Maui Haleakala Crater Excursion Reviews

An expedition to the extraordinary Haleakala Crater makes for a beautiful trip, but you may want to bring a jacket to keep warm.
Wow!
Sail Date: April 2019
Wow! The scenery was unreal. It takes a while to get here from the port, and you don't really get much time there before you have to leave. I snapped as many pictures as possible to capture this unique sight. So beautiful!
Wow! The scenery was unreal. It takes a while to get here from the port, and you don't really get much time there before you have to leave. I snapped as many pictures as possible to capture this unique sight. So beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We loved it!
Sail Date: April 2019
We loved it! The views were spectacular, and you really got a sense of the diversity of the island. At the top, you almost thought you were on Mars or the moon. Couple of words of caution - take a jacket. It was 50 degrees and 50 mph winds ... Read More
We loved it! The views were spectacular, and you really got a sense of the diversity of the island. At the top, you almost thought you were on Mars or the moon. Couple of words of caution - take a jacket. It was 50 degrees and 50 mph winds at 11 a.m. Also make note that the road has many hairpin turns. You stop 3 - 4 times on the way up, but not on the way down. If you are prone to car sickness, take some meds and have ginger candy available. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour doesn't go to the summit and you get 20 minutes at the visitor center at 9,000 ft.
Sail Date: April 2019
This tour doesn't go to the summit and you get 20 minutes at the visitor center at 9,000 ft. Would have been better off renting a vehicle and driving up ourselves. Not worth $125pp.
This tour doesn't go to the summit and you get 20 minutes at the visitor center at 9,000 ft. Would have been better off renting a vehicle and driving up ourselves. Not worth $125pp. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide and driver, Kammy, with Valley Isle Excursions, gave us a memorable day with his ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Our guide and driver, Kammy, with Valley Isle Excursions, gave us a memorable day with his recounting of Hawaiian history, his knowledge of everything we saw and of course the spectacular scenery from and at the top of Mt Haleakala
Our guide and driver, Kammy, with Valley Isle Excursions, gave us a memorable day with his recounting of Hawaiian history, his knowledge of everything we saw and of course the spectacular scenery from and at the top of Mt Haleakala Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Haleakala was fogged in and windy so didn't see much even on the way up due rain storm.
Sail Date: October 2018
Haleakala was fogged in and windy so didn't see much even on the way up due rain storm.
Haleakala was fogged in and windy so didn't see much even on the way up due rain storm. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Scenery was beautiful on the ride out and back and the tour bus was very comfortable.
Sail Date: October 2018
Scenery was beautiful on the ride out and back and the tour bus was very comfortable. However, the top of the mountain was socked-in with clouds so we could not see the crater or the rest of the island. Not complaining about that because ... Read More
Scenery was beautiful on the ride out and back and the tour bus was very comfortable. However, the top of the mountain was socked-in with clouds so we could not see the crater or the rest of the island. Not complaining about that because it is something that can't be controlled. Lunch was in a beautiful location. Only downside was that the driver seemed to have designs on driving for NASCAR if they ever open a tour bus class. The ride down the mountain was, well, let's just say that it was a little too exciting! (And this come from a former hill-climb competition driver.) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Expedition.
Sail Date: October 2018
Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Expedition. 45 mins flying over Maui. Breathtaking. The worlds largest dormant volcano. The crater was 7 miles by 2 miles wide. Awe inspiring. Then followed the road to Hana from the air. We got some fabulous ... Read More
Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Expedition. 45 mins flying over Maui. Breathtaking. The worlds largest dormant volcano. The crater was 7 miles by 2 miles wide. Awe inspiring. Then followed the road to Hana from the air. We got some fabulous photography from up there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
WOW!
Sail Date: August 2018
WOW! Breathe taking trip up the volcano to get to the crater and then the sunset, wonderful experience. Wear long pants and a long sleeve jacket! It was August 13th and only 47 degrees, without the wind chill!
WOW! Breathe taking trip up the volcano to get to the crater and then the sunset, wonderful experience. Wear long pants and a long sleeve jacket! It was August 13th and only 47 degrees, without the wind chill! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Awesome experience to see the sunrise
Sail Date: August 2018
Awesome experience to see the sunrise
Awesome experience to see the sunrise Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Haleakala Crater tour with Valley Isle was great.
Sail Date: July 2018
The Haleakala Crater tour with Valley Isle was great. It was combined with Iao Valley and both were awesome. Would definitely do again.
The Haleakala Crater tour with Valley Isle was great. It was combined with Iao Valley and both were awesome. Would definitely do again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We enjoyed this excursion.
