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Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Quicksilver

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters

Lahaina: 2-Hour Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Quicksilver

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters

From US$ 39.95 per person

Cruise across the Maui Channel aboard this guided high-speed catamaran adventure. Visit whales in their natural habitat and watch them do everything from flapping their fins to breaching the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Climb aboard a high-speed catamaran to watch whales in their natural habitat
  • See whales breach the waters, slap their fins and tails, and more
  • Take advantage of the views from the top deck of the boat
Full description

Travel via high-speed catamaran from Lahaina Harbor to the Maui Channel to see the humpback whales, who return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. Get up close to these creatures in their native environment.

Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with their pectoral fins (their very long side fins), flukes (the tail), or peduncle (the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body).

See the majesty of a breaching whale, if you are lucky. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

  • Catamaran trip
  • Captain and crew
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whales
  • Sodas and juice
  • Cabin area with shade
  • Restrooms on board
  • Tips (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. Main Loading Dock, 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. The meeting point is directly opposite the Pioneer Inn.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Paid parking available in Lahaina. Be sure to allow time for parking as space is limited
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • This 2-hour trip is available between December 15 and April 15
  • Please carry your ID to buy drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 311 reviews

Review summary

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I was a bit weary about booking because we were warned by many that it was the TAIL end of whale season and the likelihood of us seeing something was very slim. To our surprise, we saw 4 whales! A mama & her baby + two males. An amazing sight! The captain was hilarious and the staff was very attentive.

May 4, 2022

4/30 was the last day of Whale Watching, but it was nice to be able to see a pair of whales. The baby whale was active and appeared on the surface of the sea many times, but the mother whale showed her back and tail to the surface of the sea only twice.

May 1, 2022

Late in the season, April 27 2022, to see whales in Maui, however the guide for QUICKSILVER CHARTERS called other guides and found a mother and her calf. He also located a couple other whales which the guide said were more than likely males. The calf played a lot and jump out of the water a few times. The mother waved with her pectoral fins more than once. GREAT!!!

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May 1, 2022

Product ID: 190376