Pacific Whale Foundation Maalaea Whale Watch Highlights

  • Whale sighting is guaranteed or you go back again for FREE!
  • Enjoy a stable and comfortable 2-hour tour aboard PWF power-cats
  • Underwater hydrophones are available so you can hear live whale songs
  • Filtered water
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Free Marine Wildlife oversized postcards

More about your Whale Watching cruise…

You will check-in at the Pacific Whale Foundation store located at the Maalaea Village Shop, next to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. Soon after you will be greeted by a PWF crew member, who will give you some important information regarding your tour and walk the group to the Maalaea harbor, where you will board their power-catamaran for this awesome cruise!

As you depart Maalaea Harbor you will have awesome views of Mount Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, Molokini, Kahoolawe, and of course, the beautiful blue waters of the Pacific. Your captain will be contacting other boat captains in the area to find out where the whales are the most active. Meanwhile certified Marine Naturalist will be narrating on the Humpback Whales’ behavior and characteristics, how the mothers interact with their calves, males fight for the attention of the females, etc.

You should keep your eyes open to your surroundings, as whales are not the only possible sightings. Maalaea Bay is home to the Honu or Hawaiian Sea Turtles, frequently spotted in the area. It’s also not unusual to see dolphins cruising in the area.

Upon returning to Maalaea Harbor you should swing by the PWF store to pick up your free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards. In the unlikely event, your tour does not encounter a single whale, the PWF staff will gladly schedule your party on another whale watch cruise free of charge.

Adult (Ages 13 & up): $62.95 (Reg $69.95) + tax = $75.95
Child (Ages 5-12): $35.95 (Reg $39.95) + tax/fees = $45.31
Child (Ages 4 & under): FREE (ONLY One FREE CHILD per paying adult)

Location: PWF store located at the Maalaea Harbor Shops
Days: Daily  Duration: 2 hours
Departure Times: 9 am & 11: 30 am
Checkin Times:  45 minutes before Tour Time

Parking: Free of charge at the Shop’s parking lot (shared with the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium)

What to bring or wear:
Wear comfortable clothing, bring reef-safe sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, and a light cover-up

***48-Hour Cancellation Policy***

Please call us at 808-707-8105 between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm H.S.T., before the expiration of the cancellation window to cancel and receive a full refund.

** We DO NOT accept cancellation requests made via text, voicemail, or email. You MUST call to cancel your tour. **

Refunds will not be issued on:
NO-SHOWS
* LATE ARRIVALS – Please make sure to verify travel time to your activity

Pacific Whale Foundation - Maalaea Harbor Shops

300 Maalaea Rd Suite 211, Wailuku, HI 96793