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Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure provided by Makai Adventures

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Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure

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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!
Important Information
Departure Point
Makai Adventures - Maui Whale Watching, Harbor Slip #16, 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • To do our part in eliminating single use plastics, we provide a large jug of refreshing water and paper cups - totally free! Unfortunately there was no option to specify "not bottled" water...
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Inspire799519 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
It was an amazing whale watching experience! Both Sergio & Gina were great! We saw some incredible sites that both of them said they hadn't seen before! It really enhances the experience when the 'pros' are amazed at what they are seeing! Being in a smaller boat was a great
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Date of experience: March 2020
Joanne k wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Excellent captain Sergio snd naturalists ( forgot name ) thin blonde young lady , so sorry ! They were fun and helpful and flexible driving around different areas to catch the best views if whales. We hit the jackpot as far as sightings go so we were thrilled ! I’d go with them
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Date of experience: March 2020
imadiver wrote a review Mar 2020
colorado28 contributions34 helpful votes
Awesome trip! What a fun time. Our captain (Sergio?) and whale expert (Gina) were great! So nice to be on a small boat instead of a cattle boat. The whales came right up to us!!!! Having a hydrophone to listen to the whales was an extra special bonus. Would definitely go with
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Steve N wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
What an amazing experience!! I’ve gone on whale watching trips before but nothing compared to this one — absolutely the best!! And Ginas and Sergio (I think that was his name) commentary made it even more special!! I highly recommend this one over all others!
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Date of experience: March 2020
MarjorieSPhD wrote a review Mar 2020
18 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic day whale watching for the whole family. We saw lots of whales. Gina was very knowledgeable about whales and she answered all of our questions. Sergio did a fantastic job driving the boat. As an added bonus, we saw a pod of false killer whales. We loved it when
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By: Makai Adventures
Great Experience and Great Company!
We had a great time with Makai Adventures! We went on a whale watch in January with my parents, my husband, and ou
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Guaranteed whales!!!
It was my first time seeing a whale so close!! We saw a few breaches!! It was hands down the most amazing thing!!
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Lynn P
In the Middle of the Action
The boat was small, but not too small - so while we were surrounded by whales I never felt unsafe. Sergio and Gina
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2 hr Whale Watch
Great, fun trip. We were one of the last trips before they shut down Maui. The crew was great and lots of whales. W
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Dacia C
Excellent Experience, Knowledgeable Guides, Lots of Sightings!
We had a wonderful experience with Makai Adventures! The boat was comfortable, our guides were professional, frien
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Super Time
We loved the small group and saw many whales during our morning trip. We all had a blast and would definitely book
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Class act
A little girl got sick almost half way in and the captain asked if it was ok to make a quick run in. We said yes,
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Amazing trip, awesome staff, and unbelievable humpback whales. The whales put on a spectacular show
The whales were so amazing to see up close and personal. The guides were respectful of the whales space and really
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Whale watching
The whale watching was amazing. The crew was very knowledgeable and fun. The whales were amazing to get to see. I
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Gerre B
Loved This Cruise!
Our Captain and Naturalist were wonderful. They were full of information and very enthusiastic. When we first
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Whale Watch Miss
We got off to a good start. Makai is a smaller operation. Smaller boats & crowds, Covered, very nice crew of 2. Boa
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Sunset Cruise
Crew, food, drink and entertainment made for a pleasant experience. The weather cooperated, sunset was beautiful,
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Heather F
Fantastic Whale watching
My mom and I had a great time this March with Makai Adventures and got to see at least 5 groups of whales - They pu
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Eric S
"Trapped" by 3 adult whales
What an experience! Crew Sergio and Amanda were even awed. We first saw two different youngsters w their moms, brea
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scott s
Great whale tour
Sergio and the naturalist were very professional. My only complaint was that at times I couldn't hear what the na
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  • Duration: 2h
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