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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denisemA470GT
Columbus
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
My Mom and I had a great adventure snorkeling! The crew for the Pacific Whale Foundation are very knowledgeable! I would recommend them to anyone, plus it goes to a great cause!
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Nannymt
Dana Point, California
"and dedicated to the beautiful creatures in our oceans."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
I’m amazed how much these people care to protect the beautiful whales, dolphins and turtles. They try to educate everyone and teach people to care for their environment at all times.
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robigail
Englewood, New Jersey
"amazing time on the water!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
What a great trip! The boat is beautiful, quiet, roomy. They served us juice and water and there were snacks and other beverages for sale. Our guide was extremely spunky, knowledgeable, and very interesting. We were lucky to see many whales, and they even dropped a mic into the waters so we could here the whalesong---a highlight for us. Great!
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Connector25780742711
"This is the best one"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
This foundation is fabulous. Don’t go to any other. Brava to all the crew. Thank you for an enriching and fun experience.
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stacyzab
White Rock, Canada
"Whale watch tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2019 NEW
Knowledgeable crew and very friendly. 2 hour tour is perfect amount of time to be out on water. Bring sunscreen and your own binoculars if you have them.
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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.