The splendor of Haleakala and the silence of this volcanic wonder provide a powerful experience for our guests. Prepare for an amazing day!
If you cancel 48 hours or more prior to the date of the event, you will receive a full refund less a 10% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 48 hours for any reason, you will receive no refund. If Hike Maui cancels (which we do for dangerous weather), you will receive a full 100% refund.
Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.
Age minimum 8 years old.
You will be required to sign this Participation Agreement on the day of the hike.
Need a bathroom? Porta potties or toilets are near most trailheads. After that, search for privacy foliage.
Should we use our own backpacks? We prefer you use ours, then you don?t accidentally walk off with our gear, and you don?t get your pack dirty.
What are these ninja water shoes? Japanese tabis (fishermen shoes). The felt sole clings to wet, mossy rocks better than any other shoe. They can be slippery in mud, however. Best to wear them in the water, not on the hike.
Bugs love you? Got a bite? Ask your guide for AfterBite -- pharmaceutical ammonia that neutralizes the toxin. Takes away the itch. Also very good for bee, spider, scorpion, centipede and hornet stings.
What are flash floods? Sudden, very rapid flooding in streams, due to heavy rainfall. Rare, but get out of the water if your guide blows a whistle. You need to react very quickly and head for high ground. Listen to your guide.
Do you have medical issues? (back, knees, heart, diabetes, pregnancy) Write these down below or tell your guide.
Is tipping the guide common? Yes, this is a service industry. If you're happy with your guide, a 10-15% tip is the best way to show appreciation.
This was an excellent introduction to Haleakala the mountain and the crater. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We received a lot of information about the flora, fauna and history of this volcano. The two mile roundtrip hike into the crater at 10,000 feet was a bit challenging for this 72 year old but well worth doing. Incidentally, the veggie sandwiches are excellent and our guide provided lots of water and healthy snacks. Well worth every penny.
When my husband and I think back about our trip to Hawaii, we both agree this hike was the highlight of our trip. Sean was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a lot. The scenery was incredible. Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience clearly knows how to run these tours and we didn’t have to worry about a single thing from snacks to lunch to hotel pickup and drop off. We will definitely book another hike with Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience next time we’re on the island, and hope we will be able to request Sean as our guide.
Absolutely stunning views. Hike was not overly strenuous; did one at near the peak and one at about 8,000 ft. Joel was highly professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Would absolutely recommend.