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.
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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
We had a great time on pineapple tour. The guides explained the growth and harvest cycle with humor and explained the history of pineapple production on the islands. And then we were given all the pineapple we could eat right there I'm the fields. We also did the distillery tour. Fairly straight forward. The still though we're the most high-tech I have ever seen. Wish we could same more than just three items.
Tour guide Terri did a great job describing the processes about growing pineapples and the history of the industry. The tour was not too long, but sufficient to cover all questions from other folks on the tour. We had been on the Maui Gold tour about 5 yrs ago, and this time was a better tour. Great way to spend 90 minutes!!!
This was one of the very best parts of our tourist travels around Maui. Terri, our tour guide, was awesome! She gave us so much more information than I ever thought I needed to know about pineapples! The fields were amazing, and it was really cool to see pineapples growing from the newly planted crowns, to the baby pineapples, to the full-grown ready to harvest fruits. I recommend springing for the distillery tour and the lunch. The tour is pretty groovy, and the lunch is delicious. This tour made for a really great day.
We had an awesome experience touring the Maui Gold plantation. I’ve been to Maui several times and this was something I wanted to check off my list. The views were spectacular and our guide Ken was so awesome and informative. This is a must do adventure when you visit Maui!
My husband & I really enjoyed our pineapple tour! Such a great experience while here on the island. Great views while out in the fields. It was very interesting learning more about the history of the pineapples here, and we especially really enjoyed Tim. He has a great sense of humor & made the tour very entertaining & fun. Highly recommend!