Photo by Steve Harris © 2016
During the winter months (December-April), approximately 10,000
Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii waters to breed, give birth, and nurse
their young. Take advantage of an amazing opportunity to get up close and
personal with magnificent giants of the sea.

Spend 3 hours or more aboard your own private yacht, where you won't
have to worry about looking over shoulders or bumping elbows with
strangers- everyone gets a front row seat! Watch as the whales breach and
listen as they sing with our onboard hydrophone.

Set sail in Hawaii on a private yacht charter aboard a luxurious 43'
Beneteau Oceanis built in France. Experience performance sailing,
personalized snorkel trips, whale watching, or liveaboard, inter-island
cruises aboard a private sailing yacht.

• 3-hr Private Whale Watching Tours (January - March)
• 3-hr Pailolo Channel Performance Sailing or Intimate Sunset Sails
• 3-hr Memorials At Sea or Ash Scattering Services
• 5-hr Snorkeling & Sailing Adventures
• 6+ hr All Day Fun Under The Sun
• Multi-Day, Overnight, Liveaboard Cruises

Protecting Our Oceans Through Science and Advocacy

Experience Maui's top-rated whalewatch with the experts at Pacific
Whale Foundation—departing from historic Lahaina Harbor. We offer
multiple departure times from Lahaina, including sunrise, morning,
afternoon and sunset cruises. We also offer Whalewatch Specials from
Lahaina with discounted prices.

Informative and fun, each two-hour whalewatch is led by a team of
certified Marine Naturalists, who explain and interpret the social behavior
of humpback whales. Listen to whale songs through underwater
hydrophones and watch a variety of whale behaviors.

Whale sightings are guaranteed on all Pacific Whale Foundation
whalewatches (from November 7 – May 15) or you go again free at your
convenience within one year of your cruise. We are proud of our 97%
sighting success rate. This boat tour will take you through the breeding
and mating area of the North Atlantic Humpback Whales. Every trip is
different on these ocean adventures, you never know what you will

(800) 942-5311
The Sea Maui catamaran offers unique sailing experiences right from
Ka'anapali Beach in front of Whaler's Village and Leilani's Restaurant.

From December through April there’s no better place to spot humpback
whales than just offshore of Ka’anapali Maui.

Part of the reason Maui has been voted the world’s #1 island year after year is
due to our breathtaking sunsets!

This 4.5 hour all inclusive snorkel cruise will take you to 2 of West
Maui’s BEST snorkel sites! Either Honolua Bay, Cliff House, Oluwalu, or
Mala Warf to name a few.

This 5 hour Lanai Snorkel is a unique way to leave Maui behind and
checkout the beautiful reefs just outside of Manele Bay, Lanai.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Would you like to dive down and
experience the beautiful Hawaiian sea life up close? Well you’ve come
to the right place! We offer special SNUBA cruises that the whole
family can enjoy!

This one of a kind snorkel adventure is unique to Sea Maui and offers
the fastest option to get customers from the beach and to the
snorkeling in no time. Here you’ll likely be up close and personal with
the resident Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, colorful tropical fish, beautiful
coral reef and many other surprises depending on the day.
Whale Watching Cruise video courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation. Click HERE for the PWF YouTube Channel.
Each winter there's an increase in visitors to the islands, Humpback whales, the State of Hawaii's official marine
mammal. From as early as September until as late as May, humpback whales can be seen in the near-shore waters
surrounding the Hawaiian Islands and West Maui is one the best viewing areas in all of Hawaii.

Scientists estimate that approximately 4,000 to 5,000 humpback whales, two-thirds of the North Pacific stock,
migrate to Hawaii each winter. From their feeding grounds in Alaska, they cross 3,000 miles of ocean to reach their
winter destination, which offers the promise of relaxation, adventure and "romance." The primary activities that
humpback whales engage in during their stay in Hawaii include mating, birthing and nursing. Male humpbacks also
spend their time competing with others for female attention and perfecting their singing techniques.

A whale watching cruise can be an awe-inspiring experience from the water. Mothers can be seen teaching their
calves to breach, and males can be seen competing with one another in fierce head-to-head battles. The underwater
vocal stylings of male humpback whales can even be heard by divers, snorkelers and boaters. The thrill of such
encounters has fostered a strong love of humpbacks in the islands.
As Hawaii's premiere family owned ocean recreation company for 43
years, Trilogy Excursions is uniquely qualified to bring you some of the
finest activities that these islands have to offer.

For many, a trip to Maui from December 15th - April 15th is not complete
without a Maui whale watching experience. Trilogy's wide, comfortable,
catamarans offer a stable viewing platform that makes this ocean
experience safe for the whole family. On this two-hour whale watch,
Trilogy is dedicated to sharing accurate information about the Humpback
Whale and its habitat with our guests through our onboard naturalists.
Our goal is to give the guest a meaningful encounter with these
magnificent creatures without disturbing their behavior and following the
Sanctuary Whale Watching Guidelines (recognizing the approach limits of
100 Yards).

