Summer is coming and with it brings people of all ages to Lahaina ready to enjoy a myriad of activities, whether out on the water, along the shore or in the mountains.
The Lahaina Harbor Front is a focal point for ocean activities: snorkeling and scuba charters offer a wide range of sites to see from Molokini Crater to Coral Gardens by the pali, across to Lana‘i and down to Ka‘anapali and Honolua Bay. Marine life abounds with dolphins, green sea turtles and tropical fish to observe in their natural habitats. Deep sea fishing is available for anglers of all levels of skill. Sunset and dinner cruise charters along the coast provide a leisurely way to end an active day.
Watersports are available at nearly every beach in West Maui: stand-up paddling, surfing, body boarding, kite surfing, jet skiing, flyboarding and parasailing. There’s no limit to what you can do on the water!
In shore, you can visit a park and enjoy the beauty of a majestic tree, like Lahaina’s Banyan Tree on Front Street, or the serenity of a botanical garden in the Old Lahaina Prison yard on Prison Street.
Along Front Street, take a break from the sun and stop in a museum to expand your horizon on Maui’s history and multi-ethnic cultures. Lahaina Restoration Foundation manages and maintains the Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina Heritage Museum in Old Lahaina Courthouse, the Plantation Museum and Wo Hing Museum, which are open to the public daily.
Heading toward the mountains on Lahainaluna Road, check out the Pioneer Mill Smokestack & Locomotives Exhibit, open from sunrise to sunset, and the Hale Pa‘i Printing Museum, which is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Most of Lahaina’s historic attractions are free. A nominal admission fee gets you into both Baldwin Home and Wo Hing Museums. You can also purchase a Passport to the Past for $10 and get admission to four of Maui’s popular museums. To find out more, contact us.