Due to the fires in Lahaina and Lahaina Harbor, all vessels and trips out of Lahaina Harbor, including Hawai’i Ocean Projects‘ Maui Princess Dinner Cruises, are postponed until U.S. Coast Guard allows operations to resume at Lahaina Harbor them to resume. Will update as soon as we have more information.
Witness majestic humpback whales on Maui’s largest and most comfortable whale watching tour boats.
Our experienced naturalists will share with the story of our humpback whales and explain each of the whale actions you witness.
With both an upper deck and an enclosed main cabin, you may choose to watch in the open air or protected from the elements down below.
Depart on your whale watch tour right from Lahaina Harbor into calm and protected waters. Why spend time in traffic when you can be on the boat?
Lahaina Harbor, North End, Main Booth
CHECK IN TIME:
30 Minutes Prior to Departure Time
LENGTH OF TRIP:
Approximately 2 hours
Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure at the main loading dock of Lahaina Harbor, located across from the Pioneer Inn, but due to traffic and parking, please allow enough driving time. Coming from South Maui allow 1.5 hours for trips before noon, and after 12:00 PM, allow for 2 hours, and from West Maui allow 30 minutes.
Join us on one of our 2 hour whale watch cruises, departing at, either 9:45 a.m or 12:00 p.m. Each of our whale watches offer spectacular sightseeing, and photo opportunities and all tours are guided by experienced marine naturalists, who will narrate the unique whale activity during your voyage; including, possibly, seeing breaching, spyhopping, and competition pods. The waters off of Maui are well known as one of the best places, in all of Hawaii, to see these wonderful majestic whales, plus we are well-known for providing Maui’s best whale watch tours, which is why whale sightings are guaranteed! Just remember to take lots of photos!
Take in Maui’s scenic coastline, as your 2 hour whale watch returns to harbor. Our friendly Captains and crew will escort you off of the vessel, just in time to explore the historic Lahaina town, and if you you would like recommendations for restaurants to visit, our crew will be happy to assist! Since we know you’ll have a great time with us, we want you to remember that our whale watching adventures depart seven days a week, so the’ll be at least a second opportunity to join us again! Every time is a different, amazing show! Remember to share your photos and videos on social media and tag us Facebook @hawaiioceanproject, Twitter (@hioceanproject) and Instagram (@hawaiioceanproject)!
beverages and snacks available on board for $1 each, portion of proceeds go to Research Direct.
Guaranteed Whale Sightings.
Expert Whale Narration by an Experienced Captain and Crew.
Hydrophone (Subject to Water Conditions and Whale Proximity).
Beverages & Snacks available.
On-board gift shop - 100% proceeds go to research.
We can take you places smaller boats simply cannot reach in inclimate weather due to the stability and size of our boats.
No wet okole! (That means “rear end” in the Hawaiian language.) Our boats are big, safe and comfortable. Neither your buns nor your camera gear will get wet. No sitting precariously on the edge of raft or a low rail where you may get wet.
Because of the size and comfort of our boats, our tours are fantastic for people of all ages.
Bathrooms! On smaller boats, you often need to be lifted into the water to relieve yourself.