Alii Nui – Luxury Whale Watching
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The Humpback Whales visit Maui every winter and delight visitors to Hawaii with their presence. The first whales begin arriving in November and the last whales check out in early May. The Alii Nui Whale Watch presents an exceptional whale watching experience from Maalaea Harbor. If you are staying on the south side you should consider the Alii Nui Whale Watch for a Whale Watching tour. The Alii Nui Whale Watch is a custom-built luxury sailing catamaran designed for sailing in Maui. The catamaran is 65 feet long and 36 feet wide. There is a large main cabin with table seating, two restrooms and ample viewing room on either the back or front decks.
Humpback Whales cruise through the waters of all the islands in Hawaii. The main concentration of whales is between Maui, Lanai and Molokai. Here the waters are the warmest and protected from open ocean currents. Environmentalists have introduced and passed laws that require whale watching tours on Maui to stay at least 100 yards away from any whale they encounter during their tours. This law was passed to protect the whales from being struck and injured from tour boats. Every whale watching tour on Maui observes this rule. To provide the best Maui whale watches, the charter boat usually plots their course ahead of the whales, then cut their engines. This practice of heading the whale off at the pass, has produced some of the most exciting whale watches in Maui as in many cases the whales cruise by the boat, creating an exceptional whale watching experience.
Each year the research organizations on Maui count the Humpback Whales. Once seriously in jeopardy of becoming extinct, the population has increased quite a bit since they were added to the endangered species list. Today they thrive as a wonderful Maui attraction which boatloads of visitors enjoying their beauty, grace, and show. Humpback Whales are quite active. They breach the water, flap their tails, and demonstrate a variety of other behaviors that thrill visitors on Maui watch watching tours daily.
Today the Alii Nui is probably the best charter boat on Maui. There are several other activities that you can experience aboard the Alii Nui, such as Molokini Snorkeling, a sunset sail, and the Royal Feast Dinner Sail. We promote all of Alii Nui’s Maui activities we are the only company that you can find Maui discounts on their trips. You can find them in the Molokini Maui section and the Maui dinner cruise page in our web site.
Tip of the Day:
Wear a hat
Bring your camera
Beverage of soda, juice and water
Bar is cash.
No handicap access
Alii Nui Whale Watch
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- Free Cancellation
Meet Location: Maalaea Harbor, slip 56.
GPS: 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road Wailuku Hi. 96793
Includes Complimentary Transportation!
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Check-in at 1:30 pm. Charter departs at 2:00 pm
Returns at 3:45 pm
Check in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: 2 hours
Whale Watching in Maui is seasonal and only available from December 15th through April 15th.
We loved this experience from beginning to end. We swam with turtles!! The food was great and the drink selection was even better. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a wonderful time. ❤️☀️🏝🐋 The highlight was the whale that came right up to the boat and waved. Priceless...
Did the Deluxe Snorkel Excursion today. It should be called the Pampered Snorkel Excursion! What a delight! My first snorkel at 65 and I felt completely safe and loved it. Thank you to Captain Nicole, First Mate Jordan, and the rest of the crew. Worth every penny!
Amazing amazing amazing sunset dinner. Captain and crew were awesome. Not only did we have an amazing sunset dinner but we had a male whale 20 ft below our boat singing and making awesome noises. What a great experience!. Dinner was very well done and the drinks, well they were drinks!. Would do this over and over again!.
This was one of our high lights. We were treated like royalty. So many little touches that made the experience amazing. So many little surprises all through the trip. Staff work well together and for me that's important. Food excellent, drinks a plenty. More expensive than others but way worth it.
I’ve sailed 4 times on this boat and they’ve never failed to impress me. Great Captain, absolutely amazing crew and I’ll promise you’ll see a whale. If your going to go whale watching pick the Alii Nui and you’ll go whale seeing. Thanks again for the great experience.