Classic Whalewatch Maalaea

Classic Whale watch Maalaea

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): $69.95

Children (Ages 5-12 and under): $39.95

Children (Ages 4 and under) - FREE
Free admission for all children 4 and under.


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).


Maʻalaea – 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:

Maʻalaea – Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center

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.

gabihm2016 wrote a review

We were lucky enough to be in Maui during mid-January when there are whales aplenty. Our captain did a great job finding whales engaging in surface behaviors. Lauren, our naturalist, was excellent; she provided lots of information and was very engaging. The rest of the staff took very good care of us. Because our trip was during Covid, capacity on the boat was low, we had a great spot to view the action.


sjjb7 wrote a review
Whalewatch Perfection
This organization is fantastic and the tour was absolutely the best we've been on. We have been on whale watching excursions before so we know what we are talking about. Captain did a great job maneuvering the boat so everyone could experience the whales while the crew made every minute educational and entertaining. We will go again this year with PacWhale.