MAUI WHALE WATCHING

GUARANTEED WHALE SIGHTINGS!
Our Most Popular Tour!

2HR Tour 1.5HR Tour 3HR Tour VIP Tour

Ultimate Whale Watch has been rated #1 best whale watch tour on Maui for any level of whale watchers. Our fast and safe rafting vessels are low to the water and perfect for close whale watching encounters and small groups making every seat a front row seat!

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2HR Whale Watch Tour

$54+tax for Adults, $33+tax for Kids 4-12
Our 2-hour small group Whale Watching tour is our most popular whale watching tour on Maui. Our fast and safe rafting vessels are low to the water and perfect for close encounters and small groups making every seat a front row seat! Listen to whale songs on our hydrophone and don’t forget your camera for epic photos of our humpback whale friends! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or click below to book!

26 Guests or Less | Guaranteed Whale Encounters | Ticket Supports Research | Marine Naturalist Guides

1.5HR Whale Watch Tour

$33+tax for Adults, $25+tax for Kids 4-12
Our 1.5-hour tour is our discounted sunrise whale watching trip for guests who have a shorter vacation stay on Maui but still want to squeeze in time with our humpback friends! Aboard our fast and safe rafting vessels this tour is perfect for close encounters and small groups making every seat a front row seat!

Early Bird Special Discount Trip
26 Guests or Less | Guaranteed Whale Encounters | Ticket Supports Research | Marine Naturalist Guides

3HR Whale Watch Tour

$89+tax | 14 Passengers, Excellent Photo/Lighting Opportunities
This 3-hour whale watching tour is for newcomers and whale watching enthusiast looking for that extra time with our humpback friends! There are less people onboard and more time for whale encounters along Maui’s scenic coast. For photographers looking for more time on the water and access from the boat for underwater photo or video, the 3hr whale watching trip is the perfect choice.

More Whale Watching Time & Less Guests
14 Guests Max | Guaranteed Whale Encounters | Ticket Supports Research | Marine Naturalist Guides

VIP Whale Watch Tour

$80+tax | 12 Passengers, Fresh Banana Bread & Coconut H20 Onboard
This 2 hour whale watching tour is all about the VIP treatment! With only 12 guests onboard, the small group creates a causal and relaxed Maui whale watching experience on our low to the water, safe and stable rafting vessels. This exclusive tour offers tropical refreshments including homemade banana bread with lilikoi cream cheese and coconut water.

Fresh Banana Bread & Coconut H20 Onboard
12 Guests Max

Guaranteed Whale Encounters | Ticket Supports Research | Marine Naturalist Guides

Book any whale watching tour as a private adventure.

Make any package a private tour for just you, and your friends and family!

MORE INFORMATION

What’s That Move?

The whales we’ll encounter have their own way of communicating with each other. The moves below are some of the most common we see. Get familiar with them and you’ll know what the whales are trying to say on your tour!

  • Tail Throw

    When a humpback whale lifts its giant fluke or tail out of the water and throws it back into the ocean its called a Tail Throw. This is performed many times by female humpback whales that may be attempting to attract the attention of male humpbacks interested in mating.

  • Pectoral Slap

    The female humpback whale will raise her giant pectoral fin or arm fin out of the water and repeatedly slap it back down on the surface of the water. This is also believed to draw in the adult male humpback whales that are in the area for
    possible interest in mating.

  • Spyhop

    The humpback whale floating vertically in the water and lifting its whole rostrum or head out of the water is a Spy Hop. This allows the whale to see out of water and view their surroundings. Watching a 45 ton 45 foot humpback whale poke its head out of the water is epic!

  • Mugging

    Mugging is when a humpback whale approaches your boat closer then 100 yards on its own. Our boats are small and non-threatening, which encourages these curious, gentle giants to swim right up to our boat and check us out!

Reviews

  • “One of the coolest experiences I have ever had. We got great encounters with whales.They crew was very knowledgeable, friendly, and very fun. If you want a great experience on the water choose Ultimate!!!!”

    Steve B.
    Afton, Minnesota

  • “We had a close encounter with a 30-ton Humpback Whale…We also saw
    about a dozen breaches by whales, a giant school of spinner dolphins and a gigantic turtle all on the same 2 hour tour. I highly recommend these guys”

    Marposp
    Vancouver, Canada

  • “We have been on many whale watch trips, but have never experienced what we saw on this one. The large humpback male whale noticed us and came over to our boat to show off. He swam around and under our boat!

    Rockcl
    Denver, Colorado

Frequently Asked Questions

Humpback Whales from Alaska. On our trips occasionally we encounter dolphins.