Humpback Whale Maui
Each winter there's an increase in visitors to the
islands from thousands of Humpback whales, the
State of Hawaii's official marine mammal. From as
early as September until as late as May,
humpback whales can be seen in the near-shore
waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Taking a
Whale Watch Cruise is the best way to view
them up close in Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National
Marine Sanctuary estimates that over 12,000
humpback whales, two-thirds of the North Pacific
WHALE WATCHING CRUISES
& LIVE RESERVATIONS
Seasonal Availability: December - April
Photos courtesy SEA MAUI CHARTERS
Kaanapali Beach, Maui
At SEA MAUI we’re more like your extended family or new best friends
once you’re on board. You’re here to have a good time, learn about the
ocean, Maui, whales (seasonal) and all that good stuff. We’re a team of
like-minded, easy-going, salty sailors that absolutely love our jobs and all
the cool people we get to meet! When you come on a trip with us, we
promise to do everything in our power to make sure you have the time of
your life out on the water.

2 Hour Whale Watch - During Sea Maui's winter months (Dec 15th -
April 15th) Humpback whales migrate down from the cold waters of Alaska
to the warm waters of Maui to give birth to their calves and train them in
the safe, calm waters off Ka'anapali.

Chat with our naturalists if you are interested in learning about the whales
or if you prefer just grab a bean bag, a cocktail and enjoy nature's show!
This sail includes a full open bar.

Check in at the Sea Maui Kiosk located between Leilani's and Hula Grill along the
beach walk at Whaler's Village Shopping Ctr. 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, HI.

Sea Maui
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Courtesy NOAA - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
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stock, migrate to Hawaii each winter. From their feeding grounds in Alaska, they cross 3,000 miles of ocean to
reach their winter destination, which offers the promise of relaxation, adventure and "romance." The primary
activities that humpback whales engage in during their stay in Hawaii include mating, birthing and nursing.
Male humpbacks also spend their time competing with others for female attention and perfecting their singing
techniques.

A whale watching cruise can be an awe-inspiring experience from the water. Mothers can be seen teaching
their calves to breach, and males can be seen competing with one another in fierce head-to-head battles. The
underwater vocal stylings of male humpback whales can even be heard by divers, snorkelers and boaters. The
thrill of such encounters has fostered a strong love of humpbacks in the islands.

The average season for most Hawaii Harbor's whale watching cruises is December 15 - April 15th, while some
whale watching cruises are only available January - March. Live reservations show availability below.
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Photos courtesy Quicksilver Maui
Quicksilver Maui
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Whale Watching TourSeasonal - Encountering the humpback whales
on 24-foot Zodiac boats is an amazing experience and especially so at
sunset! Enjoy these majestic animals during one of our lovely tropical
sunsets. Your naturalist captain will explain the whale’s behaviors and get
as close to them as possible (we adhere to Federal MMPA viewing
regulations). We also have hydrophones on board to listen to the beautiful
whale song.

Zodiac rafts are known worldwide as the perfect vessel to observe marine
life. Our fast-moving Zodiacs get into viewing position quickly and provide
an exhilarating and fun ride. The small group atmosphere of our expedition
allows for a personal and intimate tour. The rafts are only a few feet off the
water and everyone has a front-row seat on our 16 passenger Zodiac.


Photo courtesy Captain Zodiac
Honokohau Harbor, Kona, Hawaii Island
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friends the humpback whale or gentle giants as we call them make their
journey to our Hawaiian waters during the months of December through
May, during this time you will witness these gentle giants breaching and
hear their song from a distance. Kauai whale watching tours are a must
see in Hawaii, this always leaves families with a lifetime of memories and
children are always left with a whale of a story for all to hear when they
return home. Come join us for a great adventure. **No snorkeling on
whale & dolphin adventure.

"Do you speak whale?" We sure do! An under water microphone
(hydrophone) is on board so you can hear the whales' songs and
vocalizations.
Photo courtesy Kauai Zodiac Tourz
South Coast of Kauai
Whale Watching - Want to see some whales? Come find them with us. We
can cover more ground in our whale watching adventures because we
can go farther and faster than anyone else to make sure you get a good
look at these graceful giants. From the east side to the west side, we can
reach the entire southern coast of Oahu on this trip.

