Maui Pineapple Tours
Pineapple is a universally
recognized symbol of hospitality and Maui is the world's
premier pineapple growing region. Maui GoldŽ pineapples are
"born and raised" on Maui ... they are extra-sweet
and loaded with three times the Vitamin C of traditional
Maui GoldŽ and Haliimaile Pineapple Company offer a pineapple plantation tour that is the only one of its kind in the entire nation. This 1.5 - 2 hour tour is led by pineapple workers whose colorful
commentary weaves history, facts and trivia into an authentic
pineapple plantation experience.
Not only do you get to see and taste pineapples growing in the fields, you also get to see the inside of the packing facility at Haliimaile! Tour participants check in at the Maui Gold Pineapple Bus parked in front of the Haliimaile Pineapple facility next door to the Haliimaile General Store, a well-known restaurant about 15 minutes up Haleakala Highway from the Kahului Airport. From there you will be transported in the Maui Gold tour vehicle to working pineapple fields in central Maui. Your guide will explain the pineapple growing process, and cut pineapples right from the fields for you to taste the varying stages. You'll learn first-hand why field-ripened pineapple are so much better than most of the ones you find at your grocery store back home.
The tour continues with a walk-through look at the unique packing and shipping factory at Haliimaile. All tour participants receive a one free pineapple, all boxed up for you to take home! Additional pineapples and boxes are available for purchase.
The Pineapple Tour is held 7 days a week at 9:30am and 11:45am.
Tour Cost: $65 for adults, $55 for children ages 5-12. No children under 5
New in 2012 ... Pineapple Tour with Lunch! We now offer the pineapple tour followed by lunch next door at acclaimed Maui chef Bev Gannon's restaurant called "Haliimaile General Store." The Pineapple Tour with Lunch is a great value at just $15 more than the regular tour. The lunch option is available MONDAY through FRIDAY.
CHOICE OF ONE ENTREE:
Tropical Shrimp Salad
~ Coconut shrimp, baby corn, golden raisins, water chestnuts, mixed greens & crispy wontons with cashews & an oriental dressing.
Upcountry Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
~ Our version, close to the original with homemade garlic croutons & freshly grated asiago cheese.
Thai Turkey Loaf
~ Creen curry, cilantro, green onion, cashew-coconut spread, sweet chili slaw, tao bun, seasoned fries.
Crab and Rock Shrimp Cake over Spinach Salad
~ Honey sesame dressing, mango remoulade
~ Kalua style pork, black forest ham, Swiss cheese, pickled pineapple,BBQ wasabi aioli, served on a hoagie roll with seasoned French fries.
Dessert is a Sorbet of the Day, and soda, tea or coffee are included. Selections can be ammended to accommodate special diets or vegetarian requirements.
Pineapple Tour with Lunch is $80 for adults, $70 for children ages 5-12. No children under 5. Lunch option available Monday through Friday.
MPT / V
Closed toed shoes are recommended. No pregnant women are
permitted on the tour. This tour is not advised for anyone with significant neck or back issues as the tour vehicle drives on unpaved and bumpy agricultural roads. Minimum age for children is 5 years.
Participants must sign a waiver of
risk prior to participation in these tours.
cruise ship passengers in Kahului on the Pride of
America can do this tour on Sunday or Monday. Drive time to Haliimaile is about 20 minutes ...
We can arrange a rental car with shuttle pick-up at the
harbor for $39 per day; see our rental
for more information.
If you've never
tasted field ripened pineapple cut open and served fresh while it's
still in the field, you've never REALLY tasted pineapple! This
experience will make you want to go home and picket the produce
department of your local grocery store for having the audacity to
sell those flavorless pineapples produced in other parts of the
world. Really ... there is no comparison. Maui Gold pineapple is the
best, and you are likely to want to take some of these babies home
with you. Hint: you can pack up a box and ship it home on the
airplane as a piece of checked luggage.