WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON THE TOUR?
We are the only Maui tour company focused solely on sharing the history of agriculture on Maui and how it’s shaped the island’s modern culinary culture – we are your VIP Pass to Maui’s best food, drinks & farms! You’ll receive a guided tour through stunning tropical and pastoral landscapes before being treated to behind-the-scenes tours and tastings with some of Maui’s most talented artisans including: Maui Brewing Co., MauiWine, Ocean Vodka, Hali’imaile Distilling, Maui Gold Pineapple, Surfing Goat Dairy, Mill House Roasting Co., Hali’imaile General Store, The Mill House Restaurant and more! Other than an adventure of a lifetime with friends and family, our unique Maui tours provide enthusiastic, knowledgeable guides who are happy to answer all your questions about Maui, its craft community, and the products you’ll taste (and the artisans who created them!). Plus, we can make some great recommendations about other must see, do & eat options on Maui!
- Guided driving tour of Maui centering on the history of agriculture on Maui and how it’s shaped the island’s modern culinary culture!
- *Guided tours and tastings at the best craft makers on Maui
- Locally sourced, handcrafted lunch
- Maui Craft Tours souvenir travel cup
- 20% Discount OR $25 Voucher (Ultimate Tour) for the Mill House
- 10% Discount as the Mill House Roasting Co.
- 10% Discount at Maui Tropical Plantation Concessions Kiosk
- 10% Discount at Ulupalakua Ranch Store
*Staff / Tour Guide gratuities not included, but always appreciated!
WHERE DO THE TOURS START?
All of our tours begin at Maui Tropical Plantation, located conveniently at 1670 Honoapi’ilani Hwy in Waikapu, Hawaii. Please plan on arriving at least 15 – 30 minutes prior to departure time to get checked in, as all of our tours include the opportunity to visit our friends at Mill House Roasting Co. We also offer door-to-door pickup and drop-off service for $50-$85, depending on location; please see our booking page for details.
DO YOU OFFER PICKUP SERVICE
We also offer door-to-door pickup and drop-off service for $50-$85 per person, depending on location; please see our booking page for details. While we offer this service, we actually recommend using a service like Uber or Lyft as they are more affordable and give you more flexibility if your arrival and departure times at Maui Tropical. As an MCT guest, you’ll receive an exclusive discount to the Mill House Restaurant. If you’d like to use the discount the day of the tour, you’ll need to have your own transportation back to your accommodations.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL WE SPEND AT EACH TOUR STOP?
You’ll spend roughly 45–60 minutes at each stop, enjoying tours and tastings hosted by expert tour staff.
ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE TOUR?
Guests must be at least 10 years of age to participate in any Maui Craft Tours excursion and 21+ to participate in all alcohol tastings. Exception being our Ultimate Tour which requires you to be at least 21. All minors must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 at all times. Valid ID must be shown to your Tour Guide prior to departure. All ages are welcome if you are booking a private tour, but Tour Guides will never be responsible for supervising children.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Cancellation occurring prior to 72 hours will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellation occurring between 72 and 48 hours of tour time will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellation occurring within 48 hours of your tour date will not be eligible for refund. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund if you arrive late for pickup and miss the bus for any reason.
Maui Craft Tours reserves the right to cancel tours due to unsafe weather or unfavorable roadways. Consideration for such circumstances is determined by the Owners and Tour Guides. At time of tour cancellation due to said circumstances, all available efforts will be taken to notify the scheduled customers, including call, email or text.
Note: Passengers that appear to be intoxicated at beginning of tour, at the discretion of the Tour Guide, will not be allowed on the tour and no refund will be applied.
HOW MANY PASSENGERS ARE ALLOWED?
Tours require a minimum of 4 to 6 passengers depending on the tour itinerary (with the exception of private tours). You are not required to register a party of four passengers, but at least four total passengers must book in order for the tour to proceed. If the minimum passenger count is not met, Maui Craft Tours will call or email you within 72 hours of your scheduled tour to make arrangements to move your reservation to another date (when possible), upgrade you to private tour pricing, or process a refund. There is a maximum number of 14 guests allowed on each tour (for private tours, we can book up to 36 guests).
WHERE DO I PARK MY CAR?
There is ample parking at our meeting location, Maui Tropical Plantation. We also offer door-to-door pickup and drop-off service for $50-$85 per person, depending on location; please see our booking page for details. And while we offer this service, we actually recommend using a service like Uber or Lyft as they are more affordable and give you more flexibility if your arrival and departure times at Maui Tropical.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
- A valid photo ID: This is a requirement in order to board the bus and will be requested at each location where alcohol is served.
- Layers: Consider bringing a light jacket or sweatshirt, as the temperature changes significantly from high up on the volcano vs. lower to the ocean.
- Extra funds: There are a lot of opportunities to buy craft swag and souvenirs along the way!
- Cash: Just in case you feel like sharing a little aloha with your Maui Craft Tour Guides! (tour responsibly, tip recklessly!)
WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE AT HOME?
Since we provide each guest with a sustainable, reusable beverage container and water, we ask that you refrain from bringing any plastic bottles onboard. We are as passionate about environmental sustainability and ocean health as we are about craft food and beverages – please NO plastic!
SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE AFTER THE TOUR?
Thanks for asking. Tips are never expected but always appreciated!
AM I ALLOWED TO DRINK ON THE BUS?
Unfortunately, no. There are very specific rules governing alcohol consumption on Maui. All tastings will be limited to licensed areas at each stop along the way. You may pick up some beverages along the way that we’ll happily store in the back of the bus until we drop you off at the end of the tour. Consumption of any alcohol not included as a part of the tour will result in immediate removal from the tour.
WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED DURING THE TOUR?
Yes! We include a locally sourced, handcrafted lunch midway through every tour. You’ll find details about the available menu options in each Maui Craft Tours description and you will pre-select your lunch option when you book your tour. We also partner with some of the best local snack makers to provide you with some tasty grindz along the way.
CAN I SMOKE ON THE BUS?
Nope. Not at all. NO smoking on the bus, of anything at all. Additionally, every one of the stops along the way is smoke-free.
IF I’M NOT DRINKING, MUST I PAY FOR A TICKET?
Yes, everyone participating in the tour must purchase a ticket. There will be opportunities to try some great food and non-alcoholic beverages along the way, too!
CAN I GO ON THE TOUR WITHOUT A RESERVATION?
Unfortunately, no. All seats on the bus must be reserved in advance.