Cruise to Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii: Sensational Sun, Sand and Sweet Pineapples

Anyone looking for adventure in a Polynesian paradise should schedule a cruise to Maui. Taking a cruise to the port city of Lahaina is a great starting point for an unforgettable trip around this pristine Hawaiian island.

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Sometimes called “Valley Isle,” Maui is the second largest of the major inhabited Hawaiian Islands. While it isn’t as touristy as O’ahu, Maui boasts some of the Aloha State’s most breathtaking scenery, parks, and snorkeling spots. If you’re looking for the best in Hawaiian flora and fauna, then Maui is your destination.

Top Attractions and Things to Do in Maui

Maui volcanic summit

Volcanic crater, Haleakala National Park

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do and see on a cruise to Maui. There are many wonderful parks to explore on this island, but one of the most popular is the Haleakalā National Park. Measuring about 30,000 acres, this incredible park is home to an over 10,000-foot tall dormant volcano as well as dozens of endangered species. And believe it or not, the Haleakalā Crater is one of the most amazing camping spots in Hawaii.

Banyan tree

Banyan Tree Park, Lahaina

After taking in the beautiful Hawaii scenery at Haleakalā National Park, consider going on a snorkeling adventure by Molokini Crater. This crescent-shaped crater near Maui is considered to have some of the best snorkeling views in the entire Aloha State.

whale jumping out

Humpback whale jumps out of the water

Other wonderful things to do in Maui include going on a whale-watching expedition, cruising along the scenic Hana highway and relaxing on Ka’anapali Beach.

Best Maui Tips

One fruit that has had a profound effect on Maui’s economy over the years is the pineapple. Even today, Maui is one of the world’s largest producers of this delicious tropical treat. While you’re on the island, do yourself a favor and search for a pineapple farm that accepts tourists (oftentimes they have free samples).

Pineapple fields

Hawaiian pineapple fields

By the way, film lovers on a cruise to Maui might be interested to know that many scenes in the original Jurassic Park were filmed on this island. Indeed, there are many helicopter tours offered in Maui that specifically take guests to some of the most iconic Jurassic Park locations. Definitely do your research if you want to get some Hollywood selfies on your trip to Maui!

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First-time visitors to Maui are always amazed by this island’s rich flora and fauna. Whether you’re searching for a thrilling adventure or romantic relaxation, you’ll find what your looking for on a cruise to Valley Isle.