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Maui Whale Watch Ocean Rafting Adventure (from Lahaina Harbor)


Embark on a thrilling Whale Watch cruise on an ocean raft and get up close and personal with the island's most popular annual visitors, the Humpback Whales!

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Go ocean rafting on an exhilarating excursion from downtown Lahaina. Set off on a Scarab Racing Hull Raft that takes you quickly to the best whale watching areas for longer viewing opportunities of these amazing marine mammals. Unlike larger vessels, you will get an up close and personal viewing since the rafts offer ocean level views, and not having to look down from 15-feet above the water with the larger boats. Avoid the crowds and witness the breathtaking beauty of a full breach, fluke slaps and more on the this comfortable yet speedy Scarab Racing Hull Raft.
Please Note! This activity only operates in the winter. Please book the Maui to Lanai- Ocean Rafting Landing & Snorkel Adventure (from Lahaina) during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
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Starting time: 08:00 10:00 12:30 14:30
Starting time: 08:00 10:00 12:30 14:30
  • 07:30 Check-in
  • 08:00 Whale Watching Cruise (2 hr)
  • 10:00 Check-out
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
    • Operates from December through April.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Large luggage (skis, surfboards, non-collapsible wheelchairs, golf bags, etc.) are allowed for an additional fee
Activity provider
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Are you required to wear a life jacket?
  • No, life jackets are not required to be worn but they are available throughout the boat in case of emergency.
What kind of boat will be used?
  • The M/V Explorer I is a 49-foot Scarab Racing Hull Raft Coast Guard certified for 49 passengers, which is limited to 38 passengers for comfort. The vessel is powered by twin 315 H.P. turbo-charged diesel engines, has comfortable seating for all passengers, and an on-board restroom.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.



(4.83/5.00) 4.83 / 5
(6 reviews)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)


Amazing experience with whale that circled us many times and went under the boat. He stayed with us for about 30 minutes - circling, and coming up to look at us - so close we could have reached out an...more
Left on time and had a great time with a small group of people on this trip. Close to the water gives one a better view of these great animals. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw whales ...more
Just one of the many whales we saw
by: Penny M
This was our third time on this particular whale watch and we keep coming back because we enjoy the small group size, the friendluness, and the knowledge of the staff,We took first time visitors to M...more
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