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From Ma'alaea Harbor: Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Malolo

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Malolo

From US$ 39.95 per person

Climb aboard the Malolo, a high-speed catamaran, for a whale watching and sailing experience. Watch whales breach and listen to them sing while you enjoy a refreshing island cocktail.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Set sail on a high-speed catamaran and watch whales in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs as you cruise along the channel
  • Learn about the whales visiting Maui from your experienced captain and crew
  • Watch the whales slap their fins, splash their tails, and breach
Full description
Depart from Maalaea Harbor, easily located off the highway with ample parking. This high-speed catamaran is located at Slip 87 near Coast Guard Station. While on board, enjoy complimentary juices and sodas, and a variety of alcoholic beverages. The optimal whale watching season starts in December and goes through April, during which thousands of humpback whales return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. Depending on the whales’ behavior during your two-hour whale watching trip, you may see any number of whale activity happening, from tail flapping to full body breaching. Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with pectoral fins (their very long side fins), flukes (the tail), and the peduncle (the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body). Keep your fingers crossed for a breach - this is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again. And most importantly, don’t forget to bring your camera to capture a picture of these amazing animals.
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Professional captain and crew
  • Ice cold sodas and juice
  • Shady cabin area
  • 2 restrooms on board
  • Informative and historical narrative
  • Alcoholic beverages ($3.00 each)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Mandatory check-in 30 minutes prior to departure. Please meet at Boss Frog's, Snorkel, Surf, and Cycle 300 Ma’alaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793. We will have a desk set up outside Boss Frog's and a crew member will help you get checked in. Once everyone is checked in we will walk you across the street to slip 87 where the boat is docked.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The minimum alcohol drinking age is 21 years, with a valid picture ID
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

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Unico neo sono proprio i turisti, di tutte le nazionalità, che pensano di essere soli sulla barca e si piazzano davanti senza dare la possibilità a tutti di assistere allo spettacolo. Insegnare un po’ di educazione ai propri figli non sarebbe poi tanto male! Consiglierei al capitano di far rispettare le regole di buona educazione e civiltà.

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February 21, 2022

Did this trip on February 10 and it was so great! The staff/crew was amazing as well and made it funny! My boats name was the Calypso and would 100% choose this trip again! We did see whales too, tons of them :) the only thing is it was a bit expensive $70 per person plus tipping the crew, this is the only con.

February 18, 2022

Great excursion. Our crew found a pod of competing whales. (Males competing to mate with female.) We were able to see the whales many times. Never saw one breach, but lots of water spouts, surface for air, fins and tails. Was a great experience and a great value. It was really windy, and I brought a jacket, but didn't need one.

March 22, 2021

Product ID: 190355