Welcome Home The Whales Lahaina

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Each year, thousands of humpback whales travel 3,000 miles or more from their northern feeding grounds to the waters of Maui to mate, give birth and care for their young calves.

Celebrate the return of our favorite part time residents with a specialty cruise from Lahaina at 2:30pm. The whales will be welcomed with a traditional Hawaiian blessing at sea, followed by Kahiko performances with adult and Keiki wahine dancers. Experts will provide enhanced interpretation onboard this unique cruise.

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Children ages 0-4 are free!

One child ages 5-12 is free per one paying adult!


Approximately 2 hours.


Whale sightings are guaranteed or go again free on another whalewatch of equal or lesser value within one year. We are proud of our 97% sighting success rate.

  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Unlimited filtered water
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen – free application before boarding/small bottles available at cost ($3) onboard vessel
  • Full-color marine wildlife poster
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
What To Bring
  • Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
  • Credit card or cash for optional souvenirs and gratuities.
Available Rentals

Affordable rentals of cameras and binoculars

Snacks and beverages for purchase, including soda and juice, plus Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (limit: 3 alcoholic beverages per adult)

Check-in Time

45 minutes prior to departure.

Check-In Location

Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, 612 Front Street, Lahaina

Departs From

Lahaina Harbor

Alcohol Policy

PacWhale Eco-Adventures promotes responsible drinking; alcoholic beverages are limited to three drinks per adult 21+ on our cruises where alcohol is available. Alcoholic beverages on snorkel cruises are served only after the snorkeling portion of the trip has been completed. You must show valid picture ID if you wish to consume any alcohol.

Kama’aina Policy

We value our kama’aina customers and thank you for your business. In order to enjoy our generous kama’aina discount, you are required to present a valid, government-issued Hawaii ID (Driver’s License, State ID or Passport) upon check-in for your trip. If you do not have a valid ID at check-in, you will not receive the kama’aina discount and will be charged the internet rate.

Fine Print

All activities are at your own risk. No liability, expressed or implied, rests with PWF Eco-Adventures, Pacific Whale Foundation, or its subsidiaries or officers. All reservations are non-refundable and changes are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves 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. By purchasing your cruise ticket you agree to receive confirmation and promotional emails from us. You may opt-out of promotional emails at any time using the unsubscribe link.