Ultimate Whale Watching
675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761(808) 667-5678
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Emily Begin · April 08, 2022
Despite going in early April when most other whale watching groups stop booking tours we still managed to see a few with Ultimate Whale Watch. Our captain and naturalist were very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Sue Cluck · July 03, 2023
Great guides and smooth ride! Knowledgeable, courteous, and personable service. We went on the VIP tour. I loved the low, speedy raft-style boat we were on. We went mid March and saw lots of humpback whale action. I highly recommend Ultimate Whale Watch for in season whales watching and year round water adventures! 🐳💙
Jacob Stutzman · February 27, 2023
This is a MUST do in Maui! This was such an amazing opportunity and experience! We were able to see multiple different groups of whales including a group with up to 15 whales and a baby whale learning how to jump out of the water! The boat was very nice with cushioned seats and a shaded roof. The Captain of the boat was very nice and did an amazing job with getting us up close to where the whales were at. The captain’s assistant was very knowledgeable about the Whales and answering our questions about them. They made the adventure fun!
Carie Blonn · April 12, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about our tour with Ultimate Whale Watch! We went on 4/1 and I was worried we’d missed the busy whale season. But thankfully that wasn’t the case! We saw multiple mom & baby whales, some with males in pursuit! Our captains were so knowledgeable. You could tell they really love what they do when you saw their excitement in seeing the whales in action. It was a truly unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the smaller raft type boat and felt we always had a great view of the whales.
Jason Canlas · June 20, 2023
Do not go unless you get Emma as your captain!!! I won't name our captain here but it started with a C and she had never snorkeled any of the places we went at Lanai!!! It began with our scheduled trip on Thursday being canceled less than 24 hours before hand (due to a crew member being in a car accident--but I'm not sure that was the case, because they can cancel if they don't have enough customers for any given day's ride--even the day we went, there were only 8 passengers on board). We were still in Maui the following Tuesday and opted to take that same 6 hour snorkeling at Lanai tour. We followed instructions for being there on time but we departed late because other customers were late (disappointing). First Stop was actually at Maui/Lahaina, not Lanai and was the best snorkeling spot for entire trip (could have saved a lot of money just snorkeled Maui more). The second stop was a few hundred yards off of halepalaoa beach with great looking coral, but everything was 20-30 feet down so we could hardly see any fish and the current was so strong there that it was constant fighting to go up current so you could float back down to the boat (great if you want to see living coral, but not great if you want to see fish). Third stop was "dinosaur" cove north of the young brothers shipping company/port where, again, we didn't see much. Luckily Reese went down and showed everyone an octopus that we would have never seen. The last place we went was mauele bay (this should have been the first stop, not the last). Since it was after noon by that point the water was turned up and visibility wasn't that great. The water was warmer than other places, so that was nice, but again the amount of fish was mediocre at best. You're better off snorkeling on Maui if you want to see fish Honoloa Bay). I know that they say they see dolphins 80 or 90 percent of the time, but we didn't see any. Also, the captain didn't ask our kid under 12 to wear a life vest on board (!!??!?) but we brought our own and did it anyway. The food was great. The boat ride and seeing the landscape of lanai was great. But for a "snorkeling and dolphin" excursion we didn't see much as far as fish go and we encountered zero dolphins. Reece was excllent and knowledgeable, but we were very disappointed in the captain who didn't know much about the locations, their choices of places to go, and timing of snorkeling. We should have done the best place in Lanai, first. We should have been dropped up current for the second location so we could meander to the boat down current. Pretty disappointed about entire thing. I'll definitely go back to the paragon sailing option to molokini next time.