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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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+1 808-667-5678
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Ultimate Whale Watch specializes in photographic, non-threatening...

Ultimate Whale Watch specializes in photographic, non-threatening close-encounters with Dolphins, Whales & Turtles since 1982. We have hosted film crews from National Geographic to BBC Wildlife. Operating within the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, we depart from historic Lahaina Town, Maui. From December through May, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed and the crystalline offshore waters frequently provide a passing subsurface eye-to-eye view. Many people are truly touched by their experience amongst these intelligent giants.

Tour sizes are for small group whale encounters, 18 or less on a 24 passenger raft style rescue boat. Great maneuverability and speed get you to some of the closest whale action possible, in the world! To ensure current and competent information, the crew is involved with whale research and highly passionate about the whales.

We invite you to come and see for yourself, one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. And as always, a portion of each ticket sold supports whale research on Maui. Thank you for helping make a difference.

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Ultimate Whale was referred by locals and it was a great 2 hour adventure finding and cruising alongside the whales. This is a reasonably priced trip and the crew ensures that you... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Altabound1616
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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Ultimate Whale was referred by locals and it was a great 2 hour adventure finding and cruising alongside the whales. This is a reasonably priced trip and the crew ensures that you are in a position so that all can take pictures if so desired. This company thanks you for your business. It is well worth it.

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for choosing to come out with us! Hope to see you next season! More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Took family on smallish rubber boat with maybe 10 other people and had a superb time. Saw whales right away and even had one go under the boat which had turned off its engines. Great captain and naturalist really seem to care about the whales. The other joints are bigger etc but this one is still family owned, uses biodiesel... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Stoked for your feedback, mahalo for coming out with us! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been out with ultimate whale watch 3 times and every trip has been fantastic. So, although it is late in the season we went out this morning on the 7:30 tour with Ben and Sergio. We had to scale back our expectations since it is getting later in the season. However, Ben and Sergio pulled... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for coming out with us again! So glad you had a memorable experience! More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Totally awesome - 110% more impressive then advertised! Dave & Rachel were knowledgeable and friendly - they helped make the experience. This total adventure was memorable!!

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Mahalo for choosing Ultimate to make memories with! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The crew, especially Capt. Rachel were very knowledgeable about the humpback whales. We found a group of 5-6 whales vying for a female's attention and watching the whales breech, puff up their jaws, and slap the water was amazing. If you are able do the VIP tour, the group is small and it allows the passenger great views and wonderful... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Stoked you enjoyed our VIP our, appreciate you coming out with us! More 

Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My wife and i went on an ultimate whale watch with Captain Ben And Captain Amy and couldn't have been more satisfied. It was terrific. We were a bit nervous about getting motion sickness on a smaller boat but we sat in the back of the boat as others suggested and we had no issues with motion sickness. In the... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for coming out with us, great to hear Ben and Amy took care of you guys! More 

Pella
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

At Slip 17 at the Lahaina Harbor, we boarded a rubber raft with 2 ladies in charge of the tour. They did an excellent job of handling the boat and telling us about humpback whales. We had some wonderful sightings of pods of whales. It was a beautiful morning and the tour lasted about 3 hours.

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for coming out with us! Glad you had a great time on our rafts! More 

Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We had a GREAT whale watching experience with Ryan and Sarah today, a lot of great fun and lots of whales to see today. Super cool and once in a life experience for our families.

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for bringing your families out with us! So stoked you had a great time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Even if you only see a whale from afar, the boat ride is worth the price of admission. However, the guides are knowledgeable, informative, personable and have a network with other whale watching vendors so they are constantly receiving data on current whale sightings. We were most fortunate to be on an excursion when our guides were notified of "friendly... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Wow! What a great whale watch! So stoked you had this amazing encounter with these beautiful creatures! More 

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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our family did the 8am whale watch tour with Rachael and Amy. Not only was Amy an amazing boat captain, but she also has incredible knowledge- from Hawaii in the winter and summers in Alaska. Rachael was great with narration of what we were seeing, interesting whale fact and just all around good cheer. This is not a catamaran tour-... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Great recommendation to bring a camera, hope to got some epic shots! Mahalo for coming out with us! More 

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