North Shore Pineapple Tour
Distillery, North Shore & Upcountry Options
Explore Maui on your own terms and explore the Valley Isle in an exclusive vehicle. Plan your custom itinerary in advance or chose the Not Pau TourTM option. All Private Tours have no minimums, and the itinerary can be customized when booked to make your day a memorable one. If you’re truly out for adventure, the Not Pau TourTM option provides you with an open-ended return. Spur-of-the-moment destinations can be chosen, and extra time to shop or dine are yours. Just reserve and pay for the Private Tour, then select the Not Pau TourTM option, and settle your incidental charges at the end of the day. Either way, our customized excursions are a way to make your day on the Valley Isle uniquely yours! Private Tours have a primary destination of interest, such as the Maui Pineapple Plantation. From there you can add stops, choose food options, time for shopping or hiking, or simply let the day unfold as you discover the richness that Maui so generously delivers.
Exclusive transfers, non-exclusive events
Your vehicle and driver are always exclusively yours. Different venues however, have differing policies and availability for their tours. At times, a given venue may conduct a tour just for your group. At other destinations, tour groups may be combined with others. Depending on the size of your group and the season, exclusive tours can be the order of the day. Please state this as a requirement upon booking, otherwise, non-exclusive events could be part of your day. Rest assured, your hotel transfer vehicle will always be exclusive, and your driver always standing by to take care of you as you explore the island.
Can’t find your dream excursion on our list of Private Tours? No problem. Check out our “Build Your Own Tour” section for ideas and let us know what you’re after. With 90 years of experience on Maui, we’re sure to offer something to please the imagination and the spirit of even the most adventurous traveler.
Exclusive transfer with a narrated tour from your hotel or condominium to Maui’s North Shore. At the plantation, your group will transfer onto the pineapple field truck* to explore the beautiful Hali’imaile farm and experience a working plantation and see field operations first hand. Your tour guide will discuss the growing cycle and cultivation techniques, tasting the fruit from each stage as you learn them!
Best of all, each guest gets a FREE PINEAPPLE with every tour! It’s truly a fun and delicious experience for all ages!
*While your transfers are exclusive, Maui Pineapple Plantation tours are limited and may not be. Exclusive Pineapple tours are subject to availability and could incur an additional fee.
After your Pineapple Tour, see how one local company is utilizing Maui Gold Pineapples! Located in the heart of Maui’s pineapple region, Hali’imaile Distilling Company uses local ingredients and a unique distilling process to create their spirits.
Tour includes a 20 to 30 minute tour of the distillery, where you will learn about the local ingredients and custom stills being used to create these spirits. The tour will continue to the tasting room, where you can sample three of the following products:
Pau Maui Vodka
Hali’imaile Distilling’s award-winning flagship brand and the only vodka in the world made from Hawaii-grown Maui Gold® pineapples. Note the neutrality of Pau; no pineapple flavor here! Also available in Pau Maui Vodka Infused with Cognac and Pau Maui Oaked Vodka.
Fid Street Gin
The first gin ever created on Maui. Crafted with eleven botanicals, Fid Street is reminiscent of an aromatic fresh cut floral bouquet with citrus dancing on the nose and a hint of forest air.
Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum
Developed for rock star Sammy Hagar and made from Maui sugar cane, custom stills used to create this product give it an essences of creme brulee and vanilla. Also offered in Maui Kola Spiced and the macadamia nut flavored Redhead.
Paniolo Blended Whiskey
The combination of aged Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Hali’imaile Distilling’s signature pineapple distillate, this blend gives off Smoky tones of the bourbon and a sweet finish generated from the distillate. Also available in three flavors: Brown Sugar, Coffee, and Chocolate Coconut.
Maui Moon Handcrafted Vodka
A tribute to the flavors of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui Moon is available in three flavors: Hibiscus (our state flower), Pineapple Orange Guava (the distillery’s own version of P.O.G!), and Chocolate Macadamia Nut (silky smooth chocolate flavor with hints of macadamia nuttiness).
