Ultimate Rafting – Maui Whale Watch
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Ultimate Whale Watch on Maui are true to their name. Ultimate Whale Watch uses a zodiac raft for their Whale Watching tours, providing an eye level whale watching experience. They get up close to the whales ensuring your whale watching tour is personal and fun. With several times throughout the day available to go whale watching in Maui, Ultimate Rafting has you covered. The whale watching season on Maui is from December 15th through April 15th. There are no whale watching tours during the summer. Imagine, being so close to a pod of whales, when one breaches, the entire raft is splashed and everyone is thoroughly soaked. Like a cannonball, the water soaks everything within its radius.
These types of whale watches, along with the educational background provided by the marine naturalist aboard, will inspire you to help save our planet with an understanding of how important the whales are to a healthy marine environment. Just like all other species in the sea, they are just one component that makes everything work.
Ultimate Whale Watch allows only small groups of 16 guests. This is what separates them from other rafting whale watching companies as most carry 20 or more trying to fill every inch of space. You can count on Ultimate Whale Watch taking your comfort to heart by limiting the number of guests for each whale watch to 16 passengers.
Family owned and operated the captain has over 20 years of experience in providing guests with a unique Maui whale watch. Ultimate Whale Watch has been whale watching Maui longer than any other raft in Lahaina. They are the Ultimate Whale Watching experience. So join us today, for an adventure of a lifetime, whale watching in Maui.
Ultimate Whale Watching first began by providing whale watching tours on Maui. Since then they have expanded their Maui activities to include rafting snorkel trip to Lanai. You can find out more about snorkeling Lanai with Ultimate Rafting Adventures on our Lanai snorkel page in this web site.
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No handicap access
Wear a hat
No food with this tour
Water is included with your tickets
No children under 5 years old
No pregnant women
No people with bad backs
The Ultimate Whale Watch is just that, the Ultimate Whale Watch! For an up close and personal experience with these giants of the sea, come out on one of these hard bottomed rafts and zoom out to see the whales.
With small groups of 18 guests you will get to the whales faster, stay longer, and experience whale watching in Maui like no other.
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- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
Meet Location: Lahaina Harbor Slip 17
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Whale watching times are 06:50 am, 09:05 am, 11:20 am, 01:20 pm, and 04:05 pm
Check in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: 2 hours
Wow, just wow. This was such an incredible experience, we got so lucky that we had a pack of males chasing down a coveted female humpback -- they certainly put on a show! But on top of this, we had an amazing time on this boat for a few reasons: 1. Our crew was super fun, nice, and knowledgeable. IF you are so lucky, Amy and Heather (sorry if we are mixing up names) are probably some of the best on the island for this. 2. The boat itself was fantastic for this kind of trip. We toyed around with the idea of booking a spot on a two level, bigger boat, but frankly, this was so much better because the raft boat is more maneuverable and surprisingly comfortable...plus you can easily get underwater pictures! 3. The value of this tour was superb. There are tons of options for whale watching tours on the island, but for the boat, the experience, the knowledge that they had (these two do whale research outside of this), I'd recommend 100/100. Thank you!
Nick and Abby (I believe that was her name) were wonderful guides on our whale watching tour. We left a few minutes late, but they still fulfilled the 2 hour time frame. We saw a group of active dolphins less than 20 minutes in to our tour! Wonderful experience! They were both very knowledgeable about whales and shared many facts with us.
Loved it! I can tell these people love what they do! We had a ton of fun and not only did we see whales, but the dolphins as well! The best experience ever. Thank you!
I am so completely disappointed by this company. I chose this company because they have such excellent reviews and advertise a small group experience which is exactly what I wanted. I didn't see any reviews which show my experience: being cancelled and rescheduled on multiple trips on two different days of my vacation. Three times I was cancelled because "there aren't enough people to go out" or "a large group just canceled so now we don't have enough people". Nothing makes you feel less valued as a customer than the fact that the money you already paid doesn't go far enough for the company to honor your reservation.
The last cancellation was for wind and when I said I was very upset that I wouldn't be able to go whale watching at all while I was in Maui, the girl on the phone retorted rudely, "Well, we can't do anything about the weather, ma'am". I explained that it was my 4th cancellation in 2 days and the first cancellation for the weather. To be fair, all of the other people I spoke with on the phone were polite and did try to reschedule me when they could.
Also, be prepared for them to call you from cell phones from Florida or Texas, and not from their advertised number when they cancel your trip. I missed one of the calls and messages because I wasn't expecting a call from Florida while I was in Maui!
There were no problems with my refund, for which I'm grateful, since I never got to go whale watching on my trip. I would have preferred they tell me the first time they canceled me that it was likely to happen again because then I could have booked with one of the other companies before it got too windy.
We had a great snorkeling adventure with Nick and Brittany. We viewed spotted dolphins on the way out to Lanai and spinner dolphins on the way back. Brittany took great care of us as lifeguard as we snorkelled. She also added a noodle to keep me stable. Thanks for the great time!