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

4.7 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: PWF Eco Adventures

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

Activity provider: PWF Eco Adventures

From US$ 82.65 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.

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Duration 2 hours
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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

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Meeting point

Meet at Pacific Whale Ocean Store, located in the Harbor Shops of Ma'alaea. The Harbor Shops visitor parking lot by Maui Ocean Center, as well as parking in the Maʻalaea boat harbor lots will require payment to park in the lot. There will be signs with instructions to pay for parking via phone.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

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  •  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 61 reviews

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We booked this adventure at the last minute and could not be happier with what we got. It was my birthday and they treated us like royalty! I went with my husband and Son and daughter in-law. There were more whale sightings than they have seen in a VERY long time and more whales in each pod than ever before. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend this adventure to all my friends. We will also be sure to check with you first for more adventures when we come back to beautiful Maui. Mahalo!

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January 3, 2023

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

Product ID: 188535