2 Hours
Maui, Wailuku
Tour Times

The two-hour Calypso whale watch is one of the most thrilling family-friendly Maui activities! Climb aboard our boat, and make your way to the top! Calypso is Maui’s only catamaran with three decks, so you simply cannot go higher on this island. All of Calypso’s 360-degree ocean views are “fin”tastic, even when you go inside for a bit to take a break from the sun. The first and second decks have spacious cabins with tinted windows. These windows make for excellent viewing through the water’s surface, regardless of the sun’s glare. Comfortable seating throughout this stable vessel ensures a relaxing time on the water while you look for these incredible marine mammals. Make sure to take advantage of the bar and snack area while you check out the boat. The crew will be happy to mix up what you need!

When you come with us on a Calypso whale watch, the onboard naturalist, captain, and crew will be just as excited as you are to see humpbacks. The 45-foot cetaceans inspire awe, delight, and excitement with their very existence, and whenever they come over to our 65-foot catamaran – wow, oh wow!

As soon as the boat leaves Ma’alaea Harbor, keep your eyes peeled for any big motion on the surface – especially large clouds of misty spray in the distance. (That’s a whale of an exhalation!) No matter what is going on out there, the Calypso whale watch naturalist will give you an exciting play-by-play and “swimming commentary.” Some of the more popular moves that whales engage in at the surface are the tail slap, the pec slap, the peduncle throw, the spy hop, and the ever hoped for launch-of-an-entire-whale-from-the-water full breach!

Whenever the boat is stopped for a while, you can go down to the underwater viewing room. If the whales choose to swim beneath the vessel, you’ll be able to see them through the glass panels in the bottom of the hull! That is one of the most awesome things about the Calypso whale watch. (It is rare for a whale-watching vessel to have a glass-bottomed seating area.)


  • Professional friendly captain and crew.
  • Whale watching and underwater ‘hydrophone’ to hear the whales sing
  • Complimentary cold water, juice & coke products.


  • Availability: Tuesday and Saturday (December 20-April 15)
  • Tour Times: 2:00 PM
  • Duration: 2 Hours


  • Bring a Light Jacket or Sweater, Video or Camera & A SMILE!

Location: Ma’alaea Harbor, Slip 76-78
Address: South Ferry Dock, 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/iVGq13dS8WgCFubR9

Parking: Parking is $0.50/hour. Pay for 6 hours ($3.00)*. You can pay in cash or with a credit card.
*Parking rates are subject to change without notice

Check-in: Please check-in 30 Minutes prior to your tour time.

Special Notes:

  • Guests need to fill out the Liability Waiver before checking in, or check-in may be delayed.
  • Kids 3 & under are free – (1) per paying adult. Additional kids (3 & under) must purchase a child ticket.
  • Available for purchase: Adult Beverages are $5/ drink. Best Happy Hour on the water!

Activity Company: Boss Frog's Calypso