During Maui’s whale season (Dec 15th-Apr 15th), a whale watch on one of our luxury sailing catamarans is a must-do! Offering a wide, stable platform for viewing and three convenient departure times, our Ka’anapali 2-hour Whale Watch is perfect for the whole family! Our Captain and Crew will welcome you aboard as we set sail, serving you with either a warm breakfast sandwich or deli lunch sandwich. And with a cold beverage in hand, get ready for the sheer thrill of seeing Maui’s humpback whales as they spout and breach their way along the coastline!
With both morning and afternoon tour times, we were sure to plan our menu with options to please every guest, no matter what time of day. Our 8:00am sail includes a fresh egg & cheese croissant sandwich and a seasonal fruit platter, including juicy pineapple slices and refreshing watermelon.
Our 10:30am and 1:30pm tour times will leave you full and satisfied with freshly sliced turkey & pesto deli sliders, crispy Maui onion potato chips and a gooey chocolate chip cookie for every guest – maybe even seconds, if you’re lucky! For guests 21+ (with ID), two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail, as well as soda and fresh, filtered water.
During your whale watching tour, you’ll get more than just amazing views of the Maui coastline and a front-row seat to whale breaches. Our onboard whale naturalists will also share fun facts about the humpback whale population and their habitat, providing a truly meaningful encounter for our guests.
For a special unique treat on all our whale watches, our catamarans are also equipped with onboard Hydrophones that we place in the water so guests can take in the beauty of the incredible whales’ songs!
An important part of our ohana’s training, all of our Captains and Crew are also armed with the details of NOAA safe-viewing guidelines, so that we can confidently do our part in protecting the safety of our beloved whale population.
This tour departs directly from Ka’anapali* Beach. See below for exact location. Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time, at the loading dock.
This tour departs directly from Ka’anapali Beach through the water and you WILL get wet. Please meet under the shade tree next to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s Hale Huaka’i Beach Side Activity Desk and look for a Trilogy crew member in a blue uniform to assist you with loading directions.
Parking is available at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel parking structure, and Trilogy will validate your parking pass.
*On days where shore-break is deemed dangerous, we will load this from Lahaina Harbor. Guests are responsible for their transportation to Lahaina. We will always try to give ample warning if this change must take place.
This excursion loads directly from the sands of world-famous Ka’anapali Beach, and you WILL get wet when loading. Please watch this quick video showing our beach-loading process during medium shore break. Guests with mobility issues or small infants are not recommended for beach loading.
On-board Whale Naturalists
Hydrophones (underwater listening apparatus for whales)
Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwich (8:00am departure)
Tropical Fruit Platter (8:00am departure)
Turkey & Pesto Deli Sliders (10:30am & 1:30pm departures)
Maui Onion Potato Chips (10:30am & 1:30pm departures)