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“Humpback Whale Watching Tour”
Review of Whales in Maui

Whales in Maui
Brighton, Michigan
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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Humpback Whale Watching Tour”
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Excellent experience. We saw these beautiful creatures everywhere and our captain explained their behaviors and pointed out sightings. We just returned form this early February trip and saw more than we had hoped. Really exceeded our expectations.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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193 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“behemoth experience, beautiful!”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

the whales are remarkable, and can be seen from shore if you are attentive; however, getting close in a boat is worth the trip; the crews are entertaining and views of whales and of the island are beautiful

Visited March 2012
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Iowa
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108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Ultimate Whale Watch is the BEST!”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

The manager at our VRBO condo told us several other guests really raved about this tour. I checked it out before our trip to Maui and booked online at a discount. I admit, I was nervous when I saw the size of the raft, but from the time we left the dock until we returned, I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. Wet, yes, very wet from the spray both on the trip out and the trip back. There is a dry storage area on the raft to stow cameras, etc. They also provided us with ponchos to keep us dry. We were once told to always take smaller boats to get the real perspective on any scenery or animals and that held true here. The size of the whales were just unbelievable when seen upclose from the raft. We only had 14 on our boat and were lucky that a professional photographer was onboard and gave us tons of tips. The naturalist and the girl that drove the boat were professional and really knew what they were doing. With the size of the raft, the driver was able to maneuver quickly so we didn't miss a single minute of the whale action. We got to see 3 males chasing a female and lots of 'activity' from the whales. If you are visiting Maui.... head for this attraction. Pier 17 Ultimate Whale Watch!

Visited February 2012
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Midland, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great whale watch”
Reviewed 7 June 2011

Trilogy whale watching trip left from Kaanapali Beach in Maui. Trilogy crews are friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. We saw whales -- one went under our boat! Great value and experience.

Visited March 2011
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Northbrook, Illinois
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69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 10 April 2011

We were lucky to ask our waiter @ Lulus, which whale cruise he thought was the best. "Gemini" leaves from the Maui Westin. The crew really knows their business. The cruise was everything we wanted. saw lots of whales and the crew was fabulous! we bought the video too. love it. And very reasonably priced,worth every penny.

Visited February 2011
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