Peek Into Paradise…The Sugar Cane Train, Lahaina

If you come to Maui and especially if you visit the West side of Maui, with your kiddos, you must ride the Sugar Cane Train in Lahaina! This steam engine is a fun way to see Lahaina with fantastic views of Kaanapali, the west Maui mountains and of our neighboring islands, Lanai and Molokai.  It goes slow enough to take everything in and be safe but it goes fast enough to offer a slight breeze during a hot summer day.  It’s a great way to escape the heat, get under cover away from the sun and to feel like you are on the Island of Sodor. Your kids will love it!

You can bring snacks or buy a snack pack when you buy your ticket for about $8 (which isn’t too bad considering it saves you having to run to the store and comes with a water, trail mix, fruit gummies, cheese and crackers, and some other goodies).

Along the ride, the conductor, shares stories and facts about Lahaina & Maui.  It’s a fun time for all ages but a grand slam for the keiki!  They will love feeling like they have been riding with Thomas and Friends!

Here’s a video with some pics and a cool video at the end showing the train letting off some steam…the kids love this!

Pricing…(you can also find coupons many times, in the touristy magazines found around town, at grocery stores and activity rentals centers)

Passenger Daily Monthly Pass
Adults $22.50 (Round Trip) $40.00
Children (3-12 yrs.) $15.50 (Round Trip) $25.00
Children under 3 yrs. Free Free

They also have a dinner train once a week, on Thursdays

Buy your tickets online and save!


  1. That looks like so much fun.
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  2. Adriana says:

    We soo wanted to do that when we were there last year! We ran out of time though. Maybe we should just move over there with you so that ‘running out of time’ would not be an issue :)

  3. Looks like so much fun! I’d love to go to Maui someday.
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  4. I HAVE to come to Maui! You make it look like paradise. I wish we could drop our lives here and just move like you and your family. So great!
    Thanks for the insight!
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  5. That looks like so much fun! Thanks for the tip.
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