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On limited dates at 8 am from January through April, experience the Ultimate Whalewatch with a special cruise led by whale researchers and marine biologists. The Pacific Whale Foundation's renowned research team will discuss their current research projects and teach you all about humpback whales and marine science. On this longer (3 hours) and more intimate cruise (max of only 38 people -- 18 during COVID) on a vessel that had served as the main research boat in the past and has unobstructed open-air views (great for photography), you'll have plenty of interaction time with the experts, who will also narrate the whale behavior you will see. Lunch and drinks (including alcohol) included, as well as a marine life poster card to take home with you.
AVAILABILITY: This cruise has limited dates and often sells out well in advance. The calendar above shows up-to-date availability. Note that all our other whale cruises also have experts onboard with extensive commentary.
COVID-19 UPDATE: This cruise is currently operating, with passenger capacity reduced by 50% for the foreseeable future. For the safety of staff and guests, enhanced sanitation measures and onboard best practices to reduce contact and maintain social distancing have also been implemented.
Tammy M wrote:
We really enjoyed the whale watching tour. Great food, beverages and very informative. Smaller group of people made it more enjoyable experience.
Lisa H wrote:
So many whales!!! Learned so much. Folks running the excursion were top notch!
Katrina G wrote:
Excellent!!!! The staff is educated in Biology and very knowledgeable. I would do whale watching with them again.
Maui Revealed Guidebook:
Maui is the undisputed whale watching capital of Hawaii.
For whale watching, Pacific Whale Foundation remains our top choice because of their knowledgeable crews. This is their passion.
Make sure you book a dedicated whale watching tour that focuses on that and nothing else.
Lonely Planet Guidebook:
Whale Watching: Top 10 Maui Highlight
The Pacific Whale Foundation whale watching cruises are immensely popular
Whale Watch: Top 15 Maui Attraction. The humpback whales’ attraction to Maui is legendary, and seeing them is a highlight for many visitors. It’s one of the most popular activities on Maui.
Whale Watching: Top 10 West Maui Highlight: The waters off Maui are home to the highest concentration of humpback whales on the planet