Get a break from crowded tour activities and make sure you’re guaranteed to have the best seat in the house to witness the revered humpback whales with Ultimate Whalewatch and Snorkel. They are a family owned business that specializes in small group adventures, with their specialty being up-close encounters!
Ultimate provides you and your family with a personal, remarkable EYE-LEVEL whale-watching experience! So that means, be prepared to get a little wet. They’re are so confident in that we will be able to see humpback whales on your excursion that we even offer a money back guarantee.
The vessels are comfortable, fast, safe, and they guarantee everyone on board a front row seat. In addition, 60% of the boats are shaded and have a base that reduces rocking, making for a less sea-sick prone ride. You are also free to move around and change your positioning within the boat as the excursion moves along.
While most whale watching tours around Maui provide cramped, uncomfortable tours with larger vessels that sit high above the water, they take pride in offering tours that really stand out from that pack. They want to get you so close to the action, that you get soaked and splashed by a whale breach.
You’ll be able to quickly see that these gentle giants are just as curious about you as you are about them. Ultimate’s captain has over 20 years of experience providing guests with exclusive and memorable whale watching tours around the island of Maui. You’ll be provided with an extensive educational background for the duration of your excursion, as a marine naturalist is aboard on every tour.
Ultimate’s main goal is for you to be able to walk away after concluding your tour with a newfound knowledge of whales and that you know have a better understanding of how to help save our planet and how the humpbacks are important in maintaining healthy marine environments.
Every ticket you purchase supports marine research. They constantly donate their time, resources, and vessels to help ongoing research projects around Maui.
They encourage you to dip your cameras (or your toes!) right into the water below and capture magical shots of these beautiful, majestic creatures that navigate our islands for only a few months out of the year: December 15th through April 15th.
They provide whale watching tours with small groups of a maximum of 16 guests, which means they can zoom out to the whales much faster than most large-capacity vessels. In addition to whales, you may see turtles, dolphins, and even a false killer whale or two! “False killer whales” are actually a species of dolphin that gets their interesting name from the fact that they have similar skull characteristics to killer whales!
From harbor to ocean open and back, they promise you will have the time of your life!
- Great for all ages. However: no children under 5 years old are permitted.
- Total time duration: approx. 2 hours.
- Open 7 days a week (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day).
- 48 hour cancellation policy.
- Whale watching times: 6:50am, 9:05am, 11:20am, 1:20pm, and 4:05pm. Please plan and check in at least 30 minutes prior to your activity start time.
- No food is included, however, water is included with your tickets.
- There is no handicap access.
- No women who are currently expecting.
- No people with back ailments.
- ***Please note: There are no whale watching tours in the summer months***