Classic Whalewatch Lahaina

Classic Whale watch Lahaina

Duration: 2 Hours

Daily at 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. [December 1 to April 30]


Adults (Ages 13 and older): $44.00

Children (Ages 12 and under): $25.00

Children 6 and under free, one per paying adult


Whalewatch with the experts on Maui's top-rated ecotour and see these amazing creatures in their natural wild habitat.



This Whalewatch is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females, hear underwater whale songs – every trip is unique.

Multiple departures daily from historic Lahaina Harbor and conveniently located Maʻalaea Harbor; an easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Paia, Upcountry, Wailuku and Kahului.

Whale sightings are guaranteed or go again free on another whalewatch of equal or lesser value within one year. We are proud of our 97% sighting success rate.

(Children 12 and under are free (one child per paying adult).


Lahaina – Daily at 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. [December 1 to April 30]

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure

Check-in Location:

Lahaina – Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, 612 Front Street, Lahaina

Also Available
Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

Normally, we accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your trip. Due to the current health crisis, we will consider late cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, i.e. quarantine, isolation or flu-like symptoms.  As we do this in good faith, we deeply appreciate the earliest cancellation notice possible.

Amanda P wrote a review

We recently did the whale watching tour out of Lahaina and it was amazing! We saw at least 10 different whales and the guides were very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend the Pacific Whale Foundation for whale watching tours.


D9657PMscotth wrote a review
We booked the Pacific Whale Foundation's Whalewatch Plus out of Lahaina for the morning of March 18. The Whalewatch Plus features the Ocean Quest, a large ship which for this whalewatch is limited to only 50 passengers, half its capacity, so there was plenty of room to move around and stand at the rail. We do most of our whalewatching in New England where you have to travel an hour out just to get to where the whales are, then an hour back, which leaves little time for actual watching. At Lahaina it took only about 10 minutes before we saw our first whales, a mother and calf. In all we saw probably 7 or 8 whales; we tended to stick with the same ones for a while instead of going off in search of others. Most were not terribly active though we saw one partial breach off in the distance. The three naturalists on board were all excellent, very personable and informative. Another nice thing was that we were the only boat out there for most of the time, and of course you can't beat the view of the West Maui Mountains. I would highly recommend PacWhale and especially the Whalewatch Plus, it's definitely worth the extra money. Incidentally, the day before we watched multiple extremely active whales through binoculars from our hotel at Ka'anapali for two straight hours as they breached and splashed with tails and flukes; I've never seen a display like that, and all for free. So we got quite a bonus to our scheduled whalewatch. .