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Maui Sugar Cane Train

By Hawaii.com Team

Sugar Cane Train

Lahaina Station of the Sugar Cane Train/A melancholy steam locomotive, which supported the sugar industry of Maui. It takes 30 minutes between Lahaina and Puu Kolii. Hawaii Tourism Japan (HTJ)

With a blast of its steam whistle, the locomotive chugs along a six-mile stretch of track at a leisurely pace. During your train ride, the Sugar Cane train crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains.

During your journey, our narrator will entertain you Hawaiian-style and point out sites of interest along the way. From December to April, it is a common sight to spot humpback whales frolicking in our warm Pacific waters.

Join them for your next corporate function, family reunion or special wedding ceremony. The Sugar Cane Train’s special charter trains and group function facilities provide a unique outdoor atmosphere, and allow for creativity and privacy.

A.W. “Mac” McKelvy, got together with the Makai Corporation and created the Sugar Cane Train in 1969. The line has operated passenger service from Lahaina to Puʻukoliʻi (just north of Kaʻanapali) daily for over 30 years. Since 1970, over five million tourists to Maui have ridden the train making it one of West Maui’s most popular attractions.

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