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Surfing Goat Dairy

3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula, Maui, HI 96790
808-878-2870
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Ranked #7 of 20 Activities in Kula
Type: Farms, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Our Dairy Farm is located on the beautiful slopes of Maui's Haleakala Crater in lower Kula and has been producing award winning “Maui Gourmet Goat... more » Owner description: Our Dairy Farm is located on the beautiful slopes of Maui's Haleakala Crater in lower Kula and has been producing award winning “Maui Gourmet Goat Cheeses” for over 6 years. Come and take a tour of one of the Islands top Ag-Tourism venues and learn more about our goats and cheeses and what we have to offer.We hope you enjoy your visit to Surfing Goat Dairy. …and as they say in Hawaii... “Da' Feta Mo' Betta!”“Winner of 16 National Awards”“Best Goat Cheese spread in North America 2004, 2005 & 2006” « less
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Dallas, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We loved this place. It's towards the bottom of the mountain and is definitely worth a visit. You can just wander around the place or I think they have tours of the milking/cheese operation. We opted to feed the baby goats and sample their cheeses. THAT was a highlight of the trip for us... the cheese is amazing and it's... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I found it pricey and not really worth it. Tours are every 30 minutes. We just missed a tour by 30 seconds and waited around in the shaded covering with table and chairs. When it was our tour, a group of folks came in and we waited for them to go to the bathroom, pay, etc. Luckily one of the... More

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Pasadena, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I love going to the Surfing Goat Dairy for the grand dairy tour on Saturday mornings at 9. I've done the tour twice now and love taking friends when they visit the island. It used to be that the owner led the tours, but now they have their interns doing it. They are not as knowledgeable about the whole place,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

we visited here on a very rainy day in Maui, hurricane Ana on the doorstep. Lacking some cash we elected to pay by credit card for our 2*12 dollar tour tickets. Credit card payments of less than 50(fifty!) dollars attract a one dollar surcharge. So we scrabbled around and found the cash. At the end of the tour we thought... More

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NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped by the Surfing Goat Dairy on our way back to our hotel after visiting Haleakala. The Sampling Platter was a perfect snack, and we bought back plenty of cheese to snack on the rest of the week. The goats were pretty cute too.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here on the way up to Haleakalā for the sunset. We got a 6 cheese sample - 3 feta, 3 goat. The feta cheese (which is award winning) was terrible in our opinion. It lacked the salty tang that I associate with feta. Some of the goat cheese spreads were quite tasty though. The goat cheese truffles are... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The surfing goat dairy was a fantastic experience. Our group took the "grand dairy tour"which is only offered on Saturday mornings. It was a waking your if the dairy to see different areas where goats are kept and a chance to feed and herd goats. You also get to milk some goats, see people make cheese, and the best part...... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

And in plain view, and they come up to you !! So cute!!! But the giant sign says don't touch them. Hurm... Very very backwards and off putting. Haven't the owners ever been to a petting zoo??? If the owners don't want anyone to touch the baby goats, then they shouldn't put them out in plain view. I wonder how... More

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surfinggoatdairy, Front Office Manager at Surfing Goat Dairy, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you were disappointed by not being able to touch the baby goats. We do need to make it very clear that we are not a petting zoo, nor do we advertise being one. We mainly do not allow people to pet the babies because they are brand new and have not built up the appropriate immune system... More

Vancouver, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We Arrived at the farm 10 minutes before closing time and the staff seemed annoyed that we were there. They were not helpful and slightly rude. We tried a couple of cheese and they were pretty good. We decided to buy a box of the home made chocolate and I have to admit that they were not good at all.... More

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surfinggoatdairy, Front Office Manager at Surfing Goat Dairy, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy the truffles. Many people think that they are the best that they have ever tried. I think each persons taste buds are different. Glad that you enjoyed the cheeses, but sorry that you arrived late and did not feel like your needs were met in the customer service department. More

Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We always stop by SGD when we're on Maui. We've never been disappointed! The truffles, the cheese, the goats... what's not to like, right? Even without doing a tour, it's always an enjoyable stop during an afternoon of adventure. Enjoy some truffles and take some cheese home! Don't be worried about the cheese. It freezes amazingly and they can even... More

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