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Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei provided by Redline Rafting Co.

Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei

Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei
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99% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Observe whales and other native sea life
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
7
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    7
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover one of the biggest whale populations in Hawaii on a sea life tour from Kihei. Set aboard a smaller vessel, you’re able to get a closer look at the magical mammals. Have your camera ready as you may see the whales breach, spout, and slap the water with their tales at any moment. Throughout the tour, your naturalist guide provides illuminating commentary on the behaviors of humpbacks.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the behaviors of the local whales
  • Enjoy a less crowded boat (24 passengers maximum)
  • Photograph humpback whales at close range
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the behaviors of the local whales
  • Enjoy a less crowded boat (24 passengers maximum)
  • Photograph humpback whales at close range
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5534WHALES
Important information
Inclusions
  • NO Back or Neck Injuries or Pregnant Passengers Please
  • On-board marine naturalist.
  • On-board hydrophone to listen to the whales.
  • Guaranteed to see Whales
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 2800 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA You can also put in Kihei Boat Ramp into Google Maps. Parking is free and you may park at one of the two parking lots located above the parking lot where the boats/trailers are. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for anyone with bad backs
  • Not recommended for anyone with neck injuries
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Inclusions
  • NO Back or Neck Injuries or Pregnant Passengers Please
  • On-board marine naturalist.
  • On-board hydrophone to listen to the whales.
  • Guaranteed to see Whales
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 2800 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA You can also put in Kihei Boat Ramp into Google Maps. Parking is free and you may park at one of the two parking lots located above the parking lot where the boats/trailers are. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for anyone with bad backs
  • Not recommended for anyone with neck injuries
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Eileen F
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Jan 2020
What a great experience! We did the whale watching tour, got about a mile from the shore and spent the entire time watching a pod of 5-6 male whales all challenging for the attention of a female whale. The crew was so knowledgeable and just as excited as the passengers about this special opportunity to view very active whales. They were great about keeping distance from the whales, and cutting the engine when whales came closer to us. One whale was a great show off, and to our delight was coming right up to the boat and diving under it over and over, breaching, and slapping his tale and fins. Such a wonderful day! We went first thing in the morning, but learned that whales are active all day (they don't sleep), but the water can be a bit calmer in the morning.
Written 6 February 2020
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OutdoorFan_99
Eugene, OR29 contributions
Feb 2022
All 4 of us on this tour highly recommend it without reservation! It was easy and comfortable from start to finish. The boat captain & naturalist kept things fun, friendly and informative, while keeping us all safe. When I had questions about what to bring (or not bring); I got quick responses. Best, of course, was the time on the water. We saw plenty of whale activity (along with turtle, dolphins, flying fish). The guides answered all our questions about whales and more. They took care to find us good positions to observe the whales, while also respecting the whales. Watching the "competition group" (several males following a female & "duking" it out) was the thrill of a lifetime. I've done a whale tour in Maui on a bigger boat before; this was way better. You'll be happy you did it if you go. Don't need anything except water & camera.
Written 13 February 2022
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SN019
Dallas, TX145 contributions
We had a terrific time. Saw 10-12 whales and we actually saw a couple of whales very close to our boat- saw them emerge and dive back in with the classic tail up view. It was awesome. The Redline crew was very good, and the boat very safe. The smaller boat is the way to do whale watching imo. We thought we might get wet but we dry as one could be. Would easily do a repeat with them.
Written 17 March 2022
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Cindy B
Beaumont, TX22 contributions
Feb 2022
I am so glad I read other reviews. They were so right! The smaller boat experience is so much better. We watched the larger boats go out into the water and stop hoping the whales would come by. Instead, the Redline rafts were able to move around the basin with under 16 people on the raft to where we could get better views of the whales. Wow did we see them! We never felt unsafe. February is a fabulous time for whale watching and shouldn't be missed. Our guides were very nice and provided great commentary as we travelled or stopped to see the humpbacks. Thanks for a great time.
Written 14 February 2022
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janedalice
Oyster Bay, NY45 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Best tip: don't think about it...just book it! You will not be disappointed.
We went on the 15 person smaller raft with Capt Jason and Zack. Jason knew where to bring us for the up close action and Zack gave details and was able to answer any question. They had a mic in the water so we were able to hear the males singing. So awesome...thanks guys for a wonderful memory. Wish we could go again!
Written 27 January 2022
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Ann V
Harrison, AR6 contributions
Feb 2022
This was a magical tour as we experienced what seemed to be the perfect day. We went on the 11am tour which we've been told can be a little rough, but we had nothing but smooth sailing. Tim and Ali were great and did a great job of finding plenty of whales to watch. There were two groups of 6 or more whales that breached, fluked, and chased.
We felt very safe and have fond memories of this trip.
Written 6 February 2022
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leachk
Denver, CO30 contributions
Jan 2022
Really enjoyed trip with Redline (did both whale watching and on a different day, did 5 hour snorkel trip). The whale expert was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was small enough to not feel too crowded but big enough to be stable & fast. We didn't have a lot of luck seeing big breaches, but I LOVED hear all the whale cacophony on the hydrophone.
Written 30 January 2022
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Roving63476931111
2 contributions
The location was preferable. The crew was accommodating, friendly and good humored. Boat was comfortable. Saw whales within 5 minutes, as the crew were knowledgeable about humpback recent activity. They moved when the ‘show was over’ to find new sightings.
Written 25 March 2022
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Kristen P
3 contributions
Great whale watching adventure! Tim and Ari were our guides and they were cool and very informative. We were able to see the beautiful whales, they came so close to our boat, right at the end a whale breached and a few lucky people got to see it. I loved the fact that we were on a smaller boat with about 15 people, made it a great experience! I highly recommend if your going to go whale watching you choose Redline Rafting!
Written 20 February 2022
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Lileye35
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
Feb 2022
My husband and I have used Redline twice before to snorkel. This year we decide to skip the snorkeling and saw that Redline did a whale watching tour so we decided to do that. To no surprise, we had a wonderful time. Andy and Kim were great and very knowledgeable. We saw many whales and even saw a baby whale which probably was only a few days old. They actually had some sort of equipment (sorry forgot the name) that they were able to place in the water and we could here the whales! Amazing! We highly recommend Redline for their whale watching and their snorkeling adventures! Thanks Redline! See you again in 2 years!
Written 13 February 2022
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Swimming with giant sea turtles was my highlight!!
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Great Day on our Tour!
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Fun and informative!
The guides were very friendly and informative. Every location visited was given a personal touch from the guides, a
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10/10 would recommend
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5 hour Molokini is great!
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An adventure experience
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Fantastic time with North Shore
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Best Kihei Snorkeling!
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Don’t skip this!
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Best company out of Kihei
A terrific morning with Redline Rafting. Excellent crew! Very professional. Fantastic experience! Would do it again
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Crew was entertaining and the marine wildlife was amazing!
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