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Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel

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Address: 675 Wharf St, Lahaina Harbor, Slip #17, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1296
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+1 808-667-5678
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Ultimate Whale Watch specializes in photographic, non-threatening...

Ultimate Whale Watch specializes in photographic, non-threatening close-encounters with Dolphins, Whales & Turtles since 1982. We have hosted film crews from National Geographic to BBC Wildlife. Operating within the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, we depart from historic Lahaina Town, Maui. From December through May, Humpback Whale encounters are guaranteed and the crystalline offshore waters frequently provide a passing subsurface eye-to-eye view. Many people are truly touched by their experience amongst these intelligent giants.

Tour sizes are for small group whale encounters, 18 or less on a 24 passenger raft style rescue boat. Great maneuverability and speed get you to some of the closest whale action possible, in the world! To ensure current and competent information, the crew is involved with whale research and highly passionate about the whales.

We invite you to come and see for yourself, one of the last remaining great migrations of the Animal Kingdom. And as always, a portion of each ticket sold supports whale research on Maui. Thank you for helping make a difference.

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We had a good time on the whale watch. Not too many people on the boat so plenty of room to take great pictures. We had a great captain who kept us dry and steered us towards the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time on the whale watch. Not too many people on the boat so plenty of room to take great pictures. We had a great captain who kept us dry and steered us towards the best views of whales. We saw planet and even saw a one in a million complete emerge of a fully grown whale!... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Stoked you had a great time! Mahalo for coming out with us! More 

Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a group of 6 (including two kids, 12 & 14) on a sunset whale watching cruise on their 25 passenger boat. I had been out with Ultimate WWS on two previous occasions. Like before, we were not disappointed! Even though the weather was poor with wind, rain, thunderstorms, (in the distance) and rough seas, we had a blast!... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for braving the weather and happy optimistic spirits, we are so glad you came out with us! More 

Godfrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an amazing time with Ultimate Whale Watch! We have never seen whales like that and so many too see! I had looked up who the best whale watching tour was on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed.

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for coming out with us, we are so happy we met your expectations and hope you join us next season! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a private tour with these folks and was so impressed booked a second one a few days later. Friendly and laid back with an obvious passion for the whales.

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Mahalo for choosing us to book your private trip with, we are stoked you had a great time! More 

Argyle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got finished with an awesome whale watching adventure with Ben and Sergio. Lots of whale activity today and Sergio was a wealth of knowledge. Both our 5 year old and our 18 year old were happy and so we're is parents!

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for bringing your whole family out with us! So stoked you came! More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it was the best whale watch we have been on. It was a smooth, safe boat ride. Amy was a great driver and found us lots of whales to observe. Bo was very knowledgeable, about the whale habits and habitat. We will go out with this company again.

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Shoots, stoked you had a great time! See you next season we hope! More 

Maalaea, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent adventure! Had close encounters with 8-10 humpback whales including one who swam right under where I was sitting with my foot over the pontoon in the water and then under the boat! There were whales all around us, breaching and slapping flukes. These are amazing gentle giants. Rachael and Amy were our captains and were a wealth... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

So stoked you guys had a great time and our crew took care of you guys! Hope to see you next year! More 

Lethbridge, Alberta
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best experience yet, great crew, clean and tidy water craft. Great boat to photograph whales. Every seat has an open view. I would go again in a heart beat!

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Stoked you had a great time, hope to see you next season! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Aimee and Bo for an amazing experience , so many great whale sightings in such close proximity to the boat. We were lucky enough to see tail slapping, breaching and chin slapping with mothers and babies with escorts in tow. The crew were very accommodating, ensuring that everyone on board could get great views and photos. Well worth... More 

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_Team_Ultimate_, Manager at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel, responded to this review

Mahalo for coming all the way here to Maui and joining us for a whale watch! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our 2nd time whale watching (the first was in Mexico) and this experience was so much better. Not only did the whales cooperate, but Rachel and Amy were knowledgeable, polite and funny. Great excursion, if you are trying to decide which one to take this is the one!

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Mahalo for your recombination and we are stoked you guys came out with us! More 

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