Lahaina Harbor is one of the most popular spots in West Maui to enjoy a variety of ocean activities, including whale watching, sailing, snorkeling, submarine, sport fishing, scuba diving, parasailing and more. On your next trip to Maui, make sure to visit this Lahaina staple for excursion offerings and gorgeous sunset views in West Maui.
Lahaina Harbor is located at 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, in front of the historic Pioneer Inn, Banyan Tree Park and Banyan Tree Fine Arts Gallery.
With so many excellent beaches, restaurants, hiking trails and outdoor attractions in the area, you’re definitely going to want to do a bit of driving around the west side gem of Lahaina Town.
Whether you want to snorkel the pristine Marine Reserve of Honolua Bay or cruise Front Street in style, these automatic lifted Jeeps are ideal for all your upcoming west Maui experiences.
Areas: Kihei, Wailea, Makena
Approximate Time: 45 Minutes
From South Maui, drive west on Hwy 31 through Kihei. Follow the sign for Lahaina and turn left onto HI-310 W for 3.6 miles. Turn left onto HI-30 W for 15.3 miles until you reach Lahaina. Turn left onto Prison Street, right onto Front Street, left onto Hotel Street and left onto Wharf Street.
Areas: Kahului, Wailuku, Waiehu, Waihee Waikapu
Approximate Time: 35 Minutes
From Central Maui, get on HI-380 and head southwest toward Maalaea Harbor. Turn left onto HI-30 S for 15.7 miles until you reach Lahaina. Turn left onto Prison Street, right onto Front Street, left onto Hotel Street and left onto Wharf Street.
Areas: Kapalua, Napili, Kahana, Ka'anapali
Approximate Time: 15 Minutes
From West Maui (north of Lahaina), get on HI-30 W until you reach Lahaina. Turn right onto Dickenson Street, left onto Front Street, right onto Hotel Street and left onto Wharf Street.
There are several lots within walking distance to Lahaina Harbor. We suggest spending the $5-$10 to park your car in an lot with all day parking if you plan on enjoying one of the many tours available that depart here. While there are a number of free parking spots available, they fill up fast and most are limited to somewhere between half an hour and 2 hours.
Lahaina Center, Whaler's Village and Wharf Cinema Center offer free parking with validation, usually in the form of purchasing something from one of the surrounding businesses.
Available lots are located in several places in Lahaina Town, including:
Lahaina Harbor offers a wide variety of ocean activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, sailing, submarine, glass bottom boat, parasailing, sportfishing and more. Find the one that best suits your interests and enjoy a beautiful day on the water in Maui!
To find a particular slip at Lahaina Harbor, it's easiest to begin at the far west end in front of Pioneer Inn, which begins with Slip #1 and increases in numbers until reaching the end. Continuing in ascending order around the opposite side of the harbor, you'll find the highest slip numbers directly across from the lowest. If you need assistance, simply approach one of the many tour operator employees for specific questions and concerns.
If you're interested in seeing more than one island on your trip to Hawaii, a convenient way to do so is to take one of the available ferries from Lahaina Harbor to the neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai. Not only are these islands beautiful, but they also hold some of Hawaii's most fascinating history, legends and remote beauty.
Ferry from Maui to Lanai: Hop on a ferry from a public loading dock at Lahaina Harbor directly to Lanai's Manele Bay, departing daily at 6:45am, 9:15am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm and 5:45pm. One way ticket prices for Adults 12 and over are $30, $20 for Children 2 to 11 years old and free for Infants under 2 years and under. Guests will cross the Auau Channel and enjoy views of Maui, neighbor islands and even humpback whales during whale season. Return trips from Manele Bay to Lahaina depart at 8:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm and 6:45pm daily. Please visit go-lanai.com for more information and to reserve your tickets. Ask about overnight parking options in Lahaina.
Ferry from Maui to Molokai: Hawaii Ocean Project offers ferries from Lahaina Harbor to Molokai's Kaunakakai Harbor, departing Monday - Saturday at 7:15am and Monday - Sunday at 6:00pm. This two hour ferry ride takes guests on a beautiful ride northwest with views of neighbor islands and ocean cliffs. One way ticket prices for Adults are $72.28, $36.14 for Children and free for Infants 3 years and under. Two carry-on items per person only. Return trips from Kaunakakai Harbor to Lahaina Harbor depart at 5:15am Monday - Saturday and 4:00pm Monday - Sunday. Check-in for the Molokai Ferry is at the harbor's main loading booth. Please visit hawaiioceanproject.com for more information and to reserve your tickets. Ask about overnight parking options in Lahaina.