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Hawaiian Ocean Project Lahaina Whale Watching Cruise from Lahaina

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Get front row seats to Maui's best winter show: the annual return of the humpback whales. The Lahaina Coast offers great views of this spectacular migration.

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Join the Hawaii Ocean Project on a Whale Watch Epic Adventure! Witness the beauty and grace of Pacific humpback whales on an educational adventure that is fun for the entire family. Cast off from Lahaina Harbor together with a fantastic captain and crew and embark on a memorable outing that will leave you inspired. See the migratory Pacific humpbacks as they search the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands for the perfect place to breed and birth their calves. The waters off of Maui offer one of the best places in all of Hawaii to see this display—whale sightings are guaranteed on this tour!

Tour Highlights!
  • Tour departs four times a day: 7:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m., or 2:15 p.m.
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings!
  • Discounted Whale Watching Tours: Children under 4 ride free with each paying adult.
  • All tours are guided by experienced marine naturalists.

Boat Information:
Name: Kaulana Lahaina Princess Maui Princess
Size: 70 ft. Double-decker Catamaran 65 ft. Double-deck Adventure Yacht 120 ft. Luxury Touring Yacht
Capacity: 95 Passengers 80 Passengers 149 Passengers
Amenities: The Kaulana is a large, stable power catamaran equipped with restrooms on-board, places to rest in sun or shade, easy to walk up steps, flotation devices (including life jakets, belts, noodles, boogie boards), and a water slide! The Lahaina Princess features an interior cabin, an open-air upper-deck, restroom on-board, and an easy swim-up platform that makes this a great vessel for snorkeling trips. The Maui Princess is Maui’s largest and most comfortable touring yacht, designed for maximum passenger comfort, with restrooms on-board, an air conditioned main cabin, spacious open air observation deck, cocktail lounge and snack bar.
Safety: Lifeguard-certified crew members always on board
Accessibility: All vessels are not wheelchair accessible
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What kind of boat will be used?
  • Several boats will remain in operation during whale watch season, each of which offers a smooth ride and great views of the water.
    Lahaina Cruise Company's fleet includes:
    - The Kaulana, a 70' catamaran (Note: Alcoholic beverages only available for purchase on the Kaulana.)
    - The Lahaina Princess, a 65' double-decker yacht
    - The Maui Princess, a 120' stabilized yacht
Are there any snacks provided?
  • Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
Is the activity provider doing their part to help protect the ocean?
  • A portion of all proceeds goes toward the Hawaii Ocean Project's continuing efforts to supply direct funding to accredited researchers whose work revolves around understanding and protecting our oceans and their inhabitants.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 19:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


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by: Angie
By far the BEST excursion of our trip. We took the 7:30am whale watching tour. The Captain was fantastic... we had very close, and multiple, whale encounters. The water was calm, the boat was easy to ...more
by: Beau Bojorques
This was well worth it. It was a great trip, whales came right up to the boat to say hi. Great pictures even for amateur photographers.
Captain is so experienced, we found whales right after departing from the harbo. Nice crew and we enjoyed a lot. Must come during whale watching season in Maui. And remember bring sunglasses, hat, and...more