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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Theresa D
"We saw Whales!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
Very informative staff. The trip was organized and lot's of fun! The staff was funny and knew all about the whales. Everyone said we wouldn't see any whales this late in April, but Pac Whale knew where to go and we saw a mom and a baby whale and some dolphins!
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Brandon M
Los Angeles
"Professional outfit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
My family really wanted to go whale watching even though it was so late in the season. We left out of Ma'alaea Harbor at 9am. We saw some dolphins and also two whales. We also got to listen to the whales when they dropped a microphone into the ocean. The host was nice and informative.
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2jacquid
Winnipeg, Canada
"So fun!Loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
What a great organization. Our family loved it so much Everything was top notch What a great day Staff do knowledgeable and helpful
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aklswish
Fairfield, Virginia
"Great Whale Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
The crew were very knowledgeable and provided a terrific experience for all. They do not fill the boat to capacity so there is plenty of room for everyone to move around as whales are sighted. The naturalist on board provided a great deal of information related to whales and other sea life.
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Jake w
"My wife and kids had a blast."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
My family and I took a sunset tour out of Lahaina. The sunset was absolutely beautiful, the sea was calm, and my kids got to see a whale. The evening couldn’t have been better.
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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.