Maalaea Whale Watch

The best whale watching excursion departing from Ma'alaea Harbor.

This tour departs at 1:30 pm











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

Trilogy II

64' Custom SeaRunner/Cutter rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 2010, Schooner Creek Boat Works, Portland, OR
Sails: 1,950 sq/ft working sails
Specs: 64' x 32', Draft @ DWL 5'
Capacity: Normal working capacity 60 passengers
Crew: Captain, 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Deckhand
Other Info: Twin 350 hp Yanmar turbo diesel full electronics, covered cabin, netting forward & aft, two heads, large galley, cushioned seating inside and outside.

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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.
- Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham or Veggie Deli Sliders
- Tropical fruit
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Assorted non-alcoholic beverages, and chilled filtered water.
- For guests ages 21 years and up, two adult premium beverages are included. 
(See Itinerary tab for more details of our meal and drink options). 

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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Paid Parking:
Available along Ma'alaea Harbor for $.50 per hour. Please pay the meter and place the receipt on your dashboard. If using a GPS, please use this address: 11 Maalaea Harbor Road, Wailuku, HI 96793.

1:15 pm at slip #99 aboard TRILOGY V across from Ma'alaea General Store.

1:30 pm from Ma‘alaea Harbor.

- Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham or Veggie Deli Sliders
- Tropical fruit
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Assorted beverages, and 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, Kona Brewing Co.'s Big Wave Golden Ale & Seasonal Lager, Red Wine & White Wine. (ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)  

Drive times are as follows:

Wailea: 30 minutes
Kihei: 20 minutes
Kapalua: 1 hour
Ka'anapali: 40 minutes
Lahaina: 30 minutes

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Bring non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection, and deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes.

We only accept credit cards for any onboard purchases. 

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

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

Environment & Community

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.

Trilogy adheres to DOLPHIN SMART Guidelines: All photos and videos were taken while viewing from a responsible distance. The dolphins or whales in these photos and videos approached the boat while the engines were in neutral or off. All underwater photos and videos of dolphins and whales were taken with a remote device while following guidelines for responsible viewing. More information on Dolphin SMART

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