Makai Adventures is commited to sharing the Aloha Spirit with all of our
guests, offering small group adventures on Maui's most comfortable and
exlusive yachts, from Private Sailing charters to shared small group whale

WHALE WATCHING ADVENTURES - Our 2-hour whale watching
adventures are limited to small groups of 24 passengers or less. Dec. 15
thru April 15.

Every year, thousands of Humpback Whales migrate from cold Alaskan
waters to spend the winter in warm Hawaii. Kohola is the Hawaiian name
for these magnificent creatures of the sea. Many Kohola are born here in
Hawaii. They will continue to return to our islands throughout their life to
breed and give birth. Hear them sing with our onboard hydrophone and
learn their song!

MAUI TURTLE SNORKEL - Escape the crowds aboard Lahaina's most
comfortable & Spacious small boat for a half-day fun adventure under the

LANAI SNORKEL & DOLPHINS - Explore the sea cliffs of Lana'i! Snorkel
prestine reefs, sightseeing, dolphins, sea cliffs, and whale watching.

Photo courtesy Makai Adventures
(808) 495-1001
Departs from Lahaina Harbor Slip #16
Whale Watching video courtesy Pacific Whale Foundation. Click HERE for the PWF YouTube Channel.
Video courtesy Trilogy Excursions. Trilogy Excursions' YouTube Channel
675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Harbor Office: (808) 662-4060

20° 52′ 00″ N, 156° 40′ 00″ W

Approaches to Lahaina

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WINTER WHALE WATCHES - Experience meeting the Pacific Humpback
Whale which return to our tropical waters each year from December to
April to breed and give birth in our protected waters.

MAUI TRADEWIND SUNSET SAIL - April 16 - December 14. Relax as
Gemini’s crew set sail for two hours of smooth and exciting Tradewind
sailing with phenomenal views of West Maui’s mountains, Molokai and
Lanai. Sip a Mai Tai or a Maui Brewed Beer, and lounge on Gemini’s decks
or trampolines, as the sun sets on another perfect day in paradise.

MAUI SNORKEL SAIL ADVENTURES - Gemini’s primary destination
during most of the year is ‘West Maui’s’ Marine Preserve Honolua Bay,
renowned for its superb snorkeling. Alternative snorkeling locations
include Cliff-house, Lanai and Turtle Town in Olowalu.

Like the Polynesian catamarans which sailed these waters years ago, Hula
Girl slips on and off the beach with ease and her design makes snorkeling
and diving entries and exists easy.

Hula Girl is a luxury, high performance catamaran which offers snorkel
and SCUBA diving cruises, sunset dinner cruises and whale watching
sunset and dinner cruises during the winter.

PMB 307, 5095 Napilihau St. Suite No. 109B Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761

(808) 665-0344 or (808) 667-5980

Photo courtesy Kainani Sails
Departing from Ka'anapali Beach

(808) 495-1001
The twin vessels Paragon and Paragon II each feature new construction
techniques and hull design paired with state-of-the-art rotating carbon
fiber masts which were used by the America's Cup winning catamaran,
Stars and Stripes.

Maui's fastest, high performance sailing catamarans offer Lana'i beach
Picnic Sails and Sunset Sailing and Private Charters.

The Queen's Treasure is Kaanapali's newest sailing catamaran offering
Snorkel Sails, Whale Watching (in season), Sunset Sailing and Private

Enjoy cruising through Maui's deep blue ocean and feel the tradewind
breeze on your face as you watch the perfect Hawaiian sunset while
dining on pupu's (appetizers) and enjoying a tropical cocktail.

Join the Queen's Treasure daily from Ka'anapali Beach.

(808) 244-2087 or Toll Free 1-800-441-2087

(808) 667-AHOY (2469)
Located on the front row of Lahaina Harbor, Slip #2, offering Sailing,
snorkeling, sunset sails, whale watches (in season) and private charters.

Scoth Mist's friendly & experienced Captain & crew will make any
sailing adventure aboard the Scotch Mist II a lasting memory of your
vacation on Maui!

Scoth Mist offers a two hour afternoon sail along the Maui coast.
Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset Sails, Whale Watches (in season) and Private

(808) 661-0386
Photos courtesy Sea Maui Charters
Photo courtesy Sea Maui Charter from their
(808) SEA-MAUI

or (808) 732-6284
Departing from Ka'anapali Beach

SHANGRI-LA - where innovation meets with tradition aboard this 65'
luxury sailing yacht. Let Shangri La custom design your dream charter
with impeccable standards of hospitality, service and cuisine.

Whether you are looking for a day charter or an extended live-aboard
cruise, Shangri La offers a unique Hawaiian experience.

Departing from Ka'anapali Beach.

(808) 665-0077 or Toll Free (888) 855-9977

TERALANI 2 & TERALANI 3 are both 65' sailing catamarans which can
accommodate up to 125 passengers, but they limit each cruise to 49
passengers so you have plenty of room to enjoy your sail.

They have convenient beachfront loading at Ka'anapali Beach in front of
Leilani's Restaurant at Whaler's Village. Teralani Sailing offers snorkel
trips, sunset sails, weddings and private charters and whale watching in
season (December - April).

Departing from Ka'anapali Beach.

(808) 661-7245

Photos courtesy Trilogy Excursions
(808) 874-5649 or Toll Free 1-888-225-MAUI