Free Maui activities, destinations, and shows are listed on this one page.
You have plenty of opportunities to spend money on activites like luaus, snorkeling, whale watching, and tours.
Use this page to learn how to do many of these same activities on your own for free.
Free Maui Hula Shows
Want to see a luau show, but not spend any money
The best free Maui hula shows (Polynesian hula and Tahitian dance) are on an outdoor stage at Kaanapali's Whalers Village.
Free Maui Whale Watching
Free Maui whale watching
is an easy and inexpensive way to observe humpback whales that winter around Maui from November to May.
You don't have to pay for a boat to take you to the humpback whales. You can watch for them from all types of vantage points such as beaches, cliffs, restaurants, and your hotel room.
Free Maui Volcano Haleakala
Most Maui vacationers drive to the summit of the Maui volcano Haleakala
. This trip is almost free, the only cost is a $10 per car entrance fee to Haleakala National Park.
In addition to viewing the volcano crater, you can also use the free hiking paths such as Sliding Sands Trail down into the center of Haleakala.
Free Maui Road to Hana
Parts of the road to Hana
was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 2001. You can drive this road for the cost of a tank of gas.
Be prepared to see waterfalls, steep cliffs, ocean views, rugged lava beaches, black sand beaches and red sand beaches. Just past Hana is Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools), part of Haleakala National Park.
Free Maui Beaches
All Maui beaches are free. But many Maui beaches have limited shoreline access and little parking.
View the best Maui beaches for activities such as sunning, swimming, snorkeling and surfing.
Maui has black sand beaches, red sand beaches, classic white sand beaches, and lava rock beaches. And they're all free.
Free Maui Culture and History
How about inserting some Free Maui culture and history into your visit to Lahaina and Front Street? While you are visiting the famous Banyan Tree Park or Lahaina Harbor, you will be walking by many historic and cultural sites.
Print out the 30 minute Lahaina Historic Trail and take it with you to Maui.
Banyan Tree | Wo Hing Chinese Museum | Old Lahaina Lighthouse
Old Lahaina Courthouse | Pioneer Inn | Baldwin Missionary Home
Waterfront Fort | Hale Pa’ahao - Prison Street | Hale Piula
Maui has welcomed immigrants from many religions and countries.
The Lahaina Jodo Mission in north Lahaina near Mala Wharf includes the largest Buddha statue outside of Japan, a pagoda, bell tower, and Buddhist temple.
Free admission to the grounds (they do accept donations)
A free Maui hula show in the middle of a outdoor shopping mall parking lot? Lahaina Center does a good job of mingling a free show with some Hawaiian culture at the free outdoor exhibit Hale Kahiko (ancient house) - a replica of a Hawaiian village.
Free Maui Whalers Museum - Kaanapali
Open daily from 9:30 am to 10 pm, the Whalers Village Museum
offers free admission to over 200,00 visitors a year. Inside they have everything you ever wanted to experience about whales and whalers in Maui during the mid 1800's.
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