Whale Watching Cruise with Open Bar from Ka'anapali Beach

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


Set sail into one of the world’s most active winter whale playgrounds on a whale-watching tour from Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach. Head offshore directly from the beach and, with the help of a naturalist guide, look for pods of humpback whales making their winter home in Maui’s warm waters. Get comfortable aboard a spacious catamaran with plenty of seating—including bean bags on open nets that get you close to the action—and enjoy unlimited drinks from an open bar as you cruise alongside spectacular marine mammals.
  • 2-hour whale-watching cruise from Maui's Ka’anapali Beach
  • Head into the open ocean to see humpback whales off the coast of Maui
  • Take advantage of one of the world's best winter whale-sighting locations
  • Learn about whales and their migratory patterns from a naturalist guide
  • Enjoy unlimited drinks from an open bar onboard
  • Cruise departs directly from Ka’anapali Beach
  • Family-friendly adventure

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Live commentary by trained naturalists on board
  • Free parking validation for up to 3 hours
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sea Maui
    2435 Kaanapali Pkwy RMU #5520, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    Please check in at the Sea Maui kiosk located between Leilani's & Hula Grill along the beach walk at Whaler's Village. We validate 4 free hours of parking for the Whaler's Village parking structure. Please bring your ticket with you and present it at CHECK IN, before we depart. Mahalo!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Check in 1/2 hour before departure time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues as we do load from the beach
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 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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295 reviews
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Highly recommend
Kristina_G, Mar 2023
Super fun! Saw a ton of whales. Enjoyed the boat and festivities. Crew was awesome. Boat was clean and a lot of fun.
Great Time
Stephanie_J, Mar 2023
We saw more whales than we expected. The guides were personable and the bar options were good. Overall I’d highly recommend
Will come back again
Toni_O, Mar 2023
It was great fun, saw lots of whales. The crew was vey accommodating and made it a lot of fun! Thanks
Annalise_F, Mar 2023
We saw dozens of whales and the boat was very cool and had many places to sit or stand. The crew was a blast and made the experience even better!
Best part of our trip
Ron_W, Mar 2023
This is a great tour. The crew was very experienced and made sure everyone had a good time. We were able to see so many whales very close to the boat. Great selection of music and drinks. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Maui. We did this on our last day there, otherwise we would have booked it again.
Highlight to our Maui vacation!
Melissa_M, Mar 2023
This was a highlight to our Maui vacation! Ronnie was very knowledgeable and Andrea was very sweet and always made sure we had a drink in our hand! We loved the vibe they created for us on the boat and they went above and beyond to make sure we saw the whales! The whales came right up to us! It was unbelievable!! I highly recommend booking this activity with SeaMaui!
Whale Watching Tour with Sea Maui
Matthew_H, Mar 2023
We loved our tour with Sea Maui. Our captain and crew were great. They kept our glasses full, the music was terrific, and they kept us entertained. We saw many whales playing and showing off. We would definitely recommend a tour with Sea Maui.
AMAZING Experience!!
Pamela_M, Mar 2023
I booked online (from Michigan) after reading other reviews. We were not disappointed. The crew is ABSOLUTELY amazing, the drinks are great, and the whales are beautiful! It was a perfect day!
Best whale watching trip ever!
Rachelle_W, Mar 2023
We were lucky enough to see whales almost entire tour, even listen to them! Boat and crew were amazing!
Wife and I had a...
Michael_P, Mar 2023
Wife and I had a fantastic time. The crew was awesome. The whale watching experience was second to none.
Great whale cruise
Andrew_N, Mar 2023
Great time with captain Bob and crew. The drinks were strong and we saw whales. What more can you ask for?
So fun!
corie_b, Mar 2023
This was such a fun time! Not a bad seat on the boat. And the captain and crew were so fun! We saw a lot of whales it was stunning!
Fun, exciting, relaxing!
Jeffrey_C, Mar 2023
Every part was amazing! Awesome crew and very knowledgeable. Thanks for a great time, saw whales fully breaching the water!
Great experience
Christopher_S, Mar 2023
Great experience with an awesome crew. We were able to see many lots of whale activity and enjoyed the whole trip.
Good people, great time.
Dana_J, Mar 2023
Great friendly Crew! We saw whales and dolphins, but the whales didn't hang around long. But overall, it was a great trip, well worth the money.
Great knowledge and...
Renee_L, Mar 2023
Great knowledge and service. Quickly refilled any empty cups They gave us ponchos for the rain that popped up! Good experience- would definitely recommend
Great whale watching experience
Kathy_O, Mar 2023
It was great, we saw lots of whales. And the staff was friendly. Really great service, easpecially with the drinks.
It was awesome! Would do again.
Sandy_H, Mar 2023
All the crew was great, helping people, on and off of boat. And they were great keeping guest's cups full, with plenty to frank. Thank you!
Kari_B, Feb 2023
The whales put on an amazing show for us and the guys on the boat were awesome! The captain and the bartenders! They had good knowledge about the whales but were also super friendly and visited! There was great music also! 100% recommend!
Friendly Crew, heavy pours, sunshine & whales🐋
Cheryl_P, Feb 2023
We did this two days in a row and loved it! We did see whales each day but just being on the water soaking in the sun and sipping Mai Tais was everything for us. Friendly crew, heavy pours, sunshine and whales- perfection!