Maui Whale Watching Tours Directory
Best Whale Watch Tours
Choose from the following whale watching tours. (Dec. 15th – May.15)
Keep crowds down and enjoy an intimate whale watch on the Kai Kanani out of South Maui. Departing from Maluaka Beach in Makena, your also at the closest departure point for Molokini Crater.
Enjoy the room and elevation afforded by a double decker catamaran, given unprecedented views. Expert marine naturalists will guide you through your whale watch and answer all your humpback questions.
Enjoy a vessel specifically designed for Maui waters. Not only will their experienced crew & captain find you whales from the deck, but if you're lucky enough to have them swim to you, there's glass-bottom viewing!
Maui Whale Watching Tips
• If you have small children, choose a larger boat with railings.
• Bring a jacket. Winds over the water can sometimes be chilly, especially if ocean spray is coming up.
• Bring a camera with a long lens and fast shutter speed. See Whale Photography Tips.
• Arrive early to make sure the boat leaves on time in order to get the most time on the water.
• Keep your eye out for other marine life, such as dolphins and manta ray.
• Choose the best Maui Whale Watch Tour for you and your friends and family. It’s important to take a boat that meets all of your needs. Review the tours above to get an idea.
• Listen to where your captain or naturalist points out whales by observing the navigation in the image below. (Direction is directed like the numbers of a clock. 12 o’clock is straight in front of the boat.)