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Celebrate the return of humpback whales to Maui on a special ecotour.

2 Hours
Afternoon
Specialty
Become a member BUY A SEASON PASS
Regular
Member
Adult (Age 13+)
$38.00
$30.40
Child (Ages 5-12)
$25.00
$20.00
Child (Ages 0-4)
Free
Free

Each year, thousands of humpback whales travel 3,000 miles or more from their northern feeding grounds to the waters of Maui to mate, give birth and care for their young calves. Celebrate the return of our favorite part time residents with a specialty cruise from Lahaina at 2:30pm. The whales will be welcomed with a traditional Hawaiian blessing at sea, followed by a hula performance. Experts will provide enhanced interpretation onboard this unique cruise. Departs from historic Lahaina Harbor.

Whale sightings are guaranteed or go again free on another whalewatch of equal or lesser value within one year. We are proud of our 97% sighting success rate.

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Children 12 and under are free (one child per paying adult).

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure

Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, 612 Front Street, Lahaina

Alcohol Policy: PacWhale Eco-Adventures promotes responsible drinking; alcoholic beverages are limited to three drinks per adult 21+ on our cruises where alcohol is available. Alcoholic beverages on snorkel cruises are served only after the snorkeling portion of the trip has been completed. You must show valid picture ID if you wish to consume any alcohol.

Kamaʻaina Policy: We value our kamaʻaina customers and thank you for your business. In order to enjoy our generous kamaʻaina discount, you are required to present a valid, government-issued Hawaii ID (Driver’s License, State ID or Passport) upon check-in for your trip. If you do not have a valid ID at check-in, you will not receive the kamaʻaina discount and will be charged the internet rate.

Fine Print: All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with PWF Eco-Adventures, Pacific Whale Foundation, or its subsidiaries or officers. All reservations are non-refundable and changes are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather, sea state or other exigent circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice. By purchasing your cruise ticket you agree to receive confirmation and promotional emails from us. You may opt-out of promotional emails at any time using the unsubscribe link.

  • YOUR TRIP INCLUDES

    • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
    • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
    • Reef Safe Sunscreen – 4 oz. sunscreen in a fully sustainable tube made from sugarcane available for $13 onboard (25% discount).
    • Filtered water
    • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
    • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
  • WHAT TO BRING

    • Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
    • Credit card or cash for optional souvenirs and gratuities.
  • ALSO AVAILABLE

    • Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars
    • Snacks and beverages for purchase, including soda and juice, plus Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (limit: 3 alcoholic beverages per adult)
  • 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 (Age 13+)
$38.00
$30.40
Child (Ages 5-12)
$25.00
$20.00
Child (Ages 0-4)
Free
Free

COVID-19 UPDATE

Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.

Pacific Whale Foundation’s leadership team is closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization regarding COVID-19. We will continue to seek guidance from these agencies, public health officials and government agencies on an ongoing basis.

We are happy to now offer three new kama‘aina-rate private charters: Molokini Wild Side, Honolua Bay Snorkel, and Sunset Sail.

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