Silversea Luxury Cruises A Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Lahaina, a bustling waterfront town packed with visitors from around the globe, is considered the center of Maui. Some may describe Lahaina as tacky, with too many T-shirt vendors and not enough mom-and-pop shops, but this historic village houses some of Hawaii’s most excellent restaurants, boutiques, cafés, and galleries. If you spend Friday afternoon exploring Front Street, hang around for Art Night, when the galleries stay open late and offer entertainment along with artists demonstrating their work. Sunset cruises and other excursions depart from Lahaina Harbor. View more

At the southern end of town an important archaeological site—Mokuula—is currently being researched, excavated, and restored. This was once a spiritual and political center, as well as home to Maui's chiefs. The town has been welcoming visitors for more than 200 years. In 1798, after waging war to unite the Hawaiian Islands, Kamehameha the Great chose Lahaina, then called Lele, as the seat of his monarchy. Warriors from Kamehameha's 800 canoes, stretched along the coast from Olowalu to Honokowai, turned inland and filled the lush valleys with networks of stream-fed loi kalo, or taro patches. For nearly 50 years Lahaina remained the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. During this period, the scent of Hawaiian sandalwood brought those who traded with China to these waters. Whaling ships followed, chasing sperm whales from Japan to the Arctic. Lahaina became known around the world for its rough-and-tumble ways. Then, almost as quickly as it had come, the tide of foreign trade receded. The Hawaiian capital was moved to Honolulu in 1845, and by 1860 the sandalwood forests were empty and sperm whales nearly extinct. Luckily, Lahaina had already grown into an international, sophisticated (if sometimes rowdy) town, laying claim to the first printing press and high school west of the Rockies. Sugar interests kept the town afloat until tourism stepped in.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursões em Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Maui Whale Watching

Whales, the largest of all the mammals, never cease to fascinate sailors and those on the sea. This brief excursion offers the opportunity to cruise to areas where whale are often spotted in the chance that they may be observed.


Maui waters are considered a very good whale-watch location, known for its resident and majestic humpback whales. Your tour leaves directly from the Lahaina pier, aboard a Pacific Whale Foundation Catamaran. This wide and comfortable catamaran offers a stable viewing platform for ease of movement and watching for signs of whale. On-board naturalists make this trip educational and entertaining, as they present interesting details about these magnificent underwater creatures.


The catamaran returns to the Lahaina pier at the conclusion of your cruise.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. All guests must be able to embark and disembark the catamaran with minimal assistance. Wheelchairs need to be foldable and stowed during trip. Wear sun protection and flat non-slip sole shoes and bring binoculars and a camera. Although the sighting of whales is a frequent occurrence; it cannot be guaranteed. Catamaran is not exclusive for Silversea guests.

Panoramic Maui & Iao Valley

This snapshot of Maui offers memorable impressions of the 'Valley Isle' without the need for extensive walking.


Leaving the pier, the coach ventures through the town of Lahaina. Once an important whaling village, it also served as the capital of the Hawaiian kingdom. Your journey continues along the coast, where you may admire views of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and the nearby islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe. As you travel, marvel at breath-taking vistas of the West Maui Mountains on one side and the majestic Haleakala Crater, or 'House of the Sun', on the other.


Your destination is Iao Valley State Park, site of one of Hawaii's most famous battles. In 1790, King Kamehameha I destroyed the Maui army in an effort to unite the Hawaiian Islands, changing Hawaiian history forever. The park is also home to the Iao Needle, a vegetation-covered lava remnant that rises 1,200 feet (366 metres) from the valley floor. Surrounded by mountain cliffs and an extinct volcano, the island's famous landmark is a sight to see.


After your panoramic drive to see the lush scenery, make the return journey to the pier and your ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests requiring a coach with a wheelchair lift must notify the Shore Concierge Staff upon embarkation to allow time for proper arrangements to be made. Remember to bring your sunglasses and camera. The order of sights visited may vary. A minimum number of guests is required to operate this tour.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.