Sunrise Whalewatch Lahaina

Sunrise Whalewatch Lahaina

Adults (Ages 13 and older): $38.00 + tax
Children (Ages 12 and under): $25.00 + tax
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

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One free child (ages 5 to 12) per one paying adult.


Capture the first whale sighting of the day as the sun rises over Haleakala.


The golden light of dawn is a spectacular backdrop for whalewatching and a favorite of photographers. Typically this is also the calmest time of day on the ocean. Sunrise Whalewatch is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Departs from Historic Lahaina Harbor.

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.

• Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
• Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
• Reef-safe sunscreen and filtered water
• Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
• Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free

What To Bring
• Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
• Credit card or cash for optional souvenirs and gratuities.

Available Rentals
• Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars
• Snacks and beverages for purchase, including soda and juice.

Check-in Time
45 minutes prior to departure.

Check-In Location
Pacific Whale Foundation Booth, Slip #4, Lahaina Harbor

Departs From
Lahaina Harbor

Princeville, Hawaii

Reviewed March 17, 2019

Sunrise Whale watch - a must do

I went on the sunrise whale watch tour with a friend and her mom. It was their first time and my second - we all loved it. Adam was amazing at educating us about the whales, Abby put a microphone in the water so we could hear the whales, our captain did a great job spotting the whales and positioning the boat so that we could watch them without harming them. We even had couple of whales go under our boat as we sat there in the water. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone. Incredible!

Sugar Land, Texas

Reviewed February 19, 2019

Sunrise & Whales

Had great weather, so the opportunity for whales was set up nicely. The boat was large and there was lots of space to move around the upper deck. The crew was great, they were very knowledgeable on whales and Maui. Started of strong with whale sightings while still as dawn, then the sun came up and the whales were out in force! The captain maneuvered the boat so everyone had a chance to get photos, it was perfect! Everything about this trip was great....the crew, the boat, the weather, and the whales! Sunrise over Haeleaka was stunning too!!! If your in Maui during whale season, you MUST do this!!