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Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor

By PacWhale Eco-Adventures
Recommended by 92% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Experience the magic of humpback whales on a whale watching tour from Ma'alaea Harbor. In addition to sightings of the spectacular mammal, enjoy live commentary from a certified naturalists to learn about humpbacks and their behavior. Listen to whale songs, along with interactions between aggressive males, mothers, and their calves. In the unlikely event that you don’t see any whales, your next cruise is completely free.
from
₱4,758.50
per adult
from
₱4,758.50
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 70 per group
Duration:2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Have the opportunity to photograph whales at close range
  • Learn about local sea life from a naturalist
  • Observe whales in their natural environment
  • Get a sighting guarantee or the next tour is free

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Maui Ocean Center


Departure details
  • 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure tour time at PWF retail store in Ma'alaea Harbor shops, shared parking with Maui Ocean Center Aquarium
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15807P13

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old.
  • Children ages 4 and under are free, but need to be accounted for in your booking for our manifest
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 70 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor?
How much is Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor?
Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor price starts from ₱4,774.97. Discover and book Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor on Tripadvisor
What is the Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor cancellation policy?
Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor?
Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor is hosted by PacWhale Eco-Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact PacWhale Eco-Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whale Watching from Ma'alaea Harbor on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15807P13

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    192 Maalaea Rd
    192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
    Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure tour time at PWF retail store in Ma'alaea Harbor shops, shared parking with Maui Ocean Center Aquarium
    See address & details
  • 1
    Maui Ocean Center
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Maalaea Harbor
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

FoodLovrr
FoodLovrr
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Great choice for an informative and fun snorkeling adventure.
This was a very professional tour and highly recommended if you want some information with your activities. We lea
Vacation24991
Vacation24991
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Snorkeling and dolphin watch
This was so much more than just a snorkeling trip. The crew and captain were so informative. We saw spinner dolphin
HeatherD2275
HeatherD2275
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Great snorkel option with good food and drink
Captain Chris, Caitlyn and Connor were fantastic. They had lots of energy and were knowledgeable about the snorkeli
jjapenn1908
jjapenn1908
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Great Whale Watching
We went out the morning of December first knowing it was a little early for whale season. What an amazing day we ha
Freedom774914
Freedom774914
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Glad we chose PACWHALE for our snorkeling experience!
This was a fantastic 5 hour ocean trip with snorkeling stops in 3 locations. Our outing included a light breakfast
Susan A
Susan A
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Sunset cocktail sail
We love supporting Pacific Whale. It was very nice and the appetizers were good. It was a nice way to end our trip
eyal t
eyal t
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Don't go until the season will start for sure. We went on 26 of November, and saw little water the go to air.
Don't go until the season will start for sure. We went on 26 of November, and saw little water that go to air if yo
N62ZHjanj
N62ZHjanj
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Incredible experience
What a day! Huge pod of Spinner dolphins entertained us for more than an hour and a half and some followed us back.
646salvinalakhani
646salvinalakhani
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Highly Recommend it
I recently went there with my husband. The guide explained us thoroughly on how to use to snorkeling gears, and the
F155IBsandraw
F155IBsandraw
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PacWhale Sail Great!
The staf was very courteous and helpful throughout the journey. It was great and we would do it again
David L
David L
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Sunset Dinner with family
Good memory, good service, beautiful view. All the crews look very friendly and work hard. The chef is happy to coo
JJMZ
JJMZ
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PacWhale is a total pro outfit
We were delayed casting off due to some mechanical adjustments required. Like every other aspect of their operatio
suewillesen
suewillesen
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Simply Wonderful!
Excellent snorkel adventure out to Molokini and turtle town! We swam with a multitude of beautiful fish and Hawaii
R8495CVjl
R8495CVjl
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nice cruise
This was a nice cruise. The boat was clean. I enjoyed being out on the water and the beverages. The cheese and ch
JJS32123
JJS32123
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Don't go in Nov, no whales
We went to see whales in mid Nov and it was way too early for the whale season. Even the crew members on the boat h
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Barbara S
Milwaukee, WI15 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We took the sunset celestial cruise and loved astronomer, Harriet. The ship's captain turned the boat whenever needed which made for better star visibility. We loved the experience and am now pursuing more reading about our universe. It was a mind altering experience. Definitely go!
Written 30 October 2022
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Rae Lyn Craig
1 contribution
Mar 2022
We had a great time. The staff was efficient and knowledgeable. Everyone was very friendly and made sure that all the people had a great time. It was towards the end of whale watching season, but they made sure we saw many whales. We even saw a mother and calf. Great memories! Don't forget your sunscreen!
Written 3 April 2022
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lavskr
Bethlehem, PA3 contributions
It was amazing to see the whales so close… What an experience. Nov- April is perfect time for whale watching. Staffs were super friendly
Written 2 April 2022
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Ingrid M
Woodward, OK4 contributions
Mar 2022
We had very nice weather and we saw many whales. The crew was educated and gave very good information about what we were seeing. It was a great experience!
Written 26 March 2022
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Lois P
Evanston, IL1 contribution
We saw so many whales! Great explanations and wonderful hospitality from the crew. I never expected these visits from whales! Highly recommend
Written 18 March 2022
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Dul C
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
Cant review about the whale watching because didnt get to go, I bet its beautiful.
Disappointed with customer service… I booked online - my sched changed and I tried cancelling via reservations email and could not. Had my husband call to cancel - by then it passed the 48h cuz phones are office hrs (I work office hrs as well reason why booked online)- thought that any reservations inquiry could be done same method as booked, online - my mistake for assuming after reading the info.
My husband after receiving a “no” for cancellation had to rebook for another date (where again I could not go due to schedule) and had to pay more. Tried calling again when I was off, no answer- this time left vm. Just dont understand how we can book online after hours -but not cancel or rebook via reservations email; legit question: what does the reservation email do?
Then I get one of those emails like I was on the trip, thanking me lol
At least the money goes to the whales - right?
I know some situations are different and cant be resolved, so all in all thank you! All the best!
Written 16 March 2022
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John G
Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention. There's certainly no reason you could not cancel as long as we had plenty of time to resell the seats. It's busy whale season with plenty of people wanting to go out. Please contact me directly at johngaskins@pacwhale.com and I'll process a refund for you. Mahalo and apologies for poor the poor customer service.
Written 17 March 2022
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WonderfulWorld101
Portland, OR3 contributions
Mar 2022
Best whale watching trip I’ve ever done and I’ve been on about 15. Weather was perfect , Captain T and the crew were always there to help and give information. We were so lucky to have so many whales so close to our boat. They even swam under our boat a few times!!!! So exciting !!! One whale brought part of his face out of the water to look at us. They were so curious about us that they stayed around for quite awhile. It was just amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go again next year. Thank you Captain T and crew.
Written 15 March 2022
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brianbollwage
Southern Shores, NC296 contributions
Mar 2022
They're doing everything right. Excellent vessel, great crew, wonderful procedures for visiting with the whales
Written 8 March 2022
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Hdecker
Sartell, MN12 contributions
Excellent. They treated us so well. Constant food and drink. We were literally less than 20 feet from the whales. Three of them were directly under our boat. Comfortable boat that offers plenty of shade. Much bigger boat than most whale watching companies. I would go with this group again without hesitation.
Written 4 March 2022
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Charles T
9 contributions
Feb 2022
Boat Captain put us on many whales. We even had to shut down for a bit while a calf whale all around and under the boat escorted by its mom. The crew was knowledgeable and very helpful. The boat was well maintained, We couldn’t have asked for a better trip.
Written 3 March 2022
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