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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
"Divers must be in good physical health: Please be aware that you are required to fill out the medical waiver form (located on the view additional information button at the bottom of this description) and submit it to the local operator prior to your arri you will be required to provide a doctors release prior to diving.Your introductory scuba dive starts with a 45-minute lesson at the dive shop in central Lahaina where you’ll learn how to put on your mask and other equipment breathe through a regulator and accomplish other basic diving skills. Then it’s off to the reef where you’ll wade into the water for your first dive at an uncrowded site such as Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach Honolua Airport Beach Kapalua Bay
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Maui Night Scuba Diving Tour
"Meet your dive guide and group in central Lahaina where you’ll depart for an uncrowded Maui coastal location such as Black Rock Honolua Airport Beach Kapalua Bay Mala Pier or Canoe Beach. After the brief ride start your one-tank shore dive by wading into the shallow water
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West Maui Snorkeling Adventure
"Your West Maui Snorkel adventure departs from Kaanapali Beach in front of Whaler’s Village near Leilani’s. As we set off in search of West Maui’s best snorkel sites you will be offered breakfast and coffee prepared by Chef Joey. Along the way keep your e bottle nose dolphins and during the winter months you can experience the humpback whales that migrate from Alaska to our Maui waters. The Captain will determine the best sites to visit that day based upon current water conditions. Some popular sites incl Cliff House Oluwalu Mala Wharf and more. We cannot guarantee a specific site as the weather and water conditions change daily. Once in the water you will experience beautiful tropical fish honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) vibrant reef
From $131.00

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The Banyan Tree

A large banyan tree resides in Courthouse Square in downtown Lahaina. It was planted in 1873. Originally only eight feet high when it was imported from India, it now stands over 60 feet high. Its twelve major trunks spread out to cover almost an entire city block. It is one of the world's largest banyan trees. Not only is it a sight to see, its shade provides a nice place too cool down in the tropical heat.

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SteveOSF
Dec 11, 2007

Banyan Tree of Courthouse Square

Right in the heart of Old Town Lahaina by the Courthouse is an exceptionally large and old Banyan Tree. The tree itself is over 60 feet tall and has over ten trunks that anchor it to the ground. This massive tree was first planted in 1873This massive tree provides a beautiful shaded area with benches underneath its branches. On weekends art exhibits and craft fairs take places under the shaded branches.

Unfortunately some people do not respect the beauty of nature and sit on the branches, and pick at the bark. I'm hoping that visitors will take in stride the Hawaiian way of "Leaving behind only footprints", when they visit, instead of damage.

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cjg1
Mar 18, 2013

Old Lahaina Courthouse (Museum)

Right across from the harbor and right behind Banyon Tree Park in Lahaina is the Lahaina Museum which used to be the old courthouse. There are public restrooms in the building and it is free to see the museum, however they do accept donations. It is neat to walk through this old building (I love old historical buildings) and see all of the different seafaring items on display and many pictures of whales. There is also a small gift shop in the museum. Great little 30-45 minute diversion while you are waiting to go on your snorkeling or whalewatching trip.

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kimod74
Jan 14, 2006

The Banyan Tree

I didnt know what the big deal with this tree was but you cant miss it. Its huge anin the middle of town. It actually looks like a bunch of little trees together. Since I had never been to Lahania before I wanted to see everything so I picked up a little walking tour map and off I went with the kids.
So the big deal with this tree is that first it looks very odd. It was planted in April of 1873 to mark the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Proestant missionary work in Lahaina.
Its stands over 60 ft tall and its branches offer shade to over two thirds of an acre.

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malianrob
Aug 27, 2009
 
 
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Historical Lahaina

Of all the banyan trees in Hawaii, this is the greatest of all -- so big that you can't get it in your camera's viewfinder. It was only 8 feet tall when it was planted in 1873 by Maui Sheriff William O. Smith to mark the 50th anniversary of Lahaina's first Christian mission; now the big old banyan from India is more than 50 feet tall, has 12 major trunks, and shades two-thirds of an acre in Courthouse Square.

Pioneer Inn
Lahaina's first hotel was the scene of some wild parties at the turn of the 20th century. George Freeland, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, tracked a criminal to Lahaina and then fell in love with the town. He built the hotel in 1901 but soon discovered that Lahaina wasn't the tourist mecca it is today. To make ends meet, Freeland built a movie theater, which was wildly successful. The Pioneer Inn remained the only hotel in all of West Maui until the 1950s. You can stay at this restored building today.

Courthouse
In 1858, a violent windstorm destroyed about 20 buildings in Lahaina, including Hale Piula, which served as the courthouse and palace of King Kamehameha III. It was rebuilt immediately, using the stones from the previous building; it served not only as courthouse, but also as custom house, post office, tax collector's office, and government offices.

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derats
Apr 18, 2004

Take a historical walk around Lahaina

We started at the Banyan Tree and went from there.In that park you will see some stones. They call it the Fort. It is what remains of the Fort that was built in 1830. The Fort is at the corner of Banyan Tree park. It is said that some sailors started firing cannon balls after getting in a fight with the local missionaries. The missionaries petitioned to have a Fort set up. It was also used at a prison for a time.
Then there is the courthouse. It is located in the same place where the Banyan Tree is located and the Fort. You cant miss it. We actually spent a good amount of time in here. It is now a museum. The Courthouse also served as a Custom house for a time.
They say that it was here in 1898 that the Hawaiian flag was lowered and the American flag was raised. There is so much stuff to be found here including the restored Hawaiian flag, some of the first samples of the Hawaiian alphabet and many other artifacts.
check out the pictures.

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malianrob
Sep 01, 2009

The Banyan Tree

The Banyan Tree
This massive banyon tree is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. This is one tree, the roots are all connected together and all started from one tree. The tree was planeted in 1873 and was only 8 feet tall.

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Koleno
Aug 24, 2002

Have to see this tree if you visit Maui

This is a huge and a must see if your in Maui .. its a very short walk from Front streets shops and restaurants ... you can ask anyone and they will direct you there. At night there is some lighting but also some homeless people. So I'd say day time is the time to stop by.

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"An Old Whaling Town"
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"Just Like Heaven..."
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"The Heart of West Maui"
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"Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii just in case you werent sure"
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"Lahaina, Maui"
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The Banyan Tree

Check out the Banyan Tree in the square on Front Street next to the Pioneer Inn. Is over 100 years old.

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Sep 03, 2002

Things to Do Near Banyan Tree

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Maui Tropical Plantation

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Kanaha Beach Park

We were at the bird sanctuary near the airport as we had an hour to kill before our flight. Happened upon this beach accidentally .. saw the kites from a distance and drove over to check out. Lots...
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Maui Ocean Center

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