maui whale watches


Every winter, when storms sweep through the North Pacific and the ocean gets particularly chilly, humpback whales head south—specifically to the warm waters of Hawaii’s Au’Au Channel alongside Maui. And if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of these graceful behemoths, December through May is the best time of year to see them.

You will find that there are many options available to you in the world of Maui whale watches. You will find many of the per person rate tours will include yourself and close to 60 other people. We offer an entirely different approach. We offer strictly private charters leaving from either Lahaina or Maalaea Harbors, at your convenience. You can choose to bring your entire family or just yourself and a special someone. Maui whale watches can be the experience of a lifetime and we allow you to create your own perfect adventure.

We have three distinct vessel options for you to privately charter. Our 58′ Columbia sailboat the island will allow to experience the majesty of the humpback whales in luxury with fine dining, appetizers, and cocktails if you wish. We also offer a sleek scarab speedboat called the shooting star, this ride is stylish and powerful. The shooting star is an adventure in itself. Finally we have a high speed eco-raft, this boat is just plain fun. You can ride on the inflatable pontoons, kids love it.

You can also privately charter any of our vessels for snorkeling, sightseeing, scuba diving. The island star is a sailboat after all, she is available for sailing adventures too.