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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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Lahaina, United States
Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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!
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Live commentary on board
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 4 and under are always free
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Pacific Whale Foundation
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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor.
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor.

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Wonderful whale watch trip
, May 2022
Great whale watch trip! Found moms and babies and watched them show off for us. Wonderful experience!
Excellent whale watch
, May 2022
Excellent whale watching experience! Saw moms and babies and even saw one breach!! Also saw spinner dolphins while out. Great time!
Fun but too late for many whales
, Apr. 2022
It was the last day of whale watching and the crew found us 4 sightings, and were friendly and knowledgeable. We all had a good time.
, Apr. 2022
Great crew and a nice boat! And of course the whales 🐳 it was a nice day great weather . It is always great to visit Maui.
Great day with the whales
, Apr. 2022
Good day, saw whales even though late in the season, water was a little rough but captain and crew kept us as steady as possible.
Great whale watching adventure!
, Apr. 2022
Very fun whale watching adventure! Grear crew, and very informative. Booking was easy, as was boarding. Saw lots of whales!
Whale watching
, Apr. 2022
We saw many whales even though it was the end of the migration season. The staff were warm and accommodating and the Captain had a good sense of humor and knowledge of whales in general
Great time
, Apr. 2022
Great outing for kids and adults alike. There was a lot of whale activity and the crew was great & informative.
Whale Day
, Mar. 2022
We had an all girl crew, who were great. We saw a mom whale and baby, who both breached. What a nice day!
Wonderful adventure
, Mar. 2022
We had a great day out on the water! We started seeing whales within 30 seconds of leaving the harbor. JJ,our guide, was great. He has such a calm demeanor and great sense of humor. We were able to hear him and he gave us great information about the whales.
March whale watch
, Mar. 2022
WEB Site advertised beverages available for purchase. All they had was water. Disappointing. Whale sitings were good. Staff was good.
, Mar. 2022
Great boat very new and clean, great crew lots of whales! The only bad thing was if you get seasick you should take some thing before hand.
See you again!
, Feb. 2022
Saw lots of Bbb ‘s and a bay enjoying breaching! The weather was perfect and the seas where flat! Great crew!
The ship captain and...
, Feb. 2022
The ship captain and staff were very knowledgeable and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience viewing mini whales and we felt so safe
Worth the money
, Feb. 2022
We got to see a mom and baby whale right off the start to the tour and it was an amazing site to see. The crew was very informative and wonderful
We saw pretty much every...
, Feb. 2022
We saw pretty much every encounter we could hope for including a double breach by a mom and her cafe and a group of males racing after a female. At one point we were surrounded and I didn’t know which way I should be looking
Not a good tour for me.
, Feb. 2022
Cut leg on sharp part of chair. Could not even watch or enjoy the whale watching. Crew member did get some first aid items. Stock up your first aid kit. Only a small bandage. Cut was 1 1/2 in length.. only small bandage is a joke. File down the sharp corners of chairs. Old plastic cover are worn out or missing on most chairs. No one even followed up on my problem, except a paper I and my Wife filled out.
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Aloha Glenn and thank you for bringing your experience to our attention so that we may address it immediately. We are so sorry you had that happen and it affected your experience in seeing the whales. I have gone into the Viator system and processed a refund for your ticket. I hope that you are doing alright and will for forwarding your feedback to our vessel operations manager so that it can be dealt with to ensure such an issue doesn't happen again. Thank you for your your.
Great adventure! Off the bucket list!
, Feb. 2022
We were able to see many whales. I recommend bringing binoculars. There is an option to rent them for $10 at the port.
I'll provide more photos of whales to aid in research as soon as I can get them on the computer. Thank you.
, Feb. 2022
The crew was amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. We saw so many whales and just enjoyed the entire trip. Thank you for great memories.
Must do experience
, Feb. 2022
Come close to humpbscks is amazing. I recomend this to everyone. The price is also reasonable. Rok, Slovenia

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