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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor

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  • Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor

  • See humpback whales in their natural habitat

  • Learn about animal behaviors from a trained marine naturalist

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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor
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Whalewatch Ma'alaea 9:00
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2-hour whalewatch departing from Ma'alaea Harbor offering thrilling viewing of Maui's humpback whales who migrate here every year to mate and give birth.
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Whalewatch Ma'alaea 11:30
2-hour whalewatch departing from Ma'alaea Harbor to go out view humpback whales that migrate to Maui every year to mate and give birth.
From US$51.65
Whalewatch Ma'alaea 12:30
Thrilling two-hour whalewatch ouf of Ma'alaea Harbor to view humpback whales who migrate to Maui every year to mate and give birth.
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Overview
Experience the magic of whale watching off the coast of Maui with this incredible tour from Ma'alaea Harbor. Spend two-hours cruising the waters with a team of certified marine naturalists and listen in as they unlock the secretes of humpback whales. You'll have the chance to hear whale songs through underwater hydrophones and learn about interactions between these giant marine mammals. Travelers are guaranteed to see whales on this is a once-in-a-lifetime tour or the next trip is free.
What to Expect
You'll depart from Ma'alaea Harbor and go out in search of humpback whales who migrate every year from Alaska to Maui to mate and breed. Seeing the amazing ocean giants is an experience you'll never forget. Pectoral fin and tail slaps to full breaches, whales coming up to the boat - it can be an amazing show which never fails to bring a smile to one's face.

Throughout the tour our certified Marine Naturalists will provide educational talks and interpretation of the whale behaviors you are witnessing. There is even a free Jr. Naturalist Program for kids so that they can learn and enjoy their experience as well. Moreover, whale sightings are guaranteed or you will get a gift certificate to go again for free.

These cruises are offered on smooth riding, double-deck, eco-friendly catamarans built for comfort, stability and viewing. The upper deck provides excellent panoramic views and a higher viewing angle but there is also ample space to move around and shaded cabins below deck. Sodas, juices, alcohol and snacks are also available for purchase inside the bottom deck cabin, as well as two restrooms.

Hotel pick-up and drop off services are not available.
Reviews (89)
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Reviewed yesterday
A whale of a good time!

I took this trip with a friend on an incredibly windy day, but the captain did his best to keep us as leeward to Maui as he could. The boat was nice and had wind blocked areas, but also nice benches on the front and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H20-Gal
Reviewed 1 week ago
Whale watching

This is a great foundation with knowledgeable staff dedicated to research and preservation of the humpback whale. They stand by their guarantee, we did not see whales the first day, so we went out the next day and did. It is unlikely that you will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christa S
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha Christa. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo for joining us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fun outing with toddler

It was early December but we loved getting to see a mom and calf whale so close to us! So wonderful and loved to support a nonprofit and whale research. The online ticket and waver worked great and we got there at 8:30 for the...More

Thank HoneyandHoney
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your whalewatching ecotour with us. Mahalo!

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile
First Watch

This was the first Whale Watch of the season and we were lucky to be able to see 5 whales on the first trip out. Liv was our naturalist and she was very knowledgeable. This is a what a whale Watch is all about.

2  Thank JERRYG1713
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Aloha Jerry. We love to hear that you were there to experience the first Whalewatch of the season with us! Mahalo for your review.

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Whale watching during prime season

Enjoyed two excursions through this company. Wish we would have seen more whales on our whale watching tour, but of course you cannot control mother nature. The whales wouldn’t cooperate either to “talk” under the water. Bring sunscreen and sun hats to avoid getting burnt....More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Courtney K
Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Aloha Courtney. We love to hear that you enjoyed your ecotour with us. Our mission is to provide scientific education about the marine life and how we can all pitch in to preserve and protect our oceans. Mahalo for your review!

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KprDavid
23 July 2018|
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Response from sahkazoo | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, but I don’t know. We went in February. I would check with the Pacific Whale Foundation, which provided the tour.
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