Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure

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Small Group Whale Watching Adventure
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Whale Sightings Guaranteed!

      Meeting and Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Mala Boat Ramp
        Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

        Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior at MALA BOAT RAMP, in Lahaina. If you feel lost, CALL US at 808-495-1001. Limited parking near Mala, additional parking is located a short walk away by Longs Drugs and Safeway. Late check-ins are considered no-shows and no refund will be given.

      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
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
      Operated by Makai Adventures

      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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      Featured review
      Captain Paul and Allison were very knowledgeable and had great personalities. Our trip would have been fun even if we hadn’t had the sightings of so many whales. We saw mama’s and babies and several competition pods of males. They came so close to our boat it was amazing. We have done 4 whale watching trips in the past and this one was the BEST. I highly recommend Makai Adventures.


      700 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      What a great way to see...
      Robert_F, Apr 2024
      What a great way to see the whales and calves. Even late season, we had a great day of whale sightings up close.
      Great tour!!
      Courtny_T, Apr 2024
      Great tour!! They were very knowledgeable and shared lots of great info. We saw several whales, include a mom and baby playing around for about 15 minutes. Even saw some bottlenose dolphins!
      Best experience for...
      Klejdi_I, Apr 2024
      Best experience for whales watching so far. Spent 3 hours chasing whales out of the coast of Lahaina.
      Great whale watching trip!
      Malinda_M, Apr 2024
      The baby whales were so cute! Shannon was so knowledgeable about whale behavior and our captain easily found whales!
      Awesome tour
      Palsamy_S, Apr 2024
      Great experience. The whole trip was fun & informative. And we saw the whales, it was awesome. Thanks til the captain & naturalist, learned a lot about whales. The boat ride was super fun.
      Best in class experience
      MaryGrace_C, Apr 2024
      Top marks! Guides were knowledgeable about not only whales, but the history of the islands, as well. I recommend this tour above others, as the boat we were on was bigger and more solid than some of the little Zodiak inflatable boats around us.
      Awesome fun experience!
      Jason_T, Mar 2024
      Saw lots of whales, captain and guide were excellent, very informative, entertaining, and helpful. Strongly recommend the experience, plus supporting Lahaina locals as they rebuild.
      Response from Host, Apr 2024
      Mahalo Mahalo Mahalo! We are so grateful for your support!
      Worthwhile but access to the boat was difficult
      Irene_B, Mar 2024
      The trip in the whale watching, was very good, however, getting to the main boat was by small skiff off of a pier that was somewhat difficult to get in, and very difficult to get out of when you came back until they dredge that access to make it deeper, which is supposedly going to be in April I would take one that actually came up to the pier or which there were several that we saw
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Mahalo for joining us for the adventure. We agree, our temporary location is not ideal, especially with the current sandbar situation. Hopefully it gets dredged next month and we will be operate as close to normal as possible!
      I had a really good time...
      Liliya_S, Mar 2024
      I had a really good time with my family. The experience was amazing and well worth it. The staff are an amazing group of people that treated us very well. I recommend this place to anyone wanting to see whales.
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Your recommendation means the world to us! Mahalo for choosing Makai Adventures
      Whales everywhere! Great day
      Tracy_M, Mar 2024
      Levi and Shannon did a fantastic job locating whales for us to see. They openly shared their knowledge regarding whale and migration patterns answering questions and sharing experiences! They seem to truly enjoy what they do. We were also fortunate enough to see spotted dolphins! Great experience and highly recommend. And we can’t forget about Molly! She did a great job maneuvering the dingy on a VERY windy day to get us to and from the larger boat without getting g totally drenched! Thanks for the wonderful experience!
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Mahalo for joining us for the adventure! Glad to hear you loved both the fun and educational parts of our tour. Looking forward to having you back onboard one day!
      Very good Whale watching experience
      Gary_W, Mar 2024
