Whalewatch Ma'alaea

Whalewatch Ma'alaea

Offered five times a day from Dec 1st to April 30th from Ma'alaea Harbor

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Offered five times a day from Dec 1st to April 30th from Ma'alaea Harbor

Whalewatch with Pacific Whale Foundation's expert team from conveniently located Ma'alaea Harbor; an easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Kahului, Wailuku and Upcountry Maui.

Pacific Whale Foundation offers multiple whalewatch eco-adventures throughout the day from Ma’alaea Harbor. In addition to morning and afternoon trips, we offer a sunset whalewatch—the perfect way to kick back, relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful times of day on the water. We also offer Whalewatch Specials from Ma'alaea with discounted prices.

Informative and fun, each of our two-hour whalewatches is led by a team of Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists and marine biologists who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales for you. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different. You never know what type of wildlife behavior you will witness.

The vessels used for this cruise are Ocean Odyssey, Ocean Voyager, Ocean Intrigue and Ocean Liberty. To see pictures and descriptions of our vessels, visit the Meet Our Vessels page.

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Whale sightings are guaranteed on all Pacific Whale Foundation whalewatches from November 4 through May 15 or you go again free. We are proud of our 97% sighting success rate.


  • Listening to whales on underwater hydrophones
  • Educational talk by our team of certified Marine Naturalists and marine biologists
  • Free Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Free whale poster for your party
  • Downloadable color whalewatch guides available as a PDF
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or you go again free


  • Affordable rentals of binoculars and cameras
  • Snacks and refreshments for purchase (soda, juice, Maui Brewing Co. beer, and wine for adults 21+, must have valid picture I.D.)

Departs: Daily from November 4 – May 15. Please check for availability.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Check-in time: 45 minutes prior to departure
Check-in location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store at the Harbor Shops at Ma’alaea (next to Maui Ocean Center).

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All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with PWF Eco Adventures or its subsidiaries or officers. All reservations are non-refundable and reschedules are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. All no-shows are non-refundable. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus and equipment subject to change without notice. By purchasing your cruise ticket you agree to receive cruise confirmation emails and promotional emails from us. You may opt-out of our promotional emails at any time using the unsubscribe link.