Whalewatch

Lahaina | Ma'alaea

Whalewatch with the experts on Maui's top-rated ecotour and see these amazing creatures in their natural wild habitat.

2 Hours
Afternoon, Morning
Classic
November - April Departures Book Lahaina Book Ma'alaea Become a member BUY A SEASON PASS
Regular
Book Online
Adult (Age 13+)
$69.95 - $89.95
$49.95 - $79.95
Child (Ages 5-12)
$29.95 - $49.95
$29.95 - $49.95
Child (Ages 0-4)
Free
Free

This Whalewatch is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females, hear underwater whale songs – every trip is unique.

Multiple departures daily from historic Lahaina Harbor and conveniently located Maʻalaea Harbor; an easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Paia, Upcountry, Wailuku and Kahului. We offer more whale watching options than any operator on Maui, from sunrise to sunset, providing opportunities to witness these amazing giants of the sea on your schedule. PacWhale Eco-Adventures has made a commitment to improve your experience by drastically reducing our capacities on this experience down to only 67% of maximum carrying capacity.

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.

Book Online & Save Up To $20/per Adult.
Children 4 and under are free.

Find out how to earn a free ecotour while supporting humpback whale research with our FINDERS FREE program!

Whalewatches out of Lahaina are aboard our brand new vessel OCEAN LEGACY!

Departs:

Lahaina – Daily at 6:30 a.m, 9:00 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 2:00 p.m. [through April 30th]
Maʻalaea – Daily at 6:30 a.m, 9:00 a.m, 11:30 a.m, 2:00 p.m, 4:30pm [through April 15]
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure

Check-in Locations:

Lahaina – Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, 612 Front Street, Lahaina
Maʻalaea – Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center. Click HERE for parking/check-in map.

  • 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

    • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
    • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
    • Our vessels are CASHLESS for purchases. Only credit, debit or digital payment methods with a QR code will be accepted for on board purchases. Cash will graciously be accepted for gratuities only. Mahalo.
    • Filtered water
    • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
    • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
    • ADA compliant boarding and restroom access available. Please call (808) 249-8811 to ensure you are booked on the correct vessel for this accommodation.
  • Also Available

    • Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars
    • Snacks and beverages for purchase, including soda, juice and alcoholic beverages.
    • Reef Safe Sunscreen – 4 oz. sunscreen in a fully sustainable tube made from sugarcane available for $17 onboard (25% discount).
  • Membership Benefits

    • Regular updates on PWF Research, Education and Conservation
    • Special Access to Industry Experts
    • Quarterly Member Spotlight
    • Exclusive Access to our Membership Portal
    • Invitation to Member Only Events
    • One of a Kind Member Merchandise
    • Priority boarding on PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessels
November - April Departures Book Lahaina Book Ma'alaea Become a member BUY A SEASON PASS
Regular
Book Online
Adult (Age 13+)
$69.95 - $89.95
$49.95 - $79.95
Child (Ages 5-12)
$29.95 - $49.95
$29.95 - $49.95
Child (Ages 0-4)
Free
Free

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.

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