Whale Watching Lahaina

Embark on a whale watching cruise from Lahaina and marvel at these majestic mammals in their natural habitat. It’s officially whale watching season on Maui and the perfect opportunity to tick this experience off yours or someone else’s bucket list. 

$65 for adults/$45 for children

Say hi to the whales on Maui for:

Best whale watching tour in Lahaina

$65 for adults and $45 for children 2-12

Daily from December 15th to April 31


7am, 9:15am, 11:30am & 1:45pm

Sunset Whale Watch Mon – Sat at 4pm

Approx. 2 hours

1223 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761

Best whale watching in Lahaina

Guaranteed whale sightings or money back!


Intimate whale experience


Fun for your entire family


Rated 5 stars by our guests


Guaranteed whale sightings

Join us for a whale watching adventure of a lifetime

If you love wildlife, make sure you hop on a whale watching trip with us. You’ll admire one of the ocean’s most wondrous creatures and observe their natural behaviour only feet away from you.

Every year, from December to May, the ocean surrounding Maui becomes the theater for the most spectacular event mother nature has to offer when the North Pacific humpback whales come for their annual visit.

Humpback’s love Hawaii

Over 12,000 humpback whales migrate from the cold Alaskan waters to the warmer Hawaiian climate from December to May to mate, give birth, and nurture their calves, in what’s the single largest gathering of whales in the world.

When it comes to whale watching, Maui has no rivals!

Whale Watching Tours Departing Lahaina

Eco-conscious whale watching tour from Lahaina

We love the ocean, and we know you love it too!

We are a small nature-loving, family-run operation with years of experience and an infinite passion for the ocean and its inhabitants.

We adore humpbacks, and cannot wait for the whale watching season to start, to share with you all our knowledge of these majestic creatures. Join us on the most authentic, meaningful, and unforgettable whale watching trip leaving out of Lahaina, Maui!

Best whale watching Humpback Lahaina

Departing from beautiful Lahaina with cruise times 4x times daily

Glide atop the ocean on the fastest, most comfortable boat departing from Mala Ramp; a stable, safe vessel that sits low on the water for maximum comfort, allowing for close interaction with the humpback whales.

Be part of the team, as you search the water for breaching and spyhopping humpbacks right next to the captain and the crew, and prepare to get as close as 100 yards to the whales!


7 days a week

Monday – Sunday



7am – 9am

9:15am – 11:30am

11:30am – 1:45pm

4pm Sunset Whale Watch Mon – Sat



1223 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761

What is included in the whale watching tour


Up close whale sightings.


Information about Maui’s humpbacks from your marine naturalist captain and crew.


Hydrophone and speakers so you can hear the whale song.


Souvenir Dive Maui water bottle made from recycled plastic to keep you hydrated on the water.


Rain ponchos for inclement weather.

What makes our whale watching tour special


Our crew has a true passion for marine life and a major love for Maui’s humpbacks.  Our enthusiam will bring your experience to life.


We are a family owned and operated business.  Our goal is to make memorable experiences for family’s, friends, and small groups to share.


Our boat is fast, rides low to the water, and holds a maximum number of 20 guests.  This means you will get to the whales quicker and feel closer to nature.

Our guests love our whale watching tours from Lahaina

Over the years, we’ve shared the passion for the ocean with countless adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts like you. And, thanks to all the feedback and reviews, the good and the bad, we can keep on the right track and provide you with the best whale watching trip in Lahaina.

Best 5 star review

We had the most amazing adventure with Dive Maui. The hosts were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the whale watching tour was the highlight of a 15-day vacation.

Mike Brixius

From Facebook

Best 5 star review

We had an incredible day whale watching. Randy and CJ were amazing. The whales came up close and personal. I would highly recommend them. The smaller boat and tour truly allowed everyone to see and experience the whales.

Laura Desmond

From Facebook

Best 5 star review

Great whale watching trip with Dive Maui! Captain Joe and CJ were great—Very knowledgeable!!
Saw a ton of whales and their calves today out in the middle- lots of action!!

Maria Barr

From Facebook

Best 5 star review

Loved going out on this spacious, comfortable boat — lots of room with great viewing from all sides of the boat, smooth ride and not like a big noisy boat that’s over packed with people. Our captain and guide did a great job at making sure we saw whales throughout the entire tour.

Laurie Pyle

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Lahaina – a mecca for whale watching

Welcome to Lahaina, the picturesque city on the island of Maui, Hawaii that has become a mecca for whale watching! Every year, tourists flock to Lahaina to experience the beauty and majesty of these majestic creatures.

With our Whale Watching Tours departing from Lahaina 4 times daily, you can get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the sea. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a unique experience, our Whale Watching Tours has something to offer everyone.


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Lahaina waterfront

Best Times Of The Year For Whale Watching In Lahaina

Here in Lahaina, you can observe some of the world’s most majestic whales as they migrate seasonally.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the island or a seasoned traveler, a Whale Watching Tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience. With Whale Watching Tours, you can explore the beauty of the islands and observe some of the most majestic creatures on the planet.

Come to Lahaina and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Whale Watching Adventure Just Steps Away From the City Center

The Mala Boat Ramp are the perfect starting point for an unforgettable whale watching experience with Dive Maui. The ramp is just a short walk from the city center, making it easily accessible. With four daily boat tours, Dive Maui gives you the chance to spot some of the most majestic creatures in the ocean – whales! With our experienced guides, you’ll get to learn all about the whales, their habitats, and the conservation efforts needed to protect them. 

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Whale Watching Lahaina

What to wear on a whale watching tour from Lahaina?

It’s mostly sunny here on Maui, so you’ll want to wear adequate protection from the sun, such as a hat, sunglasses, and reef safe sunscreen. The wind can make it chilly so it’s smart to pack a light sweater or windbreaker jacket on colder days.

We’ll provide the raincoats if needed.

Don’t forget your camera and binoculars!

How important is it to book in advance?

Booking ahead of time is the best way to get the exact trip you want. Especially if you are traveling during the high season, make sure you book well in advance! The sooner, the better.

Is Lahaina best place for a whale watching tour?

Maui’s west coast is the best place to see humpback whales. Dive Maui sail out from Mala Ramp in Lahaina: it is right in front of the Maui Nui Basin otherwise known as the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale Sanctuary.

What are the chances of seeing a whale?

From December 15th to April 15th, the chances of seeing one or more humpback whales are 100%. We are so confident about our captain’s spotting capabilities that, should we not see whales, we’ll take you out at sea again, for free!

Where is the boat departing from in Lahaina?

Our lightning-fast boat departs from Mala Ramp, in the heart of Lahaina town.

How long are whale watching trips?

Our whale watching trips last 2 hours. That’s plenty of whale watching time! But if you want more time on the water we offer multiple trip discounts.

What is the best place to see whales in Hawaii?

Talking about Hawaii whale watching, Maui is without a doubt the whale capital of Hawaii. More than 75% of the humpbacks that migrate to Hawaii each winter can be seen in Maui County.

Is it possible to watch whales from shore in Lahaina?

Absolutely! You can spot whales from many points along Maui’s coastline. You’ll want to use binoculars or a camera with optical zoom for the best results. However, nothing compares to being out at sea, right next to them.

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Dive Maui / Hawaiian Rafting Adventures

1223 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
Tel: (808) 661-7333


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