Free Different Tours of Maui Every Day

Maui has it all, from 42 miles of beaches to terrific coastlines, waterfalls, and a 10,000 foot volcano. You came to Maui to see the island and our tours are the perfect way to do it! We recommend that you stay with us for a week, so you can enjoy all seven of our tours. We especially recommend our Tuesday Hana and our Saturday Haleakala Volcano tours. (You should arrive at least the night before to make sure you can sign-up in time.) Commercial Maui tour operators such as Hike Maui and Maui Eco-Adventures charge from $50 for a short west Maui hike to $150 for a full-day Hana tour. No tour operator does the full, 12-mile Haleakala crater hike that we do. So you can see, our free tours offer a tremendous value to the budget traveler, as well as opportunities to see sights, that commercial tour companies do not visit.

Important: We do not take advance reservations for the tours. The only way to register for the tour is to sign-up once you have checked-in at the hostel. Sign-ups for each tour go up the day before the tour, only after that day’s tour has departed. If you are set on making a tour, we suggest you arrive a day in advance. Our tour guides are volunteers. A tip of $5-20 for the tours, which have a retail value of at least $50-$150, is appropriate and appreciated.

hawaiian history

The Banana Bungalow Maui takes you to Iao Valley State Park, where you will enjoy a beautiful rain forest hike in one of Hawaii’s most significant historical sites.

west maui

You will stop at Kepaniwai Cultural Park, and swim in the sacred Iao Valley Stream.

iao valley

Leaves at approximately 10:30 a.m., returns at about 2:30 p.m.

jungle

A day that you cannot miss! Be sure to be here by 8 a.m. on a Tuesday for this extraordinary Hana tour. We take you along the coast for miles of beautiful views and cross over 40 one-lane bridges, with waterfalls at every turn.

waterfall

You will see Wainapanapa State Park’s legendary caves, and visit a black sand beach. Just past Hana, you’ll stop at the “Seven Sacred Pools” of Oheo Gulch – fresh water pools and waterfalls that empty into the turquoise blue ocean.

bamboo forest

You will hike through a bamboo forest ending at a 290 ft. high waterfall. Leaves at around 8:30 a.m., and returns around 8:00 p.m. *Guests are responsible for their $5 National Park Entry Fee.

lahaina

On Wednesday, the hostel offers an all-day tour of west Maui. The tour drives along the western coast of Maui to the old whaling town of Lahaina, once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

southwest shore

You will rent snorkeling gear, and head up to Kaanapali to visit the Whaling Museum and snorkel Black Rock.

historic whaling town

Then back to Lahaina for some free time to tour the shops, art galleries, restaurants and historical sites, including Buddhist shrines. Leaves at around 12:00 p.m., and returns around 8:00 p.m. *Price of snorkel gear rental not included.

snorkel south shore

On Thursday, the Banana Bungalow Maui hostel takes you snorkeling at our favorite secret spot by the Maui Prince hotel beach.

turtle

We also snorkel the famous “turtle town” where you can swim among a large group of sea turtles. You will spend some leisure time on Makena beach.

kihei

The last stop will be in the town of Kihei at a local handcraft market. Leaves at around 10:30 a.m., and returns around 7:00 p.m. *Price of snorkel gear rental not included. The tour stops to rent gear on the way.

pacific whales

December to April (approx.), our Friday tour is an afternoon sail to watch the largest Pacific pod of humpback whales. Thousands of whales travel from Alaska to winter here in the warm waters of the Maui channel.

maui boat tour

While here, the whales will breed and give birth. A whale sighting is guaranteed! *The tour does not include the cost of the boating excursion with the Pacific Whale Foundation aboard the 12:30 sailing of the Odyssey, approx. $27.50 per person.

sugar cane

April to December (approx.), we take you to Paia Town. Paia is a historic sugar cane and north shore surf town, full of unique shops, good food, and a great beach! Enjoy Maui’s beautiful north shore. Leaves at about 10:30 a.m. and returns around 5:30.

upcountry

Be sure that your stay includes a Saturday, because that is when the Banana Bungalow Maui hostel offers an all-day tour to Maui’s Haleakala Volcano. Haleakala, at just over 10,000 feet high, is above the clouds. We leave in the morning for the incredible drive up Haleakala.

volcano

Experience a stunning array of climate zones as you pass through pasture land, exotic flower farms, and fragrant pine trees to reach a summit covered with lava. Then the magic begins, a 12-mile hike through the largest dormant volcano in the world. The landscape is like you are on another planet.

hike

Bring warm clothes and rain gear!  It is 30 degrees cooler at the summit than at sea level. After the hike we watch the sunset above the clouds, and head home to our jacuzzi to soothe those aching muscles! Leaves at about 8:30 a.m., returns at about 8:30 p.m. Children under 10 not allowed. *Guests must pay National Park Entry Fee.

little beach

On Sunday, guests of the Banana Bungalow Maui hostel take a day off from hiking and adventure to relax at Makena’s Big Beach and Little Beach. These beaches in southwest Maui are among the most beautiful in the Hawaiian islands.

big beach

Big Beach is a large, white sand beach with some interesting body surfing. Do be careful of the surf! Little Beach is hidden on the other side of a lava outcropping, and is clothing optional.

makena

There are usually people playing music and dancing. The beach day ends with Maui’s biggest sunset jam, right on the beach. Leaves at around 1:00 p.m., returns at about 8:00 p.m.