This adventure is usually offered between December and May, when the
magnificent humpback whales visit Hawaii.

Whales are wild animals and they operate on their own schedules. They
usually arrive in the islands in December and stay until April, but we won't
really know until we see them. For reservation purposes, our whale
watching season tentatively starts December 15 and will be updated and
adjusted as the whales make their first appearances of the season.
Photos courtesy The Adventure Boat
Ala Wai Harbor, Waikiki, HI
Whale Watch Adventure - Sail with our attentive crew and naturalists as
we welcome Pacific Humpback Whales to their winter home. We guarantee
you’ll see whales or the next time is on us. Experience these incredible
creatures like never before as they play, bask and give birth to a new
generation in our peaceful ocean backyard.

Scientists tell us that whales have been swimming our oceans for the past
65 million years. No surprise then that the songs of megaptera
novaeangliae, (the Pacific Humpback Whale) sound as old as time itself.
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Photo courtesy Kai Kanani
Makena, Maui
Lahaina Premier Whale Watch! - Have you ever seen a real live
humpback whale? Well now’s your chance. We offer an awesome fully
narrated 2 hour Maui whale watching tour during whale season, December
through April. There is no better place than Ma’alaea Bay, often referred to
as the “cradle of the humpback,” for its high concentration of these
magnificent animals. If you haven’t had the experience for seeing a
humpback in the wild its a must do on your vacation. The Quicksilver is a
great boat for Maui whale watching because of its double decks and
comfortable table and chair seating.

These animals are amazingly active during their short stay in Hawaii. They
are here to mate and give birth. The warm, relatively shallow water of
Ma’alaea Bay is the ideal place for these activities. The rest of the year
they spend their time feeding in Alaska.

Humpback whales display many different types of behaviors. Here we have
pictures of the most common. These whales can stay underwater for up to
30 minutes. Upon surfacing they ex hail at an alarming rate. The lungs of a
full grown adult whale can be as large as a VW bug. When they exhale you
can see their “blow” from miles away. A Breach is also a common and very
exciting spectacle. Imagine what a sight it is to see a whale as large as a
school bus jumping almost completely out of the water. It’s hard to explain
how awe inspiring it really is. Experience for yourself, book your Maui
whale watching tour today! Sightings guaranteed or go again free.
Get the Royal treatment on our Ali'i VIP Whale Tour! We limit this tour
to a maximum of 12 guests, so you have more opportunities to view the
Humpback whales, and other sea life, in the most comfort possible. Our
vessels are USCG rated to carry 27 guests, but this tour is all about you
and your experience and is limited to 12 guests.

We depart from, and return to, the Mala Boat Ramp located on the North
end of Front Street in Lahaina.

Mala Wharf - 1201 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761
Photo courtesy Blue Water Maui
Mala Wharf, Lahaina, Maui
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Photo courtesy Body Glove Hawaii
Kailua Pier, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Island
Every year between December and April, more than 8,000 Humpback
whales journey over 3,500 miles to Hawaii where they congregate to
breed, calf and nurse their young. Our 2.5 hour Whale Watching Excursion
offers you a rare opportunity to view and experience this phenomenon. Our
marine life naturalist will astound you with facts about these gentle giants
as they play, court and teach their young. You'll hear singing Humpback
whales through our underwater hydrophones, and you may also see
Spinner Dolphins, Pilot and Sperm Whales, Manta Rays, Sea Turtles and
more.
Whale Watch Private Charter - On your whale watch trip with us we will
take you out to the coastal waters of the North Shore of Oahu and search
for a sighting of the magnificent humpback whales that call Hawaii home
for the winter months. These gentle giants migrate thousands of miles
from the seas of Alaska to mate and give birth! You will get the in person
chance to see one of these whales in the wild from the comfort of our boat.
Throughout the trip, a marine biologist crew member will be sharing
interesting and valuable science about the humpback whales and any other
marine life spotted.

