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Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor provided by Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor
Please visit our website for our most up to date health and safety practices. These health and safety guidelines will be updated and adjusted per recommendations by the CDC and WHO and local entities. Mahalo for your Kokua
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Updated 27/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
For the health and safety of our visitors, our tours will be operating at 50% vessel capacity to allow for social distancing this season. Only 11 guests maximum will be on this tour. Our early bird discount whale watch is 1.5 hours of small group whale watching! Our small groups of guests make every seat a front row seat as you enjoy whale watching and educational talks from our marine naturalist onboard. Our inflatable rafting vessels are modeled after Coast Guard rescue rafts and are safe, travel quickly to find whales and a fun ride for the whole family. On our whale watch we could travel anywhere from 2 to 10 miles from Lahaina harbor, often encountering dolphins in addition to humpback whales. All trips from December – April are guaranteed to see whales or you go again for FREE! We are locally owned and operated since 1982 and every ticket supports our participation in marine research projects and our role as certified first responders to whale entanglements.
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  • You'll start at
    Lahaina Harbor
    Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
    CHECK IN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME at Slip 17 Lahaina Harbor, Maui! Please INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN YOUR BOOKING so we can CONTACT YOU IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR!
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    Lahaina Harbor
    Stop: 2 hours
    Our 2-hour small group Whale Watching tour is our most popular whale watching tour on Maui. Our fast and safe rafting vessels are low to the water and perfect for close encounters and small groups making every seat a front row seat! Listen to whale songs on our hydrophone and don’t forget your camera for epic photos of our humpback whale friends!
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  • You'll end at
    Lahaina Harbor
    Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
    CHECK IN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR TIME at Slip 17 Lahaina Harbor, Maui! Please INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL IN YOUR BOOKING so we can CONTACT YOU IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR TOUR!
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Because we are eco-friendly, purified water is available in an igloo style dispenser, not plastic water bottles.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • No children under 3 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wayfaring4life wrote a review Mar 2020
Makawao, Hawaii47 contributions8 helpful votes
We set off in a small dinghy, early in the morning, on very calm waters. We went with Ultimate Whale Watching because of their small boats and small groups. This turned out to be a good choice. Jeremiah was a genuinely welcoming captain with an easy-going nature. He brought us
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor
Responded 25 Mar 2020
So amazing the whale swam under your boat! Epic! Stoked you had fun with Jeremiah and Rhianna! Mahalo!
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Brenda A wrote a review Mar 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana29 contributions6 helpful votes
Nick & Rachel help make this whale watching experience. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. We a lot of whales. This is a small boat max 18 people. Low crowd size and amazing views. Thanks to Nick and Rachel for a great adventure.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor
Responded 15 Mar 2020
The team is so passionate about whales, mahalo for sharing that passion and so glad you had a great time whale watching with us!
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Reta G wrote a review Feb 2020
20 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time with this crew! Captain Tiffany and our guide Vinnie were knowledgable and entertaining. This company is professional. Our family of four visiting friends in Maui enjoyed the tour immensely. We would definitely do it again.
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor
Responded 4 Mar 2020
So glad you had fun with Tiff and Vini, and there are so many whales right now! Mahalo for going out with us!
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flynhippo wrote a review Feb 2020
Temecula, California22 contributions5 helpful votes
A group of six other ladies and I did this trip and not a single one of us was disappointed. This trip was incredible! Our guide (Emma) was knowledgeable, out boat captain (Nick) was amazing, and the whales put on quite a show. Leaving the harbor at sunrise was beautiful and the
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Love the sunrise whale watch, so stoked you had great whale encounters and fun with the crew! Mahalo for going out with us!
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Kelsey wrote a review Feb 2020
Tofino, Canada1 contribution
We went out with Emma and Brittany and had the best time. They shared so much valuable knowledge with us and talked a lot about the research they've been part of or read about. Was so informative and it made seeing whales even more exciting to see how excited and lit up they
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from _Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Early Bird Whale Watch Tour from Lahaina Harbor
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Mahalo for whale watching with us and supporting us so we can support active marine research! Stoked you had a great time with Emma and Brittany!
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About the operator

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By: Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
aprilw2
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AMAZING experience!
There were 2 adults and 5 children ages 6-12 in our group. EVERYONE had an amazing time! Amy and Vinnie really list
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Tia R
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Snorkeling rocks
My husband and I were part of a small group that was the first to snorkel with this company since COVID. The exper
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Amberjvn
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Great morning!
Wow! What a day! One we will never forget... we saw SO many whales. A group of 20+, a mom & a baby, and some that g
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Tina C
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Whale watch tour
We went to Maui in Hawaii in February 2020, and stayed with friends, they took us out everday, and people told us a
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ScubaBlue015
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Wonderful Trip!
My family and I took a VIP trip in February and had a wonderful time!! The smaller VIP group size is PERFECT! Our g
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gabriellamG3545FA
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Amazing Whale Watching!
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! We saw more whales than I can remember to count. While we
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YaelG228
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Incredible whale watching!
Incredible!! We went the last week in February and saw so many amazing whales! The boats let you get super close (w
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209brandib
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Amazing!
We went with guides Gabe and Hannah and they were great! We saw countless breaches and I even got a whale-fie! By f
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J1144NOrobertw
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Fantastic
So much fun in a small group. Joel and Maygan were fun. I recommend going out with them anytime. These two seeme
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Ashley T
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Snorkel and Whale Watch
Exceptional and professional tour! Very impressed with our guides, their generosity, kindness and patience with lit
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JohnH7862
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Fun whale watching in Lahaina bay!
Visited some friends on Maui and a group of us went out with Ultimate Whale Watching in the late afternoon towards
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371lilliek
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Maui Must Do! Once in a lifetime 😊
I made a pact with myself to whale watch once a year! Every time I’ve done it with ultimate whale watch. This compa
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T2417RWbrendar
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Highly Recommend! Guides were great.
Hannah and Gabe were awesome. We saw lots of whales—one even approached our boat. Hannah was very knowledgeable a
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arthurk300
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Whales Everywhere
Ultimate was recommended to me by a local and they were Great. I went on 3/14/20. Captain Nick had us viewing a mot
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Doug V
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Absolute best whale watching on Maui!
Have been in Maui a little over a week and have gone out with these guys three times already. Each trip was fantas
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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