During the winter months on Maui, whale watching is the most popular activity as everyone wants to see these majestic creatures up close. Whale watching tours on Maui depart from four different locations on every type of charter boat. From a rafting whale watch to catamarans large and small, these tours dominate Maui activities. Maui Whale Watching tours depart from Kihei Boat Ramp, Ma’alaea Harbor, Lahaina Harbor, and
One of the most prolific companies offering this tour, Pacific Whale Foundation offers a variety of tours from their stable power catamarans throughout the day. Trilogy provides sailing whale watches from Maalaea or Lahaina Harbor as well from Kaanapali Beach. Alii Nui provides one of the high-end whale watches that includes a delicious array of pupus (appetizers). For a close encounter with the Humpback Whale, choose a rafting whale watch tour with Ultimate Whale Watch, Captain Steve’s, or Hawaiian Ocean Rafting. There are several tours from Kaanapali including Gemini Charters and the Teralani, either is perfect for those staying at Kaanapali Resort.
There are so many types of whale behavior to be on the lookout for on one of these Maui whale watching tours. Tail slapping, pectoral fin slapping, breaching, competition pods, and many more behaviors will be discussed on your tour where you will receive a quick education on all things Humpback Whale. These gigantic and charismatic creatures grace the waters of Maui for many months every winter and you can have an up-close and personal experience that you’ll never forget. These tours are inexpensive and very accessible, they depart from many different locations around the island. If you’ve never experienced a Maui whale watching tour, now is the time to do it! If you’ve done it before, now is the time to go out and see some more unique behaviors that you may have not seen before.
Perhaps the best part about booking a whale watching tour in Maui is that sightings are always guaranteed or your next whale watching tour is free. With so many choices for whale watching in Maui, selecting the best experience can be challenging. Our talented team of Maui concierges is ready to assist you with any questions to help you find the best choice for your family. Experience the Aloha and give us a call at 855-268-0387.