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Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei

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Kihei, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Spot humpbacks as they travel through Maui’s warm waters on this 1.5-hour whale-watching excursion. Hop aboard a sturdy raft in Kihei with an expert naturalist as your guide, and jet to the southern coastline, which hosts one of the highest whale populations in Hawaii. Your guide will provide commentary about these fascinating creatures as you see them spout and slap the water. To keep this whale-watching tour intimate, your group is limited to 24 people.
  • 1.5-hour Maui whale-watching cruise from Kihei
  • Travel on a sturdy, rigid-hulled raft designed to cruise quickly and efficiently through ocean waters
  • Observe humpback whales as they breach, spout and slap the water with their massive flukes
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins and sea turtles
  • Learn about Hawaii’s marine creatures from an on-board marine naturalist
  • Cool off under the sunshade and sip nonalcoholic drinks
  • Enjoy a smaller-sized whale tour with a maximum of 24 people
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Guaranteed to see and hear humpback whales
On-board marine naturalist.
On-board hydrophone to listen to the whales.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2800 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not recommended for anyone with bad backs
  • Not recommended for anyone with neck injuries
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Redline Rafting

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Maui Whale-Watching Tour by Raft from Kihei.

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Whale of a time
Janell_C
, Mar 2020
Sean and Kelly were awesome! Really know their stuff. Went above and beyond getting us our best whale experience possible. Mahalo
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Whale of a Time!
Kristi_D
, Mar 2020
Chase & Jonathan were great!! I highly recommend this tour and these guides!! They turned our “whale waiting” tour into a “whale watching” tour! They shared great info about the whales without being boring. My husband & I and our 2 teenagers all had a fabulous time! (Even though we got soaked!) Mahalo!
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Pairs and Males Sighted
Deb
, Mar 2020
Our captain and naturalist were friendly, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. We saw many pairs and males with one even swimming under our raft! We saw many breaches, some fin flipping and even a jump by a young male. Our hour and a half went by very quickly. We highly recommended RedLine.
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Great trip
Geeta
, Feb 2020
Utterly brilliant crew and experience. We had a whale with us for over half an hour and they extended the trip for us.
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Overbooked
idahoranach
, Feb 2020
I booked 7 people for this whale watch and then a couple of days before the trip I booked one more person over the phone with Viator. When we got to the raft, their manifest didn’t have the 8th person that I booked and paid for and they were full. So I ended up sitting at the dock for 1.5 hrs waiting for the rest of my family to get back. I spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Viator who eventually (I hope) refunded the money for one person (me) who missed the trip. I didn’t ask, but I’d have felt better if they had refunded a bit more for the inconvenience and incompetence.
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Best Whale Watching Experience EVER
4colleenkbc
, Jan 2020
We had an awesome time Whale watching with our crew. The raft was perfect as everyone had a view of the water and could see both sides of the raft. Our crew was knowledgeable and engaging. The sunrise was awesome .... so glad we went out on the first tour of the day. We saw multiple whales from their blow spouts thought the waters and then two whales began breaching and we were able to get pretty close. They continued breaching and waving their flippers in the air as if they were waving to our raft. It was specular!! Also, going out that early we pretty much had the water to ourselves and didn't see other boats. Highly recommend this tour!
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“Bye Buddy. I hope you find your Dad.”
satater
, Jan 2020
We had a great time! We have done the big boat and now the little one. We enjoyed how close the experience was and it was a busy day for activity on the bay. Allow extra time for parking. We gave ourselves and extra fifteen minutes but had to park down the road a bit due to construction. We will be booking again in the future with Red and this time plan on not running to the dock.
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Most fun Whale watch on Maui
hlambrose
, Jan 2020
Chase and Katie were great leaders and madethe experience even better. We found several pods of whales. We have been on many whale watches on Maui and while we have seen more whales and more action, this was the most fun.
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Whale watching with Red Line!
Curiosity38911719001
, Mar 2019
Whale watching from zodiac was so much fun. The guides were informative, helpfull, & informative. Us old ladies were helped on and off the boat. They also gave us an exciting and fun ride.
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Fantastic! Highly recommend this tour...
Sharon M
, Feb 2018
Fantastic! Highly recommend this tour - fast, flexible, saw lots of whales!
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