Maui Whale Watching & Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor aboard Pride of Maui

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Maui Whale Watching Snorkel Tour
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a day on the water and combine two great Maui ocean experiences in one. This tour is an opportunity to snorkel at Molokini or another nearby coral reef before embarking on a whale watching cruise in search of humpbacks. As you sail, you can enjoy beverages from the open bar, as well as a delicious lunch.
  • Combine whale-watching and snorkeling on this Maui tour
  • Includes an open bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) as well as lunch
  • Explore the world under the waves on a snorkel tour
  • Learn about whale behavior from your guides as you sail

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water
  • Restroom on board
  • BBQ lunch, homemade cookies, ice-cold micro-brewed beer, wine and mai-tais
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment - **Please note. No full face snorkeling masks will be allowed for safety reasons**
  • Parking fee $2 USD per hour. payment should be made by credit card only

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Maalaea Harbor
    Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, HI 96793, USA

    Check-in is at Ma’alaea Harbor North Loading Dock, left of Coast Guard Station. Harbor parking is across from Carl’s Jr. before the Ocean Center. The price must be paid by credit card. The parking lot is walking distance (5-6 minutes) to the dock.

Start time

02:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
Operated by Pride of Maui

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.

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Captain & crew were awesome! Friendly, funny & helpful! It was a great experience! Definitely recommend!


