Maalaea Whale Watch

The best whale watching excursion departing from Ma'alaea Harbor.

This tour departs at 1:30 pm











*Teenagers 13-18, Children 3-12, Infants 0-2

Trilogy II

64' Custom SeaRunner/Cutter rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 2010, Schooner Creek Boat Works, Portland, OR
Sails: 1,950 sq/ft working sails
Specs: 64' x 32', Draft @ DWL 5'
Capacity: Normal working capacity 60 passengers
Crew: Captain, 1st Mate, 2nd Mate, Deckhand
Other Info: Twin 350 hp Yanmar turbo diesel full electronics, covered cabin, netting forward & aft, two heads, large galley, cushioned seating inside and outside.

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For many, a trip to Maui from December 15th - April 15th is not complete without a Maui whale watching experience. Trilogy's wide, comfortable, catamarans offer a stable viewing platform that makes this ocean experience safe for the whole family. On this two-hour whale watch, Trilogy is dedicated to sharing accurate information about the Humpback Whale and its habitat with our guests through our onboard naturalists. Our goal is to give the guest a meaningful encounter with these magnificent creatures without disturbing their behavior and following the Sanctuary Whale Watching Guidelines (recognizing the approach limits of 100 Yards).

Included with Tour

On-board Whale Naturalists.
Hydrophones onboard so we are often able to hear the whales sing their incredible songs.
-Light Appetizers.
-Non-alcoholic beverages and chilled filtered water.
- For guests ages 21 years and older, two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail! Bar Menu: Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Maui Brew Co.’s seasonal beer, Big Wave Golden Ale, Sauvignon Blanc, & Rosé. (ID’s required to partake in adult beverage service.)

Unlike many of the large whale watching vessels that take up to 149 passengers, Trilogy limits the number of guests to 35-40 so everyone has a front row seat!  

So, come join Maui's oldest and most experienced sailing company for a personalized Whale Watch that leaves the crowds behind! 

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Paid Parking is available along Ma'alaea Harbor for $.50 per hour. Please pay the meter and place the receipt on your dashboard. If using a GPS, please use this address: 11 Maalaea Harbor Road, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Check-in is at 1:15pm at slip #99 aboard TRILOGY V across from Ma'alaea General Store.

Departure: 1:30 pm from Ma‘alaea Harbor.

- Pacific Rim Cuisine Appetizers
- Assorted beverages and chilled filtered water
-For guests ages 21 years and up, two adult premium beverages are included. 
Bar Menu: Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Maui Brew Co.’s seasonal beer, & Chardonnay.
(ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)

Drive times are as follows:

Wailea: 30 minutes
Kihei: 20 minutes
Kapalua: 1 hour
Ka'anapali: 40 minutes
Lahaina: 30 minutes

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Bring non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection, and deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes. For more details on sunscreen, please refer to our blog post, IS YOUR SUNSCREEN REEF SAFE?  


Print or view the tour fact sheet

For groups larger than 20, consider a private charter

A Portion of Your Ticket Price Goes Towards:

Blue Aina reef cleanup program - Trilogy parters with Surfrider Foundation to clean-up reefs around Maui
Maintaining day use mooring - For all boats in Maui county (helps save the reefs)
Eliminating overboard discharge - Trilogy is the first company in Hawaii to retrofit its boats to pump all waste onshore

Our Trilogy family takes seriously the responsibility of supporting our local Maui community and has a strong commitment to preserving our ocean and island environment. Learn more about Trilogy's involvement with the Community & Environment.

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