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Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor

Maui Whale Watch Cruise from Lahaina Harbor
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AU$107.25
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About
Our lead boat, Maui Princess, is the largest, most UNCROWDED whale watching boat on Maui! We offer each guest plenty of room to roam around, for the very best view of Maui's humpback whales. Our big, spacious boat and can follow the whales in comfort, no matter where they roam, throughout the Humpback Whale Sanctuary. This is the SAFEST and MOST COMFORTABLE way to experience up-close whale encounters. Every 2 hour trip includes LIVE NARRATION from one of our whale experts, and conveniently departs from Lahaina Harbor, close by to all West Maui resorts. Hawaii Ocean Project is Maui's premier supporter for WHALE RESEARCH, giving back to legitimate organizations that help both the humpbacks and all marine wildlife. Experience the thrill of Maui whale-watching. This educational and informative adventure is great fun for the entire family and offers spectacular sightseeing and photo opportunities. Your whale watch cruise comes with a whale sighting GO-AGAIN-FREE-GUARANTEE!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Hop aboard your vessel in Lahaina and settle in on the upper observation deck or the enclosed main cabin with large viewing windows. Commentary is provided as you go, along with images from an under web cam and hydrophone (subject to water conditions) for additional visibility. This tour operates during the whale migration period from December until May, when humpback whales come to Maui’s warm waters to breed, a 3,500-mile (5635 km) departure from their feeding waters in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled as your captain and crew help to point out any marine life that pops up, and soak up the stunning backdrop of the island’s coastline. This tour has multiple departures times to fit your travel schedule, and concludes at its original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Hop aboard your vessel in Lahaina and settle in on the upper observation deck or the enclosed main cabin with large viewing windows. Commentary is provided as you go, along with images from an under web cam and hydrophone (subject to water conditions) for additional visibility. This tour operates during the whale migration period from December until May, when humpback whales come to Maui’s warm waters to breed, a 3,500-mile (5635 km) departure from their feeding waters in Alaska. Keep your eyes peeled as your captain and crew help to point out any marine life that pops up, and soak up the stunning backdrop of the island’s coastline. This tour has multiple departures times to fit your travel schedule, and concludes at its original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3774WW
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free!
  • Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew
  • On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Lahaina Cruise Company, 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA Lahaina Harbor, North End, Main Booth located near the Lighthouse. We are the only booth on the main loading dock located behind the Best Western Pioneer Inn.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress appropriately. Viewing whales is often best done outside on the viewing decks. Wear sunscreen, secure hats and belongings and dress for breezy "on the water" conditions
  • You must bring valid photo identification if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages on board
  • Maximum capacity is 149 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice
  • Due to new Homeland Security Procedures all passengers may be subject to a random search of their personal effects (including carry ons) and all passengers must be able to provide identification upon the request of vessel personnel as proof of his/her identity. Due to these changes it is imperative that each guest have a valid ID with them at all times.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to current mandates face masks and social distancing required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 145 travellers
Inclusions
  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings or go again for free!
  • Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew
  • On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
Departure details
  • Lahaina Cruise Company, 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA Lahaina Harbor, North End, Main Booth located near the Lighthouse. We are the only booth on the main loading dock located behind the Best Western Pioneer Inn.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress appropriately. Viewing whales is often best done outside on the viewing decks. Wear sunscreen, secure hats and belongings and dress for breezy "on the water" conditions
  • You must bring valid photo identification if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages on board
  • Maximum capacity is 149 passengers
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute vessels, routes and destinations based on vessel operations, weather and sea conditions without notice
  • Due to new Homeland Security Procedures all passengers may be subject to a random search of their personal effects (including carry ons) and all passengers must be able to provide identification upon the request of vessel personnel as proof of his/her identity. Due to these changes it is imperative that each guest have a valid ID with them at all times.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to current mandates face masks and social distancing required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 145 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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4.5
152 reviews
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Lisa C
3 contributions
A whale of a good time!
Nov. 2021 • Couples
The captain did a great job trying to find us whales to see up close, and although we only got to see a couple’s spray off in the distance and one’s tale surface relatively close, he kept us out extra time trying to see if we could get another spotting more up close and personal! They also provided us with passes to come back at another date of our choosing for a free cruise to see if we can have better luck! It was also quite informative…like the Captain explaining how Jan & Feb are probably the best months for sightings, so maybe we’ll try next time to come during those months! We did, however, get to see several spinner dolphins on our way back into the harbor…which I was absolutely thrilled about! All in all it was a great day on the water, and very informative and fun!
Written 2 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren C
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Great 2hr trip for kids!
Apr. 2021 • Family
We saw several whales, a pod of dolphins and the boat was quite roomy. It didn’t feel crowded and the length of the trip was just right. It was perfect for my 3 and 6 year old and my husband and I loved It too.
