From Maalaea Harbor: Whale Watching

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Tour Overview

Have you ever seen a real live humpback whale? Well now’s your chance! We offer an awesome, fully narrated 2 hour Maui whale watching tour during whale season (December – April). And there’s no better place than Maui for whale watching, thanks to its high concentration of these magnificent animals. If you haven’t had the experience of seeing a humpback in the wild, our whale watching tours in Maui are a must do on your vacation! The Quicksilver is a great boat for Maui whale watching because of its double decks.


  • Tour Name: From Maalaea Harbor: Whale Watching
  • Availability: Daily
  • Duration: 2h
  • Start Time: Check availability

What's included

  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Professional, friendly, safety oriented, experienced captain and crew
  • Ice cold sodas and juice
  • Shady cabin
  • 2 Restrooms
  • Great informative and historical narrative

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

What to expect

Itinerary

This double-deck power catamaran leaves from Ma’alaea Harbor and can bring you to the whales quickly. Juices and sodas are included, all kinds of drinks are available for purchase, and there are restrooms on board. The humpback whales return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. The trip takes you out to see for two hours, with a professional guide, these amazing animals from December to April.

Departure and return

Departure details

Boss Frog’s Snorkel, Bike & Beach Rentals, 300 Maalaea Rd Building 2, Shop #2N, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARK AT MAUI HARBOR SHOPS LOCATED AT 300 MA’ALAEA ROAD, WAILUKU, HI 96793

MEET AT:
Boss Frog’s
300 Ma’alaea Road
Building 2, Shop# 2N
Wailuku, HI, 96793

We will have a crew member waiting at the Boss Frog’s store to help you get checked in.

Accessibility

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO PARK AT MAUI HARBOR SHOPS 300 MA’ALAEA ROAD, WAILUKU, HI 96793
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • PLEASE PRINT OR DOWLOAD YOUR TICKET AFTER CHECKOUT – THE MAJORITY OF YOUR QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED WITH
  • INFORMATION LISTED ON YOUR TCKET
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age: 21 years old.
  • A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation or reschedule.
  • Bring cash if you’d like to tip the crew!
  • Meet at: Boss Frog’s, 300 Ma’alaea Road, Building 2, Shop# 2N, Wailuku, HI 96793
  • We will have a crew member outside Boss Frog’s to help you get checked in
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different
  • date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 111 travelers

Cancellation Period

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Adult$59.95
Child$49.95
Small ChildFree

What others are saying...

loson s Avatar
loson s.
4/20/2024
Exciting! We were lucky to see the whales jump out the ocean couple times on each side. Great storytelling by the captain. It was such a beautiful day on the ocean.
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johnr_57
4/19/2024
Whale watching on the Quicksilver in Maui - April 2024 This was a great choice for a whale watching tour in Maui. Even though it was late in the season for the whales, we were able to catch a mother, baby whale, and escort on our tour.

We managed to get decent seats near the upper level of the bow, which made for a great view. The crew was very professional and accommodating.
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Anthony V.
4/05/2024
No whales! Disappointing, but it’s a trip to see other Sentient beings, so what can you do?! First, the original time we booked at 330pm was apparently not filled, so we were called at 1115am and asked to join the 2pm group. Not wanting to reschedule the rest of our week, we reluctantly agreed to change times. So, we cut our day at the beach short and rushed to get there.

*Worth noting: from our residence we’d seen whales cruising South off the West coast the past two days around 430pm, which is what dictated our time selection.

Second, the crew was friendly and helpful. And I know they cant corral the whales or sea life, but there’s gotta be a better way of highlighting the best times/opportunities to sea the whales and provide a proximity of how close the large boats are able to come to them.

Third, NO WHALES anywhere in sight. Thankfully the trip only cost $170 for a family of 3, but the hours we modified our day, hours spent on the boat without seeing any sea life whatsoever, and the ensuing hours spent waiting for a traffic accident to be cleared had to be chocked up to a pretty unsuccessful afternoon.

Fourth, I would highly recommend doing some research into the migration of these beautiful animals and pay close attention to reviews around the time you’re traveling so that your time and money is spent well. By no means am I saying absolutely don’t come on this trip, simply that you should consider the totality of what you get for your time and money.
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Paula O.
3/25/2024
Go if you get a chance Excellent trip with very informative crew. Saw a lot of whales, mothers with baby’s and a rowdy group of males. A mother and baby swam under the boat at one point. Would definitely recommend. Also a good price compared to the resort offerings.
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Phillip L.
3/24/2024
OK for the Price. Good for the price. Late in the Whale season, so didn't see much. If I was going to do it again, I would go with a smaller boat, with small groups, and more service.
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Valerie R.
3/05/2024
Best whale watching tour I have ever been on! The whale watching was absolutely incredible. I have been on whale watching tours many times in the past and this was the best one ever! We came upon a pod of bachelors and we saw 8 whale tails go up in the air in the space of a single minute. One, then another, and another, .. you get the idea. Could've been luck but I brought my cousins from South Dakota and one from Texas and they were blown away by the experience!!
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Shae S.
3/04/2024
Great time!!! We had such a great time on this tour and the whale watching was unbelievable! The captain was very talented and all the guys on the boat were so nice. The drinks were only $3 so that was a plus!
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Don C.
3/04/2024
Love Ma’alaea Harbor. Quicksilver is a solid choice. Great crew and awesome whale watch. The whales in Ma’alaea are super active and easy to reach. Quicksilver handles the sea and swell really well. A great choice for people with seasick issues or who enjoy easy restrooms and an inexpensive bar. It’s a tough walk from Boss Frogs to the boat for anyone with mobility impairments.
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Eric c.
3/01/2024
Loved it. Great crew and a ton of whales! It’s a great time to go whale watching right now they are everywhere. Also you can’t beat $3 drinks anywhere else.
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Amye H.
2/28/2024
Great learning experience! The biologist on board was very knowledgeable and informative. I liked how he pointed out whale sightings and explained the behaviors/tendencies of the mama and baby humpbacks.
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