An August 2006 trip
to Hawaii by Poopita
Quote: Hawaii has many beautiful islands. We went to the island of Maui for our vacation and stayed at Kahana Village.
You get on the boat, have your picture taken and sail out into the ocean. After you sail for a while they bring you drinks and then you have dinner. While you eat, there is entertainment. It's very beautiful sailing on the ocean at night. One of our daughters got seasick, so it might be a good idea to take a Dramamine before you get on the boat. This dinner cruise wasn't as nice as the one we took in Oahu, but it was still nice.
For this particular cruise we were suppose to be at Lahaina Harbor at 4:30pm. When we got there, the people in charge weren't there and didn't get there until 5:00pm, then we waited until 5:30pm before we were able to get on the boat. If I was to do it again, I think I would choose a different dinner cruise. There were many dinner cruises leaving from this port and many were in nicer boats with better food and entertainment.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 29, 2006
Attraction | "Molikini, Turtle Town Snorkel on "
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 29, 2006
Molikini Snorkel Cruise
Maalaea Harbor Slip 87
The road to Hana begins at a small town on Maui's north shore named Pa'ia town. It begins here and it is about 32 miles long. The road is narrow and winding and can get very crowded. There are many stops along the way where you can hike and see waterfalls and other beautiful sceneries. It's best to buy a guide book that tells exactly where each of the stops is. I bought a book called "Road to Hana, Mile by Mile," by John and Natasha Derrick. It gives a mile by mile guide of what to see along the road. You can also buy a CD or tape that give you a mile by mile account.
We left our hotel in Kahan at about 5am and arrived at the start of the road to Hana a little after 6am. We missed all the traffic and had all the beautiful scenery to ourselves. Most guides suggest that you turn around and go back the same way, but we talked to the rangers at Haleakala National Park and they said you could continue on the same Highway. We followed the same road all the way back to Highway 37. It was a lot of driving, but the beautiful scenery made it worth it. Some people stay over in Hana, and if you want to spend a lot of time at each stop, it would be a good idea.
Road to Hana
Attraction | "Submarine Ride"
If you want to do something fun that you probably haven't done before, then this submarine ride is for you.You arrive at the Harbor and take a boat out to the submarine. You watch the submarine come up and you get on. After some instructions, the submarine goes down to the bottom. It takes you to a coral reef where you can see all kinds of fish. Then it takes you to a sunken ship where you see a lot of other fish.
You stay under water for about an hour and the tour guide tells you about everything while you are down. The most exciting part was when we saw a manta-ray. Our tour guides were very informative and fun. Our kids thought this was the funnest thing we did in Maui.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2006
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
+1 800 548 6262
Shopping in Lahaina
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
Hotel | "Walking on the Beach"
4531 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2006
Maui Ocean Center
Highway 30 at Ma'alaea Harbor Village
Maui, Hawaii 96793
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