Maui Pineapple Tour with Lunch
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Get to know the agricultural history of Maui and have a delicious tasting on this Maui Pineapple Tour with Lunch. From the middle 19th century, workers were imported from China, Japan and the Philippines to work in the sugar cane and later the pineapple fields of Maui. Longing for a new life with a promise of freedom, they came by the thousands. Camps were set-up by the plantation owners to house the workers. This created the Plantation Era on Maui. The days were long and the work was hard with the tropical sun beating down hour after hour. Yet, the workers endured and in doing so found a better way of life complete with the freedom they sought.
The pineapple fields upcountry are the only fields that remain in Hawaii. Due to the low cost of imported pineapple from other nations, the industry met a foe, it couldn’t work around. The fields today are hybrid pineapples known as Maui Gold. They are smaller and sweeter than the average pineapple.
Each guest on this Maui Pineapple Tour with Lunch receives a free pineapple and you can also purchase pineapple approved for shipping straight from the packing plant much cheaper than the any store or at the airport. Lunch is served at the General Store. At one time, this was the plantation camp store that was a favorite hang-out of the workers and families of the Haliimaile Plantation Camp. The store now is a restaurant that specializes in the cuisine from Maui during the plantation days. The executive chef is Beverly Gannon whose culinary skills are legendary.
Menu choice of one:
Bev’s Famous Crab Pizza with side House Salas: Six inch pizza crust with the “I’ll never tell” crab topping, Fresh Island greens, orange segments, toasted walnuts, shaved Maui onions, balsamic vinaigrette
Tropical Shrimp Salad: Coconut shrimp, baby corn, golden raisins, water chestnuts, mixed greens & crispy wontons with cashews & an oriental dressing
Upcountry Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: Waipoli baby romaine, grilled chicken, Caesar dressing, garlic sourdough croutons, Asiago Parmesan cheese
BBQ Pork Sandwich: BBQ pork, creamy basil slaw, spicy pickle chips, on a roll, seasoned fries
Dessert: Fruit Bar of the Day
Drinks: Coffee Tea Soda
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THINGS TO KNOW:
Advance Reservations Required!
If you have any questions regarding Maui attractions, please give us a call at 855-268-0387.
No children under 5
Not recommended for expecting mothers.
Must be at least 21 for Distillery tour tastings.
Valid phot ID required for Distillery tour.
Weather related cancellations by Maui Pineapple Tours are 100% refundable.
Shoes are recommended from the Maui Pineapple tour as you will be out in the fields
You may want to bring a light jacket
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Meet at the Maui Visual Arts Center in Makawao
GPS: 2841 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, Hawaii 96768
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Check-in 30 Minutes prior to event time.
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
I hope you can get Mike as your tour guide. He has the most lovely perfect personality to be a tour guide. He made it fun and informative! He is bubbly and has an infectious quirky joy! I usually don't like that kind of thing but it was so genuine and pure I adored him very quickly! The tour is impressive to see and learning so much about the sustainability made it even better. I'm glad they are spreading their message and I hope it impacts other businesses.This was a great tour and had lovely views of the island throughout. Eating pineapple in the fields was icing on the cake! So delicious!
We went on the 11:45 tour yesterday with Mike and had a wonderful experience. The staff at check in were kind and helpful and Mike was a great tour guide. He was funny and very knowledgeable about the plantation and it's operations. The pineapples were the best we've ever had and I'm glad we got to bring some home for our family to try. We also went on the distillery tour and my husband enjoyed that a lot. I found the distillery tour interesting but don't drink most hard liquors so I can't speak to the tastes.
Such a fun tour, and honestly we are pretty picky about our time and “tourist” type attractions. You learn so many interesting things and I won’t give all the fun facts away but Maui Gold does everything by hand, and you can taste the love and difference. Ken was our guide and he was lovely and funny and by the time the tasting came around our group had at least 5-6 piece and every guest takes home a pineapple too. The views from the farm are so beautiful. Well worth it all around!
Today we went on the Maui Bee Tour. Eldon was a great guide, knowledgeable about the bees and the hives. He explained it to us in a way we could understand and made it very interesting. We got to see inside the actual hive and see the bees at work. Of course we were provided full protective suits and gloves. They kept us very safe. But the best part of the tour was the honey tasting. It was delicious and we each got to take home a jar. We would highly recommend this tour. It is informative and just plain fun!
We enjoyed our tour of the Maui Gold pineapple plantation. Our tour guide, Mike, was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip fun as well. We were able to get off the bus several times and view the pineapple plants in different stages of production and also see the harvesting first hand. Eating the pineapple cut right in the field was a great experience too! So sweet and juicy!