Check-in 6:00am, 8:15am, 8:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm
Children: (7-12) $22.00
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Pacific Whale Foundation is a pioneer in whale research and is the first organization to offer educational whale watches on Maui. Enjoy this 2 or 3-hour narrated whale watch led by certified marine naturalists. Hydrophones are included for listening to whale songs. Passengers receive a color "Guide to Watching Hawaii's Humpback Whales" and a coupon for a free marine art poster, redeemable in our retail stores.
Maui is known as one of the world's great whale watch meccas. While you can see toothed whales and dolphins off Maui's shores year-round, we are famous for the majestic humpback whales that migrate here each winter and spring.
Humpback whales come to Maui in large numbers to mate, give birth and care for their young. Their dramatic reproductive behavior, mating competition among the males and underwater singing are fascinating to see and hear - especially from the deck of a boat.
Premium Hoku Elima (five-star) service
Expert narration by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists
Ice-cold refreshments for $1; beer, wine and Mai Tais for $2
Opportunities to listen to whales on hydrophones
Whale Sightings Guaranteed
We have a 99% sighting success rate on our whalewatch cruises. Our vessels are in constant radio contact to bring you to the sites of the most thrilling whale activity. In the unlikely event that you don't see whales, you go again - FREE!
Whale Watch Cruise From Lahaina
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Departs from Lahaina Harbor
Children: 6 & under FREE with paying adult. Please indicate the number of free children in the comments section of the check out form.
Want to Take Photos? Bring along ASA 200 (or 400) film; a 80-200 mm zoom lens is helpful.
Vessels & Check-in Times
(45 mins. prior to departure)
5:45am - Ocean Explorer *Sunrise Cruise*
6:00am - Ocean Freedom
8:15am - Ocean Discovery
8:30am - Ocean Freedom
10:15am - Ocean Discovery
11:00am - Ocean Explorer
12:45pm - Ocean Discovery
1:45pm - Ocean Quest *Discount Special*
2:15pm - Ocean Explorer
3:45pm - Ocean Freedom (Starts Feb)
Whales! We are so glad that are there are so many coming back to Hawaii. What an incredible show they can put on for you.
We had a great experience, however, the phone # that was given to us to call when we arrived in Maui was no longer valid. That # was 808 879-8811. We tried for over 3 hours and couldn't connect. We ended up asking our hotel people to help us and they called a local # to confirm our tickets.
All I can say was that it was wonderful!
This was the highlight of our stay in Maui. We had whales coming right up to the boat! The crew had a hard time getting us back to shore because the whales didn't want us to leave.
We saw very few whales - we saw more from our hotel room than on the whale watch! I felt we spent too much time moving around instead of being patient and waiting for the whales - we kept seeing them far off behind us. I was very disappointed with the trip
The guide Steve from PWF is just too gooey and was speaking to us like kiddies constantly- There were only 2 kids on the boat! He needs to work on being more informative and less emotional. It detracted from the viewing. I liked the woman from PWF we had on Thursday better.
It was the best.
Truly one of the best shore excursions I have ever done. Well worth the money and fantastic crew