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Ultimate Whalewatching w/ the Experts

Animals

Ultimate Whalewatching w/ the Experts

32 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 25 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Animals

Ultimate Whalewatching w/ the Experts

Animals

Ultimate Whalewatching w/ the Experts

32 reviews
Guidelines created with World Animal Protection
Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 25 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Humpback whale season is a magical time here on Maui. It's estimated that upwards of 12,000 humpback whales visit this island sanctuary every year to mate and give birth. Seeing these gentle giants of the sea is an experience of a lifetime! Limited to only 25 Airbnb guests on this 3-hour small group excursion departing from Ma'alaea Harbor, you'll learn firsthand what it is like to be a whale researcher! Hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists, you'll gain a more comprehensive understanding of humpback whales and the behaviors you witness throughout your adventure on the water. Interacting with our researchers and naturalists, you'll learn about what data collection is being gathered and how this data is utilized in our ongoing whale research. Your adventure will take place aboard Ocean Explorer, our 54 ft. single deck catamaran that offers unimpeded views and is the perfect platform for witnessing and photographing mothers and calves interacting and males competing for females. You never know what you'll see as every tour is different, so come out and enjoy the magic!
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about John

John

I am the Sales & Customer Care General Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation and have been working for this organization for 9 years. Your actual host for your eco-adventure will be one of our certified Marine Naturalists who possess the educational background to help guests experience our incredible Maui ocean environment, offering a greater appreciation of this vastly important natural resource.

About the organisation

Pacific Whale Foundation, bda PWF Eco Adventures

An international 501c3 NGO and world ecotourism leader, Pacific Whale Foundation has been working to save the whales and our ocean environment since 1980. All eco-tours are led by certified Marine Naturalists and designed to provide customers with a greater understanding of our ocean environment and help fund our ongoing research, education and conservation programs.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Pacific Whale Foundation, bda PWF Eco Adventures.

What's included

Food
Lunch Fresh island fruit, grilled chicken or veggie wraps, potato salad, Maui style chips, & chocolate chip cookies
Drinks
Drinks Unlimited sodas, juices, water and 2 complimentary alcoholic drinks (Maui Brewing Company beer or wine)
Equipment
Underwater hydrophones Hear live whale songs from Ocean Explorer

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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store and then depart from the Ma'alaea Harbor. Your journey on the seas will take place on the Ocean Explorer, our 54 ft. single deck catamaran!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 25 guests of all ages can attend. Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to departure. Be sure to show up on time as we depart the Harbor on a strict schedule.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

PWF is proud to have a 97% sighting success rate! However, in the event we don't see any whales during our outing, you can attend another whalewatch of equal or lesser value within 1 yr.
John
Ultimate Whalewatching w/ the Experts
32 reviews
From €140/person
32 reviews
From €140/person