Maui Whale Watching
A Once-in-a-lifetime Wildlife Experience
Maui Whale Watching Tours
You’ll never forget the first time you see a whale breaching in the water. It’s an experience that doesn’t disappoint. Pictures, videos, and even the best storytelling can’t do it justice. You have to see it for yourself!
So that’s where we step in. As Maui’s premier ocean activities company, we offer several whale watching experiences, as unique and different as your personality. Families will love our kayak tours while workout buffs may prefer our stand up paddle boards (SUP). It’s not if you’ll love it—it’s how.
7 AM TO 11 AM
(up to 10)
DEC 1 to
This is a great choice for visitors who want to have the very best experience on the water. This 4-hour tour includes plenty of whales to watch with a certified naturalist guide from your kayak. On this tour, we include snorkel gear so you can also experience snorkeling a beautiful reef, swimming with some turtles, and maybe even hearing some humpbacks underwater too!
7 AM TO 10 AM
(up to 10)
DEC 1 to
A stable and beginner-friendly choice, kayaking is something ANYONE can do. We use ‘Ocean Kayak’ Malibu Twos, Scuppers, and Scramblers. These almost impossible to flip vessels provide a safe and secure option great for family, a couple, or individual fun. The group tours are specifically for whale watching. If you would like to also go snorkeling, choose the 4-hour tour that includes time for snorkeling with turtles.
7 AM to 10 AM
JAN 1st to
The modern Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe or Wa`a is where ancient Hawaiian Culture and modern technology mix. In ancient days wooden Wa`a were used for transportation, fishing, voyaging, and sport for chiefs or Ali`i. Today’s modern fiberglass design allows for a more stable, performance-based canoe perfect for individuals, small groups, families, and children. The Ama or outrigger provides stability allowing for a narrow hull which cuts through the water with ease. The stability, speed and higher vantage point from the Outrigger Canoe make this the ideal way to Whale Watch. Unlike our exclusively private Kayak Tour, SUP and Surf lessons, on our Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe tours we do combine parties to fill all the seats in the canoe. If time allows, we will jump in for a quick snorkel to view more marine life.
Date of experience: January 2019”
7AM to 9AM
The fastest growing ocean craze, “SUP” Stand Up Paddling, is fun for all ages! While standing on a SUP you have a high vantage point allowing you see whales at a further distance. However, the slow speed of Stand Up Paddle Boards limits the area we can cover in this two hour tour. SUP Maui Whale Watching Tours are best for our guests who already have SUP experience or for those who simply wish to learn to SUP and possibly see a whale in the process. Like always it’s a private tour so we can do whatever you want to do:)
To all the mamas out there, thank you for all you do. Happy Mother’s Day. #whalewatching
The whales aren’t gone yet, but they won’t be around Hawaii forever. Come see them before they take off to the cold northern waters to feed for the summer! #WhaleWatchingMaui #HumpbackWhales #Maui2020
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Let one of our knowledgeable Maui Outrigger Canoe Tour guides share their Culture, Hawaiian place names, Hawaiian marine names and passion for paddling with you on a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour today! The modern Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe or Wa`a is where ancient Hawaiian Culture and modern technology mix. In ancient days wooden Wa`a were used for transportation, fishing, voyaging and sport for chiefs or Ali`i. Today modern fiberglass design allows for a more stable, performance based canoe, perfect for individuals, small groups, families and children.
Our canoe guides are certified marine naturalists, who are passionate to share their knowledge of Hawaiian Culture while you experience it firsthand. Unlike our kayak tours which are exclusively private for the number of people in your party, we DO COMBINE parties to fill all the seats on our Outrigger Canoe Tours. With the extra engines the outrigger canoe easily glides across the ocean and is the vessel of choice in rougher water. Guests will actively participate in the launching and landing of the canoe as well as paddling throughout the tour.
Each canoe guide has their own background, experience and stories to share on this three hour cultural tour. During the summer months learn to make rope or kaula from coconut fibers. Our tours are educational and cultural…as well as fun. This environmentally sustainable experience is one not to miss. Watch the video above then call us to start planning your Maui ocean adventure with Hawaiian Paddle Sports.