If you’re here, and it’s December through April, Maui whale watching trip is definitely in order!
Maui whale watching is most thrilling aboard the Malolo! This high-speed catamaran leaves from Maalaea Harbor and can bring you to the whales quickly. All kinds of drinks are available for purchase, and there are restrooms on board. The humpback whales return to Hawaii for a few months each year to mate and give birth. The Malolo takes you out to see these amazing animals from December 15th – April 15th.
Because the boat has two decks, there is plenty of space to see the whales! Both decks have great lines of sight to the surface of the Pacific, which is where you’ll be looking for activity. While you are searching for and finding humpback whales, the captain and crew will tell you all about these magnificent mammals.
Depending on the whales’ behavior during your two hour whale watching trip, you may see any number of whale things happen. Keep your eyes peeled for whales slapping the surface with pectoral fins (their very long side fins), flukes (the tail), and peduncle (the strong muscles attaching the tail to the rest of the body). And keep your fingers crossed for a breach. This is when a whale rises completely out of the water and crashes down again! Don’t forget your camera.
- Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you can go again for free!
- For your comfort and convenience, there are restrooms onboard!
- Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 15 to April 15)
- Tour Times: 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM
- Duration: 2 Hours
Location: Slip #87 Maalaea Harbor
Address: 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Rd Wailuku, HI 96793
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/npT9FpFpa6WH4VxH6
Parking is plentiful and low cost.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour time.