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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.

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Kiawe, Guava Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Meatballs in a Marinara Sauce with Parmesan Cheese
Corn Meal Dusted Kaiser Buns
Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Vinaigrette Drizzle
Vegetarian Tortellini with Vegetables
Vegetable Crudités
Fresh Island Fruits
Multi-Grain Gluten Free Cracker with Spinach Artichoke Parmesan Cheese Spread
Chips and Salsa
Assorted Cookies
Open Premium Bar-Bar is cash.
Soda, Juice, Filtered Water

Gluten Free Items
Please note that our kitchen is not gluten free and gluten free items may be subject to cross contamination.

No handicap access

Other Activity Options by Alii NuiAlii Nui Maui – Luxury Molokini Snorkel ToursAlii Nui – Royal Feast Dinner Sail, Alii Nui – Champagne Sunset Sail


Alii Nui Whale Watch

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per Adult $113.84

Ages 13 and Up (6.53 Fuel Surcharge Applied in Checkout) Effective December 15th 2021 the retail rate for this event is increasing to 123.17 per Adult. Our online price will increase to 123.17. All reservations made for December 15th and beyond will be at the new online rates.

Ages 4-12 (6.53 Fuel Surcharge Applied in Checkout) Effective December 15th 2021 the retail rate for this event is increasing to 95.18 per Child. Our online price will increase to 95.18. All reservations made for December 15th and beyond will be at the new online rates.

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Meet Location: Maalaea Harbor, slip 56.
GPS: 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road Wailuku Hi. 96793

Includes Complimentary Transportation!

Days Available:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

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

Maui Tickets For Less Cancelation Policy:
A 72 hours notice is required for a refund. Only exception is a note from a local doctor.
No-shows” will be charged full.

Whale Watching in Maui is seasonal and only available from December 15th through April 15th.

