Maalaea Harbor Whale Watch

(5 customer reviews)


For a truly memorable Maalaea whale watching experience, enjoy this spacious, triple-decker catamaran. Departing from Maʻalaea Harbor join knowledgeable staff for a whale watch trip that’s hard to beat when it comes to watching these magnificent mammals play on the water.  Booking begins in mid-December.



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SpaceWhale Maui HawaiiJoin us on this large, stable catamaran for the whale-watching trip of your life!  Departing from the convenient location of Maʻalaea Harbor, the Maalaea whale watching tour offers several experiences you might not expect including a hydrophone placed in the water so you can hear the whales singing live, onboard naturalists, and 3 decks for ample room.

This spacious catamaran has plenty of room to spread out and appreciate the spectacular views of breaching whales, Haleakala Volcano, neighbor islands, and Maui’s coastline.

Are you closer to Lahaina, or do you want to go out on a more private tour? Check out small group rafting tours out of Kihei.



Nearby Areas:
Maalaea • Kihei • Wailuku


Epic Maalaea whale watching photo

maalaea whale watch

This photo was shot by Natalie Brown on this exact whale watch cruise out of Maʻalaea harbor.  With the right camera, a steady hand, and a little luck, you can get this kind of photo too!


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5 reviews for Maalaea Harbor Whale Watch

  1. Thomas B.

    I had the best whale watch out of Maalaea with you guys! Thank you!!! Plenty of room on the boat, and I loved the upper deck viewing. You can see right down on the whales. We got “mugged” for 25 minutes, which I guess is pretty extraordinary. What a TRIP! I never though whale watching would be so exciting. We’ll do it again if we come back to Maui.

  2. Amy Woodruf

    My first of many whale watches to come. WOW. That was just beyond anything I could imagine. I really didn’t expect much from seeing whales in the water. A whale breached not far from our catamaran. It was so big! It’s hard to imagine their size until you see them up close. I won’t forget this ever

  3. Peggy Fields

    I want to do this everyday for the rest of my life! What an experience we had this last winter. We had to postpone our trip, but We’ll be back in 2021.

  4. W.W.Wilks

    WE GOT MUGGED RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE HARBOR! It was life-changing! 2 whales, we think a mom and baby, were curious and swimming around our boat. It was the best! Mahalo for taking us out again!

  5. Joe Hoover

    I’ve lived on Maui for over 10 years, and my wife and I always go out on this tour. The views from the top deck are great. We also like being able to get shade below. The captains know where to go in order to see whales, and we always have a good time!

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