Maui: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor

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Maui: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor

From $51.65 per person

See the amazing humpback whales who migrate here from Alaska to mate and give birth in these protected waters. Every whale-watching experience is a unique, as you never know what you'll witness each time from these giants of the sea.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM
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  • See humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Watch from the boat as mothers train their calves and whales fully breach
  • Listen to expert commentary by certified Marine Naturalists
Full description
Whale-watch with the experts on Maui's top-rated ecotour and see these amazing creatures in their natural wild habitat. Every excursion is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Not only will you see these majestic creatures up close and personal, but your Marine Naturalist will provide an educational experience. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females, hear underwater whale songs – every trip is unique. Don't miss out on utilizing underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs. If you're bringing children, this family-friendly experience has onboard Jr. Naturalist Programs for kids. Don't forget to put on your Reef Safe Sunscreen, complimentary at check-in. For the more serious whale-watcher, this tour has affordable camera and binocular rentals. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. All profits from these cruises support ocean research, education and conservation programs.
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Filtered water
  • Marine wildlife glossy photo card
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again for free
  • Reef-safe sunscreen - 4.oz in a fully sustainable tube is available for $10 onboard (40% discount) 
  • Camera and binocular rental
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Pacific Whale Ocean Store, located in the Harbor Shops of Ma'alaea

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  Check-in 45 minutes prior to your departure time.
  •  If you get seasick, please plan to take motion-sickness medicine one hour prior to departure.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 51 reviews

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As always, We had an absolute fantastic day whale watching! Couldn’t have asked for better weather, attentive informative guides and a whale experience we’ll never forget! We were blessed with quite the show of active breaching whales! We brought a friend with us to Maui and she is in heaven from the experience. Thank you so much!

January 11, 2021

Had a lovely excursion on a perfect day! We saw soo many whales, mostly competition pods vying for females attention. Lots of showing off. We actually had a whale breach 20' from the boat. It was spectacular. All of the crew were very knowledgeable and delightful. I would highly recommend this excursion, especially if you have small children, as the boat is very safe and secure.

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March 13, 2020

We chose to go whale watching with the whale watching experts, the Pacific Whale Foundation folks. It was a no-frills tour (no lunch, no drinks) just knowledgeable guides and boat captain who showed us and taught us SO MUCH about humpback whales. Best excursion of this vacation trip! Would 100% recommend it to anybody and everybody.

February 4, 2020

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