1 5 Hour Small Group Whale Watch Tour

Ultimate 2 Hr Exclusive VIP Whale Watch Tour from Kaanapali Beach

Maui, USA
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get your morning started on the right foot and embark on a whale-watching tour from Lahaina Harbor. Grab a seat on your raft and settle in for a ride along Maui's coastline, keeping your eyes peeled for the gentle giants as well as dolphins. Your tour comes with a guarantee: ride again for free if you don't see any whales from December to April.
  • Learn about whales from your naturalist guide
  • Take in the coastal scenery from your raft
  • Listen to whale songs on the hydrophone
  • Bring your camera and don't miss a thing

What's Included

  • Bottled water

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

      CHECK IN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR. GO TO THE BEACH AND LOOK FOR YELLOW UMBRELLA. Please INCLUDE PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL IN BOOKING so we can CONTACT YOU! Kaanapali beach bookings will check in on the beach in front of Whalers Village. Your confirmation email will specify your departure location.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Lahaina Harbor

    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • No children under 3 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    66 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
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    very professional
    David_N, Feb 2024
    Tough water/wind conditions but the captain/owner & biologist made the best of it, and got us out safely. Had fun
    Lots of whale sightings
    Debbie_A, Jan 2024
    We had an amazing time! We were able to see a baby whale with its mama and they were being followed by several males. Our captions Lacy and Lilly were great! They had great information about what the whales were doing. I would definitely recommend this company!! Job well done!
    Awesome time!
    Micheal_R, Mar 2023
    Emma and Pat were very informative and made the trip so much fun! Both very professional and interactive. Thank you!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Thank you!
    What fun
    Patricia_C, Mar 2023
    The best thing was the absolute delight on my grandson's face! We saw many whales, mamas and their babies. The escort were fighting for their place with the females. It was quite spectacular! The captain and his first mate were well informed and seemed passionate about the whales.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    First time whale watching...
    Rajesh_C, Mar 2023
    First time whale watching snd what an experience. Got lot of close encounters to a group of 5-6 whales.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    It was the ultimate whale watching experience.
    Jeff_V, Mar 2023
    Sunrise Whale watching was amazing . Sarah and Emma were great very knowledgeable and made this a great trip seen lots of whales . 8 year old Granddaughter had a blast . Thank you ultimate whale watching. Would highly recommend this trip/ company. Jeff
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    This was so much fun....
    Jake_D, Mar 2022
    This was so much fun. Emma was a great captain. The crew was very entertaining and informative. It was a very memorable experience.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Mahalo! We're so happy to hear you had a MEMORABLE experience with us :)
    We missed our boat (our...
    Gemma_B, Feb 2022
    We missed our boat (our own fault) and were heading back to our car. Another boat said we could join them. It was informative, breathtaking, peaceful and incredibly fun. Best thing we've done on trip in 4 days. Highly recommend. BTW, I was scared because of the small boat. There was no need to be scared.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    We're so happy you made it out on the water and got to see some whales! Hope you had a great rest of your trip :)
    Great morning off the Island of Maui with the whales
    Robert_T, Jan 2022
    Great morning seeing and hearing about whales. The Captain was very knowledgeable and friendly as well as her whale expert. They both were happy to answer all of our questions. They showed best respect for the whales and also for safety of all on board.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Safety for our guests and the marine life is a priority for us, and having FUN of course- we're so happy to hear you had a great morning exploring with us! Hope to see you again soon :) Mahalo
    Whale watching fun!
    Terra_T, Jan 2022
    We appreciated that we were in a smaller boat so we could get around quickly & catch up to the whales. Our guides were great & we saw many dolphins & whales 🐳 🐋 🐬🤩
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Small Groups & BIG FUN! Mahalo Terra for exploring with us!
    Guaranteed whale sightings
    Ashley_K, Dec 2021
    Our hosts for the trip were great! I’ve been on 2 other whale watching tours and this was the first one I was able to see several. Shorter trip which was also nice to avoid getting seasick.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Mahalo from Team Ultimate! We're so happy to hear you got to see several whales without getting seasick :)
    Debra_W, Dec 2021
    It was amazing. Saw juvenile whales playing, peeking whale heads, breaching, and six males following a female. After leaving the habor saw our first whales with 10 minutes and continued to see them to the very end…Amazing!!!
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Mahalo from Team Ultimate! We're so happy to hear you had an AMAZING TIME!
    Highly recommended! Great whale spotting
    Lynnea_G, Jan 2020
    Can’t rave enough about this experience. The captain and the crew. They were very knowledge and found plenty of whales. They followed the 100yard rule but amazingly the whales came closer to us. Saw some of them jump.
    Amazing whale watching
    Connector30072296597, Jan 2020
    I had prebooked two tours with Ultimate but after my first trip, I booked two more! With the dinghy you get closer to the whales and you speed between the ones sighted. The crew were amazing on all four of my trips - so informative about the whales and they made the trips even more special. I can’t wait to return next January for more adventures, although being “mugged” by a mum and baby whale the other day takes some beating. Mahalo Ultimate!!

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