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Lahaina: Maui Channel Whale-Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters
Water activity

Lahaina: Maui Channel Whale-Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters
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From US$ 39.95 per person

Likely to sell out

Cruise the Maui Channel aboard a double-deck power catamaran on this guided cruise. Visit whales in their natural habitat and watch them do everything from flapping their fins to breaching the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Hear whales communicate with each other via underwater hydrophones
  • See playful whale behavior as they slap their fins and tails, breach, and spy-hop
  • Get a good view from every seat regardless of where on the boat you're seated
  • Learn all about whale behaviors, their habitats, and other fun facts
  • Enjoy the double-deck catamaran's spacious deck and comfortable seating
Full description

Travel via high-speed catamaran from Lahaina Harbor to the Maui Channel to see the humpback whales, who return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. Get up close to these creatures in their native environment from comfortable table and chair seating.

Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with their very long side fins, tails, or the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body. See them spy-hop, when humpback whales come high out of the water to have a look around at the world above.

See the majesty of a breaching whale, if you are lucky. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take memorable photos from the shade of a spacious cabin.

  • Double-deck power catamaran trip
  • Captain and crew
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Soda, juice, and water
  • Restrooms on board
  • Tips (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. Main Loading Dock, 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. The meeting point is directly opposite the Pioneer Inn.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Paid parking available in Lahaina. Be sure to allow time for parking as space is limited
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • This 2-hour trip is available between December 15 and April 15
  • Please carry your ID to buy drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 390 reviews

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This crew is so much fun! They're made this trip so fun and the captain was HILARIOUS!!! We took our 7 year old son. He had an amazing time. He said, "Mama, this is the best day ever.." He absolutely loved being there and we would go with this crew again!

March 10, 2023

We had a blast, as a family of 21 guests, sailing on Quicksilver 03/04/23. Plenty of room and Lots of whale activity to see. We enjoyed the staff who were extremely friendly, helpful and kind. The Captain was funny and seemingly knowledgeable about the whale behaviors and was very good to provide opportunities to be in areas where the whales were very active! Well worth the time and cost and fun for all ages, from 18 months to, well, much older than that! (59 ish)

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March 8, 2023

Our captain was a wealth of new and fascinating information about whales, told in a very child- appropriate manner that did not take away. He was funny and in NO way sounded rehersed. It was like he were having a first time, unreleased conversation. The microphone in the water to hear the males sing was a magical surprise. The the early ride. Beautiful to see the sun working its way across the sky. I would do it again. 7:30 am, March 3rd voyage.

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March 5, 2023

Product ID: 190376