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The crew was friendly,...
Michael_R, Mar 2023
The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and it was apparent that they love their job - it was clearly their goal to make sure every guest had a memorable and awesome time. We saw a dozen or so whales, mostly due to the captain keeping his eyes peeled and pointing them out to us. He was respectful of them, turning off the motor and letting us drift near them. The lunch was unexpectedly delicious and the food was abundant. The water was fairly warm for snorkeling and we saw some unusual fish along with interesting coral formations. Alas, no sea turtles today! The open bar after snorkeling was a real treat and the fresh cookies before we disembarked, along with orange slices was another delightful surprise. There was even a slide on the boat which was quite popular, especially with the teenagers with our group. This is the whale-watching tour to take!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
I am 100% positive, that bias and all, my team is the best of the best! I feel so fortunate to have such a great team of professional watermen and women, who absolutely love being out on the ocean and sharing their passion with our guests. Our veteran skippers have decades of local expertise, which as you noted, makes all the difference in the world, when it comes to locating and respectfully viewing the majestic humpback whales. We have been refining the amenities you appreciated so much for over 40 years, though in my mind, it is my crew who truly set us apart.
Must do when in Maui!
Murphy_M, Mar 2023
Great captain and crew. Clean boat. Good food and we saw many whales as well as the beautiful scenery and great snorkeling.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
When you are passionate about something, it shows. I am so proud of our team and the way they take care of our boats, and our guests!
Fantastic experience
Sarah_S, Mar 2023
Fantastic day with Pride of Maui from excellent communication, staff and adaptations. Patient with the whale watching and explanation of habitat. Excellent snorkeling instructors and staff. Would highly recommend again - thank yoh
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank You so much for appreciating the fantastic experience you had with my crew. They are exceptional and i am so fortunate to have such a wonderful team of fabulous watermen and women, who care so much about our guests.
Wonderful time!
Connie_C, Feb 2023
The staff was wonderful! Saw several whales and sea turtles! The food and drinks were also good. Overall a great time!!
Fun snorkel and whale adventure
Heather_H, Feb 2023
We saw did some tremendous whale watching that sandwiched beautiful snorkelling. On the snorkel we saw the largest sea turtle any of us have ever seen and many other colourful fish. The lunch was very yummy and even though it was a windier day we felt safe on the boat. The staff was excellent and extremely attentive, they were full of life and created such a fun atmosphere!
Lots of whales
Anne_M, Feb 2023
The staff was great and we saw lots of whales. Very relaxing and I highly recommend! Food and drink were great
Shannon_P, Feb 2023
Very windy when we started but calmed later. Wonderful lunch aboard then found a great place for snorkeling. Saw a sea turtle who swam with us. Saw numerous whales! One was about 50 yards away. Boat wasn’t crowded at all. Had about 50 people on ours and it holds 150. Crew was fantastic and very informative.Would do it again in a second!
Great toyr
Connie_L, Feb 2023
Experienced pilot who pointed out the many whales on our way to our snorkling excursion was very good. We had a choice of a variety of food options as well as drinks. On our way back to the harbor we enjoyed great cookies and fresh pineapple.
Definite bucket list
Vicki_N, Feb 2023
Seeing all the whales! The snorkeling was amazing! The whole experience with the ship and crew will be a good memory too.
Whale family
Joanne_S, Feb 2023
We loved Seeing the whales 🐳 Mother calf and escort was a truly beautiful experience The Captain and crew were wonderful ....friendly .... helpful ... And shared about the whales
Great experience!
Kathy_W, Feb 2023
Got to see several Competition Pods. Very cool!! Lots of whale activity. Food was great too. Staff top notch.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
This is a review right to the point! We go the extra mile, to ensure that you experience with us, is unlike any other tour provider. That is why the food is great, our boats are top notch, clean and exceptionally well maintained. Most of all, it is the expert team of professional watermen and women that make the real difference.
Mindy_G, Feb 2023
I took my two daughters and mother on this trip. We had a great time and were very fortunate to see many whales! The snorkeling was exceptional! I would highly recommend this company and this adventure!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We are so glad that your family had a great day, enjoying the whales, and exceptional snorkeling. The Afternoon Whale Watching Snorkel Tour aboard Pride of Maui, is also a great value, combining two adventures on the same outing.
We had a great...
Natalie_L, Jan 2023
We had a great experience. The stuff on the boat we’re so friendly and accommodating. The boat is nice and clean. Definitely worth the money.
Afternoon Snorkeling Was Awesome!
Hillary_C, Jan 2023
We loved going on the afternoon tour! We saw many whales and when we arrived at Molokini we were the only boat there! The water was clear and calm and the guides said they haven't had those conditions for a long time! The workers were kind and friendly and ensured that we had a great time.
Whales and Turtles
Josh_H, Jan 2023
Plenty of whales and we got to swim with some sea turtles! We didn't make it to Molokini because of rough seas but we had a great time at the other reef.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Whales and Turtles..... Can't go wrong with that combo!
Captain & crew were...
Tamara_B, Mar 2022
Captain & crew were awesome! Friendly, funny & helpful! It was a great experience! Definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
I love to read daily how wonderful my team is and the care they take of our guests! Thank You for joining us and appreciating the hardest working, friendly and entertaining crew on Maui!
Afternoon Maui whale watching
Micheline_F, Mar 2022
The trip was excellent. The boat wasn’t overcrowded like other whale watching trips I have been on. The crew took plenty of time so you could maximize your experience. We also had a decent amount of time for snorkeling. They had plenty of food and a good choice of drinks on board. It was also definitely one of the longer trips offered. Price was very fair for what was offered.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We are so pleased that you appreciate the fact that we do not over crowd our boats. When I am at the harbor, look over and see the passengers crammed elbow to elbow on the other tour boats, even though I know that my competitors are taking a lot more customers, I feel proud that we continue to operate at about half our Coast Guard capacity, and in doing so, provide to our guests the very best boat tours on Maui. Thank You for recognizing the difference it makes and sharing with others the quality of your experience. .
We were fortunate enough...
Debra_D, Mar 2022
We were fortunate enough to see sooo many whales and the snorkling was amazing! The weather was perfect..very friendly staff as well
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Don’t you just love it when everything comes together at once to provide such a nice experience!! Thank You for joining us!
Fun experience!
Jim_P, Mar 2022
The crew was fantastic! Hard working made sure every person on this tour had a great experience. We were able to see many whales and the snorkeling was a lot of fun!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Yes, I agree, my guys are FANTASTIC! It is they who make your day with us unlike any other! Fantastic, Great and lots of fun are words we love to hear from our guests!
So friendly, so...
Megan_S, Mar 2022
So friendly, so welcoming, so helpful, so much fun! They really want you to have fun, be safe and enjoy. We would definitely book again!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for appreciating my awesome team! Indeed, we are all about the guest experience and strive to exceed your expectations. The genuine interest our crew has in making sure you have the best day ever, their passion for the ocean and decades of professional experience, are a big part of what makes us and our tours so special. Thank You for your business, and sharing your experience.

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