Lahaina is one of the most historic places in Maui and the Hawaiian Islands. The Sightseeing Tours in Lahaina embraces this fact and takes guests on a journey through time and gives them a glimpse of the long history of this place. Lahaina was once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1820 to 1845 and was once known as Lele. King Kamehameha II built a palace here and preferred Lahaina to the bustling town of Honolulu. Lahaina means cruel sun which describes the sunny dry climate of the region.

Most of the Sightseeing Land Tours in Lahaina is pretty laid back since you will be using Segways. These personal transport vehicles will make the tour a breeze. There are multiple places of interest in Lahaina. One of the most recognizable is the Lahaina Banyan Tree. The Banyan Tree was planted in 1873  by a missionary to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of the arrival of the Protestant Missionaries. This place has been the site of numerous events. There is also the Old Lahaina Lighthouse. This was the first lighthouse in all of Hawaii. It used to be just 9 feet tall but it was increased to 26 feet in 1866. The lighthouse was an important part of the old Lahaina when it was known as the “whaling capital of the Pacific”. The Baldwin House is also located in Lahaina. This is one of the oldest buildings in Lahaina.

If you would rather be on the water then you can try the boat tours here. One unique Sightseeing Tour in Lahaina is the Stargazing Tour. Since Maui is one of the remotest places in the world it is a perfect vantage point for stargazing. You can try some delicious pupus and refreshing drinks while listening to an award-winning astronomer explain about the stars and the sky and why they are important to Hawaii. You can also try the Sightseeing Tour of Lanai. You will board a ferry going to Lanai and ride on a 4×4 as you learn about the different aspects of life in Lanai.

Here is a list of the different options for Sightseeing Tours in Lahaina.


Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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