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Leave the busy streets of Lahaina splashing behind in your wake, as you cross the channel to snorkel the crystal clear waters off of Lanai. During this Maui snorkeling tour, spend 45 minutes motoring towards the isolated coast of Lanai, where sea turtles, fish, and occasionally dolphins swim circles above the reef. Once tied to a mooring off eastern Lanai, splash down the water slide that leads from the boat to the turquoise waters below, and enjoy a hot, BBQ lunch on the leisurely cruise back to Maui.
Get off the beaten path and explore the beautiful Kanaio Coast and the islet of Molokini with this tour from the Kihei Boat Ramp. You'll start your day with an included continental breakfast before sailing up to the Kanaio Coastline, with its caves and lava arches. You'll then stop at La Perouse Bay for snorkeling, followed by additional snorkel stops at Molokini and another location. You'll be served lunch before returning to Kihei.
Get an up-close look at Hawaii’s Humpback whales during this 3-hour cruise run by a team of marine naturalists and biologists at the Pacific Whale Foundation. Each trip is different, but you’re likely to watch mothers interacting with their calves, observe mating behavior, and listen to whale songs through an underwater hydrophone. A buffet-style lunch and two complimentary drinks are also included.
Our small group experience takes place in a big boat atmosphere! With a maximum of 20 guests onboard, our captain and crew can focus on providing each guest with the very best experience possible. Our boat is really what sets us apart from other companies- we have a fast, fun, and very comfortable boat where everyone has a cushioned seat, large open platform for viewing the whales, and fast, quiet engines to help us spend the most possible time with the whales during your tour. Knowledgeable Captains who have worked amongst the whales for years will share what they know and answer your questions. Its a great photo opportunity and most people who do it come back for more!
Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales by embarking on a catamaran cruise from Lahaina Harbor. In the company of certified marine naturalists and marine biologists who provide insights into whale behavior, head out onto the water in search of the gentle giants. Snacks and drinks are available on board upon purchase.
Experience the magic of whale watching off the coast of Maui with this incredible tour from Ma'alaea Harbor. Spend two-hours cruising the waters with a team of certified marine naturalists and listen in as they unlock the secretes of humpback whales. You'll have the chance to hear whale songs through underwater hydrophones and learn about interactions between these giant marine mammals. Travelers are guaranteed to see whales on this is a once-in-a-lifetime tour or the next trip is free.
Snorkeling in Molokini Crater is undeniably one of the best parts about visiting Maui. Here in this crescent, submerged volcano off Maui’s southern coastline, over 250 species of fish inhabit a world-class reef. Experience water so exceptionally clear you can see down 75 feet, and swim with schools of tropical fish while cruising the vibrant reef. You can also just sit and suntan on the deck, with sweeping views of Haleakala set just off the back of the boat.
Get epic views of migrating whales on this triple-decker catamaran cruise from Maui. Spend two hours in the company of guides who know the best spots to find the whales and will fill you in on their biology and behavior through thorough commentary. Go down below to check out the undersea world through the glass bottom of the vessel, a real treat when the whales choose to swim below the boat.
Don’t miss one of the most popular whale-watching tours in Maui! This 2-hour catamaran cruise takes you from the historic Lahaina Harbor out to waters home to humpback whales. Using underwater hydrophones, listen to them sing, and watch males compete for mates or mother whales calving — you never know you might see on this adventure that guarantees whale sightings. Enjoy the views from the open upper deck or the shaded cabins below, and hear informative commentary from naturalist-guides on board. This family-friendly outing includes a Naturalist Program for kids.
Take a boat trip up the Kanaio Coast with a couple of stops for snorkeling along the way with this tour. You'll visit the sea caves and lava arches around Kanaio followed by snorkeling stops at both La Perouse Bay and a turtle spot, stopping for a included lunch before returning to shore.
For a few months each year, humpback whales return to the Hawaiian islands to mate and give birth. Enjoy these majestic creatures in their natural habitat on a relaxing sunset tour. The crew shares information about the animals and history of the area, and the modern, high-speed catamaran features restrooms, a shady cabin, and a full bar for your comfort.
Head out to sea for the chance to see migrating whales with this two-hour excursion from Lahaina. Your group will sail off to the waters of the Maui Nui whale sanctuary, a mating and birthing destination for humpback whales. Best of all, you're guaranteed to see the gargantuan sea mammals or you'll get to go on another trip for free.
