Whale Watching Tour from Maalaea in Maui, HI

300 Ma'alaea Rd, Ste 211Ma'alaea, Maui, HI 96793
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Overview

Presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, Whale Watching from Ma’alaea offers an exciting experience that departs from Ma’alaea Harbor. Cruising to Ma’alaea Bay, the excursion offers great views of humpback whales and the island’s beautiful scenery. Guests are guaranteed to see whales between November 26 and May 15 each year or they will receive a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation tour.

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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 28 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 17 through April 23). 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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

kimberley Stinson
Santa Rosa , CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"awesome crew with pacific Whale Foundation"
January 2015
We had a great time with the crew and got to see and hear a lot of whales. My favorite part was listening to the underwater microphone. The squeaks and noises from the ocean were amazing to hear from the boat.
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Tip: eat a small breakfast first, bring a light jacket and a camera

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Steen R
"Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019 NEW
The ladies in our party got a little seasick..there was no need to ride against the waves so hard going south We have been on the Hula Girl several times and this never happened. Service good...but..We will never be back
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dbrown2020
Carnation, Washington
"Fantastic Excursion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019 NEW
We did both the Molokini Snorkel grip and a separate whale watching trip. Both excursions were fun and educational. I highly recommend booking a trip!
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Expedition536152
"Solo trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019 NEW
Worried going in early December but whales were plentiful as well as spinner dolphins. Crew knowledgeable and friendly. Kids under 6 stay home to long for them.
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Allen1948
Lakeville, Minnesota
"Best snorkeling plus a bonus."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019 NEW
Loved the staff, the atmosphere on the boat. Didn’t feel like the lemmings on the boat next to us offloading and reloading on 8-10 ramps for maximum efficiency. Everyone was patient, helpful and knowledgeable. And being a nonprofit for a very worthy cause was a real bonus.
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Raxd01451
"Outstanding!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019 NEW
The boat (catamaran, actually) was clean and stable, the crew was friendly and very knowledgeable. A beautiful day, and we saw dolphins and whales, which actually swam under the boat! The water was so clear that you could see them. Unforgettable trip.
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