Sunrise Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina in Maui, HI

Pacific Whale Foundation612 Front St.Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
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Overview

Available daily starting at 6:30 a.m., the Pacific Whale Foundation’s Sunrise Whale Watch from Lahaina offers a thrilling and scenic experience that’s considered to be Maui’s #1 choice for whale watching. Guests can enjoy two hours on a high-tech catamaran while listening to narration by certified marine naturalists, who explain in detail the social behaviors of humpback whales.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Lahaina, Maui Travel Experts
  • Learn about humpback whales from certified Marine Naturalists who lead the tour.
  • Camera and binocular rentals are available for a small fee.
  • Check-in 45 minutes prior to tour departure.
  • Tour is approximately 2 hours long.
  • Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard.

Description

from Sunrise Whale Watch from Lahaina
Depart from Lahaina Harbor and enjoy the majestic sunrise/morning trip at 6:30 am daily, with a return time of 8:30 am. For the most thrilling adventure of your vacation, see the whales with the experts from the Pacific Whale Foundation! They are proud to be Maui's #1 whale watch choice.

We offer whale watch tours for your convenience at multiple times throughout the day. Informative and fun, this two-hour adventure is narrated by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales for you based on our 33 years of whale research. Travel on high-tech, ultra-stable power catamarans for a thrilling adventure along the scenic Maui coastline. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females. You never know what you will see!

Soda, juice, snacks, beer and wine are available for purchase. This intriguing adventure includes a complimentary "Watching Hawaii's Humpback Whales" color guide, a whale poster for your party, and a Jr. Naturalist Program for kids. Kids under 6 go FREE (one free child per paying adult).

As an added bonus, whale sightings are guaranteed (from December 17 through April 23). If you do not see whales, you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch.

Guests will need to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure and must sign a liability waiver upon check-in prior to your tour.

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Sam B
Lincoln, California
"Whale Watching"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Went out 5 times on Pacif Whale Foundation raft Ocean Journey. I’ve been whale watching numerous times on Maui. The best way to see it, is on a raft. You get a minute ch closer experience and not fighting with dozens of other looking for that good spot. One of our trips was really choppy. We did see Whales, but the crew decided we should get a free trip. Not too many companies would do that. Looking forward to next years visit during whale season
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mackenziefelbab
Paia, Hawaii
"AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
If I could give 10 stars I would! I never even write Yelp reviews but I was SO impressed by this company that I absolutely had to. I did both the whale watch and snorkel Molokini & turtletown. The entire experience was just wonderful. I felt so comfortable and everyone on board was extremely accommodating & friendly as well. It was a bonus that they were so informative of what we were seeing in the water and around us. Just an amazing experience!
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Anonymous
"A Whale of a time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
The difference of this tour is that the people are truly passionate and informed about the animals they are sharing with you. You’ll never go with the ‘profit’ based your operator again after this trip.
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DSGCanada
Canada
"Whale watch spectacular!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Fantastic trip, lots of whale activity very close to boat. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff made trip fun and educational.
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redsig
New York City, New York
"Quality time under the stars"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Fantastic informative night under the stars celebrating our son/ future daughter in law’s engagement. Couldn’t have asked for a more spectacular time! Highly recommend!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunrise Whale Watch from Lahaina

How long is the whale watch cruise?
This whale watch experience is approximately 2 hours long.

When should I check-in?
Guests should arrive at check-in 45 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise departure. The tour departs daily at 6:30 am, please arrive accordingly.

Where do I check-in?
Please check-in at the Pacific Whale Foundation Booth, Slip #1, Lahaina Harbor.

Can I bring children?
Yes. Children ages 0-4 are free while children ages 5-12 are free per one paying adult.

What is included in the experience?
All passengers receive:

  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Reef-safe sunscreen and filtered water available onboard
  • Full-color marine wildlife poster
  • Guaranteed whale sightings or cruise again free


Do you have binoculars for passengers?
Passengers can rent cameras and binoculars for a small fee.

Are food and beverages available?
Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages from Maui Brewing Co. are available for purchase with proof of valid ID.