At all times, we obey all rules and regulations that ensure there is no
disturbance or harassment of the whales and any marine mammal that we
encounter. There is no guarantee to see a whale, although we do our best
to use our knowledge and experience to find them.
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Photo courtesy Deep Blue Ecotours
Haleiwa Harbor, North Shore Oahu
Photos courtesy Hawaii Nautical
1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814


Whales Guaranteed: If you don't see whales on any of our "WHALE WATCH" specific
trips in season, come back again one more time for free! (Rerides only, no refunds.
Reride is on trips of equal or lesser value).
HAWAII NAUTICAL - Every December through March, thousands of
Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along to
catch these beautiful mammals at their best on our exciting eco-friendly
whale watching excursions. Dolphins are likely to be seen, too.

Seasonal Availability December 1st to March 31st


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85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792


Lahaina Harbor, Maui
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Want to see some whales? Come find them with us. Our knowledgeable
crew will give you the best chance of finding these creatures. We’re sure
you’ll enjoy the view along the way too.
Photo courtesy Hawaii Ocean Charters
Kewalo Basin Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu
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Haleiwa Harbor, North Shore Oahu
NORTH SHORE CATAMARAN - We are most experienced whale watching
company with over 35 years of spotting whales and making memories, as
well as sunset tours, snorkeling tours (seasonal) and a sun and moon cruise.
Catamaran sailing is one of the most popular activities in Hawaii. Our sailing
catamaran provides our visitors with a smooth, comfortable sailing
experience. She can also safely pick up some speed and give you the true
feeling of sailing without leaning or being splashed by rough water.
Early Bird Whale Watch
Morning Whale Watch
Afternoon Whale Watch
Sunset Whale Watch
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From the comfort of your private luxury yacht, enjoy an amazing
experience with Hawaii’s humpback whales. Departing near Waikiki, enjoy a
leisurely sail against the majestic backdrop of Diamond Head as you scan
the water for majestic whales. Dolphins, sea turtles, and manta rays are
often seen while relaxing aboard with your family and friends.

The majestic Humpback whales migrate annually to the Hawaiian Islands
between December and April. After a long crossing of the Pacific Ocean,
they return to deliver their calves off Hawaii’s warm, sheltered waters.
Seeing these endangered species off Oahu is a true gift of nature!

Kewalo Basin Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu
Private Whale Watching Cruise
Waikiki, Waianae, Kailua-Kona
Spirit of Aloha Whale Watch Tour
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Port Waikiki Cruises - Whale Watch on the 54' Spirit of Aloha from Waikiki.
Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to
the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along see catch these beautiful mammals
at their best on our exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursions.

Sailing from the Hilton Pier on Waikiki Beach in front of the Hilton Hawaiian
Village at 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI.
Photo courtesy Port Waikiki Cruises
Waikiki, Honolulu,Oahu

Enjoy our brand new 6 passenger vessel for an unforgettable adventure
with the humpback whales. We launch right in the middle of the
humpback sanctuary, where we find mother humpback whales with their
babies (called cow/calf pairs), competition pods (often where we witness
the breaching), and singing whales (yes, we do have a hydrophone on
board). Captain Kelsey and team are very knowledgeable about cetaceans
and Big Island history, that for a solid 1 hr and 45 minutes you will have
such a fabulous and informative time! This trip is great for photographers,
as Captain Kelsey is very aware of lighting and driving the boat so one
gets the best picture!
Boat has a bathroom on board. Hydrophone. Relaxing music as we cruise.
Cold drinks and a locally sourced snack is provided.
Photo courtesy Da Whale Boat
Live Reservations
Seasonal Availability December 20th to April 15th
Seasonal Availability December 15th to March 30th
Seasonal Availability January 1st to March 14th
Seasonal Availability December 14th to April 14th
* Due to the bouncy nature of our ride,
however, we do not allow any persons with
back or neck problems or pregnant ladies.
Seasonal Availability
December 1st to March 31st
Seasonal Availability December 29th to March 31st
Seasonal Availability January to April
Seasonal Availability December 17th to April 2nd
Seasonal Availability
December 11th to April 1st
Seasonal Availability December 15th to April 15th
Seasonal Availability December 2nd to March 31st
Seasonal Availability
December 2nd to April 2nd
Seasonal Availability December 15th to April 14th
Photos courtesy Sea Maui Charters
Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui
Seasonal Availability December 15th to April 15th