Kaanapali Whale Watch

Maui's best whale watching on a wide stable catamaran conveniently departing from Ka'anapali Beach.











*Teenagers 13-18, Children 3-12, Infants 0-2

Trilogy IV

50' sloop rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 1996 Multis by Millett, Lawai, Kauai
Sails: 1280 sq.ft. Working Sails, Custom spinnaker
Specs: 50' X 28', Draft @ DWL 3'4"
Capacity: US Coast Guard licensed for 49 + crew
Crew: Captain, 1st Mate, 2nd Mates as needed
Other Info: Electric heads, large galley, full electronics, Twin 230 Yanmar turbo diesel engines, two cushioned seating, custom dive ladder, forward netting, twin swim steps aft, shade awning.

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For many, a trip to Maui from December 15th - April 15th is not complete without a Maui whale watching experience. Trilogy's wide, comfortable, catamarans offer a stable viewing platform that makes this ocean experience safe for the whole family. On this two-hour whale watch, Trilogy is dedicated to sharing accurate information about the Humpback Whale and its habitat with our guests through our onboard naturalists. Our goal is to give the guest a meaningful encounter with these magnificent creatures without disturbing their behavior and following the Sanctuary Whale Watching Guidelines (recognizing the approach limits of 100 Yards).

Included with Tour

On-board Whale Naturalists.
Hydrophones onboard so we are often able to hear the whales sing their incredible songs.
-Light Appetizers
-Non-alcoholic beverages and chilled filtered water  
- For guests ages 21 years and older, two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail! Bar Menu: Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Maui Brew Co.’s seasonal beer, Big Wave Golden Ale, Sauvignon Blanc, & Rosé. (ID’s required to partake in adult beverage service.)

Unlike many of the large whale watching vessels that take up to 149 passengers, Trilogy limits the number of guests to 35-40 so everyone has a front row seat!  

So, come join Maui's oldest and most experienced sailing company for a personalized Whale Watch that leaves the crowds behind! 

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Early Morning 8:00am-10:00am 
Late Morning 10:30am-12:30pm
Afternoon 1:30pm-3:30pm 


7:30 am | 10:00 am | 1:00 pm Parking is available at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel parking structure. A Trilogy crew member will validate your parking ticket.


7:45 am | 10:15 am | 1:15 pm at the beach lawn fronting Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. Look for your Trilogy crew member wearing a blue Trilogy shirt.
PLEASE NOTE - You will be loading directly from the beach, thru the water, onto the boat and you will get wet. Please place your cell phone and camera in a dry bag.

Ka'anapali Beach Departure:

~ 8:00 am | ~ 10:30 am | ~ 1:30 pm 

8:00am Inclusions: 
- Freshly Baked Cinnamon Rolls
-Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwich
-Tropical Fruit Platter
-Assorted beverages and chilled filtered water
-For guests ages 21 years and up, two adult premium beverages are included. 
Bar Menu: Bloody Mary, Pineapple Mimosa, Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Maui Brew Co.’s seasonal beer, & Chardonnay.
(ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)

10:30am & 1:30pm Inclusions: 
- Deli Sliders
-Maui Onion Potato Chips
-Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Assorted beverages and water
-For guests ages 21 years and up, two adult premium beverages are included. 
Bar Menu: Bloody Mary, Pineapple Mimosa, Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Maui Brew Co.’s seasonal beer, & Chardonnay.
(ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)

Drive times are as follows:

Wailea: 1 hour
Kihei: 50 minutes
Kapalua: 15 minutes
Lahaina: 10 minutes

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Bring non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the early morning. We recommend deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes. For more details on sunscreen, please refer to our blog post, IS YOUR SUNSCREEN REEF SAFE?  


Print or view the tour fact sheet

For groups larger than 20, consider a private charter

A Portion of Your Ticket Price Goes Towards:

Blue Aina reef cleanup program - Trilogy parters with Surfrider Foundation to clean-up reefs around Maui
Maintaining day use mooring - For all boats in Maui county (helps save the reefs)
Eliminating overboard discharge - Trilogy is the first company in Hawaii to retrofit its boats to pump all waste onshore

Our Trilogy family takes seriously the responsibility of supporting our local Maui community and has a strong commitment to preserving our ocean and island environment. Learn more about Trilogy's involvement with the Community & Environment.

"“Triology is wonderful!” We have sailed with Trilogy for several different sail excursions. They are the best and most informative about the islands, the sea life, ect. The crew has always been great!" - goobie11


"“Memories for lifetimes”" - Martin B