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Sunrise Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina in Maui, HI

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


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

We offer whalewatch 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 whalewatch.

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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Trevor S
"Pacific Whale Foundation sunset cruise and whale watching"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
Pacific Whale Foundation provides whale watching adventures and evening sunsets cruises - we went on both and thoroughly enjoyed both. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and respectful of the whales, since their enterprise is a non-profit research vessels. Dining on the sunset cruise was also great with good food, drinks and a spectacular evening sunset on the Maui mountains. Both are must-do activities while in Maui.
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Maureen N
Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
"Sunset cruise with Marty"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2017 NEW
We took a sunset cruise with Marty, wonderful! The ocean was calm! Tyou received three drink coupons each, and they had nice sandwiches and appetizers also. The sun set was beautiful, the whales put on a great show for us, and the music was amazing! Probably our favorite outing on Maui!
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Cupertino, California
"Whales Galore!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2017 NEW
We took two tours with the Pacific Whale foundation out of Lahaina both on the lovely Ocean Spirit. The morning whale watching was incredible. We spent at least a half hour with a mother and baby who put on quite a show for us. This inspired us to book a sunset cruise on the same boat our last night in town. Though the cruise was designed to sail into sunset the whales once again stole the show. Great drinks, appetizers and ukulele player to boot!
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San Diego, California
"A Great Whale Watching Advanture"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2017 NEW
We took a morning whale watching trip aboard PWF's Ocean Discovery. This catamaran is one of the larger whale watching boats, and accommodates around 150 passengers. The boat was pretty full, but didn't feel crowded at all. We were outside on the second deck, and had a great view of the various whales. Our Narrator was outstanding, and combined knowledge, wit, and humor for a most entertaining and educational presentation. Two additional naturalists walked the decks and were available to answer our questions in detail. This was a nice family venue with lots of room, as opposed to the crowded zodiacs bouncing around in the water.
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Los Angeles
"Amazing whale watch !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2017 NEW
We took the raft expedition for whale watching on Thurs. 2/16 and it was amazing ! The crew made sure to keep everyone informed of what was happening and where we were going. When we saw whales the explanations of the activity was both informative and fun. The check-in process was smooth and the boarding easy. We were lucky with great weather and lots of whales - - and the crew took full advantage of it to make a great day even better. Would highly recommend !
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