Getting To and From The Whaler

One of the many benefits of staying at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach is its convenient location in the heart of Kaanapali Resort. The beach promenade connects all of the hotels along Kaanapali Beach allowing you to walk uninterrupted from Canoe Beach to Black Rock. Whalers Village is located right next door with 3 oceanfront fine dining restaurants plus a casual dining food court and approximately 60 stores, and The Kaanapali Golf Course is right across the street offering 2 courses for every level of play and a driving range to help you improve your game. You can snorkel or parasail right off the beach and catch a catamaran for a sunset sail. Kaanapali really does have it all!


A common way to trim the cost of renting a car is to take a shuttle to The Whaler upon arrival and use the first few days of your trip to enjoy Kaanapali itself. You can rent a car for the last part of your stay to explore the rest of the island - or vice versa. We suggest using Speedi Shuttle. They provide door-to-door service from both the Kapalua and Kahului airports. Click here to book your shuttle:

Public Transportation

The Maui Bus system is an easy and very economical way to get around West Maui. You can catch the shuttle from Whalers Village with routes taking you north to Kapalua and south into Lahaina town. Each leg costs $2. You can also take the bus to other parts of the island with transfers.  For more information call 808-871-4838.  The pick up location in Kaanapali Resort is located directly in front of Whalers Village Shopping Center.  View the bus schedule online at:

Kaanapali Trolley

The Kaanapali Trolley offers free pick-up and return to all the Kaanapali resort hotels, condominiums, Whalers Village Shops and Restaurants, The Fairway Shops and Kaanapali Golf Courses located WITHIN Kaanapali Beach Resort. Hours of operation from 10am - 10pm.  For more information call 808-667-0648.  The Whaler concierge also has route schedules.

If you have any questions about transportation options on Maui, feel free to call The Whaler Vacation Rental Program by Monte D. Fitts, Realtors at (877) 808-8484. We are always happy to help you make the most of your time on Maui.