Ultimate 2 Hour Small Group Whale Watch Tour

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Ultimate 2 Hour Small Group Whale Watch Tour
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From $77.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Maui is one of the best spots in the Pacific to spot whales in the wild. With this small group tour from Lahaina, you'll head out to sea, where you'll likely not only spot whales, but also dolphins. There's also a hydrophone on board if you want to listen to whale songs. And if for some reason you don't see any whales on the day of your adventure, you'll be invited to take another trip at no extra charge.
  • Bottled water will be provided
  • Small group sizes mean everyone on board gets good views
  • Listen to whale songs through an on-board hydrophone
  • Guaranteed whale-sighting or take another trip for fee

What's Included

  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Mala Boat Ramp
      Lahaina, HI 96761, USA


    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 26 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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    Featured review
    I would highly recommend Ultimate Whale watch. Although the day we went the whales weren’t very active the captain did everything he could to get us the best experience. Our naturalist provided great information and explained what the captain was doing . Great experience!


    652 reviews
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    Myra_B, Apr 2024
    Our favorite part of our trip! We were happy to see lots of whales so late in the season. Lexi and Amy were very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended, great for all ages.
    Don't miss out on ultimate!
    KelleNys, Apr 2024
    Amazing experience. The crew (Casey and Lacey) were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had incredible whale watching at the end of the season.
    Worth the trip!!
    KEITH_P, Apr 2024
    Went out with Lacey and Casey was a great time! Saw tons of whales, even watched one breach 5 times in a row! Was a very cool experience that I would recommend to anyone!
    A whale of tale...
    MsRyan_E, Apr 2024
    This tour was the ONE! Casey & Lacey's greatest hits were playing as we cruised out to see spme whale action. Even this late in the season, they found us a pod and a half to watch with plenty of tale action and a full breach!
    Whale watching
    Steph_O, Apr 2024
    Our guides Kristina and Lexie did a great job finding whales and giving information about what the whales were doing!
    Best Bang for the Buck Tour
    David_O, Apr 2024
    Within 5 minutes of our departure from the shore we came upon a pod of spinner dolphins which was very cool. Then, after another 10 minutes we came upon a small pod of 5 humpback whales! As we watched them from a distance they seemed to become very active including jumping right out of the water and landing with a load smack! It was incredible! We kept watching them perform for us for at least 30 minutes before we left that area and browsed around until we came upon a female with a you calf! That too was amazing! There was also an adult male “escort” whale too. We watched these amazing creatures interact for about another 30 minutes before it was time to head back to shore. Lily and Lexi were our captain and guide and it was their expertise that made the whole trip worth while. My wife and I were visiting Maui for our 15th wedding anniversary and of all the excursions we went on this was the best “bang for the buck”. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get up close and personal to these magnificent animals and enjoy the ride with 2 great staff members.
    Very nice whale watch...
    Siqi_Z, Apr 2024
    Very nice whale watch tour. The boat is comfortable and fast enough to go to the whales. We saw many of them and even dolphins.
    Best tour ever
    Teresa_W, Apr 2024
    Our tour guides wore top notch. They made it so fun and played awesome music at the same time. They were very informative about the whales and why they did the things they did. I absolutely had the time of my life and would love to do it again. I would recommend this to everyone
    The tickets had the wrong...
    Angel_A, Apr 2024
    The tickets had the wrong address so we missed our tour. And it has been a huge issue to try to get a refund.
    Great experience, well worth it.
    Terrence_S, Mar 2024
    We were at the “tale” end of the season, but still saw several pods. The guides were great, and the kids had a blast.
    The best whale watching experience!
    Angelica_R, Mar 2024
    Captains were very knowledgable and whale whisperers. I like that after we had the first encounter with mama whale and her calf, when they left we didn’t chase them. We went on our way and then saw a superpod of dolphins and towards the end of the tour, we saw mama whale and her calf again. Baby whale put on a show and breached about 15x. It was the best experience.
    Meet really nice people....
    Marcia_B, Mar 2024
    Meet really nice people. Crew were great. Able to see some whales. None came completely out of the water.
    Up close sighting
    Norbert_M, Mar 2024
    Exciting to see the whales up close when the calf , mother, and a male mossied right up to the boat.
    kathryn_l, Mar 2024
    Fantastic trip! Whale swam right under the boat & played near us for a while. Amazing experience - 15/10
    Whale tail whale watching trip
    Catherine_O, Mar 2024
    All the crew was great. Lily and Zach did a terrific job. Saw group of 3 and a separate mom and calf Great experience
    Captain Lily and Casey...
    David_K, Mar 2024
    Captain Lily and Casey were wonderful. Very informative. Captain Lily was great in finding pods of whales. Casey was informative about the whales and their habits. We had an excellent trip. Thank you!
    Unforgettable experience
    Nancy_K, Mar 2024
    We went on 3 whale watching tours while in Maui, 2 with this group and 1 on a catamaran with a different company. We enjoyed the tours with this company the best. Sarah and Emma were great. It was fun and informative. We know for next time to use this group for all our whale watching activities. Thank you for providing us with an unforgettable experience!!
    Unforgettable experience
    Alexandra_M, Mar 2024
    Lacie & Lexie were absolutely incredible! They created a safe, comfortable and adventurous environment all at once! Between the boat ride & all of the whale sightings it was an unforgettable trip. We also learned so many fascinating facts about the whales & they were so kind to my 4 year old son, involving him whenever they could. I just can’t recommend this experience enough, we will absolutely be back to support them!
    Cute whales
    Baylee_B, Mar 2024
    It was alright. Saw some whales which was the whole point. But couldn’t hear our guides at all. And we did a lot of sitting and waiting instead of chasing some for some more action. Also directions were unclear and didn’t know there was a check in point.
    Response from Host, Mar 2024
    I’m sorry that you had a hard time hearing our guides and appreciate you letting us know so we can work to fix this. I am glad that you got to see some whales out there.
    Whales 🐳 watching
    Diane_T, Mar 2024
    This was an adventure to say the least! The staff were very knowledgeable and helped to make our outing memorable. We saw numerous whales and were definitely not disappointed! The water was choppy so we definitely got wet with the salty ocean water but that was part of the adventure to remember 😁

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