Maui activity booths, the lowdown

30 Aug
August 30, 2011

So you’re heading to Maui and you know you want to get the most out of your vacation, but you don’t want to pay full price for every activity you do. As you’re walking the streets, you come across activity booths offering unbelievable prices, wonder why that is?

Here’s why, most of the activity booths are owned or working with time share companies. So they offer you a really good deal, but you have to attend an hour and a half timeshare seminar. It’s either take their deal or pay full price. As I was attempting to negotiate a sunset dinner cruise for my wife and me on the Maui Princess at $39 each, I was unable to convince my wife to attend the seminar. As we began to walk away the lady at the activity booth offered for us to go on the dinner cruise for free. Had we not started to walk away, we would have paid $80 for the cruise and had to attend the seminar. So if you don’t mind spending an hour and a half sitting through a pointless timeshare seminar, then pretend to walk away and you’ll be able to get the majority of activities available at no cost.

I personally didn’t take the offer, but I figured I’d let someone else know that you shouldn’t take their first offer, and if you’re looking to get a “deal” on your activity, the activity booths are not the place to do so; at least not if you don’t want to sit through a timeshare seminar. Instead look for deals online before you take your trip.

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