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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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Lahaina, United States
Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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Catch an exciting peek at the underwater world on this whale-watching cruise in Maui. Your excursion includes narration from your captain and crew, as you learn more about these majestic creatures. Enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities while traveling along Maui’s exquisite coastline. Your family-friendly cruise comes with a guarantee that you spot a whale during your adventure.
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free
  • Witness majestic humpback whales on Maui’s largest and most comfortable whale watching tour boats
  • Experienced naturalists share the story of our humpback whales and explain each of the whale actions you witness
  • With both an upper deck and an enclosed main cabin, you may choose to watch in the open air or protected from the elements down below
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Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free!
Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew
Underwater Web-Cam (video camera) and Hydrophone (subject to water conditions and whale proximity)
On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research
Food and drinks

Departure Point

675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your vessel in Lahaina and settle in on the upper observation deck or the enclosed main cabin with large viewing windows. Commentary is provided as you go, along with images from an under web cam and hydrophone (subject to water conditions) for additional visibility.

This tour operates during the whale migration period from December until May, when humpback whales come to Maui’s warm waters to breed, a 3,500-mile (5635 km) departure from their feeding waters in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled as your captain and crew help to point out any marine life that pops up, and soak up the stunning backdrop of the island’s coastline.

This tour has multiple departures times to fit your travel schedule, and concludes at its original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress appropriately. Viewing whales is often best done outside on the viewing decks. Wear sunscreen, secure hats and belongings and dress for breezy "on the water" conditions
  • You must bring valid photo identification if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages on board
  • Maximum capacity is 149 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice
  • Due to new Homeland Security Procedures all passengers may be subject to a random search of their personal effects (including carry ons) and all passengers must be able to provide identification upon the request of vessel personnel as proof of his/her identity. Due to these changes it is imperative that each guest have a valid ID with them at all times.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to restrictions at this time all infants and children must be paying passengers.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 145 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lahaina Cruise Company / Hawaii Ocean Project

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
What is the maximum group size during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
This activity will have a maximum of 145 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It was So less crowded than the cheaper cruises; well worth the price!" See review
  • "It was fairly inexpensive so I wasn’t sure if it would be good, but it was amazing!" See review
  • "Tables on top deck make it quite hard to get to other side when there is a whale" See review


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Wasted Day
, Jul 2021
There is no whale watching in the summer in Maui- not sure how you missed this as when you go to book it showed available and you charged my card.
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We missed the boat
, May 2021
I checked the info and website so many times to make sure we had to the correct time and location. We struggled to find the location & no where in any info did we see that we had to arrive a half hour early. Since that info was not there, I assumed they told us to be there at the time and would leave 10 or so minutes after. After struggling to find where to load, we were 1 minutes late and watched the boat depart. The clock on the wall at the booth was set faster than our cell phones. Total let down, my son was very disappointed.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
, May 2021
Our trip was canceled and no one told us and I still haven’t been reimbursed the money I spend. We waited at the dock and couldn’t go on any other trips because everything was full.
Maybe you’ll be more lucky?
, May 2021
Quite fun! Almost nothing like being on a boat on the ocean! Our boat offered beautiful views from above and below, and the onboard bar was not a a bad idea. We saw dolphins up close, and a couple whales from far off. Maybe we just got unlucky, if I had seen a whale up close I would have given 5 stars!
Great last trip out for the season!
, May 2021
Had a great time and very educational! Went out on the last trip of the season and was not disappointed! We were able to see a lot of activity and it was well narrated!
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Amazing experience
, May 2021
Saw so many whales! One baby came so close to the boat that I got splashed when it flipped its tale! Very cool experience watching some incredible animals
, May 2021
Captain and staff made sure we saw whales! Great once and a lifetime experience! Wish I could go again and again :)
, Apr 2021
Guide was very informative and we did see several whales and calfs. Great experience well worth the price. Only suggestion is to add speakers to the side of boat so everyone can hear the guide. Thanks!
Great experience!
, Apr 2021
This was a great experience to enjoy with my kids. We seen 2 mommy whales with their babies and dolphins smiling along with them.
Great family outing
, Apr 2021
Was a beautiful day, the narrator was very educational and entertaining. We had great views of many whales and all of family enjoyed.

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