All of our snorkeling tours and whale watching trips leave from Lahaina harbor on the island of Maui. When you choose one of our Lahaina snorkeling or whale watch trips don’t miss this gem of a town. Front Street is the main through fare of Lahaina and definitely shouldn’t be missed. If you are going to be on Maui for Halloween, Front Street is a huge party. It has been dubbed the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific”.
Once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was also an historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid -1800’s. Up to 1,500 sailors from as many as 400 ships took leave in Lahaina. Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hot spot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
Today, Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can still get a feel for old Lahaina as you stroll down lively Front Street and visit historic stops like the U.S. Seamen’s Hospital, Hale Paaho (Lahaina Prison), the Pioneer Inn and other sites on the Lahaina Historic Trail. Approximately 55 acres of old Lahaina have been set aside as historic districts.
Lahaina’s sunny climate and oceanfront setting also provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of activities and entertainment. Get a fresh taste of Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Lahaina’s fine restaurants.