Heading to Maui means you are in for a whale-watching treat. If it is on your itinerary, that’s good. If not, you should definitely consider going for one. From ashore, you can easily spot these beautiful creatures, but joining whale-watching tours will definitely make the experience so much more memorable as you see the whales up close. With that being said, here are some of the best whale-watching tours in Maui for you to book today!

Hawaii Ocean Rafting 

Rafts are the best way to whale watch for two reasons. The first is the low-to-water style of a vessel. Instead of looking over a railing down at the whale, you are at eye-level with the whale. The opportunities to be up close and personal will surely make you admire the beauty of humpback whales. Don’t forget to bring a waterproof camera because you are likely going to get splashed with ocean spray!

The second reason rafts are so popular is the small group size. Each accommodates less than 16 guests which makes it a more intimate and casual setting. Getting to know the people you are rafting with as well as the local crew will make the experience so much more memorable.

Whale Watch and Snorkel

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience because you get to whale watch and snorkel. Guaranteed a sighting of a whale, you will be with a small group of about 16 people. You will be onboarding a rafting vessel, which has a hydrophone so you can listen to whales. You also get to listen to talks by onboard marine naturalists. Since it is closer to the water, you get the best view possible. Snorkel instruction is included and you’ll be snorkeling  along the shallow reef of Lanai or Maui with tropical fish and turtles.

Many people rate a tour like this highly. Tours are available daily from December to April but remember, if your child is below three years of age, they aren’t permitted.

Whale Watch Sail

Set sail to spot the majestic humpback whales off the coast of Maui. Being able to hold up to 50 passengers, it is also equipped with hydrophones for you to hear the whales. Having the tour led by onboard marine naturalists, you will gain new knowledge about whales that you never knew. People recommend the tour mainly because of how good the tour guides are, and of course, being able to see many whales. If you want, you can also choose to go snorkeling, dolphin watching and enjoy sunset dinner cruises too.

Trilogy – Kaanapali Whale Watch

For this tour, you will be aboard a luxury catamaran and set sail from Kaanapali Beach. Learning about whales from the naturalist onboard, you can also enjoy snacks.  Tours are available on most days from December to April. If you want to enhance the entire Maui experience, you can also opt for other activities snorkeling, dinner sails as well as scuba cruises.

Making Maui Memorable

Maui is considerably one of the best places to whale watch. It will be something you remember for a lifetime, alongside the beautiful ocean view you have. At sunset, everything is so much more magical and breathtaking. If you are worried about safety, don’t be. This is all thanks to the friendly crew you will be with throughout the tour making it really safe. So, book your tour today and make Maui the most memorable trip you’ve been on!