Hokua Maui Whale Watch Eco-Friendly Afternoon Cruise (from Maalaea Harbor)

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4.504.50 / 5

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Friendly, informative whale watching

Reviewed by: R Corbaley, 2017/03/20

We booked this whale watching excursion for our group of 30, and it was a great fit! The boat had a capacity of around 35-40, so we definitely enjoyed a more intimate experience with the whales vs. some of the really large vessels that accommodate a larger #. And yes, we saw whales, especially mothers with their calves! I especially liked how a biologist from the Maui Ocean Center was also on board to answer questions and provide further information about whales and marine life.

Something that could be clearer in the check-in info we received via email is yes, it's BYOB (which is great, because a cold beer is very refreshing on a hot day on the sea!) but you must refrain from opening and drinking from containers on the boat until it clears out of the marina. Had we known that ahead of time, we certainly would have waited to crack open our brewskies. :)

Out of 30, we had about 5 get pretty seasick, so I encourage those who are sensitive to ensure they get a Scopolamine patch or take Bonine ahead of time.

The crew was friendly and casual, and helped to make our time on-board enjoyable. All in all it was a great time and we'd book again with them.


  • Our happy group after the whale watching


  • Captain and crew member

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Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2017/03/03
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Majestic

Reviewed by: Mr. Anonymous, 2010/05/15

Seeing these majestic creatures is an amazing experience. These whales really give you a sense of how small you are in the world. Whales are truly the gentle giants of the ocean, and you can watch how gracefully they maneuver through the ocean. The naturalist on-board was very informative and did a great job of spotting whales for us.

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Attended as:Couples
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