Ultimate Whale Watch



January 8th - April 16th
7:30 am
Departs from Maalaea Harbor
Duration: 4 hours


Learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher on this personally guided group tour. This is a special opportunity to interact with Pacific Whale Foundation’s researchers and marine biologists. Your research adventure begins over a complimentary continental breakfast served at Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center. Your small group will gather there for a pre-trip presentation by a member of Pacific Whale Foundation’s research team to learn about the ongoing whale research and photo identification efforts. You’ll also learn about the whales that you are about to encounter.

You will then embark on a two-hour whalewatch tour. Your tour will be accompanied by a member of the research team. The researcher will help interpret the humpback whale behaviors that are viewed during the trip. The tour wraps up with a final visit to Pacific Whale Foundation’s research lab.

Whale sightings are guaranteed. If you do not see whales, you will get a free ticket for one of the Classic Whale Watch Tours.


  • Continental Breakfast (Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Coffee & Tea)
  • Presentation about Whales in the Discovery Center
  • 2 Hour Whale Watch Cruise
  • Visit to the Pacific Whale Foundation Research Lab
  • $4 per person Pacific Whale Foundation Fee


  • 48 Hour cancellation/reschedule policy
  • All passengers are required to sign Liability Waiver at check-in
  • All passengers are required to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure
  • Vessels are not required to and do not meet the ADA requirements
  • Destinations are weather permitting, at Captain’s discretion
  • Tour subject to cancellation due to weather conditions, mechanical or unforeseen issues at the discretion of the Captain with refund restricted to the purchase price of the tour
  • Vessels & features are subject to change without notice 
  • ID required for any passenger to consume alcohol
  • Maximum capacity 147 persons


Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store at the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center.300 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793




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