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The Scenic Lahaina Harbor and Historic Pioneer Inn

Historic accommodations just steps away from all our ocean activities at Lahaina Harbor.
January 20, 2017

The Scenic Lahaina Harbor and Historic Pioneer Inn

If you're crazy about Maui ocean tours and you're looking for conveniently located and affordable accommodations, you may want to try the Pioneer Inn. This remarkable establishment is no less than 115 years old, and as such, has recently been added to the list of just 37 hotels in the Historic Hotels of America program, within the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Not only is the Inn a fascinating place to stay if you enjoy historic locations, but it's also on the block adjacent to Lahaina Harbor. That's where we operate our Maui Whale Watch Tours, along with snorkeling tours and sunset dinner cruises. The inn is just a minute or two away on foot. The Banyan Tree is across the street, and it's a great spot for getting some shade, browsing arts and crafts booths, and listening to flocks of mynah birds kick up a raucous around sunset.

The Pioneer Inn is among just five other Hawaii hotel icons that are part of the same historic program, one of which was the 52-year-old Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island that was added to the list at the same time. The Best Western-branded Pioneer Inn has a fascinating history of being featured in various films and television shows. Back in 1961, it appeared in “The Devil at 4 O’Clock,” a movie starring early film greats Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra. It has also appeared in “Baywatch,” "Hawaii Five-0," Hawaiian Eye," and "Adventures in Paradise."

The hotels in the Historic Hotels of America program are located in just 18 states and range between 51 years of age to 227 years of age. Considering how young Hawaii is, as a state, it's impressive that Maui has an operating 115-year-old hotel. If you want to take a peek, you can find the full list of historic hotels in the program at www.businesswire.com.

If you want to learn more about our Maui ocean tours, you'll find our contact information at the top of the page. We also offer private Maui boat tours, if that's something that you're interested in. Remember that you can save 10% on all our activities if you book online. Mahalo!

Blogs for January 2017

Maui Snorkeling Sightings Hawaiian Octopus

Posted on January 27, 2017
Maui Snorkeling Sightings - Hawaiian Octopus

The octopus has recently become quite popular in the online world, but for some of us, it has always been a favorite. This notoriously clever cephalopod mollusk is one of the more uncommon sightings on Maui snorkeling tours, but if you're lucky, you… Continue Reading

The Scenic Lahaina Harbor and Historic Pioneer Inn

Posted on January 20, 2017
The Scenic Lahaina Harbor and Historic Pioneer Inn

If you're crazy about Maui ocean tours and you're looking for conveniently located and affordable accommodations, you may want to try the Pioneer Inn. This remarkable establishment is no less than 115 years old, and as such, has recently been added… Continue Reading

Maui Ocean Tour Photo Tips

Posted on January 13, 2017
Maui Ocean Tour Photo Tips

We live in a digital age, and one of its advantages is the ease of taking pictures to preserve the special moments that we want to remember, not to mention deleting the ones we don't! Few things are worth photographing more than a beautiful… Continue Reading

Why Whales Love Maui's Coastal Waters

Posted on January 06, 2017
Why Whales Love Maui's Coastal Waters

If you've ever gone on a Maui whale watch before, you may have learned that Hawaii's migratory humpback whales tend to prefer the waters off the southern and western coasts of Maui. Whale sightings are highest in this area, which is one of… Continue Reading

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