Ocean Vodka Distillery, Botanical Garden & Lavender Farm Tour w/lunch
Ocean Vodka Distillery, Botanical Garden & Lavender Farm Tour w/lunch – Travel with a style and comfort in our luxury executive Mercedes Benz S-Class sedan or Mercedes Benz Sprinter van (max. 14 people) with our highly trained, professional chauffeurs and let us be part of your special day!
First, we take you to the Ocean Vodka Distillery and Farm. On this visit, you learn about how the vodka is made from the sugar cane by using mineral water and other fascinating facts including tasting the vodka at the end of the tour. Areas covered in this tour are: Sustainable farming practices with its abundant fields of sugar cane; Green manufacturing processes in its 6,000 square foot solar-powered warehouse and bottling center; Organic spirits production using 60-foot column still distillation; and local history of sugar cane farming with species identification. The state-of-the-art Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery utilizes solar panels to power 100% of the operations of the distillery and facility. The sugar cane is organically farmed on the rich, volcanic soils without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, and mature sugar cane stalks are hand-harvested for processing. The Martini Garden, a garden designed specifically for martini lovers, highlights fresh, local ingredients such as Kula lavender, local citrus, passion fruit, pineapple, and strawberries. The tour includes a sampling with take-home souvenir OCEAN Organic Vodka shot glass for those 21 and over.
What is the next step?
Our next stop is at the Kula Botanical Garden located on the slopes of Haleakala, encompassing 8 acres of colorful and unique plants, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, koi pond, aviary and new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit. The garden has hundreds of varieties of plants for you to enjoy and photograph. Plants are labeled with their botanical name, common name, and country of origin. Included in the garden is a collection of native Hawaiian plants. You might especially enjoy the Jackson Chameleon exhibit, native Nene geese, and Aviary. Kula Botanical Garden also features a gift shop with made-in-Hawaii items and items of botanical interest. We also offer snacks for sale, restrooms, and a comfortable deck with a beautiful view.
Our last but not least stop is the Lavender farm, where you get to choose from either a Guided walking tour (34-40 mins.) with breathtaking views. Every tour with stunning views, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, birds-eye views of the Maui central valley, you will learn about the flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world.
Facts and Requirements
- Operates: Thursday
- Pickup Time: 8:30 am
- Departure Point: Pick-up & drop-off from major hotel in Wailea and Kaanapali, or from Kahului or Lahaina harbor. Pickup from Kapalua for an additional charge.
- Included in van tour: Admission to Ocean Vodka Distillery & guided tour, admission to Kula Botanical Garden, admission to Lavender Farm, Sandwiches, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages.
- Included in Private Tour: Admission to Ocean Vodka Distillery & guided tour, admission to Kula Botanical Garden, admission to Lavender Farm, Sandwiches, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages & a la carte menu in a local restaurant.
- Duration: 6 hours
- Recommended: Bring walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera, a light jacket.
- Restrictions: Must be 21 & older to consume alcoholic beverages. If this tour is canceled with more than 48 hours’ notice, the total amount less $10 per person is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 48 hours’ notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges.
Please see available vehicles below;
Executive Sedan up to 4 people (2 adults+2 kids or 3 adults +1 child) with light luggage – a Mercedes Benz S-Class sedan is, first and foremost, luxury. It has been well maintained to provide you maximum comfort. It has a generous interior and a great trunk. The car’s main goal is to transport multiple passengers to their destination silently and comfortably. Feature highlights include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, a premium sound system and a subtle but tasteful interior. There are also two overhead backseat vanity packs with illuminated mirrors. The amenities include a storage cooler for water and other refreshment beverages.