Pacific Whale Foundation

THE PWF RAFT Experience

Experience the thrill of small group whale watching offered by Pacific Whale Foundation.

Pacific Whale Foundation Raft Experience
Cruise from Lahaina Harbor on Pacific Whale Foundation’s raft, Ocean Journey, for exciting water level encounters with Maui’s humpback whales.

Each trip includes expert interpretation of the whales’ fascinating behaviors by PWF’s certified marine naturalists. Sightings are guaranteed, or you get a free ticket for a regular PWF whale watch.

Not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or mobility issues.

Pacific Whale Foundation Ecotour Whale Watch
Whalewatch with the experts on Maui’s top-rated ecotour and see these amazing creatures in their natural wild habitat.

Pacific Whale Foundation Voyager
This Whalewatch is led by certified Marine Naturalists for fun and informative interpretation of humpback whale behaviors and characteristics. Watch mothers and calves interact, see males compete for females, hear underwater whale songs – every trip is unique.

Multiple departures daily from historic Lahaina Harbor and conveniently located Maʻalaea Harbor; an easy drive from Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Paia, Upcountry, Wailuku and Kahului.

Whale sightings are guaranteed or go again free on another whale watch of equal or lesser value within one year. We are proud of our 97% sighting success rate.

Children under 5 are free. Children 5-12 are free (one child per paying adult).


Lahaina – Daily at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. [December 1 to April 30]
Maʻalaea – Daily at 9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. [December 1 to April 30]
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure

Check-in Locations:

Lahaina – Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, 612 Front Street, Lahaina
Maʻalaea – Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center

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