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BioBeetle Eco Rental Cars

Drive a regular car, sedan, hatchback, or Jeep, powered by vegetable oil, (biodiesel) or drive the most fuel efficient car available, Hybrid Prius!

, 877-873-6121

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Mar 02, 2015
Local, Family run business. PHONE: 808-873-6121 Closest Car Rental to Kahului Harbor/ NCL Cruiseships. Plug in Electric cars too! And they loan free coolers, boogie boards, etc...

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Discount Hawaii Car Rentals

An International Rental Company; for directions to the pickup location see security at the gangway. The shuttle service is limited to scheduled Hawaiian cruise line passengers only.

, 800-292-1930

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Maui Roadsters

Maui Roadsters offers a unique and exhilarating driving experience on one of the most breathtaking islands in the world. Our fleet features professional reproductions of the 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Convertible, one of automotive history’s most iconic sports cars. Ideal for exploring Maui from sea to sky, these two-passenger, manual transmission convertibles engage all your senses, letting you feel one with the road and the island. Cruise the road to Hana, explore the slopes of Haleakala, chill out at a secluded cove. From a leisurely lunch to a day of discovery, it’s all about the journey. Where will it take you?

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The Kaanapali Trolley runs from MKV's lobby to Whaler's Village every 20 minutes from 10am to 10pm.

Jun 19, 2010

Rent a car and drive the Road to Hana. what and incredible experience. The best road trip I have ever done! Scary but amazing.

Jun 19, 2010
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MAUI

Maui also known as the "Valley Isle" is the 2nd largest island in the Hawaiian chain, with over 700 square miles of breathtaking scenery and coastline. The island of Maui was actually formed by two separate volcanoes, one being Mt. Haleakala which is the worlds largest dormant volcano. Haleakala rises to over 10,000 feet with sloping hills and wind swept terrain. The second of Maui's volcanoes is Puu Kukui, which is located on the west side of the island and receives over 400 inches of rainfall annually.

Kahului and Wailuku are Maui’s two largest communities and flow together to form the island’s largest urban sprawl. This is where regular folks live, work and shop. Kahului is the commercial center. The main road, Kaahumanu Avenue is a collection of stores, banks and office buildings and a mile-long strip of shopping centers.

Lahaina has a long and varied history, which is now woven into the fabric of the present-day town. The earliest settlers of Maui stepped foot on its shores around 450 A.D – and some think even earlier. However, it was the prosperity of the 1800s and the foresight of King Kamehameha that put Lahaina on the map.

In 1802, King Kamehameha pronounced that the West Maui town of Lahaina would be the capital of his Hawaiian island kingdom. He even built a brick palace on the shores of Lahaina (the ruins of which are still there) along with other royal buildings and residences on a site called Moku`ula. Lahaina served as the seat of government for over 50 years, until the capital moved to Honolulu.

In the 1800s, Lahaina was also a major whaling port and fishing town, thanks to the calm harbor and it’s location on the whale migration routes. Also known as Lele, which means “Land of Relentless Sun,” the weather was a major draw for immigrants as well. However, the bawdy sailors had to share the immigration limelight with the missionaries that were also attracted to the area. This brought about a battle of virtues – the missionaries had many virtues and the sailors had none. Eventually, with the construction of missionary schools, the introduction of the missionaries of the printing press on the island and the construction of a prison for sailors in 1853, the missionaries won out and tamed the nautical culture.

In 1873, the now-famous Banyan Tree was first planted by the courthouse by the sheriff of Old Lahaina Town, William Owen Smith. Its original purpose was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lahaina’s first Christian Mission. In 1886, it served as the site for a birthday party for King Kamehameha III, and in 1898 was the site of a ceremony marking Hawaii becoming a United States territory.

Lahaina has moved with the times, and now the wooden buildings along Front Street were once outfitters for sailors and grog houses are now unique shops and art galleries. The port that was once where whalers’ ships docked is now where tourists take boat excursions. However, the past is always present in Lahaina.

 

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