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Ultimate Whale Watch

Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
(808) 667-5678
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Ranked #25 of 132 activities in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

we booked this tour mainly since it was not a small boat with less number of people... maui is crowded with whales by default so it doesnt matter who you go with,.. you are bound to see whales aplenty! we followed quite a number of different groups of whales,, hoping that atleast one of them will give us a good... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Normally we are in the Lahaina area in January/February when the whale season is at its peak. Always use Ultimate Whale Watch because the boat is small and manned by very experienced people. Went out today and had a whale watch that rated as well as any we have had at peak season. Captain Tiffiny knew the waters and found... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My mom and I headed out for an unbelievable tour with Povi (sp?) and Tiffany on April 11 and can’t say enough good things about our experience. Starting with the small size of the tour, the vibe was friendly and fun. We saw lots of whales breaching and slapping their fins. Considering the fact that we were heading out at... More

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Kalundborg, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Wow! The girls onboard were really sweet and informative and knew where to find the whales. We had an unbelievable experience and came close to both a mother and her baby and a male. We Will never forget this!

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Bowmanville, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My daughter and I chose the Ultimate Whale Watching Tour on line prior to visiting Maui. We weren't exactly sure what to expect. When we got to the docks, we found that our tour was going to be on what looked like an inflatable rubber raft as opposed to one of the larger boats that were docked in the same... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Highly recommended. We have experienced whale watches on the larger boats and this is far superior. Women guides were very knowledgable and it was a low key but educational introduction to these amazing creatures. Tour was in April which is late in the season but we were treated to tail slaps, a fluke wave and a breach.

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Walled Lake, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Fabulous excursion and even saw breached whales on April 17th which is end of whale season! Captain communicated with other tourist companies for a "team effort" to find whales this late in the year! Only downside is the captain takes whale pictures but won't email them to the group, since he's an avid photographer. Well worth it overall!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If we had been in Maui for longer, I would have booked with UWW a second time! The small group experience and closeness to the water (since you are in a smaller boat compared to a large catamaran) makes this feel like a family adventure rather than a big tourist treck. Their naturalist on board (rachel) was fun and passionate... More

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London, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I will never forget this 2 hour trip. We came across a group of males competing over a female (I guess whales aren't much different than us LOL). They came right up to our boat and put on quite a show. I would highly recommend Ultimate Whale Watch as they seemed to go out of their way to make it... More

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Saints Constantine and Helena, Bulgaria
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Going whale watching on a Zodiac with our Captain Joel was an amazing experience. We got as close as permitted and saw spectacular whales jumping out of the water. We were 8 on board and everyone had a terrific view. Captain Joel went out of his way to find whales and give us a unforgetable day.

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