Ultimate Whalewatch With The Experts

3 Hours
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Adult (Ages 13+)
Child (Ages 12 and Under)

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher during this special offering with Pacific Whale Foundation’s marine biologists out of Ma’alaea Harbor. This unique adventure includes a 3 hour whalewatch with our Certified Marine Naturalist onboard Ocean Explorer, a 54 ft. single deck catamaran. This vessel used to be our whale research vessel in years past, and offers the perfect small group platform for whalewatching and photography.

With only 18 aboard and open air seating, you’ll have unobstructed viewing of the humpback whales and the opportunity to interact with our naturalists onboard to gain a better understanding about these giants of the sea, as well as how and what data collection our researchers are gathering.  Our naturalists will provide you with expert commentary about humpback whales and the various behaviors being exhibited by these amazing giants during your tour.  Every tour is different and amazing, so come out with us on this unique adventure. This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Become a Member today for additional savings and other benefits.

Departs: Sundays and Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m (January 6 to March 31)

Duration: 3 hours

Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure

Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation’s Ocean Store located in the Shops of Ma’alaea (across from the Maui Ocean Center)

  • What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

    Normally, we accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your trip. Due to the current health crisis, we will consider late cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, i.e. quarantine, isolation or flu-like symptoms.  As we do this in good faith, we deeply appreciate the earliest cancellation notice possible.

  • Your Trip Includes

    • Live interaction with onboard whale Researcher and Certified Marine Naturalists.
    • Underwater hydrophones to hear live whale songs
    • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
    • Unlimited sodas, juices, filtered water and 2 complimentary alcoholic drinks (Maui Brewery Company beer and wine)
    • Continental breakfast: Fresh island fruit, yogurt and granola parfait, banana bread, assorted pastries, Maui coffee and tea.
    • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
  • Also Available

    • Affordable rental of cameras and binoculars
  • Membership Benefits

    • Save 20%* on all PacWhale Eco-Adventures cruises (+ VIP boarding)
    • Save 20%* on Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store merchandise
    • Save 20%* on Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Camp enrollment
    • Save 10%* on admission to Maui Ocean Center
    • Save 10%* at Maui Sports Unlimited (offering surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding lessons and rentals)
    • Get $20 off tickets* at NorthShore Zipline
    • Beyond the Breach quarterly publication
    • Exclusive invitations to Pacific Whale Foundation online events
    • Subscription to monthly Members-only emails
    • Priority boarding

    * Savings apply directly to Members only

  • Join Today And Choose A Welcome Gift

    • PacWhale Eco-Adventures Whalewatch or Dolphin Watch
    • Reusable canvas tote
    • Member T-shirt
    • No gift needed – give 100% to Pacific Whale Foundation
Become a member BUY A SEASON PASS
Adult (Ages 13+)
Child (Ages 12 and Under)

Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.