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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Catch an exciting peek at the underwater world on this whale-watching cruise in Maui. Your excursion includes narration from your captain and crew, as you learn more about these majestic creatures. Enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities while traveling along Maui’s exquisite coastline. Your family-friendly cruise comes with a guarantee that you spot a whale during your adventure.
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free
  • Witness majestic humpback whales on Maui’s largest and most comfortable whale watching tour boats
  • Experienced naturalists share the story of our humpback whales and explain each of the whale actions you witness
  • With both an upper deck and an enclosed main cabin, you may choose to watch in the open air or protected from the elements down below
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Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free!
Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew
On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research
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Departure Point

675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Lahaina Harbor, North End, Main Booth located near the Lighthouse. We are the only booth on the main loading dock located behind the Best Western Pioneer Inn.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your vessel in Lahaina and settle in on the upper observation deck or the enclosed main cabin with large viewing windows. Commentary is provided as you go, along with images from an under web cam and hydrophone (subject to water conditions) for additional visibility.

This tour operates during the whale migration period from December until May, when humpback whales come to Maui’s warm waters to breed, a 3,500-mile (5635 km) departure from their feeding waters in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled as your captain and crew help to point out any marine life that pops up, and soak up the stunning backdrop of the island’s coastline.

This tour has multiple departures times to fit your travel schedule, and concludes at its original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress appropriately. Viewing whales is often best done outside on the viewing decks. Wear sunscreen, secure hats and belongings and dress for breezy "on the water" conditions
  • You must bring valid photo identification if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages on board
  • Maximum capacity is 149 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice
  • Due to new Homeland Security Procedures all passengers may be subject to a random search of their personal effects (including carry ons) and all passengers must be able to provide identification upon the request of vessel personnel as proof of his/her identity. Due to these changes it is imperative that each guest have a valid ID with them at all times.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to current mandates face masks and social distancing required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 145 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lahaina Cruise Company / Hawaii Ocean Project
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was So less crowded than the cheaper cruises; well worth the price!" See review
  • "It was fairly inexpensive so I wasn’t sure if it would be good, but it was amazing!" See review
  • "Tables on top deck make it quite hard to get to other side when there is a whale" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great Whale Watch Experience
Pavel_K
, Jan 2022
At the time that the whales did not seem very active, the captain took us a ways out to make sure we get to see some up close. And it was an amazing experience. Not only we saw whales close by but they came to surface right by the boat and then dove and swam under. This has been the best whale watch experience for me so far (I have been on a few). In addition, the views of the islands from the water were absolutely gorgeous.
star-5
So many amazing whale...
Natalie_H
, Jan 2022
So many amazing whale sightings! We got to see pretty much all the whale tricks. Guides were great too!
star-5
Great way to see the whales up close !
Katherine_A
, Jan 2022
Great experience! The whales were super active and we got to get fairly close. The boat is large which is nice and didn’t feel crowded. Smaller boats can probably get closer to the action faster, but we opted for a larger boat so we wouldn’t get sea sick. Captain and crew were really helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend during whale season!
star-5
Fun trip! Definitely worth doing!
Gard_P
, Jan 2022
Both captains were very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw several whales and a calf. Great experience!
star-5
Worth the money
Michelle_S
, Jan 2022
We saw several whales and they were very active. We were able to get up close and see a mama and her baby play together. It was well worth the money. Weather was great.
star-5
Great Whale Tour
Anne_S
, Jan 2022
We did the 12:00 on Friday. Our Captain(dark long braid. Sorry didn’t remember name) was fantastic! Very funny and well informed. We saw just about everything . The boat was beautiful and very comfortable. Thank you so very much. I highly recommend.
star-4
loved it
Andy_H
, Jan 2022
whale breaching 40 ft from boat. Cap'n was very knowledgeable and funny. saw plenty of whales on all sides of the vessel.
star-5
First time whale watching
Julie_G
, Jan 2022
First time whale watching and it was wonderful! Knowledgeable captain, friendly crew. I appreciated the size of the boat and having plenty of room to spread out, and move around to get the best pictures. Great having bathrooms on board as well!
star-5
Excellent whale-watching tour!
Joseph_S
, Jan 2022
Multiple whale sightings with excellent knowledgeable commentary from Skipper Thomas. We learned a lot about the history of the sanctuary and the need for protection of all species of ocean-dwelling creatures! Highly recommended!
star-5
Saw quite a few whales...
Annette_A
, Jan 2022
Saw quite a few whales and pods of whales (mamas and calf’s). Captain is so knowledgeable and had so many facts about whales that I never knew. Crew was great.

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