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Alii Nui - Luxury Whale Watching
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Shawn T.
Shawn T.
The absolute best staff and vessel in the area. Everyone was so considerate and made sure that everyone aboard was well looked after. I would definitely...
Jessica N.
Jessica N.
Friend and I booked our morning snorkeling excursion to turte town and Molokini crater here online. They do pickup at certain locations so call them for...
Matt S.
Matt S.
We have been to Maui a few times and have been on many snorkeling charters and the Alli Nui catamaran is by far the nicest boat we have been on. Had an...
Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.
Our large group did a morning snorkel excursion and had a wonderful time, primarily because the staff was amazing! They really go out of their way to take...
Jaewon Iris C.
Jaewon Iris C.
Amazing services. My husband and I did deluxe snorkeling trip (6 hours, two stops) and royal sunset cruise. The foods are amazing and beyond expectation...
Neeketa S.
Neeketa S.
**Vegetarian Friendly**Activity: Morning Snorkel Sail Deluxe (6 Hours) - takes you to 2 snorkel locationsThe website description lives up to hype. They...
Eric B.
Eric B.
The sunset cruise from Alii Nii Sailing Charters was a well chose "splurge" during our recent trip to Maui. We heard about it from some friends who raved...
Stacey B.
Stacey B.
Service was amazing. We did the Sunset Cruise. Thank you for such a memorable night! We will see you again.
Russ C.
Russ C.
Without a doubt, the best excursion for my money. I was able to scuba dive, my kids were able to "snuba"/ "hula" dive and my wife was able to snorkel. We...
Christiana S.
Christiana S.
WOW! This made the trip to Hawaii spectacular! We went huka diving, snorkeling, and whale watching. The whole staff was friendly (you could tell they loved...
Edward S.
Edward S.
We booked and took the Sunset Yacht cruise. It was an amazing experience and great value, which included an open bar, delicious multi-course dinner, and...
Al S.
Al S.
Our experience on this boat was amazing! Everyone was so kind, helpful, and professional. The captain, Jamey, was great and it was a very smooth sail. The...
Zach F.
Zach F.
Great customer service. Worked with my wife and I during COVID to give us the best experience possible. Couldn't recommend them more.
Molly S.
Molly S.
MUST READ THIS TIP!!! Get on the boat early and get a table at the front of the boat on the top area so you can eat dinner and watch the sunset. Here is my...
Matt S.
Matt S.
This is a review from last year prior to the Kung flu fever. Staff was excellent, charter was on time, and the destination was beautiful. My only critique...
Chris K.
Chris K.
Wow! What an unforgettable day! What a fun, professional crew! What amazing food! Today we had the privilege of sailing the ocean for a snorkeling tour...
Al M.
Al M.
Whales, whales and more whales! February is the perfect month to go on a whale-watching cruise on Maui before they start to migrate toward Alaska as the...
Brian L.
Brian L.
Alii Nui will always be a special boat for my wife and I as it is where I proposed to her a few years ago. The following year, we chose to attend the sunset...
Matt Morris
Matt M.
EPIC Whale Watching Trip! We recently did a whale watching trip and it was truly and amazing day out on the water. Upon arrival everyone got checked in quickly and they had an awesome lunch spread available in the cabin to enjoy before departing including ribs, cheese platter, light pasta dish, and refreshments - totally worth spending a little more for the better quality, less packed, less hassle trip!. The crew was always available during the trip to assist with taking any drink orders, answering questions about the whales, and made sure everyone was comfortable. Prior to departing the captain noted that he will always do his best to position the boat for good lighting while still remaining a respectful distance away from the whales. We took some amazing photos thanks to the captain... It was an exception day out on the water and one of the best action packed days I have seen all season and was so thankful for that! Mahalo nui Alii Nui for having us out and we can not wait until the next trip out with you guys!
Anna Vance
Anna V.
Absolutely amazing! We went on the Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour Feb 15th. It was a little challenging to figure out how to find the slip mainly because our travel agent booked it for us and we didn’t realize they are many tour companies at the harbor. Give yourself extra time to find parking and to locate the slip. On board every single crew member was focused on making our experience the best possible. There was breakfast already out when you get on board, snacks throughout the day and lunch. The bar is always open and someone is always offering you a drink. They have towels to your hearts content. Want a new, dry towel? Already taken two, no worries there are plenty more. They have a lovely warm sprayer on deck to rinse off, rash guards in every size, noodles, everything. I forgot to tie my hair back, they had a hair tie for me. They had sun block, lotion, leave in conditioner, they think of everything. Meals are served on real plates and there is a yummy variety of fresh foods. They want you to have a great time. The snorkeling was beautiful. They have lifeguards out on the water and a photographer in scuba gear to take your photo. They include many fine touches to really make you feel pampered. If you go in February you will get the added bonus of see many whales. We got beautiful pictures and videos of the whales. I can’t think of a finer experience or a time I have ever been more impressed with service. Bring cash for a tip, believe you will want to express your appreciation. We took our 7 year old and they had the size gear for him and took extra care to make sure he had a great first snorkeling experience. You won’t regret taking this trip, once in a lifetime!!
Steve Azer
Steve A.
One of the best on the island! Whale watch excursions come in three varieties here: big educational boats, small speedy no-frills rafts, and high-frill catamarans. Alii Nui excels in that latter category, and is a top choice on the south side of the island. Come hungry! The food is delicious, there's all you can drink, the service is great, they even clean your dirty sunglasses for you! Those small touches make a huge difference. My one request - please add iced tea to your drink menu! If you're a photographer, note that you can't use a GoPro from this type of boat because the catamaran is too high up from the water (versus a raft), but you'll have great views to shoot DSLR and iPhone images from the top decks!
C. Redman
C. R.
My wife and I opted for the VIP cruise and were not disappointed. This was best dinner cruise I have experienced. The service was impeccable, the crew was supremely attentive and friendly!
Edo Schweihs
Edo S.
By far the very best.Our forth year in a row and counting. Great food and all you can drink and the best thing is that they pick you up and drop you off from wherever you're staying so you don't have to drink and drive. Just have fun and enjoy the most magnificent scenery and whales up close. That your only job.
Melissa L.
Melissa L.
It has been a long while since I've signed up for a sunset cruise, but something about the air in Maui told me it was time. Our hotel selected Alii Nui...
Suzy Northstar
Suzy N.
Worth every penny. The staff is outstanding. Professional and friendly. They fed us the yummiest lunch and made me the best rum and coke I have ever had. The snorkeling spot they took us to was incredible. Sea turtles everywhere. I gotta give a special shout out to Pam. Such a sweetheart. The Aloha spirit just radiated off her. Mahalo for the best day of our vacation.

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