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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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Lahaina, United States
Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

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Catch an exciting peek at the underwater world on this whale-watching cruise in Maui. Your excursion includes narration from your captain and crew, as you learn more about these majestic creatures. Enjoy stunning views and photo opportunities while traveling along Maui’s exquisite coastline. Your family-friendly cruise comes with a guarantee that you spot a whale during your adventure.
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free
  • Witness majestic humpback whales on Maui’s largest and most comfortable whale watching tour boats
  • Experienced naturalists share the story of our humpback whales and explain each of the whale actions you witness
  • With both an upper deck and an enclosed main cabin, you may choose to watch in the open air or protected from the elements down below
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Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free!
Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew
On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research
Lahaina Cruise Company , 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Lahaina Harbor, North End, Main Booth located near the Lighthouse. We are the only booth on the main loading dock located behind the Best Western Pioneer Inn.

This activity will end right where it started.
Hop aboard your vessel in Lahaina and settle in on the upper observation deck or the enclosed main cabin with large viewing windows. Commentary is provided as you go, along with images from an under web cam and hydrophone (subject to water conditions) for additional visibility.

This tour operates during the whale migration period from December until May, when humpback whales come to Maui’s warm waters to breed, a 3,500-mile (5635 km) departure from their feeding waters in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled as your captain and crew help to point out any marine life that pops up, and soak up the stunning backdrop of the island’s coastline.

This tour has multiple departures times to fit your travel schedule, and concludes at its original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress appropriately. Viewing whales is often best done outside on the viewing decks. Wear sunscreen, secure hats and belongings and dress for breezy "on the water" conditions
  • You must bring valid photo identification if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages on board
  • Maximum capacity is 149 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice
  • Due to new Homeland Security Procedures all passengers may be subject to a random search of their personal effects (including carry ons) and all passengers must be able to provide identification upon the request of vessel personnel as proof of his/her identity. Due to these changes it is imperative that each guest have a valid ID with them at all times.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to current mandates face masks and social distancing required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 145 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lahaina Cruise Company / Hawaii Ocean Project
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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It was So less crowded than the cheaper cruises; well worth the price!" See review
  • "It was fairly inexpensive so I wasn’t sure if it would be good, but it was amazing!" See review
  • "Tables on top deck make it quite hard to get to other side when there is a whale" See review


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Amazing tour!
, Dec 2021
In a word it was Awsome! The Captain was very knowledgeable of the area and told us great stories . He put us in the perfect spots to see whales. I recommend them highly 👌
Professional whale watching with team that has priority:nature
, Dec 2021
Being on the open water seeing humpbacks breech and swim together was restorative. I learned with amusement about competition pods and how some female whales near the boat just to get a break.
So much fun!
, Dec 2021
We had the best time! Our captain was so funny and knowledgeable. We saw so many whales and the boat ride itself was beautiful!
Exceeded expectations
, Dec 2021
Love thar each seating spot had a table and we’re all on top/outside. Captain Troy provided good and fun info
Worth it, if you can find it
, Dec 2021
The cruise itself was very good. We saw a large school of spinner dolphins! ( related to whales so count as your whale spotting) Also, did see a baby and mother humpback . Then did spot some other humpbacks from a distance. It’s really early in the season so many whales are not here yet. I was less than satisfied with the directions to find the boat. Viator had not informed me of the Whale watching company, nor the correct name of the boat. It took some wandering around the dock before finding the correct place.
Was a great trip!
, Dec 2021
It was early In the season, but they worked hard so we could see a few whales. We only saw their backs. None of the breached. But you can’t control Mother Nature. The only thing I would have liked is more information about the whales. There was a lot of dead time if you will. The pay bar and snack was cheesy and none of the staff really was overly friendly.
Good Excursion with Kids!
, Dec 2021
Great trip seeing about 250 dolphins and at least 9 whales, including one baby. The whales had little activity but where great to see surface. The tours started about 5-10 minutes late, but they kept us out on water longer to make up for it. Recommend.
Great Experience on Whale Watching Trip
, Dec 2021
Great trip out this season with these guys. Took time to explain things and even spent a little extra time after finding out where the whales were. I spotted the spout and then saw a whale tale! I highly recommend them.
Sleeping Whales
, Dec 2021
We stayed out longer than we should have in hopes of a whale resurfacing. It never happened and we were all given a free pass to come back.
Wasted Day
, Jul 2021
There is no whale watching in the summer in Maui- not sure how you missed this as when you go to book it showed available and you charged my card.
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