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Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure provided by Makai Adventures

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure
Due to restrictions set by the State of Hawaii and recommendations by the CDC, we are limiting all small group tours to a maximum of 12 passengers. In order to continue providing fun and amazing experiences, we have had to temporarily increase the cost of our tours. Thank you for your support!
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Updated 14/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Our small group experience takes place in a big boat atmosphere! A maximum of 12(!) guests onboard allow for as much social distancing as possible while giving our captain and crew the chance to focus on providing each guest with the very best experience possible. Our boat is really what sets us apart from other companies- we have a fast, fun, and very comfortable boat where everyone has a cushioned seat, large open platform for viewing the whales, and fast, quiet engines to help us spend the most possible time with the whales during your tour. Knowledgeable Captains who have worked amongst the whales for years will share what they know and answer your questions. Its a great photo opportunity and most people who do it come back for more!
Important Information
Departure Point
Makai Adventures - Maui Dolphins, Lanai Snorkeling, Bottom Fishing, Harbor Slip #16, 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • To do our part in eliminating single use plastics, we provide a large jug of refreshing water and paper cups - totally free! Unfortunately there was no option to specify "not bottled" water...
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 12 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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4me2travel2 wrote a review Apr 2021
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions19 helpful votes
With a lot of options for whale-watching before us, we couldn't have made a better decision than to have our adventure with Sergio & Jenna. Our family of four (3 and 8 years old and two much older "kids") picked a perfect day to cruise on the Pacific and enjoy the antics of 11
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Kevin B wrote a review Apr 2021
Denver, Colorado5 contributions9 helpful votes
My wife and I took our three kids, ages 7, 8 and 10, for a morning whale watch. Not only did we see numerous humpback whales, we also heard whale song through the hull of the boat and through a speaker dropped into the water. Kevin and Keao were our naturalist and caption team,
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Date of experience: April 2021
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YayaShare wrote a review Apr 2021
Concord, California963 contributions217 helpful votes
We knew that it was late in the whale watching season nevertheless we decided to go out with Makai Adventures and are we ever glad that we did. Prior to the trip I sent a rather lengthy email to Makai asking probably too many questions. Iwa wrote back within three hours and
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Anna B wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions8 helpful votes
Thank you, Captain Kevin and Jenna! We had a fabulous time exploring off the coast of Lahaina. Late season, so we were worried about whether we'd see any whales. This small group trip did not disappoint. We saw babies and moms, as well as one very vocal male. The icing on the
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Response from Kainani S, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing Makai Adventures!
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mrsburgar wrote a review Apr 2021
Livermore, California3 contributions
Memorable experience! Sergio and the captain provided ‘naturalist’ commentary the entire time and were continuously mindful that my little granddaughter was ok. The boat was very clean too.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Kainani S, Manager at Small-Group Whale Watching Adventure
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wonderful! Mahalo for choosing Makai!
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About the operator

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By: Makai Adventures
billtomlinson
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They tried to find the whales on 4/14 a little late fore the season but scored it was awesome to see!
it was the highlight of our trip and we even had video and pics of the event! The crew was very informative about
FranziSFO
FranziSFO
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Great experience!
I went on a whale watching trip with Makai Adventures on the last day of the season and it was an awesome experienc
X4738ZNlisaj
X4738ZNlisaj
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Saw whales as soon as we got going
Jenna and Steve were amazing! We went out early in the morning and the minute we hit the deep waters we saw multipl
laceyweathers23
laceyweathers23
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Makai Adventures was great!
We had the best time!! We were able to see so much on our whale watching trip. I would definitely recommend this co
kenitoji
kenitoji
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Awesome trip!
We had an awesome time at the end of humpback season. Fewer whales in the area meant more intimate encounters with
dustingreen8691
dustingreen8691
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Great Crew
Guys knew exactly how to give the customers the best experience with the whales this late in season. Even got lucky
Trail278554
Trail278554
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Great experience
My whale watch with Makai Adventures was a great experience. The staff answered many questions and provided a lot o
leila401
leila401
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Really fun outing!
We had a great time with whale experts Jenna and Kevin. We learned a lot about whales and had some great sightings
atxmeg
atxmeg
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Don't do Maui without Whale Watching with Makai!
Gina and Capt Sergei were AMAZING on our whale watching adventure. Even in early April, we couldn't believe how man
drdesander
drdesander
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Great Experience
First time going for a whale watching trip. Exactly as advertised. We saw whales pithing 20mins of the trip and s
John D
John D
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AWESOME WHALE WATCHING!!
This trip has been on my wife's bucket list for many years. Our group consisted of my wife and I, our adult daughte
Michael D
Michael D
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Whale watching
Guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw many humpback whales and dolphins. Highly recommended.
CaboWaboMan
CaboWaboMan
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Lots of Whales and Great Guides
One of our favorite experiences on our latest trip to Maui. Our two Captains were so knowledgeable and fantastic wi
Blake S
Blake S
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Make sure you get there super early! Parking is difficult and they will leave without you.
We had problems finding parking by their dock slip, arriving in Lahaina around 3:45. We ran and arrived at the boa
MichAZ860
MichAZ860
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Another great whale watching trip with Makai!
This was my second trip with Makai in the past 3 months and they did not disappoint. We saw plenty of action with t
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