Delve into Maui’s rich agricultural history in the historic village of Hali’imaile, where you’ll explore a working pineapple plantation, sample a selection of local fruits, and tour the nearby Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center. Enter one of the only places in the U.S. where you can view a producing pineapple plantation. Listen along as your guide traces back Hawaii’s pineapple industry to the early 1900s, as you learn how the fruits are harvested, packed and shipped all over the world — Hawaii once supplied over 80% of the world’s canned pineapple. Settle in for a sampling of various types of pineapples, all of which are grown right on the plantation premises, as you taste how they vary in flavor, ripeness and sweetness before choosing your favorite. On the way back to port enjoy a stopover at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center at Kaluanui Estate. The former home of Harry & Ethel Baldwin, this mansion and its carriage house and garage were converted in 1934 to hold galleries, art studios and classrooms for blossoming creative minds in Maui.
• Hali’imaile: Explore the process behind Hawaii’s famous pineapples, including how they’re harvested, packaged and shipped while touring a working plantation.
• Maui pineapples: A selection of freshly picked fruit, varying in sweetness and tartness, are available for your tasting pleasure.
• Hui No’eau: Learn about Hawaii’s vibrant art history while perusing the local artwork that fills this visual arts center.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Non-white clothing that may get dirty
• Guests must be able to walk approximately .10 miles over gravel surfaces, with inclines and steps and extended periods of standing.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
• Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
• Guests must sign a waiver form to participate.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• The drive from Lahaina to pineapple farm is approximately 45 minutes each way.
• Tour sequence may vary.