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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: 3-6 FREE with paying adult (1 free child per paying adult). Please book additional children as paid, regardless of age). All children 2 and under are free. Please indicate ages in comments section of check out.
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.
The Whale Watching tour was absolutely fantastic! It was our first trip to Maui ever and we weren't on the boat 10 minutes and we got to see our first whale. We also go to see the "battle" for the female as a herd of males were trying to get the love of one female. Then to our surprise, a mother whale was teaching her calf how to breach out of the water and they both went up out of the ocean at the exact same time! It was amazing. The crew members on board the Ocean Discovery were very informative and each one did a great job in the narration of our journey!
None. Presented as proposed, no surprizes. Great tour.
We baught a CD that does not work. We need to get that fixed.
We liked it so much, we came back in the evening for the Sunset Cocktail Whale Watch cruise!!