While you’re in port in Lahaina, Maui, take a shore excursion to enjoy the tranquil environment of Iao Valley, where you’ll see the natural rock pinnacle hovering over the Iao Stream. At the Maui Tropical Plantation, let your senses relish in Hawaii's native flora and fauna. Then visit the Maui Ocean Center and discover Hawaii’s extensive collection of Hawaiian marine life.
After being picked up from Lahaina Pier, your Maui shore excursion starts with a drive to the Iao Valley. Walk into the lush forest and learn about the history of Iao, the beautiful daughter of Maui.
In 1790, King Kamehameha conquered Maui at Iao Valley to unite the Hawaiian Islands, and changed the course of Hawaiian history. Amble around Iao Valley State Park and view the exhibits at the Hawaii Nature Center. The 2,250-foot (685-meter) Iao Needle looks over Iao Stream, and the steep cliffs of the West Maui Mountains afford scenic views.
Next, discover the rich Hawaiian agricultural history at the Maui Tropical Plantation. You'll learn about Hawaii's 14 most-popular flower and food crops, such as papaya, guava, mango, taro, macadamia nuts and coffee. See a coconut-husking demonstration, feast on the delicious fresh fruits and capture the pastoral beauty of Maui.
Choose to extend your shore excursion at the Maui Ocean Center, where you’ll get a glimpse into Hawaii’s vibrant marine life. See amazing live coral displays, get up close with Hawaii’s beloved green sea turtles, and view the sharks, stingrays and thousands of species of tropical fish! Professional naturalists will be at your side to provide commentary of the marine life of the Hawaiian Islands.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the 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 is available only for Royal Caribbean passengers
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.