. Led by an expert guide, you’ll visit Kula's protea farms, filled with rare flowers native to Maui, and see how black coral is transformed into jewelery at the Maui Coral Factory. For a superb finale, you’ll head to the peak of the Haleakala Crater to witness stunning views of the island. Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your port. 


  • Maui Shore excursion to Haleakala Crater
  • Visit the protea farms of Kula, a unique flower native to Maui
  • Tour the Maui Coral Factory and see how black coral is transformed into jewelery
  • Professionally narrated tour
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Kahului Shore Excursion: Haleakala Crater Adventure Tour

Protea Flower

Your tour will begin with pickup from your Maui port. Then, your guide will take you to the Maui Coral Factory, where you’ll learn how jewelery is made from the island’s black coral.

Next, you’ll explore the home of the paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboys, in the quaint town of Makawao, which also hosts a vibrant community of artists. From there, travel to see the unique flowers of Kula at the protea farms in the region. As you continue your ascent by coach into Maui’s upcountry, you’ll spot beautiful ranch land along with native plant and wildlife.

Then, witness beautiful views from 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) at the top of the Haleakala Crater. This impressive natural wonder is 3,000 feet deep and 22 miles (35 km) in circumference and has lain dormant since 1790. Also known as the ‘House of the Sun,’ this spot is a must-see while in port in Maui.

At the end of your 4-hour shore excursion, you will be dropped off back at your cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kahului Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great day. We had a great guide, comfortable coach, fantastic switch back roads with great views up to crater. The crater was amazing but word to wise, leave your hats on the bus - the winds up there are unbelievable. All in all a great day. T'N'T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The trip was operated by the major Hawaiian tour company,using a first class coach, picking up/dropping off at the same place as the cruise ship's own tour. It also did the same itinerary but at a vastly reduced price! Unfortunately, the weather was wet and cloudy up to 7,000 feet but above that we were in sunshine and, at 10,000 feet, the crater looked like your publicity photo.

We found the Driver's running commentary on the sights (including those we could barely see), the landscape and geology very informative and, at times, hilarious. He deserved full marks.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Amazing views of the crater and the island. Don't forget to bring a jacket, there were people walking around in summer shirts and they were very cold.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The excursion was enhanced by the tour director. His knowledge and manner were excellent. Though the weather did not cooperate we were still able to experience the awesomeness of the crater.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Harvey was a great tour guide. We would do this tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

It was just as I expected, even better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was a great tour! Our driver was very pleasant and knowledgeable! We had an awesome view that day, it was truly spectacular! Would not miss the Haleakala Crater and certainly glad we left the driving to the bus driver! Its a challenging road to the Haleakala Crater! Thank you, Alyssa and Don.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Excellent trip, fascinating scenery, all thoroughly enjoyable. Some of the views could have been Mars!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012


4 star rating: Recommended December 2014


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