We have specialized in photographic, non-threatening close encounters with Dolphins, Whales & Turtles since 1982. The photographers choice, we have hosted film crews from National Geographic and BBC Wildlife. Operating within the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, we depart from historic Lahaina Town, Maui. From mid-December through mid-April, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed and the crystalline off shore waters frequently provide a passing subsurface eye-to-eye view. Many people are truly touched by their experience amongst these intelligent giants.
We invite you to come and see for yourself, one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. And as always, a portion of each ticket sold supports whale research on Maui. Thank you for helping make a difference.
The Trip: Our ultimate whale watch includes expert narration by researchers that are currently studying the humpback whales, insuring quality and current information. We do not use loudspeakers to talk with our guests, creating an intimate conversational setting with the crew and a small group. Listen to live whale song with our hydrophone. Every seat is a front row seat because we keep the whales to the side of our boat giving maximum viewing area. We specialize in getting the optimum whale photo scenarios. Our captains are trained to analyze the lighting and other environmental conditions to create the best photo opportunities.
Vessel: Whale watch on the “Wiki Wahine” a 30 feet rigid hulled inflatable raft. Certified for 24 passengers, we only allow 18 passengers on the vessel to insure a quality experience. Our boat is 60% shaded, has quiet out board engines, and is capable of speeds up to 50 miles an hour, making us the fastest whale watch boat on Maui. The pontoons decrease the boat from rocking which makes for a less sea sick prone ride, and you are so close to the water that you can put your feet or head in.
Guarantee: Not only to see whales but guaranteed to get as close as legally possible. We are the only whale watch with that guarantee. Free trip if our guarantee isn’t fulfilled.
Restrictions: No back, neck injuries, pregnant ladies or infants please.