Port 3 Lahaina — Part 1


 

Largest banyan tree in Hawai'i — Shades ⅔ on an acre

Largest banyan tree in the United States — Shades ⅔ on an acre

The Crown Princess’ next stop on this 28-day Pacific voyage occurred on October 24, 2015.  We anchored off the coast of Maui and tendered in to Lahaina.  Anyone who has followed this blog for at least a couple of years will know that this is far from our first trip to Lahaina:

Nevertheless, this is one stop I always enjoy.  And if you click on the links above you’ll see that the weather on this visit was much sunnier.

Mauna Kahalawai

Mauna Kahalawai

One of the first sights you’ll see leaving the marina is Lahaina Banyan Court Park, home of the largest banyan tree in Hawai’i.  This particular tree was planted back in 1873, and at the time it was only eight feet/2.4 meters tall.  Today it reaches 60 feet/18 meters and covers .66 acres/.27 hectares.  It’s main branches are supported by one main trunk, 16 major trunks, and many aerial prop roots.  Very impressive.

Aerial prop root

Aerial prop root

Beneath the tree you’ll find not only many tourists, but also vendors selling arts and crafts.

Lahaina Banyan Court Park

Lahaina Banyan Court Park

Artist selling his wares

Artist selling his wares

From here we trekked northwest along Fork Street for views of the ocean.

Lahaina

Lahaina

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2 responses to “Port 3 Lahaina — Part 1

  1. Loved Lahaina! thanks for taking me back!