Whale Watch & Sail Ma'alaea


Whale watch Sail Lahaina

Duration: 2 Hours

[November to April 30]

Adults (Ages 13 and older): $94.45

Children (Ages 12 and under): $73.45

Children 4 and under free

(One per paying adult)


Experience Maui's top-rated whalewatch aboard Maui’s newest eco-friendly sailing vessel, Ocean Spirit.


Ocean Spirit is a state-of-the-art sailing catamaran offering luxury, space and comfort for a maximum capacity of 49 passengers. Whalewatch Sail is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics.

We sail when possible depending on weather conditions or whale activity and may need to use our engines for the safety of the animals, in accordance with our “Be Whale Aware” policies for safe and sustainable humpback whale viewing.

Multiple departures daily 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.

Children 6 and under go free (one per paying adult).

Departs: Daily at 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. [December 1 to April 17]
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure
Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, 612 Front Street, Lahaina

Your Trip Includes

  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen – 4 oz. sunscreen in a fully sustainable tube made from sugarcane available for $17 onboard.
  • Our vessels are CASHLESS for purchases. Only credit, debit or digital payment methods with a QR code will be accepted for on board purchases. Cash will graciously be accepted for gratuities only. Mahalo.
  • Filtered water
  • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free

Also Available
Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

We accept cancellations and changes up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your tour.

Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather, sea state or other exigent circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice.

cjcloud91 wrote a review Apr 2021


We had a great time on this sail. We went at the end of March 2021 and were worried we might not see many whales since it was the end of the season but we still saw several! The crew was great. They were fun, very informative, and the experience was very covid safe. We will definitely return!

Chelebea wrote a review Mar 2021
One of our favorite parts about our vacation! We saw quite a few whales even though it was the end of March. We love everything this group is doing. The sail was very informative and we plan on returning. Very recommended!