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17 Irresistible Maui Farm Tours — From Local Crops to Cute Critters

Alpaca face peering through two fence boards

Eager to escape the tourist crowds during your Maui vacation? Look no further than a Maui farm tour. From hands-on plant propagation to picnicking with fuzzy camelids, farm tours offer an often overlooked side of the island — its rich agricultural heritage and the people’s connection to the land. 

A tour group in the field at the Maui Gold pinepple tour
Image courtesy of Maui Gold Pineapple

Taste local produce and island fare from the place where it’s cultivated. Mingle with the resident farm animals. Gain a deeper appreciation for the land and its people. Whether you’re a foodie, a gardener, an animal lover —or simply tired of fighting for a parking space on Lahaina’s Front Street — a Maui farm tour is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in Maui’s local culture and beauty.

Map of Maui Farm Tours

Maui map with location points for farm tours
Click on the image to open a detailed location map for each farm listed in this post.

Maui tours with cute critters and tasty treats

These farm tours focus on some of the hard-working animals that provide humans edible delights.

1. Haleakala Creamery

Goats stand on a farm gate, anticipating treats

website | region: Upcountry | experience: goat farm tour and dairy tasting

Situated on the slopes of the iconic Haleakala volcano, this microfarm remains a true hidden gem for anyone looking to experience the best of Maui’s local agriculture. What started as a love for goat’s milk ice cream has since evolved into a thriving herd of endearing goats and a wide range of delicious dairy products.

At the Haleakala Creamery tour, you’ll have the opportunity to feed the herd, tour the production kitchen, and sample a variety of their dairy products— including the famous goat’s milk caramel, goat ice cream (or “goatlato”), yogurt, cheese, and more. You might even get lucky and cuddle with a few of the goat kids for a truly unforgettable experience.

Read our full review of Haleakala Creamery’s farm tour here: Meet Some of Maui’s Most Pampered Goats: Farm Tour at Haleakala Creamery

2. Surfing Goat Dairy

Goats behind a fence at a farm
Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Daeja Fallas

website | region: Upcountry | experience: farm tour, goat milking, and cheese tasting

A Maui farm tour mainstay, Surfing Goat Dairy tours give you a behind-the-scenes look at their award-winning goat cheese operation. The hands-on tour gives visitors one-on-one milking time with the goats, along with a peek into their dairy kitchen.

But the true real standout of the tour is the tasting session. Guests get a chance to taste more than 20 different varieties of goat cheese.

3. Maui Bees

website | region: Upcountry | experience: hands-on beehive tour

Learn about the crucial role honey bees play in food production and sustainable agriculture at Kula’s Maui Bees. During their hands-on honey bee workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with buzzing insects while donning a beekeeping suit.

And, of course, you won’t want to miss the chance to savor the sweet reward of the bees’ hard work — with a honey tasting.

Maui Bees is committed to regenerative agriculture and preserving the health of the land and its inhabitants. For those who want to take their farm-to-table experience to the next level, Maui Bees also offers farm-to-table dinners, where you can sample dishes made from farm-grown produce and honey.

Tours for meeting farm fauna

Animal lovers won’t be able to get enough of these Maui farm tours that focus on cute and cuddly creatures.

4. Leilani Farm Sanctuary

website | region: North Shore | experience: animal rescue

Animal lovers, beware. You’ll fall hard for the sweet animals at this farm sanctuary tour. This eight-acre non-profit sanctuary is home to a menagerie of rescue animals that include goats, turkeys, rabbits, pigs, tortoises, and deer. With a mission to provide a place of healing for these animals and promote humane treatment of all creatures, a tour at Lahaina Farm Sanctuary is a must-do experience for animal lovers of all ages. 

This isn’t just a tour – it’s an experience unlike any other, where you can connect with the animals and learn about their unique personalities and stories. And best of all, your entry fee is a tax-deductible donation that helps support the continued care of these rescue animals. 

