Trip Details

Our whale watching trips are active from December 15 – March 31. Please note, you’ll not be able to book this trip outside of those dates.

Maui is the place to see humpback whales! Each year these magnificent creatures migrate south from Alaska, and although you can see them throughout Hawaii, the ‘Au ‘au channel off the coast of Maui boasts the greatest number. Our warm, relatively shallow and protected waters make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. These whales are known for their acrobatics, and are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean!

We generally spot humpbacks on all of our trips during the winter, but this season we’re offering an exciting new opportunity to sail with the whales. We’ll embark from Māʻalaea Harbor and set sail in the afternoon trade winds. Join the Captain and Crew in keeping a lookout and refresh with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax on board without the drone of a motor and we’ll head to wherever the whales may be! Sailing out of Māʻalaea can be quite exhilarating so while we will do our best to get as close to the humpbacks as we are able in the breeze, this trip can be more of an adventure than a mellow tour if the winds are up.


  •  Adults $75.00 
  •  Children $37.50 

Departure from Ma’alaea Harbor

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday
    Seasonal December 15 – March 31

Check In Times:

  • Check-In 1:15 p.m. at Maalaea Harbor, slip 72

Trip Includes:

  • Beverages including local beer & wine.
  • Kids sail 1/2 price.
  • Sail Maui provides complimentary reef safe sunscreen

More Info

  • Light jacket recommended
  • This trip is limited to 24 guests
  • 24-hour cancellation policy on all tours
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ or get in touch!

**Sail Maui is temporarily waiving our 24-hour cancellation policy in light of COVID-19. Guests may reschedule or cancel up until the time of departure with a full refund should anyone in their party have symptoms or recent exposure.