Eco-Raft Whale Watch Tour in Maui

Lahaina, Hawaii, United States

Animal experience hosted by Toni

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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What you'll do

2 Hour Adventure Whale Watch Rafting Tour (Seasonal Dec-April) with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Join us aboard our small group, (16 guests or less) family style, ocean raft for eye-level Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor, Maui!
Humpback whales return to the warm Hawaiian waters every year during the winter months for their mating and calving season. Whales are protected in Hawaii and we do not approach them closer than 100 yards per federal regulations, but sometimes the whales approach our small rafts for those up close and eye level whale encounters. Your tour includes a full narration of interesting whale and Maui facts by our marine naturalist, listening to whale songs on a hydrophone, water onboard and lots of photo ops!
What's Included: Marine Naturalist whale narration and hydrophone onboard for listening to whale songs.
Due to safety concerns, no pregnant women or people with back or neck injuries or children under the age of 3. Please bring a towel, sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. Tour is subject to cancellation or reschedule due to weather or capacity.
Check in at Slip # 8 in Lahaina Harbor!
* Please note airbnb does not book in real-time. Occasionally the time you select may not be available so please check your messaging center as we will communicate with you alternative times to select from if needed. Mahalo for your kokua.
2 Hour Adventure Whale Watch Rafting Tour (Seasonal Dec-April) with Hawaii Ocean Rafting. Join us aboard our small group, (16 guests or less) family style, ocean raft for eye-level Whale Watching from Lahaina Harbor, Maui!
Humpback whales return to the warm Hawaiian waters every year during the winter months for their mating and calving season. Whales are protected in Hawaii and we do not approach them closer than 100 yards per federal regu…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    A bottled water is provided
  • Equipment
    Hydrophone to listen to the whales.
    Life jackets are provided for emer...

Meet your Host, Toni

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am the owner of Hawaii Ocean Rafting and have lived on Maui for over 43 years. I started this journey of the sea life on a Maui scuba boat where I eventually earned my Captain's license. I then gained experience working on sport fishing boats, Inter-Island sailboats, glass bottom boats, sea taxi's for the U.S NAVY, parasailing, and ocean rafting.

I enjoy taking out new visitors to explore these beautiful oceans I get to call my workplace. I am proud to say Hawaii Ocean rafting offers an up close and personal experience with marine life unlike any other tour company out there!
I am the owner of Hawaii Ocean Rafting and have lived on Maui for over 43 years. I started this journey of the sea life on a Maui scuba boat where I eventually earned my Captain's license. I then gained experience working on sport fishing boats, Inter-Island sailboats, glass bottom boats, sea taxi's for the U.S NAVY, parasailing, and ocean rafting.

I enjoy taking out new visitors to explore these beautiful oceans I get to call my workplace. I am proud to say Hawaii Ocean rafting offer…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Lahaina Harbor
Lahaina
We leave the historic and tranquil Lahaina Harbor on the raft to cruise Maui's west coast. The calm west side oceans are prime whale watching territory because they are sheltered by two other islands (Lanai and Molokai)!

Check in at Slip # 8 in Lahaina Harbor!
Parking is free around the Harbor area for 3 hours or less. Closest paid parking lot is located behind Paia Fish Market on Front Street or off Dickenson Street.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 369 reviews.

  • Juna
    January 2022
    5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were so good as a matter of fact we are booking for the next 2 days. We saw some many whales and our captain and crew were amazing!
  • Emily
    January 2022
    Really pleasant experience! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The 2 hours felt long, but in a good way — we saw a lot of whales! Great location to get a drink and some food before or afterward, too.
  • Julia
    January 2022
    Jamie and Meg were super friendly and knew everything about the whales. we saw so many beautiful Whales♡ I was speechless! many breaches even from the babies! i can absolutely recommend going on this Rafting adventure
  • Michele
    January 2022
    Toni work with me from the get go, to get both us and our friends booked on the same tour to celebrate my husband's 55th birthday. The directions for parking & getting to the slip were spot on. The crew was truly amazing - they were both informative & alot of fun. We saw so many whales, that I lost track but one breached in front of us for a total of 3 times!! it was a spectacular tour. I would highly recommend!
  • Jasmine
    January 2022
    If you are interested in whale watching, this is the experience for you. We were lucky enough to see 3 whales breaching during the tour. Tony and team are very experienced members. Thank you for this positive experience!
  • Rich
    January 2022
    Toni is the most personable ambassador to the whales you could ask for! We did the sunset tour and it was AMAZING! The raft was spacious and safe. The captains were down-to-earth and extremely knowledgeable about the whales. And the whales were incredible. We saw them breach the water, slap their pecs on the water, and swim all around our boat. IT WAS AWESOME and the highlight of our Maui trip.

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    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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