Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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From $82.65

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


Don’t miss one of the most popular whale-watching tours in Maui! This 2-hour catamaran cruise takes you from the historic Lahaina Harbor out to waters home to humpback whales. Using underwater hydrophones, listen to them sing, and watch males compete for mates or mother whales calving — you never know you might see on this adventure that guarantees whale sightings. Enjoy the views from the open upper deck or the shaded cabins below, and hear informative commentary from naturalist-guides on board. This family-friendly outing includes a Naturalist Program for kids.
  • 2-hour whale-watching double-decker catamaran cruise from Lahaina
  • Observe humpback whales interact with one another
  • Learn about the physiology and behavior of whales from naturalist-guides
  • Children will enjoy participating in the Junior Naturalist Program
  • Choose from a variety of departure times to suit your schedule
  • Whale sightings are guaranteed or you can take the tour again for free!

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 612 Front St
    612 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    Across the street from Banyan Tree Park Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure tour time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 4 and under are always free but need to be accounted for on the booking
  • Please check in 45 minute prior to your departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Collapsible wheelchairs may be accommodated if the passenger can walk onto or be assisted onto the vessel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 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.

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Traveler Tips

We went out at 9 a.m. on a cloudy, rainy morning, which worked to our advantage.
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It was great experience....
Danu_S, Mar 2023
It was great experience. The crew member gave us a lot of info about the whale and we got to see 8 whales including a 3 weeks old baby whale
Robin_B, Mar 2023
What an amazing experience! We saw so many whales, both adult and babies. March is a great time to go whale watching, especially in Maui. When we come here again, this will be one of the first tours I’ll book!
Pat_E, Mar 2023
The crew was awesome. Our captain was just as excited as we were to see the whales. Because we had the most sightings and preachings they had ever seen and us as well.
Whale Watching in Lahaina
James_C, Mar 2023
Great crew, great day...saw a lot of whale action (and bonus dolphin sitings)! Commentary, by our naturalist, was very informative.
Exciting whale watching
Karen_M, Mar 2023
February is a great time for whale watching in Maui! We saw lots of humpbacks, including a mom & calf with some escorts very close to the boat...great fun! Stevie, the marine biologist on board, was very knowledgeable and presented the information in very descriptive and memorable ways...I now always think of baby humpbacks when I see a Toyota Tacoma. :)
Whales everywhere!!
Cody_P, Mar 2023
Pickles breaching Learning about whale behavior Loved scientific commentary Small group Friendly staff
Jalynn_O, Mar 2023
This was an amazing experience. We saw so many whales and the crew was amazing, so educated and helpful!
Must do!
Debbie_S, Mar 2023
Had an amazing day! So many whales, friendly crew and a very knowledgeable naturalist giving great commentary during our trip. A must do activity!
After stopping an...
Keith_S, Mar 2023
After stopping an appropriate distance from a sighting, the Humpbacks came closer and we’re were only about 100-150 feet off to the side of the boat. Great viewing!!!!
Worth the Trip!
Angela_M, Feb 2023
Excellent excursion! We saw amazing whales and the guide not only gave us a wealth of information about humpback whales answering all questions, but explained the importance of working to keep the ocean a clean, safe environment for the whales.
Picturesque views!
Marcia_R, Feb 2023
Although the whales weren’t very active, the tour Naturalist kept it interesting the whole trip with information! The crew was awesome with my daughter who wasn’t feeling well.
Educational and awesome. ...
Tracy_C, Feb 2023
Educational and awesome. The crew was awesome. Take Dramamine if you get motion sickness. Abundance of whales.
Great Day
Brian_F, Feb 2023
Learned many things about whales, saw breaching whales, flukes and spouts! I loved when they put a microphone down and we heard the whales singing!
Whale of a Time!
Mike_C, Feb 2023
Wonderful whale watch! The crew took great care of us and we learned a lot about humpback whales! Highly recommend for your trip to Maui!
Whale watching
Nancy_B, Feb 2023
Had whales come up close to boat. Was fortunate of numerous sightings of whales. Boat was on time. Staff was extremely helpful and informative.
GREAT experience
Sarah_G, Feb 2023
I live on Maui and have done a whale watching tour before, but from a different company. I took my kids on the boat as my sons birthday gift was so impressed with the professionalism. We saw A LOT of whales! It was so cool to learn about the whales and even to learn about Hawaii's history in protecting and learning about these beautiful, marvelous creatures. The snacks on board definitely helped my queezy stomach.. oh, and the whale song was beautiful. Shivers! Honored to attend and learn more about our beautiful waters and the creatures who inhabit them. Mahalo, team, for all you do!
OUTSTANDING Whale Watching Trip!
vrb4, Jan 2023
Crew was awesome. Information about the whales was fascinating. The Captain of the boat did an exceptional job of getting all sides of the boat views of the whales. Loved every minute of the 2 hour boat trip. Side note-I dropped my credit card and didn’t know it. Minutes after getting off the boat-I received a text & a phone call saying they had my credit card and I could pick it up at the place where I checked in. What can I say-except everything was awesome!
The humpback whale that...
Linda_H, Jan 2023
The humpback whale that swam around the boat spy-hopping. He obviously was having as much fun looking at us as we had watching him. We saw two close up fluking actions. A very special whale watching experience.
The most incredible whale interaction ever!
Ruth_W, Jan 2023
We had an excellent experience. It could not have been better. We saw a mother whale teaching her calf how to breech, a single whale decided to hang out beside and under our boat for an incredible amount of time showing off for everyone on board. We also saw many other whales within the 2 hours plus hearing them sing through the hydrophone. I was so looking forward to this excursion and my expectations were beyond met. I’m not sure what I was expecting but the number of whales we saw was incredible. Add in the close up viewing of a whale checking us out, it just could not have been any better. Captain Chris and his crew were amazing and very informative. I highly recommend this team and tour. If you are disappointed you just aren’t able to be pleased.
Wow! Amazing!
Anne_M, Jan 2023
What an experience! Within 5 minutes we had our first whale spotting. It was a magical trip with seeing many breeches (including one right in front of the boat), fin slaps, logging and listening to a musical underwater concert. Highly recommend this trip.