Why Tour With Us?

We’re professionals!

We might be a small, locally owned and operated business, but we take your safety, enjoyment, and education seriously! Our guides are highly trained professionals, with certifications from the National Association of Interpretation, The Hawaii Tourism Authority, and the Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness trainings, aside from the obvious First Aid and CPR.

We care!

We care about Maui and its local community & environment-sustainability is at the core of our values and mission. From donating one tree planting for each tour we lead, to offering reusable stainless steel water bottles, to volunteering our time and donating tours to local fundraisers, we’re always looking for ways to give back and protect our precious resources. We’re the only certified Sustainable Tour Operator offering exclusively private tours on Maui.

Over a thousand happy customers and counting!

Don’t take our word for it, and check what other travelers like yourself have to say about their day touring with us! Just let us know what you want, and we’ll strive to recommend and deliver a tour that is uniquely customized for you and your group, for the best day of your vacation!

We’re not called Unique Maui Tours by accident!

Here are a few things that make a tour with us really “unique”:

You feel like a VIP in our large luxury SUV

Our faithful “Ella” has air conditioning front and rear, leather seats, a moon roof, and plenty of leg space for up to 7 passengers. With the high seating position and the wide windows, you’ll also have better views than in the usual mini-vans most private tour companies offer.

You explore secluded areas inaccessible to others

We will take you to spots that large tour groups can’t go to, and drive on roads where rental cars are not allowed, so you get the best of both worlds! And we do the heavy lifting of driving while you kick back and just enjoy the ride.

You feel like a local for the day!

Our guides treat you like their own family and will share with you their favorite spots and stories. We do not get kickbacks from local businesses, so we only take you to the places we genuinely love and only if you want to! Meet your Guide!

You are in good hands

Our guides are fit, well-trained, first aid and CPR certified, experienced drivers on Maui roads, veterans of customer service, and our company is fully insured and permitted by the Public Utilities Commission, as required by law (PUC #4935C).

You are in control

It’s YOUR special day, and you get to decide where and when to stop, how long to stay, what to do… Your private guide will make suggestions to help you decide and keep an eye on the time, but you’re the boss!

You make a difference

We are committed to offset our carbon emissions by sponsoring a local tree planting project, and we regularly volunteer our time and part of our profits to local community and conservation organizations.

We are mindful of the local culture, do not trespass nor litter, and are proud to have obtained the rigorous Sustainable Tourism Certification from the Hawaii Ecotourism Association in summer 2018. Learn more about our commitment.

But don’t take our word for it, and read our reviews!

  • If we could give this tour, and Wendy, more than five stars we would!!! We did a customized sunset tour of Haleakala, and it was better than we could have ever imagined. Wendy was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, accommodating, and experienced! She made this tour both fun and educational. She was... read more

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    Jonathan Gerber
    7/16/2021

    5 star ratingBest tour EVER! If we could give this tour, and Wendy, more than five stars we would!!! We did a customized sunset tour of Haleakala, and it was better than we could have ever imagined. Wendy was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, accommodating, and experienced! She made this tour so fun and educational, as... read more

    lisadelg
    7/16/2021

    5 star ratingFantastic custom tour. Highly recommend. Fantastic day with Wendy, Marla and Jane the van! I wanted a day of hiking in Maui and that’s what Wendy prepared for me. Spectacular views, great workout, and tons of information on Maui nature and history. We went up to Haleakala and hike up there, drove down and smell... read more

    AustinTexasFamily
    7/15/2021
  • We had an amazing day with Unique Maui Tours. Wendy is such a knowledgeable guide. It’s a real treat to have a former park ranger help us get the most out of visiting Haleakalā. We saw wonderful birds and the trip was so flexible and well paced.... read more

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    Jennifer Lane
    6/24/2021

    5 star ratingSee Haleakala with Wendy! My family and I had a great day at Haleakala with Wendy. She was thorough in everything from communicating with us prior to our trip making sure every detail was addressed. Her attention to our comfort was impressive. Her knowledge of the area and its history, which included storytelling was... read more

    robbins131
    5/30/2021

    5 star ratingGreat experience On our tour we spent the day with Wendy. She had great communication on letting us know when to be picked up and where she would be etc. she was on time and very friendly! She had plenty of snacks, food and drinks for everyone as well as on board... read more

    paytonw948
    5/30/2021
  • 5 star ratingSee Haleakala with Wendy! My family and I had a great day at Haleakala with Wendy. She was thorough in everything from communicating with us prior to our trip making sure every detail was addressed. Her attention to our comfort was impressive. Her knowledge of the area and its history, which included storytelling... read more

    ROBBIN S
    5/01/2021

    5 star ratingGreat experience On our tour we spent the day with Wendy. She had great communication on letting us know when to be picked up and where she would be etc. she was on time and very friendly! She had plenty of snacks, food and drinks for everyone as well as on board... read more

    Payton W
    5/01/2021

    5 star ratingGreat day spent with Delphine and Wendy My husband and I spent the day with Delphine and Wendy. We had been to Maui several times before and wanted to spend some time exploring upcountry. They did not disappoint. We started the day visiting Iao Valley and it was a perfect sunshine filled day. From there we went... read more

    31suzannel
    4/26/2021
  • 5 star ratingGreat day spent with Delphine and Wendy My husband and I spent the day with Delphine and Wendy. We had been to Maui several times before and wanted to spend some time exploring upcountry. They did not disappoint. We started the day visiting Iao Valley and it was a perfect sunshine filled day. From there we went... read more

    Suzanne L
    4/01/2021

    5 star ratingA driving tour without the driving We did the "Best of Hana" tour with Laura and it was great. From the waterfall views (and swim) to the bamboo hike to the tide pools to the giant sea turtles, it was fabulous from end to end. And Laura had a perfect amount of energy and knowledge.

    Shettyg78
    3/12/2020

    5 star ratingReverse Road To Hana My wife and I did a private Road to Hana tour with Laura in Feb. 2020 along with four other couples (10 total plus Laura, our guide) and it worked out great for us! The Sprinter van was ideal for our group and everyone very much enjoyed the... read more

    Kenneth M
    3/06/2020
  • 5 star ratingPERFECT Road to Hana day! We had Johnny as our guide for the day and he was excellent in all aspects - good driving, very knowledgeable, and fun! He took us to all the places we wanted to see, offered suggestions and found other amazing stops that we didn't know about, and he... read more

    O8878VWkarenn
    3/02/2020

    5 star ratingRoad to Hana We had a wonderful tour. Laura was very knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around the many beautiful sights on this journey.

    GaryB51106
    3/02/2020

    5 star ratingBest Trip To Hana We have come to Maui for over 50 years and have been to Hana several times. Our son was here a few months ago with his family and raved about Unique, so we thought we would try them. Trip beat any review possible. Johnny our guide was... read more

    Kathie44
    2/23/2020