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  • Seasonal December 15- March 31


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Maui is the place to see humpback whales as they migrate to the warmer waters off Maui to mate and give birth to their calves. Enjoy this sailing adventure as you look for whales and stay refreshed with a light lunch and beverages.


Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 3 - 12
Infant Ages 2 & Under
  • Enjoy Incredible Whale Watching
  • Sailing Catamaran Tour
  • Seasonal Tour

Afternoon Sail With The Whales Maalaea

Maui is the place to see humpback whales. Each year these magnificent creatures migrate south from Alaska, and although you can see them throughout Hawai’i, the ‘Au ‘au channel off the coast of Maui boasts the greatest number. The warm, relatively shallow and protected waters make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. These whales are known for their acrobatics and are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean!

Generally, humpbacks can be spotted on all of the trips during the winter, but this season they’re offering an exciting opportunity to sail with the whales! You’ll embark from Mā’alaea harbor and set sail in the afternoon tradewinds.

Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout for activity while staying refreshed with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax on board without the drone of a motor and head to wherever the whales may be! Sailing out of Ma’alaea can be quite exhilarating so while the crew will do their best to get as close to the humpbacks as possible in the breeze, this trip can be more of an adventure than a mellow tour if the winds are up!

Tour Notes

  • Departure from Ma’alaea Harbor , slip #72 on Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 1:00 PM
  • Please check in 30 minutes before departure at Ma’alaea Harbor (12:30pm)
  • This activity is in season from December 15 – March 31

Your Tour Includes

  • A light lunch, Beverages and assorted local beers & white wine.
  • As a courtesy, Sail Maui provides on board reef safe sunscreen.

What To Bring

  • A hat, sunglasses, camera, reusable water bottle, towel and a Light jacket is recommended.