Lahaina Whale Watch

Our luxury whale watch boasts unobstructed views aboard a spacious and stable catamaran out of Lahaina Harbor. 











*Youths 13-17, Children 3-12, Infants 0-2

Trilogy Elua

55' custom sloop, rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 1986, Coon Bros./Chamberlain Enterprises/Maui
Sails: 1,200 sq. ft. working sails, custom spinnaker
Specs: 55' x 30', Draft @ DWL 4'
Capacity: USCG Licensed for 49 passengers + crew
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 200 hp turbo Volvo diesel, awning, netting forward, two heads, cushioned and contoured seating. Netting and dive ladder forward, custom dive steps aft, full electronics/AC/DC, shade awning. First composite/epoxy vessel certified by USCG in Hawaii.

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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 on-board 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). 

On the first and third Saturday of the month, our 10:30 Lahaina Whale Watch will feature special guests from the non-profit Whale Trust Maui. Though all Trilogy Captains and Crew undergo extensive marine naturalist training, the Whale Trust representative will provide our guests with more in-depth scientific knowledge about migrating humpback whales.

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 (ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)
(See Itinerary tab for more details of our meal and drink options).  

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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Early Morning "Crews Favorite" 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Late Morning 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Afternoon 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

7:30 am | 10:00 am | 1:00 pm There is complimentary 3-hour parking along Front. St (first come first serve) If you desire a secure lot (pay-for-parking), we recommend the Republic Parking Lot on Dickenson Street in Lahaina; look for the "Trilogy Parking" sign. 
If using a GPS, please use this address: 155 Dickenson Street Lahaina, HI 96761 (across from Lahaina Coolers) 

7:45 am | 10:15 am | 1:15 pm Check-in is 15 minutes prior to trip departure at the main loading dock of Lahaina Harbor. If you are using GPS, please enter this address: 675 Wharf St. Lahaina HI, 96761 (across from Lahaina Coolers). 

Lahaina Harbor Departure:
8:00 am | 10:30 am | 1:30 pm

8:00 am Inclusions: 

- Egg, Cheese, and Bacon Croissant Sandwich
- Tropical Fruit Platter
- Assorted 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, Kona Brewing Co.'s Longboard Lager & Seasonal Lager, Red Wine & White Wine. (ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)

10:30 am & 1:30 pm Inclusions: 
- Turkey Deli Sliders
- Tropical Fruit Platter
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
-  Assorted 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: Bloody Mary, Pineapple Mimosa, Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai,  Maui Brew Co.’s Bikini Blonde Lager, Kona Brewing Co.'s Big Wave Golden Ale,  & White Wine. (ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)

Drive times are as follows:
Wailea: 60 minutes
Kihei: 45 minutes
Kapalua: 25 minutes
Ka`anapali: 15 minutes

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Bring non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the early morning. We recommend deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes.

We only accept credit cards for any onboard upgrades and/or purchases. 

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

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

Environment & Community

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.

Trilogy adheres to DOLPHIN SMART Guidelines: All photos and videos were taken while viewing from a responsible distance. The dolphins or whales in these photos and videos approached the boat while the engines were in neutral or off. All underwater photos and videos of dolphins and whales were taken with a remote device while following guidelines for responsible viewing. More information on Dolphin SMART

"“Come back every year for this!”" - Paige F