Ultimate Whalewatch With The Experts

Ma'alaea

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher during this special offering with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists.

3 Hours
Morning
Specialty
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Regular
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Adult (Ages 13+)
$82.95
$66.36
Child (Ages 12 and Under)
$82.95
$66.36

Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher during this special offering with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists out of Ma’alaea Harbor.  This unique adventure includes a 3 hour whalewatch with one of our whale Researchers and 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 38 aboard and open air seating, you’ll have unobstructed viewing of the humpback whales and the opportunity to interact with our naturalists and researcher 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.

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Departs: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (January 3 to April 11)

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)

  • 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)
    • Lunch: Fresh island fruit, grilled chicken or vegetable wraps, potato salad, Maui style chips, chocolate chips cookies.
    • 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
Regular
Member
Adult (Ages 13+)
$82.95
$66.36
Child (Ages 12 and Under)
$82.95
$66.36

Hawaii Visitor Update

UPDATED 9/24/20 -- We eagerly welcome visitors back to the islands as quarantine restrictions lift Oct. 15 for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.

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