Kaanapali Whale Watch

Maui’s best whale watching provided on a wide stable catamaran, conveniently departing from Ka’anapali Beach.

Took a whale watch today on Trilogy, boarding on Ka'anapali Beach. The captain did a great job of finding the whales, and the crew kept everyone served with drinks and snacks, and served as whale naturalists, with plenty of info on the whales. I highly recommend!
We love our experiences with Trilogy. We did a whale watch excursion and loved it! We enjoy the smaller group size on their catamarans and the crew is absolutely wonderful. They were informative, friendly, and we appreciated the snacks, too!

During our winter 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!

Adult  (19+)
Youth  (13-18)
Child  (3-12)
Infant  (0-2)

A Look at your tour


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.* 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.

There are three departure times for this tour:
8am, 10:30am, or 1:30pm.  Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.  Parking is available at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel parking structure, and Trilogy will validate your parking pass.

PLEASE NOTE that this tour loads directly from the beach through the water, and you WILL get wet.  View our loading video here, during medium shore break.

If using a GPS, you can enter this address for directions: 2525 Ka’anapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761.

*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

Included on this tour
  • 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)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies  (10:30am & 1:30pm departures)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and chilled, filtered water
  • Print or view the tour fact sheet
  • 21+ yrs: two adult premium beverages
  • Complimentary reef-safe sunscreen if you forget to bring your own
  • NOTE: This tour loads directly from the beach & is NOT recommended for guests with mobility issues. You WILL GET WET.  Please read all rules prior to booking.
  • NOTE: We recommend you bring your camera and/or a light jacket or sweatshirt.
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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.