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
Best tour on the island! Our guide was very informative and very enthusiastic. Saw the workers picking a field. The best part, obviously, was the samples in the field and getting to take the amazing pineapples home!
Wonderful people leading a very memorable tour. It’s not a thrill seeker event like a helicopter. It’s more about an entrepreneur who just built this empire in recent years. And the weather up on their hill is very soothing / a bit cooler than the hot beach. Excellent way to wrap your visit because it’s 15 minutes from the airport! Our tour guides made it awesome (Mike and Teri)!!
Really cool experience. Tour lasts about an hour and half. You get to see all stages of production, from planting to harvest and distribution. You even eat fresh pineapple in the fields and get free pineapple to take home. Tim, our tour guide, was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour and lunch at the General Store across the street after you finish.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND a pineapple plantation tour with Maui Pineapple Tours! Our tour guide was very informational and super great! It was truly an experience to see first hand how a pineapple grows from start to finish! It was really nice to have a tour bus take you to the different spots on the plantation. You also get to sample fresh pineapple on the tour which DEFINITELY was my favorite part!
This was a fantastic tour! Our tour guide, Phil, was friendly and informative about the processes involved from preparing the land to packaging the pineapples. You get to stop at multiple points throughout the plantation and see different growing stages, and you can't beat getting to taste a freshly picked, juicy pineapple (THE best pineapple I've ever eaten). The price is well worth it for a full pineapple per guest, as well as gorgeous scenic views of the mountains and neighboring islands. Definitely give this place a shot!