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Maui Haleakala Crater Excursion Reviews

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An expedition to the extraordinary Haleakala Crater makes for a beautiful trip, but you may want to bring a jacket to keep warm.

OhJinkies

2 reviews

After a lot of consideration, I booked the “Exclusive Haleakala Sunrise tour” through NCL. The 3:30 a.m. departure time and frigid mountaintop temps were a little off-putting, but I knew this would be a special experience. This is a small van tour and includes breakfast. I had to pack some warm clothes – a fleece pullover, scarf, warm socks, and lined gloves. We arrived at the 9K level pre-dawn, seized a position right against the railing, and watched the show begin. I was VERY fortunate – temps were in the 50s, which is downright balmy for Haleakala, and winds were calm. Skies were clear above the lower clouds, and they slowly became illuminated as the sun crept up. It was spectacular. After the sunrise, we ascended to the 10K level and walked around a bit and took photos. We then traveled back down and had breakfast at the Kula Lodge, which has breathtaking views and a beautiful garden out back. We took time to tour the garden and our guide pointed out the various plants. We also had time to browse the nearby gift shop.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Cozumel Jim

3 reviews

Awesome!


Provider: Independent Operator

motes727

1 review

Wonderful. Our tour guide was great. We ran a little late because of traffic getting back to the harbor

Provider: Princess Cruises

stretch1942

1 review

Didn't enjoy. Rained very hard. Couldn't see anything at the top. Learned lots about the island from the bus driver. We were Forty five minutes late getting back to the ship. Would not book this tour again.

Provider: Princess Cruises

TheWowFactor

1 review

Good tour. Vans air conditioning wasn't working that day though. People like us in the back seen were feeling car sick way in the back. They also were suppose to have oxygen for this trip but upon needing it they realized ooops we don't have any. Not good. But overall, good trip, much fun downhill on bikes.

Provider: Independent Operator

wacotx46

2 reviews

Over 2 hour bus ride up to crater; beautiful view; we were told to expect a temperature drop but not that temperature would drop 30 degrees and be very windy! It was 45degrees F, and many people weren't dressed warmly!

Provider: Princess Cruises

rwr235

4 reviews

After 2 hours sleep, we were up at 1am, off the ship by 145am, and picked up by Bike Company at 2am. Van ride to summit to watch the sunrise..SPECTACULAR !! Then a 23 mile bikeride down the mountain...FANTASTIC !! Highly recommend.

Provider: Independent Operator

RexJanes

4 reviews

We took a bus tour with Princess. A 1.5 hour drive to the crater and only spent 30 minutes at the summit. We spent 1.5 hours at a restaurant and more time at a restroom. Again, taking a bus tour was a mistake.

Provider: Princess Cruises

soxfan1495

2 reviews

A very interesting experience, even if it is cold, windy, and rainy, during your visit (as it was for us).

Provider: Independent Operator

Mooch7

1 review

Amazing. Guide was very knowledgeable. Bring jackets and camera!

Provider: Independent Operator

DDBINK1

1 review

It was FREEZING on that crater. The bus ride again had multiple stops on the way there which I thought was not necessary. Some seem to be just to buy a tee shirt or get a trinket. The views were great. Over all it was worth it totally.

Provider: Cunard Line

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