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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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Lahaina, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Catch an exciting peek at the underwater world on this whale-watching cruise in Maui. Your excursion includes narration from your captain and crew, as you learn more about these majestic creatures. Enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities while traveling along Maui’s exquisite coastline. Your family-friendly cruise comes with a guarantee that you spot a whale during your adventure.
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free
  • Witness majestic humpback whales on Maui’s largest and most comfortable whale watching tour boats
  • Experienced naturalists share the story of our humpback whales and explain each of the whale actions you witness
  • With both an upper deck and an enclosed main cabin, you may choose to watch in the open air or protected from the elements down below
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Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free!
Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew
Underwater Web-Cam (video camera) and Hydrophone (subject to water conditions and whale proximity)
On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

654 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Hop aboard your vessel in Lahaina and settle in on the upper observation deck or the enclosed main cabin with large viewing windows. Commentary is provided as you go, along with images from an under web cam and hydrophone (subject to water conditions) for additional visibility.

This tour operates during the whale migration period from December until May, when humpback whales come to Maui’s warm waters to breed, a 3,500-mile (5635 km) departure from their feeding waters in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled as your captain and crew help to point out any marine life that pops up, and soak up the stunning backdrop of the island’s coastline.

This tour has multiple departures times to fit your travel schedule, and concludes at its original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hawaii Ocean Project
Check in with your confirmation number. Receive boarding pass.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lahaina Cruise Company - Maui Princess Sunset Dinner Cruise
Check in at booth with confirmation number or voucher. Get boarding passes.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress appropriately. Viewing whales is often best done outside on the viewing decks. Wear sunscreen, secure hats and belongings and dress for breezy "on the water" conditions
  • You must bring valid photo identification if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages on board
  • Maximum capacity is 149 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice
  • Due to new Homeland Security Procedures all passengers may be subject to a random search of their personal effects (including carry ons) and all passengers must be able to provide identification upon the request of vessel personnel as proof of his/her identity. Due to these changes it is imperative that each guest have a valid ID with them at all times.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 145 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Lahaina Cruise Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 145 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It was So less crowded than the cheaper cruises; well worth the price!" See review
  • "Definitely worth taking this tour and seeing whales so close." See review
  • "Slightly too many people onboard the boat which sometimes made seeing the whales over other peoples head difficult." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome whale sightings!!!!
Colleen_S
, Mar 2020
Awesome trip. Captain noticed whales within 5 minutes. Many whale sightings throughout. Fantastic trip. Thank you to the crew for a wonderful experience.
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star-4
Good but not Excellent
MrDHowells_H
, Mar 2020
Slightly too many people onboard the boat which sometimes made seeing the whales over other peoples head difficult. However did see some whales, but mostly at a distance. Having been whale watching before off Cape Cod, found the Maui experience less enjoyable, and that was not due to the number of whales spotted.
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Lack of service
Victoria_A
, Mar 2020
We never managed to do it because even if we arrived a few minutes before time there was no one at the small cabin office. We called the agency and Viator but nothing... we paid the money for something we never did and never got back to us...
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star-5
Great!!
Tracy_B
, Mar 2020
We enjoyed so much! It was so exciting and the crew made it perfect!! Would definitely do again! Saw many whales as promised!
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star-5
So many whales
RICHARD_C
, Mar 2020
Tour was way above expectations level we saw loads of whales I mean loads great effort from captain of boat to track them down and follow but always looking after there well being .Guy who gave commentary was excellent always seemed to know what was happening highly recommend
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star-3
You get what you pay for!
Kelly
, Mar 2020
Booking was a little difficult because there was no way to speak with a representative directly (booking company with few details). The crew was nice and were accommodating. They answered questions and provided information about the whales (the reason for the 3 stars, the boat was 1 star). The boat explained the lower booking fees. The boat was set up for dinner cruises and not for whale watching, in my opinion. The upper deck was only booth tables; therefore, you could not stand up to see the whales. The lower deck consisted of round tables inside and then the bow. The bow was only accommodating for about 4 people to have exceptional views the rest of us had sub-par views. We did see whales, but I would spend more money and opt for a better boat for a more comfortable experience. The zodiacs are appealing because of fewer people and their ability to maneuver quickly; however, from experience they can be a rough ride. The catamarans are more comfortable and offer better viewing opportunities.
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star-5
Money well spent
Joseph_T
, Mar 2020
Incredible experience. We were looking at whales the whole time! Highly recommend for anyone wanting an enjoyable experience in Maui
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star-5
Lots of pictures!
Sara_C
, Mar 2020
My first tour and it was amazing! The staff were all friendly and engaging. We saw lots of activity and even got a close encounter with a calf! If I ever return, I will go with them again!
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star-4
Don't miss this adventure!
Kerry_P
, Mar 2020
Awesome excursion! Was disappointed at first because it was a larger boat and was worried about being able to see, but that wasn't a problem. Ability to walk around the boat for the best views was an added bonus.
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star-5
A nice day on the water
Tom
, Mar 2020
Friendly and knowledgeable crew made the whale watching that much more special and enjoyable. We saw a lot of marine life.
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