Check-in 8:15am, 10:45am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 1:15pm, 1:45pm
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-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.
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 Maalaea Harbor
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Departs from Maalaea Harbor
Schedule: Daily with check in 45 mins prior to departure
Children: One child 6 & under FREE with each paying adult. Kids 7-12 and additional children under 7 pay reduced price. (Indicate number of free children in Comments Box when checking 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*
5:45am - Ocean Intrique (Sun. and Mon. only)
8:15am - Ocean Intrigue
10:45am - Ocean Intrique (Tues. and Sun. only)
10:45am - Ocean Explorer
11:45pm - Ocean Odyssey
1:15pm - Ocean Explorer
1:45pm - Ocean Intrique
2:15pm - Ocean Odyssey *Discount Special*
Not Happy!, water was rough, boat was crowded with loud teenagers, it rained the whole time. Saw Nothing else!
There was too many people on one boat!!
Our tour had many senior citizens on the boat. I think they found it difficult to walk down the stairs to get food and drink because of the boat movement. It was quite dangerous for them actually to try to get around on the boat while moving. I know the crew was very nice to bring drinks around, but perhaps they can do something like that with the food too. I would hate to see anyone get hurt carrying their food and drink up and down the stairs and around the boat. Other than that, the tour was excellent. Thanks for asking. In fact, we booked a second whale watch while we were there.
Very nice, saw lots of whales, not crowded.
All the crew were great and very knowledgeable and of course, we saw lots of whales...a great experience.