      The crew we had was very helpful and informative. Both worked well as a team. Interacting with all the passengers including the children. Left no one without a conversation with same. Took great pride in their work. Was very pleased how much effort the excursion to make it a success. WELL DONE !!!
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Mahalo Nui! We enjoy being able to provide a personalized and special experience for each and every one of our guests. Thanks for whale watching with Makai Adventures!
      Fantastic time!
      Corrie, Mar 2024
      We had a great time. There were only 8 people on the boat, so it was easy to walk around and see. We saw a lot of whales and some dolphins.
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Extra small groups make for an even more personalized experience! Mahalo for choosing Makai Adventures for Whale Watching!
      Amazing Makai Adventures
      Theresa_W, Mar 2024
      This was the best tour ever!! Makai Adventures provided my sisters and me with unforgettable memories. Paul, the captain, and Lainie, the assistant, were amazing. Besides their ability to spot the whales, they freely shared their knowledge and, their love for what they do was quite evident. Within minutes, we saw a whale and it got even better from there. We saw three sets of mothers with calves, two full breaches and many other sightings and sprays. Then, Paul and Lainie dropped a microphone into the water and we got to hear the whales singing. It was absolutely amazing. We also want to give a shout out to Keao for getting us to the boat and back to the dock safely and Iwa for communicating so well with us with reservations and maps to the dock location. We can't Thank Paul, Lainie, Iwa and Makai Adventures enough for these awesome memories. This was definitely a 5+++ experience and I/we highly recommend it.
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a rockin' review! We love what we do and glad you loved the entire experience, too. Hope to have you back onboard for another epic adventure soon!
      Whale watching
      Mihira_G, Mar 2024
      They are so friendly and they will do what ever it takes to make sure you get to watch whale. If you’re visiting Maui and planning whale watching. I truely recommend go with these guys
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Mahalo Nui for choosing Makai Adventures for whale watching on Maui!
      Great trip
      candi_e, Feb 2024
      Rare day with the mother whale feeding her baby while standing on her head. Great crew...very knowledgeable. They also put a microphone under the water so we could hear the singing. Zippy boat. 24 people. Fun day! Thank you!!!
      Response from Host, Mar 2024
      Isn't that amazing! So glad you got to witness it. Mahalo for choosing Makai Adventures.
      Best whale watch tour
      Manuela_B, Feb 2024
      Absolutely loved this tour! We did a different one in a bigger boat but this small boat was much more Intimate. Our captain was awesome and so was our naturalist ! Loved the tour and will be back!
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Glad to hear you loved the small group experience! We love getting to know our guests and make it a more personal type of tour. See you next time!
      Great whale watch!
      Dana_S, Feb 2024
      Small boat, very knowledgeable captain, a ton of sightings, especially momma and babies. We e down several whale watch boats and this was my favorite.
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Mahalo for choosing to whale watching with us! Peak season really is the best with lots of whale activity. Hope to have you back onboard for more whale watching sometime soon!
      Great whale watching
      phinfangt, Feb 2024
      Excellent crew. We were able to track a competition pod for quite a while and they were very knowledgeable about why the whales were acting as they did.
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Thanks for joining Makai for whale watching! Our captains and crew love being able to share their experience and information with you.
      WOW so many whales
      Teri_D, Feb 2024
      The boat and crew were phenomenal! We saw many whales and the crew explained a lot of information about the whales. She was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour. The captain was very appreciative and expressed his thanks to us. It felt good to be welcomed back to Lahaina
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      Mahalo for choosing to support a locally owned and operated whale watching company! Glad to hear you loved the whale watch. Hope to share another fun day on the water with you one day soon!
      Ready to go again!
      Patricia_M, Feb 2024
      Tons of whale sightings close to boat, great staff and crew, and loved the smaller boat. Had whales swim right under the boat and surface all around us.
      Response from Host, Feb 2024
      You got mugged!!! Mahalo for choosing to whale watch with Makai Adventures!

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