Water activity

Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise from Lahaina or Māʻalaea Harbor

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Sail Maui
Water activity

Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise from Lahaina or Māʻalaea Harbor

Activity provider: Sail Maui

From US$ 80.65 per person

Feel the ocean spray on an exciting tour of Hawaii's seasonal humpback whale migration. Experience the beauty of Hawaii's largest and most precious species aboard a catamaran without the drone of a motor. Venture into the warm protected ocean waters.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a fun and adventurous tour on a catamaran
  • Watch for whales during the peek migration season
  • Enjoy a complimentary coffee or juice while you sail
Full description
Discover why Maui is the place to spot humpback whales during an exciting ocean adventure in peak migration season. Board a comfortable catamaran at either Māʻalaea or Lahaina Harbor and escape into the ‘Au ‘au channel which boasts the greatest number of whales near Maui. Venture out into the warm and protected ocean waters which make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. Known for their acrobatics, the whales are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean. Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout as you stay refreshed with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax onboard without the drone of a motor as you head to wherever the whales may be. Sailing out of Māʻalaea Bay and Lahaina can be quite exhilarating on a catamaran, so keep in mind that this trip can be more of an adventure if the winds are up.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (tips)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please bring your passport or ID card if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages
  • Please wear casual attire and bring a light jacket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Great whale watch trip. The Captain and first mate were fantastic. Very friendly. They spoke with each group on the trip. They made it very clear where to look when a whale was spotted. Beautiful clean catamaran. Mimosas and banana bread were delicious! I would do it again in a minute!

January 27, 2022

Great trip! Boat was great. Crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend!

February 26, 2022

Had a lot of fun but captain chased the whales instead of going to where they were headed Never got a close encounter as did a lot of other vessels. Also reservation said we'd get an alcoholic beverage but they were not offered.

February 13, 2022

Product ID: 385022