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Maui Whale Watching Tours - Cruise with Marine Naturalists (From Maalaea)
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Take a catamaran boat cruise from Maalaea Harbor to go whale watching with experts! Certified Marine Naturalists take you on an informative and adventurous whale watching tours, one of Maui’s top-rated ecotourism experiences!

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FREE Marine Wildlife Postcard and Whale Watch Guarantee! (until 2020/04/15)

FREE Marine Wildlife Postcard!
After your trip, proceed to the retail shop and receive your complimentary Marine Wildlife oversize postcard!

Whale Watch Guarantee!
If your on-board naturalist does not spot any whales during your sail, you can go again free on another whale watch of equal or lesser value within one year!

• One postcard per participant.
• Whale watch guarantee is valid during the whale season only from December 1st through Mid-April.

One Child FREE per One Adult! (until 2020/04/15)

One Child FREE per One Adult! (until 2020/04/15)

In the winter months between December and April, Humpback whale migrates from Alaska to the safer, warmer waters of Hawaii to raise their young. Pacific Whale Foundation offers some of the best Maui whale watching tours and cruises on the island, with trained, professional Marine Naturalists on board to guide you in finding whales and teach you about the habits of these majestic creatures. The cruise also includes a Jr. Naturalist Program for kids on board, making it a fun experience for kids and families on a Maui vacation.

Whale sightings are guaranteed!

Pacific Whale Foundation has 97% sighting success rate for Whale Watching. If you don't see any Whales during the tour, you can go again free on another whale watch within one year. (*Apply only for tours equal or lesser value.)


Departs from Maalaea Harbor

Easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Paia, Upcountry, Wailuku, and Kahului

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Price
2-hour Whale Watch Cruise
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 147.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 51.65
USD 51.65
Child (Age 5-12)
USD 31.29
USD 31.29
Infant (Age 0-4)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 51.65
USD 51.65
Child (Age 5-12)
USD 31.29
USD 31.29
Infant (Age 0-4)
free
free
GE Tax, Harbor Fee, & Fuel Surcharge included

One Child FREE per One Adult!

Adult (Age 13 & over)×1 Child (Age 5-12)×1
free
USD 31.29 100%off
Participation period: 2019/12/01 - 2020/04/15

One Child FREE per One Adult!

Adult (Age 13 & over)×1 Child (Age 5-12)×1
free
USD 31.29 100%off
Participation period: 2019/12/01 - 2020/04/15
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    Discover the whale behavior with specialist
Enjoy watching humpback whales in the waters of Maui and learning about these majestic visitors with professional marine naturalists on board. Whales like to play in the warm waters of Hawaii and can often be seen surfacing, tail slapping, or even breaching.

What type of boat is used?
“Ocean Guardian” or “Ocean Voyager” or “Ocean Odyssey”

These 65-foot double-deck catamarans are certified for up to 147 passengers on board. All of these high-tech vessels provide a very smooth ride, and Ocean Voyager and Ocean Odyssey are equipped with eco-friendly, U.S. Coast Guard-approved whale protection devices. The Ocean Guardian has an large viewing area on back of top deck and main cabin. The Ocean Voyager has comfortable armchair seats. All vessels feature a spacious cabin, sunbathing areas, galley bar, and accessible restrooms. (*Please Note: Vessels and equipment subject to change without notice.)


Boat Schedule
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9:00am
Guardian Guardian Voyager Odyssey Odyssey Voyager Guardian
11:30am Guardian Guardian Voyager Odyssey Odyssey Voyager Guardian
12:30pm Voyager Voyager
4:30pm Guardian Voyager
  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Bottled water / Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs / Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids / Reef safe sunscreen / Free Marine Wildlife Picture / Whale sightings guaranteed
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Starting time: 08:00 - 16:30 (Show details)
Starting time: 08:00 09:00 11:30 12:30 16:30 (Hide details)
  • 07:15 Check-in
  • 08:00 Maui Whale Watch Cruise (2 hours)
    Enjoy 2-hour Maalaea Whale Watching boat cruise. Whales are often seen breaching out of the ocean. Marine naturalists will be there for your whale trip to shear the information about whales. You can also try to hear humpback whale song using underwater hydrophones.
  • 10:00 Check-out
Package detail / Schedule
3-Hour Whale Watching with Lunch
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 75.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 95.59
USD 95.59
Child (Age 7-12)
USD 50.04
USD 50.04
Child (Age 0-6)
USD 50.04
USD 50.04
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 95.59
USD 95.59
Child (Age 7-12)
USD 50.04
USD 50.04
Child (Age 0-6)
USD 50.04
USD 50.04
GE Tax, Harbor Fee, & Fuel Surcharge included

One Child FREE per One Adult!

Adult (Age 13 & over)×1 Child (Age 0-6)×1
free
USD 50.04 100%off
Participation period: 2019/12/01 - 2020/04/15

One Child FREE per One Adult!

Adult (Age 13 & over)×1 Child (Age 0-6)×1
free
USD 50.04 100%off
Participation period: 2019/12/01 - 2020/04/15
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This 3-hour Whale Watching Lunch Cruise will give you plenty of space and great vantage points from which to view Humpback whales from the ship. Including a delicious lunch with complimentary beer or wine, these deluxe whale tours are guided by certified Marine Naturalists who will navigate your boat trip and share fun and educational facts during the journey.

Smaller Group

Deluxe Tours run with a maximum of only 75 passengers, giving you a less crowded environment for whale watching on a luxury catamaran boat!


What type of boat is used?
"Ocean Discovery"

“Ocean Discovery” is a 65-foot double-deck catamaran certified for up to 147 passengers. This high-tech catamaran provides a very smooth ride and is equipped with eco-friendly, U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices. The vessel features a spacious double-decker cabin, sunbathing areas, galley bar, serving station for buffet, as well as an ample seating dining area on the top deck. Accessible restrooms are also available. (*Please Note: Vessels and equipment subject to change without notice.)


Drink Inclusion!
Adults (21+) receive a complimentary alcoholic beverage!

Beer (including Maui Brewing Co.), Wine, and Tropical cocktails
What's on the Lunch Menu?

Fresh island fruit, House made chips and salsa, Kiawe-smoked pork and chicken sliders, Zesty bean salad, Roasted garlic hummus and crostini, Tomato and basil bruschetta, and House made brownie.

  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Tue, Thu, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Bottled water / Lunch / Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs / Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids / Reef safe sunscreen / Free Marine Wildlife Picture / Whale sightings guaranteed / Unlimited sodas & juice / Complimentary alcoholic beverages including Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (limit: 3 alcoholic beverages per adult)
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  • 11:45 Check-in
  • 12:30 Departing from Maalaea Harbor
  • Whale Watching & Lunch Cruise (3 hours)
    Enjoy 3-hour Maalaea Whale Watching boat cruise with lunch & drink. Whales are often seen breaching out of the ocean. Marine naturalists will be there for your whale trip to shear the information about whales. You can hear humpback whale song using underwater hydrophones during the whale sighting.
  • 15:30 Check-out
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Restriction(s)
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    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • A valid government-issued photo ID (for your alcoholic diverges)
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Destinations, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice.
    • Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars available.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 05:15 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 51.65
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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 3 - 4 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
Accessible

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Nicole
Absolutely wonderful whale watching tour!! The staff was knowledgeable and kind!! The boat was mellow and perfect! I had a great tine!! Thank you so much
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