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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Trilogy adheres to the National Marine Sanctuary rules of not approaching Humpback whales to within 100 yards. Trilogy also adheres to the Dolphin SMART guidelines of not approaching dolphins to within 50 yards

For many, a trip to Maui from December 15 through April 15 is not complete with out 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. Trilogy's on-board Naturalists also make this trip educational and entertaining. And, unlike many of the large whale watching boats that take up to 149 passengers, Trilogy limits the number of guests to 35-40 so everyone has a front row seat. And with convenient boarding from world famous Ka‘anapali Beach, this trip offers you the most direct route to some of the best whale watching in the world!

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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The 3 tour times below reflect an early morning 8:00 am, late morning 10:30 am, and afternoon 1:30 pm departure.


Parking is available at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel parking structure. Please take your parking ticket to our staff at the Trilogy Concierge Services before your trip and they will validate it so you may exit the parking structure without charge.


7:45 am | 10:15 am | 1:15 pm at the Trilogy Concierge Services beach desk 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. Wear your swimsuit (with a cover-up) and please place your cell phone and camera in a dry bag.


~ 8:00 am | ~ 10:30 am | ~ 1:30 pm from Ka‘anapali Beach.
Snacks: Enjoy an assortment of snacks and a variety of soft drink beverages and filtered water throughout the trip.

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Bring non-aerosol sun protection, a light jacket or sweatshirt & we recommend deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes.

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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)
Assisting Whale sanctuary & NOAA - Stranding network and whale entanglements
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