Sail Date: June 2018
We enjoyed this excursion. Tour bus driver was very knowledgeable and shared much information about the island, the crater, and the history/legends. There was considerable vog at the top, but it did clear for a bit for us to get a decent ... Read More
We enjoyed this excursion. Tour bus driver was very knowledgeable and shared much information about the island, the crater, and the history/legends. There was considerable vog at the top, but it did clear for a bit for us to get a decent view. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We rented a car and drove up Haleakala Crater.
Sail Date: March 2018
We rented a car and drove up Haleakala Crater. It's cold up there so dress warm. Then we went to a beach and everyone got sunburned. Amazing day. Really neat to drive on a road above the clouds. I believe it was 10,000' above ... Read More
We rented a car and drove up Haleakala Crater. It's cold up there so dress warm. Then we went to a beach and everyone got sunburned. Amazing day. Really neat to drive on a road above the clouds. I believe it was 10,000' above seal level up there. Stunning views. The beach was immaculately clean as was the water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Reserve early to see the Sunrise from the top.
Sail Date: January 2018
Reserve early to see the Sunrise from the top. Used Shaka guide again, and loved it! Some people didn't find it beautiful, because it is a fairly desolate place at the top.
Reserve early to see the Sunrise from the top. Used Shaka guide again, and loved it! Some people didn't find it beautiful, because it is a fairly desolate place at the top. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
OMG this was a highlight on our trip.
Sail Date: November 2017
OMG this was a highlight on our trip. Our guide Nettie was absolutely fabulous and what a tremendous human being she is! What a spitfire!!! Love her. Started before sunrise star gazing, We never saw so many stars in our lives. The sunrise ... Read More
OMG this was a highlight on our trip. Our guide Nettie was absolutely fabulous and what a tremendous human being she is! What a spitfire!!! Love her. Started before sunrise star gazing, We never saw so many stars in our lives. The sunrise was spectacular. Very difficult to put into words...watching the sunrise while you are above the clouds. It was emotional and breathtaking at the same time. Even though it was COLD (25 degrees and windy), it was worth every single second! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Least favorite, lot of driving, Bus was ice cold on the way down.
Sail Date: November 2017
Least favorite, lot of driving, Bus was ice cold on the way down.
Least favorite, lot of driving, Bus was ice cold on the way down. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
2 hours on bus to and from crater.
Sail Date: October 2017
2 hours on bus to and from crater. Unfortunately the weather was foggy on arrival and couldn’t see anything. Shame.
2 hours on bus to and from crater. Unfortunately the weather was foggy on arrival and couldn’t see anything. Shame. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a fun excursions.
Sail Date: October 2017
This was a fun excursions. Our tour guide Henry was perfect for this tour. Being a native of Maui, he shared his history and the history of the beautiful island of Maui. The view from the top of the mountain was amazing, and was a fun ... Read More
This was a fun excursions. Our tour guide Henry was perfect for this tour. Being a native of Maui, he shared his history and the history of the beautiful island of Maui. The view from the top of the mountain was amazing, and was a fun drive up and down. Loved this excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It is a very long bus ride almost 3 hours to the viewing station.
Sail Date: October 2017
It is a very long bus ride almost 3 hours to the viewing station. We spent about 30 minutes there followed by a buffet at an Italian Restaurant. Not much time for shopping but loved Maui.
It is a very long bus ride almost 3 hours to the viewing station. We spent about 30 minutes there followed by a buffet at an Italian Restaurant. Not much time for shopping but loved Maui. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic, comfortable and informative
Sail Date: October 2017
Fantastic, comfortable and informative
Fantastic, comfortable and informative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long trip by bus but worth the view.
Sail Date: September 2017
Long trip by bus but worth the view. Bring jacket or thick sweater. It's cold and wind at 10,000 ft
Long trip by bus but worth the view. Bring jacket or thick sweater. It's cold and wind at 10,000 ft Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent...air got thin for me, but glad I went
Sail Date: September 2017
Excellent...air got thin for me, but glad I went
Excellent...air got thin for me, but glad I went Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The top was covered in clouds, so we couldn't see much of the crater.
Sail Date: September 2017
The top was covered in clouds, so we couldn't see much of the crater. The bus driver was very entertaining.
The top was covered in clouds, so we couldn't see much of the crater. The bus driver was very entertaining. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was beautiful to see.
Sail Date: May 2017
It was beautiful to see.
It was beautiful to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was quite cloudy on the way up but the clouds cleared as we approached the parking lot at the ...
Sail Date: May 2017
It was quite cloudy on the way up but the clouds cleared as we approached the parking lot at the Visitor''s Center, providing spectacular views
It was quite cloudy on the way up but the clouds cleared as we approached the parking lot at the Visitor''s Center, providing spectacular views Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ride up and back too long.
Sail Date: May 2017
Ride up and back too long. Stay at crater to rushed.
Ride up and back too long. Stay at crater to rushed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line