Dolphin & whale watching in Maui

THE 10 BEST Dolphin & Whale Watching in Maui, HI

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Maui

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  • Geneviève H
    1 contribution
    Had an awesome time, snorkeling was amazing, so was the crew. Here’s to hoping for the best following recent fires….
    Review of: Molokini Snorkel & Slide 7AM - 12PM
    Written August 24, 2023
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  • Connie
    8 contributions
    Awesome experience. Saw so many whales! The crew really knew how to find them easily and made the most excellent drinks!
    Review of: Whale Watching Cruise with Open Bar from Ka'anapali Beach
    Written August 13, 2023
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  • Elaine
    Kihei, HI6 contributions
    Having the waivers completed prior to arriving made the check-in at the slip fast and easy. We also had to choose our lunch at check-in. Breakfast was already being served inside the cabin area when we boarded. Exactly on time we headed out to Molokini. The Four Winds is very comfortable and spacious with many areas to sit and lounge. Arriving at the crater we quickly tied-up and the crew had already supplied us with all the equipment so we jumped-in straight away. We stayed there for almost two hours giving more time than most boats. After we finished snorkeling we were served a delish lunch on board. The crew were very attentive and knowledgeable about the crater and the various fish we saw. We had a lovely leisurely sail back to the harbor. Overall a very relaxing and fun trip.
    Review of: Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • Rebecca Watmough
    5 contributions
    We had an incredible experience back in June 2023, where we saw dolphins, turtles, and the incredibly varied reefs and fish that Maui has to offer and did a blue deep water swim. We are so devastated to hear about the damage in Lahaina and hope this company can come back stronger than ever. We are also hoping the female dream team who led our boat, Captain Emma and Casey are doing alright.
    Review of: Ultimate 4 Hour Snorkel from Lahaina Harbor
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • CaWineGuy
    San Francisco, CA298 contributions
    The group going out was small - only 13 of us, which is a perfect size. We went a long way only to have the captain decide the winds were too strong, so went to a secondary snorkeling destination. It was a good place, the group spent about an hour snorkeling the reef admiring the fish. Then we went on to the second spot, which was a submerged pier that was a known "hot spot" for turtles. The variety was amazing! So many turtles, pufferfish and many other types. It was a great time!
    Review of: West Maui Snorkeling Experience by Boat from Ka'anapali
    Written August 10, 2023
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  • Trucker Ed
    Missouri7 contributions
    The knowledge and love of what they do, made for an unforgettable experience ! From the friendliness of the ticket taker Bree (she even let me charge my phone at her booth), to the knowledge of the captain Zac (who knew just where to go to spot whales ), and the marine expert on board Elah (who answered every question fired at her) made this one of my favorite activities in Hawaii. And the actual videos I got of the magnificent whales, was the best ! Thanx Zac, Elah and Bree !!
    Review of: Eye-Level Whale Watching 2 Hour Eco-Raft Tour from Lahaina, Maui
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Ali Grady S
    Seattle, Washington12 contributions
    My husband and I had a fabulous experience. We saw loads of whales, one swam right under our boat. We had a trio, mother, baby, and male escort, hang around us for a bit and yu could hear the escort's whale song above the water. It was magical! All of the staff were attentive and informative, and the captain had a great sense of humor. We highly recommend this organization, and we will be coming back with the rest of our family!
    Review of: Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor
    Written February 20, 2023
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  • Ashley Z
    1 contribution
    Absolutely great crew and amazing captain Nate !! Great experience and great views! went to two different locations
    Review of: Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater Uncrowded, Unhurried.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • rvanthof2023
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    The whole trip was excellent. The Staff on board were very welcoming and professional, was a large crowd of about 100 people onboard that day. But even after the general briefing, One of the snorkeling instructors took the time to personally help my son who was feeling a bit nervous. This meant the world to him as he had been looking forward to that very moment for over a year. Even in the water the lifeguards an staff were patient but firm with people who pushed the rules. All round a great experience
    Review of: From Maalaea Harbor: Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Quicksilver
    Written September 20, 2023
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  • Liz P
    2 contributions
    This was a lot of fun! We actually switched times from 10:30 to 7am because earlier is recommended to avoid the afternoon winds. Our guide was Jake and he was a lot of fun and had stories and facts about the different buildings and islands surrounding us. We ended up in the double kayaks, me with a daughter and my husband with the other. Bonus, we didn’t tip over once! Snorkeling was a great experience, so many fish and creatures in the coral reef. We spotted a couple turtles at shore and were able to swim with another.
    A note for you guys with a stache: my husband wasn’t able to snorkel much because the face mask wouldn’t seal properly above his lip, so I’d say either shave/trim it up or bring a full face mask!
    Review of: Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Jot68
    4 contributions
    Great experience! We would definitely do it again! This was my 17 yo and my favorite activity we did while in Maui for a week.
    Review of: Adventure Sail from Lahaina Harbor
    Written July 4, 2023
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  • Ronald C
    3 contributions
    Our second time with this company. Very personable, abide by the rules of whale watching. Really make an effort to have you see a whale safely and with fun and music when not whale watching.
    Review of: Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei
    Written May 1, 2023
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  • Tiffany B
    Denver, United States4 contributions
    This was an amazing trip! We got this tour with the purchase of a Luau ticket but this ended up being the highlight of our trip! Maria, Ryan and Roy were our tour guides and they were excellent and we saw so many whales! They were swimming along with us and breeching and the crew had an underwater microphone so we could hear them all singing to each other. What an amazing experience! We had our kids with us, ages 10-18 and everyone was in awe and really loved the trip. Can't recommend it more!
    Review of: Whale Watch Adventure Aboard Maui's Only Luxury Super Raft
    Written April 13, 2023
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  • Deborah K
    3 contributions
    Great view of turtles and fish. Was a little weird because we went to someone’s home for this. We were the only 2 which turned out well because we didn’t have to follow a bigger group. He really cares about the ocean. We did have fun and saw lots of fish and turtles.
    Review of: Eco Sea Scooter Guided Beach Tour From The Famous Kapalua Bay
    Written June 1, 2023
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  • Gunthersdikdik
    3 contributions
    Oh my gosh…highlight of our trip to Maui!! Absolutely killer brand new boat that had 1400 hp and all the comforts you could possibly need. They only take max of 6 people, but there wes only my wife and myself on this trip, so turned into our private snorkeling trip on a perfect weather day.

    We found a quiet spot off the black sand beach in Wailea and saw turtles, schools of fish, crabs, urchins, star fish, and creatures we had no idea what they were.

    Captain Doug was so laid back and made us feel right at home. First Mate, Vinny, towed my wife, who is not the most confident swimmer, all around the bay making sure she was safe and pointed out all manner of sea life. We got to meet Sandra and Jessica, 2 more of Capt Doug’s absolutely delightful family of staff who hung out and entertained us for the entire trip.

    We’ve been coming to Maui for 30 years now, I cannot think of a better activity we have ever done or nicer people. This will be our goto activity going forward on future vacations to Maui.

    Aloha Capt Doug and crew. We will be back!!
    Review of: 3 Hour Maalaea Luxury Snorkel Cruise Tour Exclusive to 6 Guests
    Written May 13, 2023
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