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Kahului Shore Excursion: Haleakala Crater Adventure Tour

Location Maui
Departure Monday
From €76.08 per person
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  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Port pick up and drop-off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverages

While you're in port in beautiful Maui, get out and explore the natural features that make it so stunning on the Haleakala Crater shore excursion. Learn about black coral, Hawaii's state gem, at the Maui Coral Factory. Then make your way up to the majestic summit of the Haleakala Crater, renowned for its amazing sunrises and scenic vistas. The visually expansive views will leave you breathless.

Your Maui shore excursion starts when you are picked up from your cruise ship port. First, you'll head to the Maui Coral Factory to see how black coral is transformed from its raw form into beautiful jewelry.

Discover the small town of Makawao, home to the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) and a lively art community. Drive up to the protea farms of Kula to discover the unusual flowers that flourish in the Kula area of Maui. Continue ascending into upcountry Maui, where you'll see ranches, rare flora and fauna, and farms with lofty views.

You'll then reach Haleakala Crater, the "House of the Sun." The dormant volcano last released its fury in 1790. More than 200 years later, the land surrounding the lava flow is still barren. The summit rises 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. The crater is 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles (12 km) long, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide and 22 miles (35 km) in circumference. From here, you'll enjoy expansive views over the island.

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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This shore excursion can only be booked by Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America passengers
  • The weather at the summit of Haleakala is unpredictable. Temperatures commonly range between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, but can be below freezing at any time of year with the wind chill factor.  Wear lightweight, layered clothing that will keep you warm even in wet weather, and sturdy, comfortable shoes.
  • Persons with heart or respiratory problems and pregnant women should check with their doctor before coming to the Park, given the reduced oxygen at high elevation.

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by MishaNYC , December 2016

I had a great time and a knowledgeable driver. The views from 9500 feet above sea level was worth it. It was the same feeling I felt when I saw the southern rim of the Grand Canyon obviously not as large, but that same sense of awe and peace. Even the ride up to the crater had some beautiful views as well. Please note you can see the crater from where the bus stops and no hiking is needed. However, if you hike about quarter to a half mile up from where the bus stops you will see the a different and more beautiful view of the crater. Also, I took the day tour and it was about 40 to 50 degrees so bring a jacket. I met some people who took the morning and evening tour and they said it was very cold 30 degrees. Do some research on the weather like I did so you can be prepared.

Reviewed by Richard C , November 2016

Hard to describe what it felt like 9700 feet above the island. It's worth the trip up just to be able to see what a stark contrat it is. The wind was blowing over 40 mph, and the temperature was chilling, but a great experience.

Reviewed by Mrs Maree A T , August 2016

The crater was amazing. Driver was knowledgeable and interesting. There is no problem with meeting ship times.

Reviewed by ltruong1988 , July 2016

The driver told us a lot about the city and where we were going. He was great!

Reviewed by Wayne , January 2016

Definitely recommend this for Maui first timers like me and my wife. Like some of the other tours, it gets cold up there. We were there on the first week of December, average temp at sea level was mid 80's F. up there wear some pants/jeans, and bring a light jacket to layer up. Weather was perfect. Blue skies and some clouds, but we were so high up we were ABOVE them. Convenient with cruise ship pier pick up. One of your days in Maui need to be this tour.

Reviewed by christopher v , December 2014


Reviewed by sharonlittle , May 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

Reviewed by Charles R , May 2014

Awesome view from the top of the trail. The driver was entertaining and informative.

Reviewed by F W K , 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.

Reviewed by arwicks , January 2014

Not as interesting as we'd hoped.