Water activity

Maui: Whale Watching Cruise with Marine Naturalist Guide

Activity provider: Hawaii Ocean Rafting

Maui: Whale Watching Cruise with Marine Naturalist Guide

Activity provider: Hawaii Ocean Rafting

From US$ 57.84 per person

Spot whales in their natural habitat off the coast of Maui on this whale-watching tour. Listen to whale song using hydrophones and learn more about these creatures from your marine naturalist guide.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch
Wheelchair accessible


  • Make memories to last a lifetime with a guaranteed whale sighting in Maui
  • Learn more about the whales and their environment from a marine naturalist guide
  • Listen to the sound of the whales communicating with an underwater microphone
  • Cruise through the Maui shores in an eco-friendly family-owned rafting vessel
  • Take breathtaking shots of native humpback whales in their natural habitat
Full description

Embark on an eco-raft whale-watching cruise in Maui to see Hawaii's native humpback whales in their natural habitat. Learn interesting facts about the whales from your marine naturalist guide, listen to their song with a hydrophone, and snap breathtaking up-close shots.

Board an eco-friendly raft in Lahaina Harbor and cruise to see the humpback whales who return to the warm Hawaiian waters every year during the winter months for their mating and calving season.

Rest assured that your tour complies with all environmental regulations. Whales are a protected species in Hawaii so the boat will not approach them any closer than 100 yards, but sometimes the whales choose to approach the raft themselves for those up-close encounters.

Make use of the underwater microphones provided to listen to the whale song as they communicate while looking for food. Learn more about these creatures from your expert marine naturalist guide and sip on the water provided before returning to Lahaina Harbor.

  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Marine naturalist guide
  • Guaranteed whale sighting
  • Hydrophone
  • Purified water
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Check in 30 minutes prior to your tour at Lahaina Harbor, Slip 8 (675 Wharf Street, Lahaina). Parking is free around the Harbor area for 3 hours or less. Closest paid parking lot is located behind Paia Fish Market on Front Street or off Dickenson Street and Luakini Street. Once you park, walk under the Banyan Tree and toward the ocean, the Harbor is located there across from the historical courthouse.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Waterproof camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof bag

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to cancellation or rescheduling due to weather or capacity reasons
  • Whale encounters are guaranteed but may vary in their natural environment
  • Low-to-water rafts are adventure style and passengers may get wet, bring waterproof bags for personal belongings

Product ID: 414434