Twilight Sail “with the Whales”, MĀ’ALAEA

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.

Trip Details

A perfect Maui experience is not complete without witnessing the beauty and colors that surround you on the water in the “magic hours” of twilight along the Pali Coast. Breathtaking under normal circumstances, extraordinary during whale season!

Each year these magnificent creatures migrate south from Alaska where 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!

This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax onboard 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 to *in* the breeze.

  •  Adults (13+) $90.00
  •  Children (3 to 12) $63.00
  •  Infants (under 3) FREE!

Departure from Mā’alaea Harbor

  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (2 Hours)
  • 7 days a week as conditions allow
  • Seasonal Dec 15-March 31

Check In Time

  • Check-In 3:45 p.m. in Mā’alaea Harbor, slip #72


  • Local seasonal fruit platter
  • Antipasto platter with salami, carrots, celery & more
  • Savory platter of assorted crackers & cheese
  • Desserts


  • Beverages: water, coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, soda
  • Bar: assorted local beers & white wine

More Info

  • Our ‘twilight’ charters sail plan it tailored around the conditions
  • Limited to 25 passengers per trip
  • Salt water splashes are not uncommon in these waters
  • Light jacket recommended
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ or get in touch!