Whalewatch with the experts on Maui's top-rated ecotour and see these amazing creatures in their natural wild habitat. Led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and learning about humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females, hear underwater whale songs – every trip is unique.
|Time||Ma'alaea – Daily at 2:00pm [November 4 to April 15]
Lahaina – Daily at 2:00pm [November 4 to April 30]
|Duration||2 hours (approximately)|
|Location||Maalaea and Lahaina Harbor|
48 hours advance notice is required for any changes or cancellations. Cancellations made within 48 hours of check-in time will be charged 100%.
Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.
We promote responsible drinking; alcoholic beverages are limited to three drinks per adult 21+ on our cruises where alcohol is available. You must show valid picture ID if you wish to consume any alcohol.Fine Print
All activities are at your own risk. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather, sea state or other exigent circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice.
Wow, this experience far exceeded our expectations! We not only saw whales (mama and baby hung out right next to our boat) but also three sharks! Our guides Makaela and Annie were fun and full of great info, and our captain Hans was a real pro. I was worried about sea sickness, but the catamaran was roomy and comfortable...no nausea at all. We also enjoyed a mai tai and complimentary sodas. It also made us feel good to know that we were helping to support a nonprofit. Thank you Budget Whale Watch! It was a highlight of our trip to Maui!
Our group had a great time! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed watching 7 male whales competing, complete with fin slapping.
We went out on very rough seas but we spotted whales within 15 minutes of leaving shore. We saw so many whales, a baby and it mom along with at least one escort, and a group of 5 whales. It was over to soon!!!