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From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Whale Watching Cruise Aboard Calypso

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Captain and crew ensure your safety and comfort
  • Learn about whale biology and behavior

What's Included

  • Professional captain and crew
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Table seating
  • Soda products and juices
  • Gratuities
  • Adult beverages (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off NOT INCLUDED OR OFFERED
  • Parking meters for parking at Maalaea ($0.50 per hour, $12.00 per 24 hour period)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 101 Maalaea Rd
    101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

    HARBOR ADDRESS: 101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea HI 96763. WHERE @ HARBOR: SLIP 82 MANDATORY CHECK-IN: 30-MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE PARKING: Paid parking is avail. next to boat ($.50/ hour) & in the lot directly in front of Maui Ocean Center ($2 / hour or $8 / day)

Start time

01:30 p.m.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A 48-hour notice is required for cancellation or reschedule.
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age: 21 years old.
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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26 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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I understand that rules...
Kathy_B, Apr 2022
I understand that rules are in place for a reason but there needs to be a place for exceptions. I put in the wrong date (the date I was leaving vs the day before). I reached out a few minutes shy of 24 hours and explained my situation and asked if I could get a refund. I got the form letter response that basically said nope, tough sh#*. Very disappointing.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We are so sorry to hear about this! I'm sure our agents did not give you that exact response. Hopefully you enjoyed your Maui vacation regardless.
Jesus_C, Mar 2022
The crew on the Calypso were Awsome, entertaining and friendly!! Top notch crew, The whale watching was amazing aswell. We were able to capture a few amazing encounters with the 🐳!! Definitely recommend the Calypso cruise’s
Response from Host, Apr 2022
The Calypso whale watching crew is awesome! Thank you for recommending this Maui activity.
Sodas and juices are NOT included
Steve_A, Mar 2022
We had a great time chasing whales. It is the end of the season, so we had lower expectations but were pleasantly surprised to see several groups of whales. I would have given the experience five stars except for the description on Viator said sodas and juices were included, but they actually were not. Although not a large expense it left a little bit of a bad taste.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback and for joining us aboard the whale watching tour on Calypso.
Great whale watching experience
Donna_M, Mar 2022
Saw more whales than expected. Even saw one or two up close. Staff was very courteous and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Whale watching aboard the Calypso boat tour is awesome! Thank you for your review.
Fabulous tour!
Alysha_S, Mar 2022
Incredible day out on the water, we saw so much action! Staff was great and knowledgeable! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for recommending the Calypso whale watch tour!
Watching the wales show...
Guena_B, Mar 2022
Watching the wales show was pretty spectacular, my husband and I had a lot of fun 🤩. The staff were very nice, friendly and helpful. We also loved 🥰 the $3 drink and they were very good too. Overall, money well spent.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Whale watching aboard the Calypso with cheap cold cocktails is awesome! Thank you for joining us.
We watched a very active...
Marilyn_M, Mar 2022
We watched a very active competition group. It was amazing. The boat is very comfortable and their employees are very helpful.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
The Calypso is a very comfortable whale watching boat. Thank you for joining us!
Great times watching whales
terry_M, Mar 2022
My wife and I went on Calypso's sunset cruise and their whale watch cruise. We saw a lot of whales on both cruises. The crew was great!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for joining us aboard the Calypso for whale watching and dinner cruising!
We saw lots of whales. ...
Donna_B, Mar 2022
We saw lots of whales. Lots of moms with their calves. There was plenty of room on board to allow everyone to see the whales
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your experience aboard the Calypso whale watching tour.
Humpback whales up close!!!
chelsea_g, Feb 2020
Amazing trip aboard the Calypso! My family of 5 had the most amazing time seeing the whales up close and personal! Not only did a big pod of whales cross our paths, but we were lucky and were able to see some of them through the glass bottom of the boat! Truly amazing to see these grand creatures! Staff was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely book again! 2/15/20
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