Ultimate Whale Watch

Ultimate Whale Watch

Small Group Whale Watch

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Ultimate Rafting - Maui Whale Watch (Whale)
Ultimate Rafting - Maui Whale Watch (Whale Adventure)
Ultimate Rafting - Maui Whale Watch (Rafting)
Ultimate Rafting - Maui Whale Watch (Booth)
Ultimate Rafting - Maui Whale Watch (Family Activity)
Ultimate Rafting and Snorkel - Lanai Snorkeling (Snorkel)

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.

Fun Fact:
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.

Tip of the Day:
No handicap access
Bring sunscreen
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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per Adult $74.95

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Meet Location: Lahaina Harbor Slip 17
GPS: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Days Available:
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

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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
Based on 393 reviews
Lyndsey C.
Lyndsey C.
This company is great. I had a tour cancel last minute but Toni quickly figured out another tour that would accommodate us. We had the best time with Emma...
Brittni F.
Brittni F.
This was hands down the best part of our trip to Maui. My husband and I actually booked the same excursion two days after our first whale watching trip...
Jamie J.
Jamie J.
First of all, we were so incredibly lucky with the day and time we chose to go whale watching. Secondly, the crew made of Gabe and Heather were such a...
Sheryl C.
Sheryl C.
The best Whale watching tour I've been on! Saw so many whales, learned a lot about their behavior, and everyone was super safe regarding COVID. Amy and...
Daphnne C.
Daphnne C.
What a great trip! We had a friend come visit us out here and this was a must do! From the initial checkin to the end, we felt safe (Covid-related). The...
Laura C.
Laura C.
I went on the 1:45pm tour with Joel and Hannah last Friday and it was Awesome. We saw lots of whales and had a fabulous trip. This is my fourth whale...
Curtis H.
Curtis H.
We enjoyed our experience so much at Ultimate Whale Watch that we went three times on our trip! We had a very up close encounter that left us speechless....
Angela B.
Angela B.
We joined a handful of people in the world who have ever spent literally 1 hour up close and personal with a whale!! Even Our guides were emotional- it was...
Cea R.
Cea R.
Hannah & Captain Amy were so amazing, we had an INCREDIBLE experience out seeing whales. We will be returning customer for sure!!
Phillip M.
Phillip M.
Last night here on the island and this is who we went with for whale watching! OMG! Brittany and Emma took such good care of us! Emma was oh so informative...
Marisol D.
Marisol D.
Had a great time Whale Watching and Snorkeling and captain Amy and Emma made the perfect guides. They are both so smart and made this trip a true learning...
Ted J.
Ted J.
If you are wanting to whale watch while you are in Maui. STOP - this is the only company you should book with. The staff is truly family, they love what...
Michaela Maldonado
Michaela M.
Such an incredible experience!!! Gabe and Clint were fantastic guides with an amazing balance of knowledge, patience and humor. Whale watching is one of my favorite things to do when visiting Maui and I will only be coming back to Ultimate Whale Watch. The boat was small so you felt like you were on a special quest. Can't wait to return!! Thanks for an incredible experience!
Sydnee Schaffer
Sydnee S.
This was a last minute add on to our Maui trip! The raft, I think, allowed the whales to feel less intimated, and ended up hanging out right at the raft! The staff members definitely made it fun by stealing another boats whale. Apparently, Whales love attention. Who knew! For the price, and what we got out of it, this is the BEST whale watching tour in Maui.
Ana V.
Ana V.
Amazing! One of the best experiences I've ever had!We encountered our first sighting within ten minutes and one breach! The whales are beautiful! We also...
Robert Jones
Robert J.
My wife and I did the 3 hour whale watch with Brittany and Heather this morning. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. The three hours absolutely flew by. Brittany was a great captain and Heather did an amazing job sharing so much information about whales. We would highly recommend ultimate watch over the competitors. The smaller boat and crowd allow for such a great experience on the water. We might try to get another trip in this week!
Magda M.
Magda M.
Had a wonderful tour. Saw plenty of whales! It was a 7am trip and the water was calm, the weather was perfect. Thanks Ultimatw crew for a lovely morning ride.
Lynn H.
Lynn H.
Excellent excellent excellent. We saw multiple whales and two jump. The first mate (Hannah was her name?) was excellent at answering questions and...
Jordan Chesbrough
Jordan C.
We chose Ultimate because it was affordable but we were blown away by the professionalism and our experience. We’ve been on the $$$ excursions and this trip matched in quality. The shorter 1.5 hour trip was perfect for our young boys and it we definitely got our money worth. The smaller boats also meant we got great photos and a personal experience. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! If you’re looking for a great whale watching experience this is it!
Steven Courtney
Steven C.
This is the ONLY way to go whale watching. Been doing tours with this company for several years now. I would do it every day if able! The boats are great, the crew is great and very knowledgeable. Cannot recommend them more highly. No 2 whale watches are the same, no matter who you go with, but this company does a great job. Go early in the morning it's a great time to be out on the water with great views!
Robyn Swensen
Robyn S.
We went for a whale watch the first day they had available Dec 1st, since it was our last day in Maui. We were treated with quite a show from the young male whale! We saw a couple more whales as well, but we knew it was early in the season and were very pleased with what we saw! Our group liked being in the smaller boat. The crew of our boat was amazing, answering any and all questions we had about whales and anything else in the area. Super friendly and a true respect for the animals we were trying to view as well. Would highly recommend!
Anna C.
Anna C.
Maybe it was bad luck. The current was too strong in the spots that our guides, Hanna and Peter, wanted to take us to, so we went to some alternate spots....

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