While you’re in port in magnificent Maui, don't miss Haleakala Crater, the most popular attraction in Upcountry Maui. On this Maui shore excursion, you’ll see black coral, Hawaii's state gem, at the Maui Coral Factory. Make your way up to the glorious summit of the Haleakala Crater, renowned for its amazing sunrises and panoramic views. Get a bird's-eye view of Maui's valleys and discover Upcountry Maui's unique flora and fauna.
Disembark from your cruise ship at Lahaina Pier and head out on a fantastic Maui shore excursion. You’ll be picked up from the cruise ship port and taken to your first stop, the Maui Coral Factory, to see how black coral is transformed from its raw form into beautiful jewelry.
Visit the small town of Makawao, home to the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) and a lively art community, and discover the cacti and rare silver swords that grow to the crest of Haleakala. Continue ascending into Upcountry Maui, where you’ll see ranches, rare flora and fauna, and farms with phenomenal views.
You’ll arrive at 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. Haleakala is more than 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) high, is the highest point in Maui and provides spectacular views. The crater is 3,000 feet (915 meters) deep, 7.5 miles (12 km) long, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide and 22 miles (35 km) in circumference. In other words, it’s quite large! Walk around the cinder cones and sit in awe of the inspiring views.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Lahaina 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
Conditions of Sale:
- This shore excursion can only be booked by Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Sea passengers for September 18, 2011
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.