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We had three choices for times for this tour and I booked the 7:30am thinking we could get it in and have the rest of the day but when we showed up at 7:10 as asked we were told that since it's the end of the season and they didn't have a lot of response for the early time they had cancelled and we could try to get in the 9:30 am or 12:30 noon tour. Needless to say, it might have been a good idea to get hold of me and let us know so we weren't sitting around for several hours. Once we got on the boat I thought it would be great it we could see something but realizing it was the end of the season didn't expect much. As we approached another whaling boat, the skipper put it in idle and within two minutes about 100 yards away an adult whale came about 80% out of the water and breeched just like the picture with this review(except better). Amazing!! There were four or five groups of whales including one baby who was jumping all the time. Fantastic tour!!! Highly recommended!
Our guides were great!!! When the Mama whale breached 3 times in a row, and the baby tried to imitate, our guides got as excited as the guests. I heard one say to the other, "I've never seen a whale that big." They made it fun for us and we loved the tour. Thanks!!
Wonderful experience! The captain was very nice and knew what he was doing. The woman was too perky for my taste (but I am anti-perkiness to begin with). But watching those whales (and so close) it was simply amazing.
Very good tour. Saw many whales and the tour guide was very informative. The ship was big and clean and comfortable. Can't wait to do it again!!!!
really good, apart from absolutely freezing weather, which is totally out of their control.
Great crew, very informative and worked hard to follow whales! Great early am tour, no Lahina traffic!
Great experience on our 9:45 reservation. Appreciated narration from onboard expert. Many whale sightings on a beautiful day with gentle waters. Crew even traveled further away than normal to pursue distant sightings. Would highly recommend.
we went to a whale party on this day - the captain sd he needed to charge us double b/c we saw so many whales! they breached, dorsal fin flapped, tail slapped, comp pods- you name it we saw it ! very attentive staff and humorous but educational commentary - appropriate for all
The crew and their commentary was exceptional. The views of Lahaina, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains were lovely at 7:30am. It was my best whale watch by far. The whales were everywhere including diving under the boat and popping up beside. I have already recommended this whale watch to friends.
Terrific! Captain and naturalist obviously loved their jobs and were as excited as we were to watch a baby humpback learning to breach a couple of hundred yards from our boat. Hana Hou!
Had an amazing time! Saw so much whale activity and so close to the boat. The staff on the boat really know their shit when it comes to finding whales and whale facts. The whole point of this tour was to see whales and that we did.