Water activity

Lahaina: 2-Hour Morning Whale Watch Cruise(s)

4.7 / 5

72 reviews

Lahaina: 2-Hour Morning Whale Watch Cruise(s)

From US$ 35 per person

Cruise across the Maui Channel aboard this 2-hour 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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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Depending on the whales’ behavior during your 2-hour whale watching trip, you may see any number of whale things happen. 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). Keep your fingers crossed for a breach. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
Includes
  • 2-hour catamaran trip from Lahaina to the Maui Channel
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whales
  • Professional, friendly, safety-oriented, experienced captain and crew
  • Ice-cold sodas and juice
  • Shady cabin area
  • Two restrooms on board
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic beverages (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

Meet at 10:00 AM at Lahaina Harbor, Main Loading Dock, 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. The meeting point is directly opposite the Pioneer Inn.

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Important information

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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This was a great activity. The Captain of the boat, Heather was very knowledgeable about the whales and their activities along with lots of facts. We were able to see a calf with it's Momma and an escort. The other people working on the boat were friendly and made sure that we had drinks! I would do this again. Also I had my children on the boat ages 16, 7, & 2 and they all enjoyed it.

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April 7, 2021

Was with my husband of 59 years, our daughter and a friend. We had a great time watching the male whales make advances toward the female. Have been on other whale watches on Cape Cod but did not have that experience. The captain shared meaningful information about whales in an entertaining fashion. The other staff , two women were helpful, friendly and hospitable. Wonderful in every way. Mahalo

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March 29, 2021

Great all female crew. Captain was very good at spotting the whales. And we had some pretty close encounters by chance as the baby whale came to our boat to check us out. The boat was nice, clean and with reduced capacity to space out groups. so no need to jostle for photography positions. Drinks were so cheap and good. Overall we were very happy with the experience. Very happy with the value of the tours as they are one of the lowest priced tour companies with this size of boat. Definitely would recommend the QuickSilver tour company for whale watching.

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February 20, 2021

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