Maalaea Whale Watch

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

Still kind of amazed at what a great experience it was to go out with Trilogy. We did the afternoon whale watch and saw at least 6 different humpback whales during the trip. The service was amazing and there was complimentary food & drinks which was a bonus. Very nice catamaran, and a fun ride up on the bow trampolines. Highlight was the great crew & service!
I've been on a number of different boats and can honestly say Trilogy is the best!  Nice, clean boat, fantastic crew, tasty food & drinks, and super informative! They combine both the luxury feel with education in a fun and engaging environment.  Fantastic day out on the water! Oh, and yes, we saw literally TONS of whales!

During our winter season (Dec 15th-Apr 15th), a whale watch on our luxury sailing catamaran is a must-do! Offering a wide, stable platform for viewing, our Ma'alaea 2-hour Whale Watch is perfect for the whole family!  Our Captain and Crew will welcome you aboard as we set sail, serving you an assortment of sliced deli sandwiches and fresh tropical fruit. As you enjoy our premium bar onboard, 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


The Ma’alaea Whale Watch includes a delicious lunch aboard our sailing catamaran, which is sure to leave you fueled up for some epic whale watching. 
We offer an assortment of freshly sliced turkey, roast beef, ham, or veggie deli sliders for all of our guests, and a tasty seasonal fruit platter including juicy pineapple and refreshing watermelon.

As you sail the shores of the Maui coast, you’ll finish off your ocean lunch with a satisfyingly sweet chocolate chip cookie. 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. 


Our Ma’alaea Whale Watch departs from Slip #99 at Ma’alaea Harbor on the Trilogy V from 1:30pm-3:30pm.  Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to departure time.  

Paid parking is available along Ma’alaea Harbor for .50c per hour; please pay for parking prior to checking in.  

If using a GPS, you can enter this address for directions: 11 Maalaea Harbor Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Included on this tour
  • On-board Whale Naturalists 
  • Hydrophones (underwater listening apparatus for whales)
  • Tropical Fruit Platter 
  • Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham or Veggie Deli Sliders 
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 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: 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.