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Performance Catamaran Whale Watching

Location: Kihei - Wailea By:  Sail Maui

Experience the Best Whale Watching in the Hawaiian Islands

Maui is the place to see humpback whales. Each year these magnificent creatures migrate south from Alaska, and although you can see them throughout Hawaii, the ‘Au ‘au channel off the coast of Maui boasts the greatest number. Our warm, relatively shallow and protected waters make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. These whales are known for their acrobatics, and are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean!

We generally spot humpbacks on all of our trips during the winter, but this season we’re offering an exciting new opportunity to sail with the whales! We’ll embark from Ma’alaea harbor and set sail in the afternoon Tradewinds. Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout and refresh with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax on board without the drone of a motor and we’ll head to wherever the whales may be! Sailing out of Ma’alaea can be quite exhilarating so while we will do our best to get as close to the humpbacks as we are able in the breeze, this trip can be more of an adventure than a mellow tour if the winds are up.

Light jacket recommended.


  • Beverages including local beer & wine
  • Kids sail 1/2 price
  • Sail Maui provides on board reef safe sunscreen as a courtesy
  • Max 38 passengers per trip
  • 24 hour cancellation policy on all tours.

Available Time


2 hours


Maalaea Harbor - 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.