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“Great time whale watching” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maui Adventure Cruises

Maui Adventure Cruises
675 Wharf Street, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #11, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
+1 808-661-5550
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Ranked #41 of 165 Activities in Lahaina
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Elk Grove, California
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“Great time whale watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Awesome tour we saw tons of whales the two guys on the boat were great. Answered tons of questions and were great in finding the perfect spot to see tons of whales. My reason for the 4 was the snotty girl who took our money. She needs to learn customer service

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Consistently Outstanding Whale Watching Experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We have taken four excursions with Maui Adventure Cruises. Each was an incredibly memorable experience in viewing the remarkable humpback whales that winter off the coast of Maui. Maui Adventure Cruises utilize 47' zodiac boats that are quick and maneuverable.The crew on these vessels consists of a captain and a naturalist. These folks make the trip safe, fun, and most of all - memorable. Their knowledge of both the waters and the nature of the animals is considerable. They welcome questions and exhibit tremendous enthusiasm and professionalism. We have used other whale watching providers in the past and they do not come close to providing the "adventure" that we have experienced each time we have cruised with Maui Adventure Cruises. We will be returning next year and will be sure to book several trips with these terrific folks. Aloha!

Visited January 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I won't repeat the information already given in other reviews and agree that this experience was the highlight of our stay in Maui! We went on the 8 AM excursion the morning before we flew home. The crew was outstanding, with the naturalist giving explanations and answering questions. We had a full boat of about 32 folks but were not crowded. We wish we'd have known about booking online for a discount but didn't at the time. Yet, this trip was well worth the full fare, and we say a lot of Humpbacks, many quite close up. This is a not-to-miss adventure!!!!!

Visited January 2013
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“A Small and Friendly Maui Water Adventure Line”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Maui Adventure Cruises is the best water adventure company in Maui. Small pontoon boats zip you out to your appointed spot (whale watching, snorkeling, etc.). A expert and savvy captain (Becca, Jill and Pat... among others) seems to have a second sense on where to find whales.
A naturalist commentator keeps in light and, yet, informative. The two hour whale watches are best taken at either 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM when the channel tends to be less choppy. We've seen whales on every trip, often breaches and up close whale movements! My wife has a season pass and loves to go most every day. We have been on over 40 trips with this great outfit!
Discount for booking on line. Child rates for booking a trip after your first one.

Visited January 2013
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“Lahaina Whale Watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Jill was our captain and Andrea was her 1st mate. They were AWESOME!!! Granted we lucked out with so much whale action and even had a HUGE male swim right up to our zodiac. They were very knowlegable and followed all the whale watching laws. When the whales came withing 100yds of the boat they shut off the engines and we just enjoyed the show until the whales swam off allowing them to once again manuver the boat. Jill always put us in position with the whales to have the best lighting for pictures with Lahaina and the West Maui Mountains in the background for spectacular photos. We will definately be sailing with them again.

Visited January 2013
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