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Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor provided by PacWhale Eco-Adventures

Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
See one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures up-close by taking a whale-watching excursion that offers a whale-sighting guarantee—if you don’t spot whales you can go again for free. Plus, throughout the tour, learn from a guide about the whales’ lives, ecosystems, and threats. Along the way, you can also enjoy the perks of a boat ride including panoramic views and additional marine life sightings.
  • Embark on a whale-watching tour from the historic whaling village of Lahaina
  • A guide enhances the trip by sharing details and stories along the way
  • Get an opportunity to capture up-close photographs of whales
  • Enjoy a catamaran cruise through Maui’s picturesque waters
Important Information
Departure Point
612 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 4 and under are always free
  • For each paying adult, 1 child ages 5-12 goes free. They must be on the order/voucher as they account for a seat. Additional child admissions will be charged upon arrival
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please check in 45 minute prior to your departure
  • Collapsible wheelchairs may be accommodated if the passenger can walk onto or be assisted onto the vessel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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fyrchief wrote a review Apr 2020
Granbury, Texas18 contributions17 helpful votes
Excellent trip out to watch the whales. We got up close and really enjoyed the trip. The crew was very knowledgeable and we all learned so much about these magnificent animals.
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Date of experience: February 2020
jeaners2000 wrote a review Apr 2020
Campbell, California45 contributions10 helpful votes
Booked tickets for my family including my 8 year old son. We were a little worried that he would be bored and maybe tune out. Boarding was painless and we were on our way! It was a little rocky, so sea sickness people be warned! I would suggest some Dramamine and nausea
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Date of experience: February 2020
Slymouse99 wrote a review Apr 2020
Wenatchee, United States48 contributions4 helpful votes
Great trip, learned a lot. Saw whales and it was a great experience. Staff was friendly. Easily booked online. Highly recommended.
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Dani C wrote a review Mar 2020
Peyton, Colorado14 contributions3 helpful votes
I booked this charter because of its large size for my mother going along, not knowing the ocean conditions. Although the boat was nice, it was harder to see the whales with all the people and size of it. It also seemed we stayed focused on one set of whales for most the time
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Wino819 wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia14 contributions8 helpful votes
Really enjoyed the friendly crew and the focus on respecting the whales. (Getting so much great whale spotting time was also great, but of course the crew doesn't necessarily have control over that--it's up to the whales!)
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Sierra-PWF, Guest Relations Manager at Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us whale watching and providing your feedback. It’s a magical time of year when these amazing giants of the sea grace our shores and we’re so glad you enjoyed the experience.
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Like the company never seen anything. the crew was out standing. the ride was great. love just riding on the ways
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Key Details
  • PacWhale Eco-Adventures, Lahaina Harbor
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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