Written 9 April 2021
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Kimberly R
Littleton, CO50 contributions
Fun For Family
Bigger boat- not a small one, has shade where you can sit indoors. Captain gave lots of history and information and got us up close to Whales. Good amount of time.
Written 7 April 2021
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Baigel
133 contributions
We saw so many whales!
Great whale watching tour! Boat operator was very informative. Not sure if our tour got lucky, but we saw whales within 10 min of leaving and saw them throughout the tour. All humpback whales.
Written 26 March 2021
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Darya
Saratoga, CA73 contributions
Whale Watching
10/10 recommend this activity! Within 10 minutes into the ocean we saw whales the entire time (literally not 5 minutes went by where we didn’t see a whale). The captain was also soooo informative and passionate for these whales. He always turned his engine off anytime we got near a whale to ensure they don’t get hurt by the propellers. I love sea animals and this was an amazing experience. This activity is great for anyone (couples, family, friends, etc.). They also have indoor and outdoor seating and you can walk around the boat as well. They also carry refreshments and sunscreen if you need it. Recommend bringing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen as well as the UV rays definitely are high here in Maui.
Written 26 March 2021
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Joan McCoury
Post Falls, ID4 contributions
Great ride
Loved the 2 hour cruise, but the whales were not cooperating. We are given a free ticket to do again by the end of the year. We had a nice scenic ride and the nature of whales is not their fault.
Written 24 March 2021
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Traveler45509279202
Aloha Joan, thanks so much for the review and I'm really glad that the captain gave you a ticket to whale watch again. It's unfortunate when the whales don't put on the great show they usually do - and if any boat can find them, it's for sure Maui Princess with its high 360º view. I'm glad you enjoyed the rides and thanks for understanding about the whales. I really hope you'll come back again to see them with us - usually it's magnificent. James :-)
Written 24 March 2021
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Charles C
Anchorage, AK1 contribution
Maui Princess
Mechanics of the trip was good...

Don’t go if you any concern about social distancing...they only give lip service to the idea...
Written 10 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mjbarnes6
Sacramento, CA15 contributions
Easy ride following whales.
Feb. 2021 • Friends
Good boat ride with whale sightings guaranteed. Very informative throughout. One thing: confirmation info will say to check in at the only kiosk on the pier...but there are two (the other is for the ferry). It should read to check in at the small lighthouse (beacon)...they're right below it.
Written 7 March 2021
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Ben C
Dallas, TX21 contributions
Worth it!
Mar. 2021
We had an excellent time! Felt this was a great value for the money. Almost unbelievable how comfortable the whales are around the boats. Never thought we would have gotten that close to them. Captain and crew were very friendly. Would recommend to any friends or family!
Written 7 March 2021
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Candace
1 contribution
Awesome
Feb. 2021 • Couples
We loved it!! Our captain was extremely knowledgeable and had a lot of good information for us. We saw may whales and would definitely recommend this tour!!
Written 23 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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No sunset on this dinner cruise
This was a sunset dinner cruise but left after sunset! In the winter sail earlier. Old, poorly maintained boat. The
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Amazing Sunset Cruise
This cruise was well-organized, the food was delicious and the entertainment pleasing. The staff was great -- just
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Do not book a Sunset Dinner Cruise!!!!!
DO NOT BOOK THIS “SUNSET DINNER CRUISE.” It was a waste of precious time and money. It stays in the SAME spot off o
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Poor to mediocre experience
We told when we booked the dinner cruise, that the main boat was at another island and that the replacement boat di
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Inaccurate description
Misleading description. Said it would be dinner and Dancing but no space to dance. No social distancing whatsoever.
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Awesome!
Dinner cruise was amazing, perfect way to end our vacation Great music and dinner! Perfect! Enjoy!!!
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Fair to poor
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Maui Princess - Great Experience
We just completed a dinner cruise on the Maui Princess last evening. We can't speak highly enough about all aspects
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Wonderful experience
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Maui princess sunset cruise
Went on the Princess sunset cruise. don’t waste your money this cruise is literally if you’re over 60 or older the
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Terrible and Over Priced
This was pertaining to the Sunset Dinner Cruise - 5:30pm to 8pm. Totally over priced for what you got. Sound syst
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Highly Recommend
The Sunset Dining overall experience was very nice. The food was delicious! My husband got Prime rib & I got the ma
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2.5 hours I won't get back.
Took the Sunset Dining and Dancing cruise. First of all, there was no dancing. I expected white linen tables, they
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Maui princess
NO SOCIAL DISTANCING!!! Boarding or on chinned cruise. Waiter Adam did wear mask properly Food was ok Mi
Angela C
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NOT a good tour during the Pandemic
Sunset dinner cruise on Maui Princess. The boat ride was nice and the live entertainment was very nice. The singe
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