Water activity

Lahaina: Maui Channel Whale-Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters

Lahaina: Maui Channel Whale-Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters

From US$ 39.95 per person

Cruise the Maui Channel aboard a double-deck power catamaran on this guided cruise. Visit whales in their natural habitat and watch them do everything from flapping their fins to breaching the water.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear whales communicate with each other via underwater hydrophones
  • See playful whale behavior as they slap their fins and tails, breach, and spy-hop
  • Get a good view from every seat regardless of where on the boat you're seated
  • Learn all about whale behaviors, their habitats, and other fun facts
  • Enjoy the double-deck catamaran's spacious deck and comfortable seating
Full description

Travel via high-speed catamaran from Lahaina Harbor to the Maui Channel to see the humpback whales, who return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. Get up close to these creatures in their native environment from comfortable table and chair seating.

Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with their very long side fins, tails, or the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body. See them spy-hop, when humpback whales come high out of the water to have a look around at the world above.

See the majesty of a breaching whale, if you are lucky. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take memorable photos from the shade of a spacious cabin.

Includes
  • Double-deck power catamaran trip
  • Captain and crew
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Soda, juice, and water
  • Restrooms on board
  • Tips (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)

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Meeting point

Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. Main Loading Dock, 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761. The meeting point is directly opposite the Pioneer Inn.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Paid parking available in Lahaina. Be sure to allow time for parking as space is limited
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • This 2-hour trip is available between December 15 and April 15
  • Please carry your ID to buy drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 312 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I was a bit weary about booking because we were warned by many that it was the TAIL end of whale season and the likelihood of us seeing something was very slim. To our surprise, we saw 4 whales! A mama & her baby + two males. An amazing sight! The captain was hilarious and the staff was very attentive.

May 4, 2022

4/30 was the last day of Whale Watching, but it was nice to be able to see a pair of whales. The baby whale was active and appeared on the surface of the sea many times, but the mother whale showed her back and tail to the surface of the sea only twice.

May 1, 2022

Late in the season, April 27 2022, to see whales in Maui, however the guide for QUICKSILVER CHARTERS called other guides and found a mother and her calf. He also located a couple other whales which the guide said were more than likely males. The calf played a lot and jump out of the water a few times. The mother waved with her pectoral fins more than once. GREAT!!!

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May 1, 2022

Product ID: 190376