Ultimate Whale Watching
675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761(808) 667-5678
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Julie Lindsay · March 13, 2018
I went and did the 2 hour whale watching tour. It was an awesome experience. Both our driver and guide were super informative and were able to answer all of our questions about the whales. Although there is no guarantee on what you will see, we managed to see a ton of whales. At one point we were surrounded by three groups of whales including some babies which was amazing. We also managed to see a few whales breach which was magnificent. I loved the smaller boat. Was definitely intimate and felt like everyone could see the whales from all directions! Definitely recommend this group to anyone!
Jason Paradisi · April 14, 2018
The Ultimate Whale Watch holds true to their name. Although it was nearing the end of the season, they were able to find us whales and the experience was beyond real. Sara and Amy were awesome and provide so much knowledge and detail with the adventure. They love what they do and have a love for the whales. I highly recommend!!
Matt Fleming · March 14, 2018
Lisa bent over backwards to help us get some booking issues sorted out. I’m sure glad she did. We saw some incredible whale activity on the surface and being in a smaller boat means you’re closer to the water and aren’t moving as much with each swell.
My wife started feeling queezy and the crew jumped into action and saved the day! Great experience!
I specifically chose these guys (besides their amazing YouTube videos), because the boats and groups are smaller, which means you can get closer to the action more easily (especially with other boats around) and I watched videos from the Pacific Whale Foundation (the one everyone recommends) and the guides don’t stop talking.
Our captain and crew taught us when it was appropriate and we had questions and let us just enjoy the experience and take it all in without distracting us with trivial facts. It is a fine balance and they did a great job.
Even with the smaller boats, they’re very stable on the water. Anyone who has been on an upper deck of a large boat knows that there is a ton of motion with each wave. Not so with a small boat. But I never felt like our boat was too small for any of the swells.
The water is relatively calm in the channel between Maui and Lanai so it’s a great experience. Sometimes when we were drifting, I’d just sit with one foot over the pontoon in the water (which is amazingly warm for the Pacific).
All around a fantastic experience!
Friends of ours discouraged us from paying for a whale watching tour if we were doing a snorkeling tour because we’d see whales during that. Although they’re right, we did see whales, nothing can replace getting up close with these animals as they breach and slap their tails and play in the swells.
Thanks To Gabe and the gang! This was a highlight of our trip!
Michelle Bullock · March 04, 2018
Absolutely loved our whale watching tour! Definitely an experience of a lifetime. We loved being on the smaller boats and we were fortunate to see some whales breaching right from the start. We enjoyed learning fun facts about the whales while out on the ocean. Loved every minute! Thanks for a great adventure!
TJ O'Keefe · February 28, 2018
There’s a reason Ultimate is rated so well. Our snorkel cruise with Amy and Sergio was a blast. The vessel was intimate and allowed for amazing views while traveling to our snorkel sites. We were lucky to experience top notch views of whales, dolphins, and sea turtles. After six hours of perfection, we wanted more, but weather didn’t cooperate and sent us to another vendor a few days later. The larger vessel was no comparison to this group. We can’t wait to return! Pro tip for snorkelers: get the wetsuit.
Andrew K. · March 19, 2018
Amazing! We went out and within 3 minutes saw 3 whales! We will definitely be back in the future! The guides were amazing and the experience was...