Whale Watching Tour from Lahaina in Maui, HI

Pacific Whale Foundation612 Front St.Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Overview

Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, Whale Watching from Lahaina offers educational two-hour tours, each narrated by certified marine naturalists who explain the social behaviors of humpback whales in Hawaii. Guests can enjoy riding on a state-of-the-art power catamaran that travels along the Maui coastline, listening to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, and more during the experience.

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For the most thrilling adventure of your vacation, see the whales -- with the experts, Pacific Whale Foundation! We are proud to be Maui's #1 whale watch choice. We offer whalewatch tours for your convenience at multiple times throughout the day. Informative and fun, this two hour adventure is narrated by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales for you -- based on our 33 years of whale research. Travel on high-tech, ultra-stable power catamarans for a thrilling adventure along the scenic Maui coastline. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females. You never know what you will see!

Soda, juice, snacks, beer and wine are available for purchase. This intriguing adventure includes a complimentary "Watching Hawaii's Humpback Whales" color guide, a whale poster for your party, and a Jr. Naturalist Program for kids. Kids under 6 go FREE (one free child per paying adult).

As an added bonus, whale sightings are guaranteed (from December 18 through May 15). If you do not see whales, you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatch.

Guests will need to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure and must sign a liability waiver upon check-in prior to your tour.

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llc95014
Cupertino, California
"Dolphin Watch Ran Short"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2019 NEW
We joined the Pacific Whale Foundation, and included their Dolphin Watch as one of several ways to enjoy being on the water during our Maui vacation. The trip was listed as 1-4pm, and started with a volunteer on shore telling us what to expect, then we spent time as each boarding group had their picture taken (we could buy the pictures later). We were told how to distinguish the different dolphins we might encounter. We first headed to a spot south of Lahaina because another tourist boat told our crew they were seeing lots of spinner dolphins there. We enjoyed watching the spinner dolphins, along with a few other companies' boats. Our crew then headed north, but noting some rain starting, pulled back into the dock before 3pm. We enjoyed seeing dolphins, but we would have also enjoyed staying on the water until 4pm, which we thought we had also paid for. Our dinner cruise with another company experienced rain, and it did not impact the trip - in fact, it was an exhilarating highlight!
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Christos B
"What would we do without Cellphones?"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 25, 2019 NEW
Family and I did the dolphin tour. One of the crew's friends texted him just as we were pulling out of the marina that there are dolphins sighted. 20 minute cruise and we were right near a pod off about 100. Everyone got a chance to get some good photos in quick order. Even were able to get back to marina a little early.
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Sightsee62153864532
"Great sunset sail"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2019 NEW
Great captain who expertly navigated us between a couple brief rain showers. Sitting at the back of the boat the first server neglected to bring us any food during the first round of appetizers. Food was good but nothing special but the sail and the views were great. I would go again just in the principle that they are a non profit benefitting conservation.
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Mike H
"Dolphin cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2019 NEW
Wonderfull time on the water. Didn't see any Dolphins but other sea life. Guide was very informational. Recommend to anyone. Didn't see Dolphins so they gave us another opportunity to go for free. Great organization. Picked up some ocean litter while out on the cruise. Very carrying people.
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TommyBoy249er
Columbus, Ohio
"Well-Oiled Machine"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2019 NEW
Everybody who works on these snorkeling trips know exactly what they're doing and they're great at it! They give you exactly what is advertised, the food is great, the snorkel spots are amazing, the boat ride itself is incredible, they give you a tour of which island is which as you pass them, one of the instructors gave us a guided tour of some of the wildlife at Molokini; I could not have had a better time. Thank you!
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