Guests of the distillery tour will receive a complimentary Hali’imaile Distilling Company shot glass as well as 10% off non-liquor merchandise.
*Distillery tour is for all ages, however, the tasting room is for 21 years old and up. Please bring valid ID with you. Please plan for approximately 45 minutes at the distillery. Shot glasses and individual products limited to availability. While your transfers are exclusive, distillery tours are limited and may not be. When available, exclusive distillery tours are subject to availability and could incur an additional fee.
Lunch at Hali’imaile General Store
Feast on one of Bev Gannon’s world class creations in her rustic renovation of Hali’imaile’s old General Store. Surrounded by artwork, tropical flowers, and a buzz excitement, you can choose from many amazing lunch specials and even one of Bev’s signature desserts.
Eat the Way You’d Like
Enjoy the rustic ambience of this historic building with a full lunch off the menu, or ask us to order ahead for you so you can enjoy a catered lunch in a meadow or next to a hidden waterfall. Or you can order a gourmet box lunch for $25 per person and eat on the go. The choice is always yours!
Beginning in 1973 Beverly (nee) Shanbaum worked in the entertainment business as a road manager for Liza Minnelli and a personal assistant for Joey Heatherton. In 1977 she studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London, then began a catering business in Dallas. In 1980 she moved to Maui with her then-boyfriend Joe Gannon, a concert tour producer; they married a year later. Bev Gannon resumed her catering business out of her home kitchen in Makawao, in Maui’s Upcountry district. In 1987 the Gannon’s acquired a lease on the Hali’imaile General Store in nearby Hali’imaile and moved her business into the large, rundown 1925 building. The restaurant they opened there in 1988 was an immediate, popular and critical success.
Gannon later opened two restaurants in Wailea: Joe’s in 1995, and Gannon’s in 2009. She also provided recipes for the restaurant at the remodeled Hotel Lana’i on the island of Lana’i. From 1999 to 2010 Gannon also served as the executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines.
Shopping and Exploring Paia and Makawao and Upcountry Maui
With our Not Pau TourTM option, your tour ends when you say so, not when the schedule dictates. Go exploring for the day in historic Makawao Town, the birth place of the Makawao Rodeo and the Paniolo Cowboy. Our driver will stand by at your direction or accompany your group as your personal tour guide. There’s lots to see, from a glass blowing studio, to unique shops and boutiques, saddled by some of Maui’s best hole-in-the-wall restaurants.
Just five minutes down the slopes of Haleakala from the pineapple fields, Paia Town (pronounced pie-EE-yah, unlike the Spanish seafood dish) is the epicenter of Maui’s North Shore. One glance at the people and the shops, you can sense the international flavor. Europeans and surf aficionados from around the world have long gathered there to surf Ho’okipa, the world renowned windsurfing beach. Stop at any of Paia’s amazing restaurants, or visit Charley’s restaurant, a favorite hangout of Willie Nelson, for a bite or a beer.
Perhaps you’ll want to drive down the coast to see the windsurfers and kite surfers in action skimming the surface of the waves like butterflies on shimmering glass, or head another 5 miles down the coast to Peahi to witness the power of “Jaws”, one of the world’s biggest waves.
When: Monday – Friday
Time: Recommended hotel pick-up between 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM depending on your location. Return approximately 2 PM.
|Pineapple Tour & Distillery Tour – For up to 8 people|
|Private Tour Price from||$1,515.00|
|With Gourmet Box Lunch||$1,720.00|
- For groups of 12 or more call for a price.
- Does not include taxes, fees, or driver gratuity.
Not PauTM Private Tour Option
For an additional fee*, your vehicle will be made available beyond your anticipated return time (based upon availability). Add a destination, or extend shopping time, on the fly. The Not PauTM option allows you to settle up with the driver upon your return to the resort.
*Van rate (up to 12 passengers) for additional time is $150 per hour plus taxes, fees & gratuity and based upon the expected return time stated at the time of booking. Charges accrue in increments of 30 minutes, and are rounded to the next half hour. Call for larger vehicle rates for larger groups.