Ultimate 4 Hour Whale Watch & Snorkel from Lahaina Harbor

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From $155.39

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Skip the overcrowded boat tours and enjoy a more intimate experience of Hawaii. Travel to the island of Lanai in the company of no more than 22 passengers. Make snorkeling stops off the island to see tropical fish, turtles, octopus, manta rays, and dolphins. This tour includes breakfast and snacks and your ticket supports active marine research and the work of Maui’s whale entanglement response team.
  • Boat tour for a maximum of 22 people: More intimate than most
  • Includes breakfast, snacks, and soft drinks: No need to bring your own
  • Your ticket supports marine research and wildlife conservation efforts
  • Explore secret coves that the bigger boats cannot reach

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Flotation Devices
  • Complimentary Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Wetsuit tops for rent
  • No guests under age of 4, pregnant or with back or neck injuries

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Lahaina Harbor
    Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA


Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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627 reviews
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Great trip. Outstanding guides.
Eugene_L, Mar 2023
We were up close to the whales and were able to follow them without them getting scared. There was a mother and baby we watched and our guides were very knowledgeable. The guides had a lot of information they passed on to make the trip great.
Incredible Experience
Scott_M, Mar 2023
Emma and Lexie were knowledgeable, funny and excellent guides on this amazing excursion. We were treated to several whale sightings, including a cow and calf and a female being courted by several suitors. We were then taken to a gorgeous snorkeling area with a variety of fish and coral and finally were escorted from the bay by a pod of spinner dolphins. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience my husband and I will never forget.
Reace_M, Mar 2023
It was amazing! The crew was awesome and knowledgable! We saw a lot of whales, even in the rain it was so much fun! We didn’t get to snorkel because of the weather but they were honest and upfront about it, we got refunded that portion of the trip. It was still so worth it!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Glad you had a great whale watch and thank you for understanding about the weather! Thanks for choosing us!
One with the whales
abigail_t, Mar 2023
What a fantastic trip! We were fortunate to have a great crew (Chris and Pat)! They were excellent guides and we learned a LOT about the whales, islands, regions and customs. The boat was perfect for handling the choppy waves and it was surprisingly smooth sailing! They dropped the mic in the water and we heard the whales 🐳 singing their songs! We ventured out and met a pod of whales which warmed up to us and treated us to rolling, close approximations, songs, surfacing, 🐋 swimming alongside and under the boat. Even the captain said it was unusual. They stayed with us so long we finally had to be the ones to turn away in order for us to get back to the slip in time! It was a clear day so spotting the whale spouts wasn’t difficult. The captain and first mate were as excited as we were which made the trip all the more exciting and special! We would do this again and can’t wait to have our family here to repeat! I took a ton of video of them!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
An incredible adventure!
Christa_J, Mar 2023
My most memorable moments were watching 3 whales surface together including a calf. Also we enjoyed the snorkeling and swimming with turtles. We saw about 16 large turtles and beautiful fish.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Sounds like a fun trip! Thanks for choosing us!
Excellent whale watching experience!
Shawn_A, Feb 2023
Jane and i had an excellent adventure yesterday taking part in this 4 hour snorkel and whale watching tour. Both Caissie and our zodiac captain (sorry can’t remember the young woman’s name) did a top notch, professional job! Both were highly knowledgable of the local weather, navigation and whale and other sea life biology. Paying for this trip was a pleasure after we got such Grade A service. All done with smile and a great backing soundtrack!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Amazing time on the water!
Deanna_Z, Feb 2023
Spectacular! So many whales and snorkeling with tropical fish, sea turtles and a little shark buddy. Could’ve stayed out there all day.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Amazing whale watching experience
Annette_T, Feb 2023
This was the most incredible experience! John and Kailey were phenomenal at share whale history and behaviors. We saw a ton of whales and one incredible breach. Would definitely do this again.
One great day!
Janice_A, Feb 2023
The help the ladies were able to give to unsure snorklers by helping them overcome their fears. I also appreciated their knowledge of whales. it was a fun experience with great crew,
Great experience
Gregory_H, Jan 2023
Whales came right up to the boat. Staff was very friendly and would answer any questions. Snorkeling was in a great location.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Sara and Chrissy were...
CYNTHIA_N, Jan 2023
Sara and Chrissy were awesome! Great whale watching and great information also... Awesome tunes... Can't say enough great things!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Heather_K, Jan 2023
I am not one to normally write reviews but I HAD TO! This was by far the coolest experience I’ve had on Maui and it was my third time there. Kayleigh and John were our guides and they did amazing getting you up close to see the whales and they even let me up to see a dolphin at the front of the boat. I was smiling ear to ear ☺️ The snorkel sites had beautiful fish you can’t see off the shore regularly. They also provided delicious banana bread. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Fantastic adventure!
becca, Jan 2023
This tour is amazing! One of the best we’ve experienced, our guide was very knowledgeable and super fun. Don’t miss this if you’re on Maui! 💦
A fun time!
Joan_D, Dec 2022
Emma is a very professional captain. Casey is a fabulous deckhand. And both are amazingly knowledgeable about the fish, the islands and particularly whales!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Fun! Saw several whales!
Trisha_G, Dec 2022
We saw several whales and had a good time snorkeling! The guides were really knowledgeable and I learned a lot about whales and Hawaii. The banana bread and fruit they served for breakfast were delicious! Loved the whole experience and would definitely do it again and recommend it to others!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Experience of a lifetime
Sydney_C, Dec 2022
Our guides were amazing - knowledgeable, helpful and kind. A spinner dolphin pod swam and jumped around our boat, we also saw a mating pair of humpback whales breaching, bottle nose dolphins and turtles. It was unbelievable, and we’ll never forget it!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
10/10/10 would highly recommend!
Samantha_G, Dec 2022
I would trust Captain Emma and crew member kasey with my life. Not only did we get to see a humpback doing acrobatics in the water, but the excitement that this team brought to our trip made it that much more memorable. 10/10 soundtrack. 10/10 jokes. 10/10 for knowledge of the whales and the area. Worth every penny, I’ll come back to Maui just for this experience.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Awesome experience-worth every penny!
Trudy_W, Dec 2022
Very fast boat; Sarah and John were great and made sure everyone was comfortable. They made sure all the kids were having fun, and helped some of our family adjust their masks. Overall, great experience. We saw dolphins and whales! And the reef was beautiful! Oh, and a sea turtle!!! 💕
Response from Host, Jan 2023
The Most Amazing Day
carieduffy23, Dec 2022
Me and my granddaughter loved it, it was amazing so many beautiful fish. Our favorite parts were the spinner dolphins and the sea turtles. The service was amazing, Casey really knew what she was talking about. I would recommend getting a wetsuit. It was pretty cold out there.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Good vibes
Heasuk_O, Nov 2022
Supa fun time!!! Great captain and skippa. Fun experience. Good fo one date or fun memories made wit da kekie
Response from Host, Dec 2022