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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!