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Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watch Cruise

4.7 / 5

94 reviews

Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watch Cruise

From US$ 35 per person

Cruise across the Maui Channel aboard this 2-hour guided high-speed catamaran adventure. Visit whales in their natural habitat, and watch them do everything from flapping their fins to breaching the water.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Climb aboard a high-speed catamaran to watch whales in their natural habitat
  • See whales breach the waters, slap their fins and tails, and more
  • Take advantage of the views from the top deck of the boat
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. Depending on the whales’ behavior during your 2-hour whale watching trip, you may see any number of whale things happen. Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with their pectoral fins (their very long side fins), flukes (the tail), or peduncle (the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body). Keep your fingers crossed for a breach. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
  • 2-hour catamaran trip from Lahaina to the Maui Channel
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whales
  • Professional, friendly, safety-oriented, experienced captain and crew
  • Ice-cold sodas and juice
  • Shady cabin area
  • Two restrooms on board
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet at 10:00 AM at Lahaina Harbor, Main Loading Dock, 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. The meeting point is directly opposite the Pioneer Inn.

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  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 94 reviews

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Excellent! We saw a lot of whales! The crew was very professional, friendly and informative. They even made it possible for me and my husband, both of us Deaf, to “hear” the whales talking by using a special device where we could feel the whales talking. It was amazing. And just so many whales. Super time!

January 12, 2022

My husband and I did this tour during our trip to Maui. We loved it. The boat had amenities, the crew was awesome, and we saw a bunch of whales. I specifically loved how conscious and intelligent the crew was about protecting the whales and following all laws. We did the morning tour and it was perfect. Highly recommend this!

January 4, 2022

This was a great activity. The Captain of the boat, Heather was very knowledgeable about the whales and their activities along with lots of facts. We were able to see a calf with it's Momma and an escort. The other people working on the boat were friendly and made sure that we had drinks! I would do this again. Also I had my children on the boat ages 16, 7, & 2 and they all enjoyed it.

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April 7, 2021

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