The 5 vessels available from Maʻalaea Harbor offer Maui whale watching tours, snorkel tours, sunbathing, a bar area, waterslide and freshwater showers. These vessels also hold holiday cruises, cocktail and evening cruises with live music, sunset four-course dinner cruises and evening cruises for stargazing.
For our Maʻalaea whale watch and snorkel cruises, please check-in 45 minutes prior to departure at our Ocean Store. The store shares a parking lot with Maui Ocean Center. We sell guidebooks, clothing and unique products at our retail store. All profits support Pacific Whale Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit offering programs to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship.
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Maʻalaea Road
Wailuku, HI 96793
Simply park in the lot in front of Maui Ocean Center and walk towards Maʻalaea Harbor Shops. Please be advised that there is a fee for parking in Maʻalaea boat harbor lots. The cost is 50 cents per hour $12 for 24 hours.
We have handicapped accessible spots just in front of our Ocean Store. You can send a member of your party to check in at the store, and then you will be given directions on how to drive directly to the boat for easier access.
PacWhale offers a variety of Eco-Adventures from historic Lahaina Harbor, including whale and dolphin watch ecoturs, snorkel trips, sunset dinner and cocktail cruises, plus stargazing, full moon and holiday cruises.
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.
The role that our organization plays in keeping people connected for the sake of the environment is incredibly important in times like these. If we all take the proper precautions and continue to treat each other with kindness and care, we’ll get through this together.
How is PacWhale Eco-Adventures addressing COVID-19?
-Following guidance from Hawaii State and County officials, PacWhale is suspending Eco Tours and our Retail Store operations from March 20th – April 30th.
- To support our employees, we are offering paid, temporary emergency sick leave, restricting all non-essential business travel, deep cleaning work areas, offering teleworking and flexible work schedules, and continuing to communicate updates and reinforce good hygiene practices.
How is Pacific Whale Foundation addressing COVID-19?
-Spring Break Ocean Camp has been cancelled.
-Keiki Whalewatches are being cancelled for the remainder of the season.
- Our marine research and conservation programs will continue to run without disruption.