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Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina

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Lahaina, United States
Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Overview

Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales by embarking on a catamaran cruise from Lahaina Harbor. In the company of certified marine naturalists and marine biologists who provide insights into whale behavior, head out onto the water in search of the gentle giants. Snacks and drinks are available on board upon purchase.
  • Naturalist-guides and marine biologists provide insight into whale behavior
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or you can take the tour again for free within a year
  • Refuel with snacks and drinks, available to purchase onboard.
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Hotel pick up and drop off services are not available.
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612 Front St , 612 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Across from Banyan Tree Park Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pacific Whale Foundation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina.
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What is the social distancing policy during Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whalewatch Sail from Lahaina.

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  • "You conveniently drop off passengers but someone will need to park the car." See review

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Amazing Whale Watching!
Joel_D
, Feb 2022
Incredible views and some of the best whale watching in the world for Humpback whales when in season. The crew and naturalists on our cruise were so friendly and super knowledgeable. 10/10 will do again next time!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Kristen_P
, Apr 2021
very nice crew and experience! saw some amazing whales and loved the commentary. overall a wonderful experience! would definitely do this again.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us to see the amazing humpback whales. Even late in the season, we've seen some great action. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience and will look forward to having you out with us again.
star-5
Beautiful boat and educated staff
Monica_E
, Apr 2021
We didn’t expect many whales given it was April but we did see some and the boat itself was enough to make the trip. Staff super friendly and informative. We saw dolphins, flying fish and two whale sightings
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for coming out with us whale watching. We're so appreciative of your feedback and glad to hear that you enjoyed the experience and appreciated our staff. We'll hope to see you out with us again in the future.
star-5
Maui fun
Fred_O
, Apr 2021
Traveling with 3 families we were a group of 15. Guide was patient and good with kids. Saw a whale and got to play in the water looking fir fish and turtles!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you so much for your your wonderful feedback about the enjoyable whale watch experience your group had on Ocean Spirit. We thank you for your support and will hoep to have you out with us again.
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Such enthusiasm from our...
Edward_L
, Mar 2021
Such enthusiasm from our all female crew! You can tell they love what they do. Great trip. Whales are definitely out there.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Mahalo for cominug out with us whale watching and we're so glad you enjoyed the experience and had a great time. We appreciate your support and will hope to see you out with us again.
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Whale sail
Lori_H
, Mar 2021
Exciting to be up close and personal with the whales. On came right up next to our boat. Boat was very clean, well organized and not too crowded. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend if in Maui.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you so much for ocming out with us to see the amazing humpback whales. We're so glad you enjoyed the experience and appreciate the recommendation. You stay safe and healthy and come back and se us on your next visit to Maui.
star-5
Highly recommended!
Teresa_F
, Mar 2021
Awesome trip, saw lots of whales and learned a lot about them as well! Great crew, boat, very safety conscious.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
We are so glad you enjoyed your whale watch experience with us. We truly appreciate that you chose to ocme out with us and support our mission. You stay safe and healthy, and we'll hope to see you out with us again on your next visit to Maui.
star-5
Always a great experience with Pacific Whale Foundation
Karen_F
, Mar 2021
This was our 5th trip with Pacific Whale Foundation and won’t be our last! The crew is professional and very knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next trip with this great organization.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you so much for coming out with us whale watching. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and truly appreciate your ongoing support. You stay safe and healthy and we'll look forward to your next visit.
star-5
Just what we were looking for!
Riki_L
, Mar 2021
Awesome! So many whales, funny and knowledgeable guide (Desmond), great crew, beautiful day! They gave us assigned seats because of covid, but we were allowed to get up and walk around. Would sail with them again.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing the amazing humpback whales that visit our waters every season. It's always a special experience to see these amazing giants of the sea and we thank you for deciding to share it with us. We'll hope to have you out with us again.
star-4
Great day with many Whale sightings
Michael_K
, Mar 2021
The trip was great. The crew was very informative and fun. We learned a lot about Humpback whales and their migration habits and saw several groups of whales. We watched a mom and baby for quite a while timing their dives and resurfacing. We will do this trip again when we come back to Maui.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
We're so glad to hear that you had a great time with us witnessing the wonder of these amazing giants of the sea and gained a little knowledge about them along the way. We truly appreciate that you came out with us and will look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Maui.
star-5
Awesome
Sheema_S
, Dec 2020
Loved this excursion! We got to see many whales, including a calf and it's Mom. The team was very knowledgeable and ensured we were all safe. Definitely recommend this experience.
star-5
amazing whales
Dancer
, Mar 2020
Trip was amazing. The whales performed beautifully and the crew was very nice and helpful the whole trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Whale watching
richard_h
, Mar 2020
OMG we saw so much! 50+ whales, One even breached and another rolled over right in front of us. There were a lot of other whale watching boats, however most of them looked rather dismal. this group was very knowledgeable and professional!
star-5
Excellent whale watching
Trush_M
, Feb 2020
I will start by saying I appreciate that they are non profit and work to to save our environment. The trip it myself was excellent great crew and boat, beautiful weather and numerous whale sightings! I wanted to book another the same evening. One warning give yourself time to find parking as you may have to walk a few blocks. You conveniently drop off passengers but someone will need to park the car. I would highly recommend this team and this trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved it
love2kid
, Feb 2020
Staff was nice, informative and to top it off we seen several whales, calves and the male whales. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Bucket lister for all
klehman27
, Feb 2020
Great crew and several whale sightings, including two occasions in which whales swam near and eventually under the boat. Tremendous experience!
star-5
Great Staff - Perfect size boat
Luana_U
, Jan 2020
I was completely surprised to get seasick - I never have before. McKayla, a staff member, really helped me out! She told me where to stand on the boat, gave me ginger chews and water, and was generally nice to me. I was feeling kind of dumb about it and she was super great about it. And the whales! We got some great views. Best part: Boat holds 49 people total, and counting crew there were only about 35 on our trip. It was uncrowded with great views for everyone. We saw both smaller and bigger boats while we were out, and it seemed like our choice was the very best possible size - more stable than the small ones (it was choppy) and lots better views and movement than the giant ones.
star-5
Saw 4 whales.
abigailNJ
, Dec 2019
This was early in the season for the whales so I was happy to see four. The skipper did a great job of finding them. The food was good and because I am not that steady on my feet it was carried up the stairs for me. The crew was very knowledgeable and they loved waiting on us and explaining anything we wanted to know about whales. I would do this trip again.
star-5
Whale watch w/PWF
Mary_K
, Feb 2019
Awesome whale watch...saw lots of whales. Only thing they would have made this better is if they had put the sail up.
star-5
This tour was so much fun! Saw tons...
Lindsay D
, Feb 2018
This tour was so much fun! Saw tons of whales. Big boat with lots of room to move around. Dan and all the staff aboard were super nice and knowledgeable.

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