Whale Watch Lahaina - Pacific Whale Foundation- TomBarefoot.com
Whale season is December through mid April

Whale Watch Lahaina - Pacific Whale Foundation

Tour Highlights:
  • DAILY December 1, 2019-April 30, 2020, 9:00 am-11:00am and 11:30 am-1:30 am.
  • 2-hour whale watch aboard 65 foot double deck power catamaran
  • Children age 5-12 are free(one child per paying adult). Children 4 and under free.
  • Led by certified marine naturalists for fun & interesting insights of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. 
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Filtered water
  • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcard for each party
  • Whale sightings guaranteed or go again free
  • Lahaina Morning Departures
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Activity Rates Your Price (Before taxes/fees)
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Enjoy informative narration provided by the research staff of Pacific Whale Foundation's marine research naturalists. Underwater hydrophones let you hear the song of the humpback whale. We guarantee whale sightings or you will receive a coupon good for another trip. Children ages 6 and under go free with a paying adult.
Guests with walkers please let an agent know at your time of reservation so that we can best accommodate you.
Operates: December 1st to April 30th Whale season only. Daily at 9:00am & 11:30am.
Departure Point: Check in 45 minutes prior to your tour time at Lahaina Harbor or at the Pacific Whale Foundation store at 612 Front Street in Lahaina for Ocean Discovery.
Duration: 2 hours.
Equipment: Ocean Discovery - 65 foot double deck power catamaran, or Ocean Quest: a high-tech, 65 foot double deck luxury power catamaran.
Capacity: 49 passengers or 120 passengers, depending on the vessel.
Items for Purchase
Dry Snacks, Soda and Juice.
Beer, Wine and Mai Tais for adults 21 and over.
Guests 21 and over bring a valid picture ID for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Note: There is a limit of 3 alcoholic beverages per adult.

Inclusions: Color whale watch guide and poster for each party.
Exclusions: Beverages and snacks are available for purchase.
Restrictions: This is a seasonal tour and can only be booked/reserved for dates specified.
ADA Restrictions:
Walkers are accommodated but guests must be able to maneuver transfers to and from the boat.
Cancellation Policy:
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour 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.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: For Pride of America Cruise Ship passengers Tour company does not provide pick up. This tour can be reached via private transportation choices, taxi or car rental. Dollar Car rental shuttle picks up guests directly at the dock. Tour can be reserved Sunday or Monday of your cruise ship schedule. Please ask agent if you have questions regarding transportation and tour/departure location. Book well in advance to assure availability.

There have been 21 reviews written about the Whale Watch Lahaina with Pacific Whale Foundation.

Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5

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Marian Chartrand
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The staff were very informative. We saw many whales. The staff organized. Well worth the cost. We were in Kona and met someone one day at a snorkeling spot, and they had highly recommended this particular whale watching group. They more than met our expectations.

Scott Holden
The whale watching tour and the luau that I booked through Tom Barefoot were excellent.

Ian Mackenzie
Great time. Lots of whales

Jason Karuza
Great boat and crew. Gets very hot during moments without the engine on. Sit near the front for great views.

geoffrey townsend
Excellent. We saw a lot of whales. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely book another trip in the future.

kent laye
great. seen lots of whales up close

Janie P
Wonderful group to go whale watching with! We were not only educated, we saw lots of whales! Totally encourage this company for your adventures!

Stephanie Bale
Joy was very helpful. My son and I really enjoyed the whale watch. Thank you.

So, so happy we did this tour. We did see plenty of whales.

Thank you, Lisa Ragan

We loved the tour. We were able to see several whales even though it was near the end of the season.

Paul Mitchell
Loved the tour! Saw lots of whales and getting to listen to their song was a real highlight of the tour. Great staff, very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Kim Cate
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was the right length of time and we saw whales
from the moment we got out to sea right up until we went back to the harbor. It
was an especially good day - they came right around the boat!Thoroughly enjoyed
the tour. It was the right length of time and we saw whales from the moment we
got out to sea right up until we went back to the harbor. It was an especially
good day - they came right around the boat!

Andrew Robbins
Great trip with a professional and well-informed staff.

Joyce E
If you are going at the right time of year, this whale watch will not disappoint. We went in late March and still watched 7 or 8 whales for over an hour. Great experience!

Vik Kumar
The best possible company & experience going whale watching in Maui. Their staff are qualified, informed and most importantly do great work towards the preservation of whales. We saw several 60+ ft whales breaching about 100 yards from our boat. We also saw dolphins and Humpback whales of all sizes all within 100 yards away from our boat. Truly an amazing experience.

cory dinell
Took the 9am morning whale watching tour through Tombarefoot. Check in was easy and the tour staff was very friendly and organized. Great tour, super educational and saw a bunch of whales! We had two small kids with us and the 2 hour tour was a good amount of time.

Susan Mccaslin
The best day of our entire vacation. Babies with Mamas, singing male swam under our boat, bottle nose dolphins, breaching and slapping galore. It was uniquely the most beautiful day!! Great crew. Skipper very friendly. Wonderful organization. Thanks

This was an average trip. The girl narrating talked the full 2 hours and missed several whales. Several whales were breaching within a reachable distance and we just sat there with no whales around.  Another boat about the same size headed towards the whales and I am sure were able to enjoy.  Very disappointing.  Tried this boat because of a sick friend but we will not recommend

My wife and I have been whale watching with Pacific Whale Foundation a number of
time and have always enjoyed it. The crew really knows their stuff. Go see the

Heather Coufal
This was so fantastic! The crew was so knowledgeable and engaging, and the boat
was perfect for viewing at any angle. We saw so much activity!! I would highly
recommend Pacific Whale Foundation!!

LeeAnne Pitts
The whale watch was fun and very informative.<br />
The only downside was that it was a very full boat, so &nbsp;the whales were
harder to see if they came near.<br />
I would sail their excursions again.

Margaret Peran
The best thing I did on Maui. Great educational trip for adults and children.
Informative. Boat has ramp onto it making it handicapped accessible. Good seats
and yes many whales and their young jumping the day we were out. Beautiful views
on a sunny morning make it a five star worth every penny excursion. Dont
hesitate to go!

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