5. Lahaina Animal Farm

website | region: West Maui | experience: farm animal tour

Can’t get enough of farm life? At this charming Maui farm and petting zoo, meet the resident miniature horses, cows, and pigs — not to mention bunnies and peacocks. You’ll get plenty of interaction with the sweet animals. And don’t miss the onsite pond, where kids can visit with the waterfowl and explore for tadpoles.

Pro tip: When booking your farm tour, it’s easy to get Lahaina Animal Farm confused with Leilani Farm Sanctuary. The former lies on Maui’s North Shore of Haiku, while Lahaina Animal Farm is located in West Maui. Double-check the location of your tour!

6. Maui Alpaca

Photo by Joakim Honkasalo on Unsplash

website | region: Upcountry | experience: meet an alpaca ohana

Get ready to meet the fluffiest, friendliest creatures on the island at Maui Alpaca. Whether you’re a casual visitor or a die-hard camelid fan, this farm has something for everyone. Stroll the grounds, meet the fuzzy alpacas, and even spend some time with the resident Angora bunnies.

If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for a picnic at the farm with the alpacas as the guests of honor. For a more immersive experience, consider one of their other tour options – a lifestyle tour (to learn how alpaca fleece can be transformed into cozy hats and gloves) or a packing trek with the alpacas. 

Food and agricultural tours

For insight into Maui-grown fare, you can tour the farms that cultivate foodie favorites — from coconuts to coffee.

7. Ku’ia Estate Farm chocolate

A tour guide at the Kuia Estate Chocolate cacao farm, standing in front of cacao trees

website | region: West Maui | experience: cacao farm tour or factory chocolate tasting

Book a sweet adventure at Ku’ia Estate Farm Chocolate, where you’ll discover the magic of farm-to-bar chocolate making on Maui. This award-winning chocolatier has constructed a regenerative agroforest in West Maui to grow their own on-island cacao beans. The result? Chocolate with a rich, unique terroir.

Ku’ia Estates has a few tour options to choose from: a farm tour and tasting that includes a tour of the cacao grove and harvesting techniques, and a factory chocolate tasting with complementary wines.

Read our full review of the Ku’ia Estate farm tour and tasting: From Farm to Bar: Ku’ia Estate Cacao Farm and Factory Chocolate Tasting Review.

8. Lā Kāhea Community Farm

website | region: Central Maui | experience: tasting experience and farm tour

Start the tasting tour at Lā Kāhea Community Farm with a selection of Maui-grown farm crops: sugar cane, apple bananas, and hibiscus are a few examples. Then volunteer to juice sugar cane into one of the most delicious and refreshing drinks you’ll taste on your trip. 

After the tasting, trek through the farm foliage on a guided tour for a first-hand look at the regenerative farming practices used at Lā Kāhea  — and learn how they differ from most large-scale commercial farms.

9. Maui Chocolate and Coffee

website | region: Upcountry | experience: coffee and chocolate farm

At Maui Chocolate Coffee Tours, coffee and cacao come together on this certified organic farm. Visitors amble among the orchard for an experience like no other on the island. Guests enjoy an up-close look at the tropical farm, along with a chance to indulge in both coffee and cacao tastings. 

Tours are exclusive and offered only as a private group experience, so gather your friends or family for an intimate and immersive experience in the world of coffee and cacao.

10. O’o Farm

website | region: Upcountry | experience: coffee and brunch tour

Coffee lovers and foodies alike will appreciate a visit to the famed O’o Farm. Nestled on the picturesque slopes of the island, this farm is the source of some of Maui’s finest produce, much of which you’ll find served at some of the island’s most popular restaurants — such as Pacific’O and The Feast at Lele.

Try their Seed to Cup Gourmet Brunch Tour for a look at their coffee-making process. While you’re there, you’ll learn about the rich history of this coveted caffeine bean. Stroll through the orchard, observe the roasting operation, and enjoy a delicious cup of French press coffee.

If you’re unable to book a tour, don’t worry — the farm has a gift shop that’s open to the public, so you can still take home a taste of Maui’s finest coffee. Contact the farm directly for current opening hours.

