Hawaii

WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR

DurationDuration 6-8 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 3
tour Tour Stops 17
$19.99

Description

West Maui is home to picturesque coastline, popular resort towns, and renowned snorkel spots. Drive around the West Maui mountain range in a loop! Check out the historic town of Lahaina, ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, a Dragon tooth hiking trail, and the popular Nakalele Blowhole. It will blow your mind! Of course there are tons of beaches and viewpoints all along the way.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Visit Maui Ocean Center
•⁠ Discover ancient Petroglyphs
•⁠ Check out the Nakalele Blowhole
•⁠ Walk around the historic town of Lahaina
•⁠ Snorkel at Honolua Bay
•⁠ Explore the Dragon Tooth trail

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kahului
Direction: Clockwise, ending in Waikapu
Please Note: The entire road on this tour is paved; however, past the blowhole, there are some narrow, one-way sections of road that require extra caution. Ask your rental car company to ensure this is allowed and will not void your insurance.

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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

KAPALUA STORY

Tour Route

Important Travel Info

Safety & Etiquitte
Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List

This tour travels along winding coastal cliffs without guardrails. The roads are completely paved and it is safe to drive - locals do it everyday - but it is all about what you’re comfortable with. If you are not a confident driver, afraid of heights, or get motion sickness easily, we recommend you drive about halfway to the Nakalele Blowhole, then turn around. If you choose to do this, we do not provide audio directions for the return trip, but you can still use the offline map to guide you.

In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the aina when you visit. 

IMPORTANT: Bailey House Museum closes at 4pm (if you’re starting the tour in Kahului this will be one of the last stops), so plan accordingly.

Other costs to consider:

$7 per person: Wo Hing Museum

$10 per car: Iao Valley State Park

$7.00 (adult)/ $2.00 (child) per person: Bailey House Museum

  • We recommend starting the tour around 9am.
  • Expect to spend about 6-8 hours on the tour if you plan on doing all the activities.
  • Bailey House Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm (and reservations are required)
  • Very Important: Car Charger
  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Phone Mount 

Tour FAQs

This tour has three starting points, Kahului near the airport, Kaanapali, and Kapalua, and travels clockwise along the Western coast of Maui in a loop, ending near where you began. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Maui Ocean Center
  • Lahaina
  • Dragon Tooth Trail
  • Honolua Bay
  • Nakalele Blowhole 
  • Ohai Trail
  • Iao Valley 

For help planning your day check out our West Maui Coastline Tour suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!


Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day. 

  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount 

How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs: $29.00 (adult)/ $19.00 (child) per person: Maui Ocean Center

  • $7.00 per person: Wo Hing Museum
  • $10.00 per car: Iao Valley State Park
  • $7.00 (adult)/ $2.00 (child) per person: Bailey House Museum
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch
  • $5.00-$10.00 per person: local snack like pie or shave ice 3

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

No, this tour can only be done clockwise around the island ending in Waikapu

Yes, but it depends when you’re traveling. In the summer, the waves are generally calmer and safe for swimming. However, in the winter (October through March) waves can be extremely rough and we recommend you avoid swimming during this time. Always use your best judgement and please note there is only one beach with lifeguards on this tour and that’s at DT Fleming Beach.


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


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