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Ocean Spirit Dolphin Watch - Pacific Whale Foundation

Tour Highlights:
  • No tours May 7th - May 29th. Ocean Spirit will be in dry dock yearly maintenance.
  • Sail to, & watch dolphins in the wild.
  • Cruise along the beautiful Ka'anapali Coastline aboard Ocean Spirit, a luxury 65' sailing catamaran.
  • 3 hours, (approx 1-4pm)
  • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard.
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Complimentary soda, juice, filtered water.
  • Free Marine Wildlife Picture card
  • Dolphin sightings guaranteed or go again free.
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Experience the thrill of watching dolphins in the wild on a state-of-the-art luxury sailing vessel, Ocean Spirit. See acrobatic spinner dolphins, friendly bottlenose dolphins, and curious spotted dolphins while a certified Marine Naturalists interprets their behaviors and shares fascinating facts about wild dolphin characteristics and biology. They will sail when possible depending on weather conditions and may need to use engines for the safety of the animals, in accordance with their "Be Whale Aware" policies for safe and sustainable wildlife viewing.
This unforgettable eco-tour is based on 23 years of dolphin research and introduces you to wild whales and dolphins found year round off Maui and Lanai. Experience the intriguing worlds of pilot, false killer, pygmy sperm and orca whales and spinner, bottle-nose, spotted and rough-toothed dolphins, often seen in large social groups.

Operates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 1-4pm. Check-in 45-min.prior. Not available during humpback whale season.
Departure Point: Check-in location is at Lahaina Harbor, Slip #4, PWF Booth.
Duration: approximately 3 hours.
Equipment: Ocean Spirit is a 65 foot high tech, ultra-smooth, eco-friendly luxury sailing catamaran.
Capacity: 45 passengers.
Soda Water and Juice.

Inclusions: Includes a certified marine naturalists on board, a Jr. naturalist program for kids, complimentary soda and juice, reef-safe sunscreen and filtered water, full color marine wildlife poster Dolphin sightings guaranteed or go again for free.
Exclusions: No snorkeling on this tour. Rentals of cameras and binoculars.
Restrictions: This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with neck or back problems. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to substitute vessels and equipment. Please note that we abide by National Marine Fisheries Service regulations and do not put our passengers in the water to swim with wild dolphins. Glass or coolers are not allowed on board.

This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

There have been 14 reviews written about the Ocean Spirit Dolphin Watch with Pacific Whale Foundation.

Average Product Rating: 4.7 / 5

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Chris Perry

Morgan Dosskey
Amazing! We saw 60-70 spinner Dolphins, including a newborn!

Christina Blobel
The Tour and Guides were great. We would do it again definitely as we could see lots of dolphins in Nature which was so exciting!

Konstantin Ryvkin
Great tour. Relaxing atmosphere, beautiful boat, friendly and informative crew.

Felieta Boaz
Great tour. We didn't think we were going to see Dolphins, but finally did on our way back. The staff was friendly and very accommodating.

Michelle H
The crew was great! They were all very informative about the right place to snorkel at Molokini and explained why we wouldn't go to Turtle Town in detail (Safety due to the water conditions) and I think all of us appreciated that! Everyone was very friendly and I don't remember the young woman's name who was on the surfboard checking to make sure everyone did not go into an area where there was a dangerous current but she was really helpful in keeping us all in place and showing us additional areas of interest.

Michelle H
I entered my last review which was actually for snorkeling Molokini! The dolphin watch eco tour was great! The crew knew a lot of information about the area and the types of dolphins that we were seeing. My daughter absolutely LOVED laying on her tummy at the front of the boat watching the dolphins swim around the boat!

Ken Blair
Lots of fun. We only saw 2 bottle nosed dolphins. We had hoped to see spinners, but we still had a blast. We had thought there would be more time sailing but most of the time we were going pretty fast with the engines on. Good crew and the boat wasn't too crowded.

Jeff Kerr
I would have given it 5 stars if we had seen some dolphins. We got skunked. But a very nice crew and a fun sail and we get to try it again for free next time we come to Maui. Mahalo

Anna Searle
It was everything we hoped for and more. The boat was really nice, awesome and welcoming crew. We saw dolphins within the first 40 minutes and enjoyed them for about an hour, then we sailed around. It was so beautiful and we will do it again on our next maui visit!

andrew gaetz
it was fun the captain and first mate hanna did decent job of leading the passngers

Nina Delgadillo

John Richard YATES
This tour was on a sailing catamaran and lasted close to 3 hours. Within a short time of leaving the Lahaina harbour, we encountered a large pod of dolphins. They were all around the boat, which allowed for plenty of photo's and videos. Crew were very knowledgeable and pleasant. Would highly recommend this tour.

Julie Short
Fantastic. Very informative from the crew. Saw lots of dolphins.

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