Whale Watching – Maui Adventure Cruises

Maui Adventure Cruises

We have taken whale watching trips for 10 years and Maui Adventure Cruises is, by far,  the best for us.  They specialize in Zodiac boats and are very professional and knowledgeable.  Pregnant women and folks with back problems or recent surgery are not allowed to take the trip.

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The best bang for the buck activity on Maui is a Zodiac ride for two hours searching for whales.  Everyone of our trips has been breathtaking and fun.  We have met lots of folks who actually go whale watching every day while on Maui!  If you take a number of trips with Maui Adventure Tours you will get Pre-Boarding status and snap up the best seats.

Bring a hat and sunglasses – polarized sunglasses are far superior to normal ones – you can see the whales swim under the boat with polarized ones.  Also, put suntan lotion on any exposed skin as the UV rays will burn even on cloudy days.

Show up about 30 minutes before the boarding time and when you do you will be given a numbered ticket – the lower numbers are allowed on the boat first.  This activity does have a great discount which basically has adults buying tickets priced for kids prices.

Description: This two hour fully narrated whale watch will include complimentary soft drinks, binoculars and whale watch guide. Marine Biologist will share knowledge of our Humpback Whales and lower hydrophones, so you can hear their song.
Operates: Daily: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm – additional times may be added based on demand.

Snorkel trips are done with the same boats and we’ve been on snorkel trips with Maui Adventure Cruises and have had a super time.

Click here for more information about their whale watching tours.

Humpback Whales.

  • Whales swim to Maui from Alaska, spend the whole winter here, then swim back – and don’t eat the whole time!
  • Whales’ lungs are the size of a Volkswagen!
  • Whales’ babies, born here on Maui, grow at a rate of 100 pounds a day!
  • Watch Humpback Whales on a Maui tour!
  • Whale Watching Tours in Maui, What an Experience!

Children love whale watching tours! On whale watching tours the price for kids is usually half the adult price. A two-hour whale watching tour may not be enough to satisfy your curiosity about these marine mammals. You may want to go on a couple of different whale watching tours during your vacation.

Many types of boats offer whale watching tours. Large whale watching tour boats provide stability on the ocean. Some whale watching tour boats have upper decks for greater viewing capacity. Rafts, or zodiacs, are more adventurous, more intimate and give more of a ‘whale-eye’ view of the surroundings. Narration and interpretation of humpback whale movements are provided on Maui whale watching tours. You’ll find yourself wanting to know more about these fascinating creatures.

Time of day makes no difference. Ask any tour operator and the time of day makes little difference to the whales.  Morning generally has calmer waters but the whales are active all day long.

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