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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale-watching double-decker catamaran cruise from Lahaina
  • Observe humpback whales interact with one another
  • Learn about the physiology and behavior of whales from naturalist-guides
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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor
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2 hour whalewatch out of Lahaina Harbor.
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2 hour whale watch out of Lahaina Harbor
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2 hour whalewatch out of Lahaina Harbor
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Overview
Don’t miss one of the most popular whale-watching tours in Maui! This 2-hour catamaran cruise takes you from the historic Lahaina Harbor out to waters home to humpback whales. Using underwater hydrophones, listen to them sing, and watch males compete for mates or mother whales calving — you never know you might see on this adventure that guarantees whale sightings. Enjoy the views from the open upper deck or the shaded cabins below, and hear informative commentary from naturalist-guides on board. This family-friendly outing includes a Naturalist Program for kids.
What to Expect
You'll depart Lahaina Harbor and go out in search of humpback whales who migrate every year from Alaska to Maui to mate and breed. Seeing the amazing ocean giants is an experience you'll never forget. Pec and tail slaps to full breaches, whales coming up to the boat....it can be an amazing show which never fails to bring a smile to one's face.

Throughout the tour, our certified Marine Naturalists will provide educational talks and interpretation of the whale behaviors you are witnessing. There is even a free Jr. Naturalist Program for kids so that they can learn and enjoy their experience as well. Moreover, whale sightings are guaranteed or you will get a gift certificate to go again for free.

These cruises are offered on smooth riding, double-deck, eco-friendly catamarans built for comfort, stability and viewing. The upper deck provides excellent panoramic views and a higher viewing angle, but there is also ample space to move around and shaded cabins below deck. Sodas, juices, alcohol and snacks are also available for purchase inside the bottom deck cabin, as well as two restrooms.
Reviews (87)
1 - 5 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Time on the Whale Watching Trip

We went on this trip at the recommendation from Bob's Snorkel Shop as we were looking for a quicker whale watch since we had 4 kids ranging in age from 15 months to 12 years with us. We had such a great time on this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D650SDerikas
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Whales in November!

We had heard that the whales were early this year and Pacific Whale Foundation was giving tours. They guaranteed their trip so we took the chance. Great trip!! Saw many whales! The naturalist telling about them was very informative and enthusiastic. We saw one female...More

1  Thank joycec132
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Joyce. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo!

Reviewed October 4, 2018
a great boat tour to view the whales..

At first I didn't think we were going to see any but they showed up and the staff was great at explaining what they were doing and where to see them.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Extraordinary750465
Reviewed May 4, 2018
Amazing Whales

This is a great trip. A wonderful way to learn so much about whales. The boat ride was great. Although we only saw 1 whale breeching because it was the end of the season, we saw 100's of dolphins.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kris D
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Aloha Kris. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile
Good for families

The tour delivered exactly what it promised, tours of the harbor where we watched whales. We were told the boat recently lost its liquor license, but it didn’t really matter to us because we didn’t want to drink at 9am. The boat had plenty of...More

3  Thank Sestess
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Aloha. We are so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.

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Mark S
July 5, 2018|
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Response from LindaU676 | Reviewed this property |
It’s the time of year! They should of already went back to Alaska!
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kpm1
April 29, 2018|
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Response from lb0407 | Reviewed this property |
Very few, if any whales in summer. That's why we go in February.
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loribuck53
April 2, 2018|
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Response from lb0407 | Reviewed this property |
The Spirit has less people than the big boat.
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