Set sail into one of the world’s most active winter whale playgrounds on a whale-watching tour from Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach. Head offshore directly from the beach and, with the help of a naturalist guide, look for pods of humpback whales making their winter home in Maui’s warm waters. Get comfortable aboard a spacious catamaran with plenty of seating—including bean bags on open nets that get you close to the action—and enjoy unlimited drinks from an open bar as you cruise alongside spectacular marine mammals.
Sail to one of Hawaii's less-frequented islands on this snorkeling tour form Lahaina to Lanai, or the Pineapple Island. Snorkel beneath 300-foot tall cliffs near Shark Fin and Manele Bay, and look out for sightings of Lanai's resident pod of Spinner dolphins. This tour also includes breakfast and lunch to fuel a full day of fun.
The west coast of Maui Island is one of the best places for whale watching in Hawaii and this 2-hour cruise ensures you maximize your chances of a sighting. Set sail from Maalaea Harbor aboard a high-speed catamaran, admire magnificent views along the coast, and look out for humpback whales in their natural environment.
Get a front-row spot on a whale watching tour by booking this small-group excursion off the coast of Lahaina. While larger whale watching boats are crowded and can make it difficult to get photos of whales, this inflatable raft-style boat gets all passengers close to the water’s surface for a prime vantage point. This makes the trip ideal for photographers and families with kids.
Hawaii is home to an underwater wonderland of diverse marine life including whales, green sea turtles, and tropical fish. Make sure you see the best of Maui’s nature on this 3-hour whale watching and snorkel tour from Makena. Paddle through the calm, clear water in a kayak and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of humpback whales. Then, don snorkeling equipment to plunge into the water and discover tropical fish that inhabit a protected reef. This small-group tour is limited to 10 to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
Go snorkeling at Molokini--you may eve spot whales--with this combination boat tour that includes searching for whales and getting in the water. You'll depart later in the morning after the crowds have come and gone, making for a more intimate experience. You'll also get free use of snorkeling equipment provided by your expert guides.
Skip the overcrowded boat tours and enjoy a more intimate experience of Hawaii. Travel to the island of Lanai in the company of no more than 22 passengers. Make snorkeling stops off the island to see tropical fish, turtles, octopus, manta rays, and dolphins. This tour includes breakfast and snacks and your ticket supports active marine research and the work of Maui’s whale entanglement response team.
The VIP tour is our most exclusive whale watch with only 12 passengers and tropical refreshments!
Come see Humpback Whales that have traveled over 3000 miles from Alaska to give birth and mate in a the protected Maui Nui sanctuary off Lahaina where the waters are known for being warm and calm.
Our small groups of guests make every seat a front row seat as you enjoy whale watching and educational talks from our marine naturalist onboard.
Our inflatable rafting vessels are modeled after Coast Guard rescue rafts and are safe, travel quickly to find whales and a fun ride for the whole family.
On our whale watch we could travel anywhere from 2 to 10 miles from Lahaina harbor, often encountering dolphins in addition to humpback whales.
We are locally owned and operated since 1982 and every ticket supports our participation in marine research projects and our role as certified first responders to whale entanglements.
Maui Adventure Cruises Explorer Super Rafts Depart Lahaina Harbor Slip 11.
We head across the Au’au Channel to the Island of Lana’i where Two (2) Snorkel sites are selected by our experienced Captain and Crew to provide the clearest and calmest ocean conditions.
Dolphins are often encountered off the island (85% of trips) with lots of tropical fish, green sea turtles and occasional manta rays at the snorkel sites.
Snorkel gear, instructions and safety tips are provided.
Lunch is served on-board at one of the snorkel sites, along with complimentary sodas, juices and waters throughout the trip.
Explorer Super Rafts – At 50 feet, they are the largest in the state.
Fiberglass deep V-Hull powered by over 630 horse power inboard engines – for the CADILLAC RIDE.
Certified to carry 42 passengers, limited to 36 for comfort.
Plenty of shade and comfortable seating.
Twin swim ladders for easy water entry and exit.
Fresh water shower.
Even an on-board marine head/restroom.
We love winter on Maui, with the return of the Humpbacks we get just as excited as you to have those close encounters. That's what makes our private tours so special, is the connection to the whales. Chris your private guide who has spent years on the water with the humpbacks examines their behavior a puts you in the best location for that once in a lifetime encounter as if he understands them. So if you are serious about whale watching while here on Maui this is the tour for YOU!
December 15 - May 15