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Discover Island of Lanai

West Maui
Meals Included
Couple sitting on Hulopo’e Beach on Lanai


  • Visit nearby island of Lana’i via sailing catamaran from Lahaina, Maui
  • Top-rated Hulopo’e Beach for sunbathing, snorkeling, snuba, and swimming
  • Guided tour of historical Lana’i City (included but optional)
  • Excellent opportunities to see whales (Dec-Apr) and dolphins
  • Breakfast, BBQ lunch/dinner, and premium drinks
$220 per adult
  • Departs 6:30am, 10:00am
  • Duration 8 hours

Pricing & Availability


Experience the excellent beaches and relaxing ambiance of the nearby island of Lana’i on this full day excursion. So close yet so different than Maui, Lanai is mostly undeveloped (populated by only a few thousand residents) and is privately owned by an American billionaire. 

Upon arrival on Lana’i from Maui, you can choose to embark on a 1.5 hour tour of the historic town provided by a Lana’i-born local (included in price) or proceed immediately to the beach. Known as one of the best beaches in Hawaii, scenic Hulopo’e Beach has white sand curved around the clear, warm waters of a marine sanctuary with excellent swimming and snorkeling (and snuba, at extra cost), as well as tide pools with fish to explore. Chairs and mats are provided for lounging on the beach (and palm trees for shade), or you can play some beach volleyball or stroll the grounds of the beachfront Four Seasons Resort nearby. After a first class BBQ meal served to your table overlooking the harbor, sail back to Maui enjoying 2 premium adult beverages and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, as well as dessert.

Comfort, convenience, and safety are all optimized by the friendly and highly trained crew of the longest running tour operator in Maui and with exclusive transportation access to the renowned beach.

UPDATE: The Lanai town van tour is being phased out; timing TBD. However, cultural and historical commentary and activities have recently been added to the day, including guided nature walks, tree leaf weaving, and Hawaiian entertainment (e.g., hula, chanting, storytelling) during the waitered meal.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Only tour that can transport guests to beach from pier (otherwise, 10-15 min walk)
  • Actually land on Lana’i and spend most of the day there (most other "Lanai" cruises never disembark but simply snorkel near it)
  • At the beach, guides serve as snorkel guide, lifeguard, answer questions, and watch your stuff so you can enjoy the water and beach safely and stress-free
  • Comfortable spacious boat with indoor and outdoor padded & table seating, as well as bathrooms onboard; a catamaran is also a more stable and less bumpy ride than smaller boats/rafts
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

Hulopo’e Beach is probably among the top 10 beaches in the state, with good swimming coupled with unreal snorkeling

Longest running operator on the island. Their Lana’i trip is worth it. Some of the friendliest crews and great BBQ meal. Their service is top-notch and makes others look pedestrian. They are the sole company allowed to operate this type of tour on Lana’i.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Lana’i is an isolated bit of subtropical pleasure. The vintage pineapple plantation town of Lana’i City is timeless. Hulopo’e Beach: Hawaii’s Top 20 Attractions; gorgeous with amazing snorkeling.

This family-run operation specializes in personable ecofriendly catamaran tours. Recommended.

Fodor's Guidebook:

Hulopo’e is an exceptional snorkeling destination.

Tour operator: Fodor’s Choice. Has a great reputation in the community, and many people consider this trip to be a highlight of their vacation. Energetic crews will keep you well fed and entertained with local stories and jokes.

Moon Guidebook:

It’s hard to find an outdoor playground more stunning than Lana’i, one of the Hawaiian Islands’ most exclusive getaways. Hulopo’e Beach has been voted one of the best in the country; home to one of the few reefs in Maui County that isn’t in a state of decline and it is famous for the Hawaiian spinner dolphins who enter the bay on a regular basis. Plantation-era charm of Lana’i City.

Tour operator has been setting the gold standard for 40 years.

Option 1
Early Cruise
Option 2
Later Cruise
Days and Times
check-in 30 min prior
Mon - Fri
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri
10 am - 6 pm
Sunrise/Sunset (seasonal) Sunrise Sunset
Other Considerations Usually less people on the boat and on the beach, and not as hot on the beach n/a
Price Age 18+: $220
Age 13-17: $189
Age 3-12: $120
Age 2 & under: Free
Same as early cruise
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  • West Maui
Departure Point
Lahaina Harbor

15 min from Ka’anapali
45 min from Kihei
60 min from Wailea
Frequently Asked Questions
  • A portion of your payment supports tour operator's many environmental and community initiatives
  • Actively involved with the community since it was founded in 1973, and it has recently contributed to over 100 local non-profit organizations
  • Hawai’i Ecotourism Association Sustainable Tourism certification
  • Part of the Dolphin SMART wildlife viewing and conservation program
  • Properly educates guests about respectful and legal interactions with marine life
  • Regularly organizes reef cleanups
  • First company in Hawaii to retrofit its boats to pump all waste onshore, eliminating all overboard discharge
  • All cups, flatware, and silverware are reusable, and cloth napkins are used for sit-down meal
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • 1-8 guests: No cancellations within 48 hours of activity time
  • 9+ guests: No cancellations within 72 hours of activity time
  • Rescheduling fee of $30 if doing so within 48 hours of activity time
Taxes/fees added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor tax
  • 5% fuel surcharge