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Up Close 2 Hour Whale Watching Tours

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Up Close 2 Hour Whale Watching Tours

(Available December 15th to April 15th)

Imagine that out of the corner of your eye you see a glowing turquoise color moving through the crystal clear, deep blue waters of the Pacific. The silence is broken as the captain sings out, “Thar she blows!” He explains that it’s the white pigmentation on the 15-foot-long pectoral fin of a mother humpback whale with the bright Maui sun reflecting off it. You look down as a 45 foot, 45 ton whale glides under your raft with her newborn calf riding on her back. Your heart is racing, and the silence is broken again, this time by the vigilant crew. He yells, “Breach at 2 o’clock!” You look out to see the 40 foot, 40 ton male escort whale in mid air. He spins and crashes to the surface with a thunderous roar. Then the captain stands and exclaims, “Looks like a large competitive pod out toward the shipwreck on Lana’i. Hold on, let’s go!” You look down at your watch: 20 minutes ago you were still standing on the dock. The most recognized visitors to Hawaii each and every year are the North Pacific humpback whales. While not every animal in the population visits Maui County, there are many days when you might think that is the case. It is widely accepted throughout the cetacean research community that the Au’au Channel (Coastal Maui and Lana’i) receives the second largest concentration of Humpbacks during the winter months. The largest concentration is located just off the coast of Moloka’i, which is also in Maui County and within the range of Captain Steve’s rafts on a calm day.

2018 WINTER SPECIAL
Book any whale watch and save $24 per person on our Deluxe Dolphin Snorkel Tour!

Book your whale watch online and then call us at 808-667-5565 for the Winter Special promo code on the Deluxe Snorkel Trip. The Winter Special price saves $9 more than the internet discount. The Winter Special price is $124.99 per adult plus taxes/fees and $85.99 per child (5-15 on snorkel trips) plus taxes/fees. The Winter Special price on the Deluxe Snorkel Trip will be valid through 8/31/2018.

Early Bird Whale Watching Tour (7:30 am departure, 2 hours)
Special Online Price — Save $10 per person!

Adult: $44.99 ($48.21 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $54.99

Child (3-12 yrs.): $34.99 ($37.50 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $44.99

Morning Whale Watching Tour (9:45 am departure, 2 hours)

Adult: $54.99 ($58.93 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees)

Child (3-12 yrs.): $44.99 ($48.21 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees)

Afternoon Whale Watching Tour (12:15 pm departure, 2 hours)

Adult: $54.99 ($58.93 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees)

Child (3-12 yrs.): $44.99 ($48.21 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees)

Late Bird Whale Watching Tour (2:30 pm departure, 2 hours)
Special Online Price — Save $10 per person!

Adult: $44.99 ($48.21 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $54.99

Child (3-12 yrs.): $34.99 ($37.50 inclusive of taxes/harbor fees), Regular Price: $44.99

A Whale of a Package

If you get as addicted to watching the whales as I have, you need our new “A Whale of a Package”
–Captain Steve

Purchase our “A Whale of a Package” and receive 10 whale watches, which can be used during any whale watch tour, for $449.90 ($482.14 inclusive of taxes/fees).

This is a savings of $10.72 off of the regular whale watch price ($58.93 inclusive of taxes/fees). The advantage to buying the “A Whale of a Package” is you can use your seats on the prime trip times of 9:45 and 12:15 which are not discounted. The “WOAP” can be shared with as many people as you want.

Once you purchase your “WOAP”, you just have to call us at Captain Steve’s Rafting to pick your whale watch times. Call us at 808-667-5565 to purchase this whale of a deal!


Buy Your Whale of a Package tickets NOW!

 

What’s the expected Date of your First Whale Watch:


NEW 2017! Know your boarding capability!

You will board our rafts at the Mala Small Boat Ramp. When the tide is high, loading is as simple as stepping onto the pontoon off of the dock and is quite easy. Getting off, you need to be able to step up onto the pontoon yourself and then onto the dock with a little balance help from your friends. When the tide is low, it can be a very large step down onto the pontoon from the dock. For safety when it is a very large step down, you might have to sit down on your derriere on the dock, swing your legs over and step onto the raft. This is usually no problem at all for most of us. However, it can be very difficult or impossible for those with hip/knee replacements or some older folks. To disembark at low tide, you may be required to step up on the pontoon, sit on your derriere on the dock, swing your legs up on the dock, then stand up (getting to your knees if you have to). Again, it can be difficult if you have hip/knee replacements. We encourage you to know your loading capability. To check when the tide is high, you can go to this link and put in the date (remember you will disembark two hours after you get on and the tide matters at both times). http://www.hawaiitides.com/Lahaina/GetTide.asp

What’s Included & Restrictions

We provide personalized information on Hawaii’s humpback whales and a quick ride to get to the active whales in our fast rafts. Life jackets are also available upon request. These excursions are NOT recommended for pregnant women, people with bad backs, or children under the age of three years.

2017-2018 Captain’s Note

All of my whale seasons have been awesome! I love the whales but it’s the people, our employees and our customers (so many of which return year after year), that make it so much fun for me. I am looking forward to this next season! Captain Steve’s Rafting Adventures contributes to science! Help us and get to know your whales too by sharing your whale photos at: https://happywhale.com/org/153