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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor

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Whalewatch Ma'alaea 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 – it’s a unique adventure every time.

Multiple departure times daily from conveniently located Ma'alaea Harbor; an easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Paia, Upcountry, Wailuku and Kahului.

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.

Sunrise Whalewatch

Capture the first whale sighting of the day as the sun rises over Haleakala. The golden light of dawn is a spectacular backdrop for whalewatching and a favorite of photographers. Typically this is also the calmest time of day on the ocean.

Whalewatch Deluxe

Are you looking to spend more time on the water enjoying the humpback whales that visit our Maui waters every year to mate and breed? Then join us on this deluxe 3-hour whalewatch that includes a delicious lunch! Moreover, you will be on a 65 foot, double deck powered catamaran with capacity limited to 75 passengers (holds 147), so you will have plenty of room to roam around for the best viewing spots of the humpback whales.

Lunch Includes

  • Fresh island fruit
  • House made chips and salsa
  • Kiawe-smoked pork and chicken sliders
  • Zesty bean salad
  • Roasted garlic hummus and crostini
  • Tomato and basil bruschetta
  • House made brownies
  • Unlimited soda, juice
  • Filtered water
  • Three complimentary Alcoholic Beverages - Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (additional adult beverages and refills available for purchase)

Whalewatch Discount

This ecotour is the same as our classic whalewatch, only even more affordable! Specially priced whalewatches are offered as part of Pacific Whale Foundation’s goal to make whalewatching even more accessible to all.

All Tours Includes

  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Filtered water
  • Full-color marine wildlife poster
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
  • Check-in Time 45 minutes prior to departure.

What to Bring

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

Available Rentals

  • Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars
  • Snacks and beverages for purchase, including soda and juice.


2-3 hours


Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center. Parking is free.

300 Maalaea Road, Wailuku Hawaii 96793

Cancellation Policy

All no-shows are non refundable.You'll receive a full refund if you cancel your cruise 48 hours or more in advance of the scheduled departure time. You can also reschedule as long as you do so 48 hours or more in advance.

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.

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.