Tour Rules: You must be a guest of our hostel to participate. We have one 15 and one 12-passenger van, for a maximum of 27 guests. We can not guarantee that everyone will be able to participate in our tours. There is a minimum passenger requirement per van. You may not sign-up for the tours before you check-in to the hostel. Sign-up for each tour is available ONLY one-day in advance, and ONLY in the hostel lobby. Management reserves the right to cancel any tour in the case of hazardous weather conditions. Our tour guides are volunteer work-exchange guides. If you have a good time, a tip of $5 – $20 is appropriate.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY & WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS. ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY & WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.

1. The person asking to participate in the Tours is “Participant”. The “Undersigned” means the Participant when the Participant is age 18 or older OR it means both the Participant and the Participant’s parent or legal guardian when the Participant is under the age of 18. The Undersigned agree and acknowledge that participation in the Tours, including, but not limited to, transportation to and from Tour sites, recreational activities, and use of recreational rental equipment, for any purpose (hereinafter the “Tours”), can be HAZARDOUS AND INVOLVE THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH. The Undersigned fully understand, and by signature acknowledge that:

2. The Undersigned voluntarily and expressly ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR LOSS associated with participation in the Tours, known or unknown, inherent or otherwise. The Undersigned agree and understand these risks include, but are not limited to: falling; slick or uneven surfaces; variations in terrain; rugged mountainous terrain; flash-flood; rockslide; landslide; falling rocks; drowning; ocean currents; surf; shoreline conditions; presence of sharks or other natural dangers; absence of certified life guards; following the instruction of a guide; exposure to adverse weather; limited access to and/or delay of medical attention; fatigue; dehydration; hypothermia; altitude sickness; hazardous or mechanical conditions during transport; mental distress from exposure to any of the above; and any unforeseeable conditions.

3. The description of the risks listed above is not complete and participating in the Tours may be dangerous and may also include risks which are inherent and/or which cannot be reasonably avoided without changing the nature of the Tours.

4. Participant is responsible for reading, understanding and complying with all signs. Participant has physical ability to safely participate in Tours.

5. In consideration of allowing the Participant to participate in the Tours, THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE NOT TO SUE The Pacific Voyager, Inc. (dba Banana Bungalow Maui Hostel), Maui Hostel LLC, their affiliated companies and subsidiaries, and all their respective insurance companies, successors in interest, commercial & corporate sponsors, affiliates, agents, employees, representatives, assignees, officers, directors, and shareholders (each a “Released Party””) for any property damage (including equipment damage), injury or loss to Participant, including death, which Participant may suffer, arising in whole or in part out of Participant’s participation in the Tours. By agreeing not to sue, the Undersigned are releasing any right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against any Released Party. Also, the UNDERSIGNED AGREE TO RELEASE, ACQUIT, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH AND EVERY RELEASED PARTY FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DENIALS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF, RELATED TO, OR CONNECTED WITH, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, OR INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, arising from the Undersigned’s obligations under this Agreement or Participant’s participation in the Tours, including, but not limited to, those claims based on any Released Party’s alleged or actual NEGLIGENCE or BREACH of any CONTRACT and/or express or implied WARRANTY. This release is to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the State of Hawaii.

6. The Undersigned will DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY each Released Party from any and all claims of the Undersigned and/or a third party arising in whole or in part from Participant’s participation in the Tours or the Undersigned’s obligations under this Agreement. All claims for injury and/or death regarding an alleged incident WILL BE GOVERNED BY HAWAII LAW, and EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION is in the state or federal court sitting in the district where the alleged incident occurred. Undersigned parents or legal guardians acknowledge that they are signing this Agreement on their own behalf and also signing on behalf of the minor and that the minor will be bound by all the terms of this Agreement.

7. The Undersigned represent that Participant is in good health and there are no special problems associated with Participant’s condition. The Undersigned: 1) authorize a licensed physician and/or other medical care provider to carry out any emergency medical care for Participant; 2) authorize any Released Party and/or their authorized personnel to call for medical care for the Participant or to transport the Participant to a medical facility or hospital if, in the opinion of such personnel, medical attention is needed; 3) agree that upon Participant’s transport to any such medical facility or hospital that the Released Party shall not have any further responsibility for Participant; 4) agree to pay all costs associated with the medical care and related transportation provided for Participant; and 5) will indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability and/or claims associated with such medical care and/or related transportation.

8. By signing this Agreement without a parent or legal guardian’s signature, Participant represents that he or she is at least 18 years of age. THE UNDERSIGNED REPRESENTS THAT HE OR SHE IS THE PARTICIPANT OR THE LEGAL PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF THE PARTICIPANT. THE UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASED PARTIES FOR ALL LIABILITY AND CLAIMS, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES, ARISING FROM ANY MISREPRESENTATIONS OR FRAUDULENT EXECUTION OF THIS AGREEMENT.

9. This Agreement is an essential element of participation in the Tours, Participant understands what it says and would not be permitted to participate in Tours if Undersigned did not agree to its terms. This Agreement is a contract and shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any part of this Agreement is deemed to be unenforceable, the remaining terms remain enforceable. The Agreement is binding on the assignees, subrogors, distributors, heirs, beneficiaries, next of kin, executors, administrators and personal representatives of the Undersigned.

Signature: ____________________________________________ Name:________________________________________ Date:________________

Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian:___________________________________ Name:_____________________________Date:________________