11. Maui Pineapple

Pineapples on a conveyer belt at the Maui Gold pineapple tour
Image courtesy of Maui Gold Pineapple

website | region: Upcountry | experience: pineapple farm tour

Discover the sweet, juicy secrets of Maui’s most famous fruit on the Maui Pineapple Tour. From the moment you step on the working farm, you’ll be immersed in the history of pineapple cultivation and harvest. Stroll the fields on this guided tour and learn about the methods used to grow and harvest Maui Gold pineapples — the gold standard of Hawaii’s iconic fruit. And as a special bonus, each tour guest takes home a complimentary Maui Gold pineapple. 

12. Maui Dragon Fruit Farm

website | region: West Maui | experience: tropical fruit farm tour

Try something a little different on your Maui trip and head to the Maui Dragon Fruit Farm for a taste of this tropical delight. Enjoy some of Maui’s sweetest fruit while learning about Maui’s agricultural history. The farm cultivates 16 dragon fruit varieties, along with a host of other tropical treats — mango, guava, starfruit, papaya, and bananas, to name just a few.

Adventurous types can also choose from ziplining and aquaball tours — or even a sunset alpaca picnic — for an even more immersive experience at the Maui Dragon Fruit Farm.

13. Punakea Palms

A person using a machete to chop a coconut on a wooden stump
Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Dana Edmunds

website | region: West Maui | experience: coconut farm tour

You can’t call your Maui vacation complete without cracking open an island-grown coconut and savoring the fresh fruit inside. At Punakea Palms, you’ll not only enjoy the tropical fruit, you’ll also learn about the cultural significance of the coconut in Hawaiian history.

During the West Maui tour, you’ll learn how sustainable and organic farming practices not only benefit the environment, but also result in better-tasting and more nutritious crops.

14. Maui Tea Farm

A woman tending to the plants at the Maui Tea Farm
Image courtesy of Maui Tea Farm

website | region: Upcountry | experience: tea plant tour

Whether you enjoy high tea at the Savoy or a simple steep from a home kitchen, tea and botanical lovers won’t want to miss a tour of the Maui Tea Farm. Nestled on the slopes of Haleakala, this farm is home to more than 20 different types of tea plants.

Tea cups and a tea kettle at Maui Tea Farm
Image courtesy of Maui Tea Farm

Enjoy a tour of the plants and learn how the owners, the de Roodes, grow and care for the tea crops. You’ll also have a chance to taste two different tea types for a true farm-to-cup experience and immersion into tea culture.

15. Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery

A green wooden sign with the words "Hawaii Sea Spirits organic farm & distillery" with open lawn space, picnic tables, and palm trees in the background

website | region: Upcountry | experience: grounds tour and vodka tasting

Stepping onto the Ocean Vodka grounds, you’re treated to a jaw-dropping ocean vista view. For those who’d like to enjoy a taste, a paid vodka tour and tasting at their outdoor bar is available. If you’re like us and not big alcohol drinkers, ask about participating in the tour without the vodka tasting. We were able to tag along with our friends for the grounds tour to learn about Ocean Vodka’s operation and observed during the tasting portion.

Botanical tours

Gardeners and horticulturalists won’t want to miss the stunning blooms at these flower-focused farms.

16. Malolo Protea Farm

Close up of orange and red protea flower blooms
Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Dana Edmunds

website | region: Upcountry | experience: guided flower farm tour

Create your own lei or learn about bloom propagation at one of family-run Malolo Protea Farm’s workshops. Or visit for one of the weekly farm tours to learn about the tropical blooms grown on the farm. For the best protea bloom viewing, visit between January and June.

17. Ali’i Kula Lavender

Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

website | region: Upcountry | experience: self-guided lavender field tour

While Ali’i Kula Lavender halted guided tours and picnic lunches during the pandemic, you can still visit the fields for a self-guided tour. And don’t forget about the gift shop which features everything lavender related. Open hours are limited, so confirm with the farm before you make the drive. Peak season for lavender blooms happen during mid-summer months, in July and August.

About Author

Hi, I’m Gina — managing editor, Maui enthusiast, and human behind the keyboard here at Maui Trip Guide. When I’m not on the island at my Kihei condo, you can find me planning my next travel adventure from my home in the Pacific Northwest.

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