From Maalaea Harbor: Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Quicksilver

4.5 (865)
Wailuku, US
4.5 (865)
Wailuku, US
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Experience the thrill of witnessing majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat with this 2-hour guided adventure aboard the Quicksilver, a double-deck power catamaran departing from Maalaea Harbor. As you sail along the pristine waters, you'll have the opportunity to witness captivating behaviors such as breaching, slapping the surface with their fins, and showing off their powerful tails. This incredible tour takes place from December to April, when the humpback whales return to Hawaii to mate and give birth. Refreshments such as juices and sodas are included, and there are restrooms available on board. With a professional guide providing fascinating insights, this whale watching experience is sure to create lasting memories. Don't miss the chance to encounter these magnificent creatures up close and personal.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Guided adventure on a power catamaran
  • Witnessing whale behaviors such as breaching and tail slapping
  • Spectacular views of the whales in their natural habitat
  • Enjoyment of complimentary juices and sodas aboard
  • Underwater hydrophones to hear whale songs
  • Great informative and historical narrative
  • 2 restrooms
  • Shady cabin
  • Professional, friendly, safety oriented, experienced captain and crew
  • Ice cold sodas and juice
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of Hawaii with the From Maalaea Harbor: Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Quicksilver. Step aboard this luxurious double-deck power catamaran and embark on a 2-hour guided adventure to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of humpback whales in their natural habitat. Get ready for an exhilarating experience as you cruise along the stunning coastlines of Hawaii and encounter these majestic creatures up close and personal.

What to expect?

During your whale watching trip, prepare to be amazed by the extraordinary behaviors of the humpback whales. Watch in awe as they slap the water's surface with their enormous pectoral fins, flukes, and even breach – leaping out of the water and crashing back with a mighty splash! Your knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the whales' behavior and ensure you don't miss a single moment of their captivating activities.

Who is this for?

This unforgettable adventure is perfect for nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and anyone seeking an exhilarating and educational experience. Whether you're a curious traveler, a family looking to create unforgettable memories, or a group of friends seeking adventure, this tour is suitable for all ages and interests. Everyone will be captivated by the awe-inspiring presence of these magnificent creatures and the stunning coastal scenery along the way.

Why book this?

Embarking on this whale watching tour is a unique opportunity to witness the beauty and power of humpback whales in their natural environment. The Quicksilver, a spacious and comfortable catamaran, swiftly takes you from Maalaea Harbor to the whales' favorite spots, maximizing your chances of unforgettable encounters. Complimentary juices and sodas are provided, and you can also purchase a variety of other drinks onboard. With restrooms available, your comfort is ensured throughout the journey. This exclusive experience allows you to connect with nature and create lifelong memories that will stay with you forever.

Good to know

To join this awe-inspiring adventure, meet at Maalaea Harbor, Slip 76, 101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before departure, allowing plenty of time to check-in. Parking is available at the Maui Harbor Shops located at 300 Ma'alaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793. The tour lasts for approximately two hours, accompanied by a professional guide. The best time to witness the humpback whales is from December to April, as they return to Hawaii for mating and giving birth. Drink in the beauty of these amazing creatures as you navigate through the sparkling waters of Hawaii.


Customers have raved about this incredible whale watching tour, describing it as an unforgettable experience. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide valuable insights into the whales' behaviors and make sure every moment is cherished. The spacious and comfortable Quicksilver catamaran is highly appreciated, allowing passengers to relax and enjoy the unique marine life spectacle. Visitors have expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to witness the whales' awe-inspiring displays, such as slapping the surface and breaching. The extraordinary sights and the chance to connect with nature have left a lasting impression on all who embark on this remarkable adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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101 Maalaea Rd

Maalaea Harbor



4.5 (865)


We got lucky and saw a bunch of whales even though we knew it would be unlikely this late in the season. Our guides were great, the boat was comfortable and roomy. Not too far into the tour we came upon several male humpbacks chasing a female. They were kind rough housing with each other to get her attention! We've done several other whale watching trips and this one was top notch! Definitely recommend this tour and company!


Tour itself was great! Boat and accommodations were great! However, frustrating that our tour was canceled and we did not know until we showed up trying to figure out where to go. We were told once we there we could reschedule, after we paid for parking and after we woke up 3 kids under 4 to be there at 7:30 am. But once we were on the boat, staff was friendly and the kids had a great time on the boat and finding whales!


The Quicksilver needed repairs and we were transferred to the Calypso. The trip itself was great. The excursion was well done and the whales showed up in a big way. You never know what you're going to get with a whale watching tour but these guys seem like professionals and Hawaii has definitely got their share of humpbacks. Would do it again.


It was a great experience. Everything from boarding the boat and the ride went smoothly. The crew was very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately we didn’t get a best site of whales during our visit. The crew really tried but I think the timing was not great to see those magnificent creatures out and about. We will try it in another time for sure.


Great excursion. Great crew and we saw a bunch of whales. Highly recommend . Was the very end of the season.


Great time. The captain was very informative on the whales and keep the boat engaged with fun facts and questions from the group. Also got us on a family of whales several times during the trip.


Although it was at the end of the season they still found a couple of families of whales for us to watch. The crew was very friendly and accommodating.


Almost miss the boat ride. The boat name was change. No follow up email or notifications. Details was to wait at the store and not the boat dock. Need to correct information for tour. Whale was present. But not impressed with guide and fake whale noises.


From beginning to end the crew and Captain took great care of us! The easiness of getting on board and getting settled was great for my family of four (2 kids under 3). We were able to see multiple whales, even this late in the season. The captain gave us some good lessons and history on the whales as well we learned a lot! Would recommend this tour for sure and we enjoyed our experience!


We were aboard Quicksilver on April 7, 2024. We were warned by the captain that it was late in the season for whales, so we were extra excited when we did see whales! The Quicksilver crew were all friendly and attentive. The boat is clean and comfortable. We have no hesitation in recommending this excursion.
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2024-07-21 03:45