Whale Watching

JHM-640 | Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii | See Special Notes

from $59.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Whale Watching Whale Watching
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
You will see:
  • Molokai
  • Kaholawe
  • Lanai


Excursion Length:
Approx. 2 hours

Max. Group Size: 149

Tour Overview

Your adventure begins at the pier where you board a vessel equipped with stabilizers for a smooth and comfortable sailing experience while viewing magnificent Pacific humpback whales. Your crew includes an expert naturalist who is on hand to provide facts and figures about Maui's whales.

You'll cruise around the scenic waters off Maui where humpback whales migrate from Alaska every year to mate and calve from December through May. Once whales are spotted, your captain will maneuver the boat to position it so you'll have the best views of these astonishing mammals without disturbing them.

Humpback whales are famous for singing to each other to communicate. During mating season, vocalization is used to attract mates or challenge suitors. These whales also possess a hunting technique called "bubblenet" feeding, which involves working as a group to capture schools of herring, with each whale having a particular role in the hunt. Indeed, they are highly intelligent creatures of the deep.

Remember to bring your camera to capture these amazing photo opportunities. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase onboard the boat.

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Detailed itinerary

Depart from ship for whale watching tour

Travel time: 00:05 Transport type:Catamaran
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):149
Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):20
Wheelchair accessible?:No Notes

No motorized wheelchairs; can accommodate walkers and standard manual wheelchairs

Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:USD Credit cards accepted: Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Return to ship

Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Catamaran
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):149
Inside Visit :No
Restrooms available?:Yes

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Whale watching tours are seasonal and are generally only available from December through May. Whale sightings, while common, are not guaranteed. Passengers will be required to sign a waiver to participate.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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