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Maui: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor

1. Maui: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor

Whale-watch with the experts on Maui's top-rated ecotour and see these amazing creatures in their natural wild habitat. Every excursion is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Not only will you see these majestic creatures up close and personal, but your Marine Naturalist will provide an educational experience. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females, hear underwater whale songs – every trip is unique. Don't miss out on utilizing underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs. If you're bringing children, this family-friendly experience has onboard Jr. Naturalist Programs for kids. Don't forget to put on your Reef Safe Sunscreen, complimentary at check-in. For the more serious whale-watcher, this tour has affordable camera and binocular rentals. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. All profits from these cruises support ocean research, education and conservation programs.

Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

2. Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

Your eco-friendly wildlife adventure departs out of historic Lahaina Harbor aboard a 65 foot, double-deck powered catamaran. The journey over to Lanai takes approximately 60 minutes as the captain passes by known wild dolphin habitats before heading to your snorkel destination. Discover an underwater oasis and world-class snorkeling with warm crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife. Lanai is also famous for its large populations of wild dolphins, plus toothed whales, sea turtles, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal. On the trip over, be treated to a continental breakfast of fresh island fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and apple danishes along with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juices. Take part in a guided reef tour with a certified marine naturalist and enjoy a leisurely snorkel. Feast on a barbecue lunch which includes chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, veggie salad, and chocolate chip cookies. There's also all-you-can-drink water, sodas, juices and 1 complimentary alcoholic drink for those 21 and over. 

Maui: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Sail from Lahaina Harbor

3. Maui: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Climb aboard Maui's top-rated eco-friendly 2-hour whale-watching tour on a luxury sailing vessel, Ocean Spirit. Embark on your whale watching adventure aboard this spacious and comfortable boat. See these majestic creatures up close and personal, and listen as your Marine Naturalist will provide an educational experience. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females and understand more from your guide. Make the most of underwater headphones and listen to the beautiful whale songs.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. These tours offer educational whale-watching and all profits from these cruises support ocean research, education and conservation programs.

Maui: Molokini Wild Eco Adventure from Maalaea Harbor

4. Maui: Molokini Wild Eco Adventure from Maalaea Harbor

Feast on a continental breakfast as you meet your group for the day. Enjoy Maui Vegetable Fritatta, assorted pastries, fruit platters, juice, and Maui coffee. Explore Molokini on an intimate, small-group ecotour of Maui’s #1 snorkeling and diving destination. Each adventure carries no more than 34 guests on Ocean Explorer, a 54 ft. single deck catamaran with open seating and unimpeded views – so there’s plenty of room to move around and enjoy the views. Snorkel the iconic volcanic crater and its beautiful reef known for crystal clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish, and resting seabirds. A flexible itinerary includes visiting a second snorkel spot, such as Turtle Arches, as well as cruising along Maui’s coastline.  Following your adventures in the ocean relax with a delicious lunch cooked on board for you.  Enjoy a lunch of grilled chicken wraps with spinach, tomato, carrots and cucumber and a variety of salads. 

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

5. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Venture aboard a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran to Honolua Bay and snorkel at two spots that are popular with sea turtles. Spot more marine life with the help of a naturalist guide. Marvel at water views while partaking in a delectable breakfast and lunch.  Departing from the historic Lahaina Harbor aboard the Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters with views of the Ka'anapali coastline to and Honolua Bay. Sail into the protected waters of the Honolua conservation area which is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, enjoy the marine environment.  Explore with premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program. Get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home.  Snorkel at two secluded spots that are popular destinations for sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral. Follow a certified marine naturalists guide over the reef. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Unwind as the boat heads out into the channel for the thrilling trip back to the harbor.

Maui: Pali Sea Cliff Kayak and Snorkel Tour

6. Maui: Pali Sea Cliff Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Experience the West Coast of Maui on the ultimate kayaking adventure. Start your day of adventure on the white sand beaches, just down the way from the iconic Pali sea cliffs. From here, your guide will lead your group out to a section of coast that’s inaccessible by land. Along the way, you will have many opportunities to stop and snorkel through crystalline coves where you will see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and tropical fish. It is common that your group may spot gliding manta ray and see Humpback whales in the winter. Take a break and enjoy a deli-style lunch on an isolated white sand beach. On this tour, you will kayak 4-mile during this 4-hour tour. Your experienced guides will ensure you have a safe and fun round-trip to the Pali lighthouse and back! This small-group tour is limited to 10-people to ensure a personalized experience. The Pali Sea Cliff tour departs from the beach amidst swaying palms trees and heads toward the remote and rugged sea cliffs of an area known as the “Pali”. The views here are epic and the cobalt ocean is full of life. RIDE SHARE is not recommended as launching site may be moved.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 278 reviews

We booked this adventure at the last minute and could not be happier with what we got. It was my birthday and they treated us like royalty! I went with my husband and Son and daughter in-law. There were more whale sightings than they have seen in a VERY long time and more whales in each pod than ever before. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend this adventure to all my friends. We will also be sure to check with you first for more adventures when we come back to beautiful Maui. Mahalo!

Great experience! We haven't snorkeled much before but it wasn't too advanced for us despite being for intermediate and above snorkelers. Loved our Captain and crew. Saw lots of whales too and the experience was nice because it was flexible itinerary so the Captain was able to adjust based on reports from other ships.

We had a group of 8 and all felt as though we got more than our moneys worth on the excursion. There was a large group that did not make it so more staff to participants ratio was fantastic. Everyone was helpful and worked to make sure all questions were answered.

We saw a whole school of amazing spinner dolphins! The captain and crew were amazing; friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great lunch. The entire experience was 5 star!

I loved having naturalists onboard! It gave the experience so much more texture. And everyone was so nice! Great experience all around.