Atlantis Submarines has added more ways to have fun on Maui with this unique combo pass, the Atlantis Submarines Maui Value Pass. One ticket, four Maui activities. The Atlantis Submarines Maui Value Pass includes Atlantis Submarines, Maui Ocean Center, The Maui Tropical Plantation and the Bailey House Museum. The only activity you need to schedule is the Maui Submarine ride, the other three you’ll be given a pass for and can go as you please. Atlantis Submarines Hawaii issues the passes for the Maui Ocean Center, Tropical Plantation, and the Bailey House Museum when you check in for the submarine.
Atlantis Submarine Tour:
Your Maui submarine ride takes you 125 feet beneath the ocean, exploring a sunken ship and massive reef. The entire journey expands on the sensitive nature of Maui’s reefs and marine life. It’s a thrilling opportunity to see the world from underwater, the last frontier. The dive lasts for about 45-minutes. It’s a wonderful Maui activity for families and seniors.
Lights wrap around the outside of the submarine. They light up the reef like a ballpark. The entire journey is narrated. Atlantis has large viewing portals that are a three-foot circle. They are spaced about 12 inches apart. Each window has a fish identification card, so you can identify what you are looking at. The seating is two rows, one on each side facing the windows. The seats are a bit tight but comfortable.
Maui Ocean Center:
The aquarium is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reservations are not necessary. The Maui Ocean Center is mainly known for their one-million-gallon tank that you can walk into by way of a glass tunnel. It’s pretty fascinating. Other exhibits are and indoor aquarium that features species of fish that can only be found in Hawaii. There are some outside exhibits that feature Manta Rays, Green Sea Turtles and a Surge pool. My favorite is the Jelly Fish exhibit inside the main building.
The Maui Ocean Center offers lectures throughout the day that emphasizes the environmental impact of global warming and how it harms the reefs not just in Maui, but around the world.
Maui Tropical Plantation:
Located in Wailuku, the Maui Tropical Plantation offers a glimpse into what plantation life was during the Plantation Days of Maui. There are some interesting cultural kiosks on the property. Your tickets include a tram ride through the Plantation that shares agriculture that at one time was a staple of the Plantation Days. It’s a fun ride. Plenty of Aloha. Reservations for the tram ride are not necessary. The tram operates daily on a schedule, so all you have to do is show up.
The Baily House Museum:
Located in Wailuku, the Bailey House is opened during the week days from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Reservations are not necessary. The museum is an opportunity to look back in time at how Maui was during the Missionary Days. There are quite a few interesting artifacts, stories and cultural information available at the Bailey House Museum. I have found the museum offers a lot of insight on the religious beginnings in Maui and how religion was introduced in Maui during the 19th century. Religion played an important role in the development of culture during this timeframe of Maui’s history.
There is a trick to enjoying all these activities. Atlantis is the only scheduled activity and located in Lahaina. The Maui Ocean Center, Topical Plantation and the Baily House Museum are in Central Maui. They are all pretty close to each other. The three do it yourself activities can be done all in one day, or spread out over several days. How you plan them, depends on where you are staying. Visitors staying on the West Side, may want to consider, including these when they have something already planned for that side of the island. We all know that the Honoapiilani Highway can be busy and slow to a crawl. To take advantage of time by reducing the time spent driving from the West Side to Central Maui, incorporate them into something you already are planning on doing.
South side visitors have an advantage as the roads are not as congested. All of them except the submarine are basically close. You can plan them as you choose, but it’s best to combine them to maximize your time.
Through the years, we have found that this type of planning will help you enjoy them, without stressing or feeling like you are strapped for time. If you don’t plan them, there is a chance a portion of the Maui Value Pass will not be used. Plan ahead and have fun.
Tip of the Day:
Wear a dark shirt.
Bring a camera
It’s best to turn off the flash. It reflects in the window
Atlantis does not provide any food during the submarine ride.
Restrictions for Atlantis Submarines Maui Value Pass:
Must do Atlantis Frist
Atlantis issues the passes for the other events.
Must be 36″ Tall & Able to Descend Steep Ladder