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Pacific Whale Ocean Rafting Whalewatch Lahaina


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Pacific Whale Ocean Rafting Whale Watch Lahaina - Adult
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Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store
612 Front Street, Lahaina
Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i 96761
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Experience the combined thrill of whale watching and ocean rafting, on a brand new eco-tour offered by Pacific Whale Foundation. Cruise from Lahaina Harbor on Pacific Whale Foundation's high-tech raft for exciting water-level encounters with Maui's humpback whales. You'll cruise on a sleek rigid hull inflatable raft with a unique anti-slamming design for a smoother ride than ordinary rafts.

Informative and fun, each of our two-hour whale watches is led by a team of Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists, who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales for you. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience!

Departs Daily: 6:45am; 9:15am; 11:45am; 2:15pm; 4:30pm from Lahaina Harbor

* Duration: Approximately 2 hours
* Check-in: 45 minutes prior to departure
* Whale sightings are guaranteed on all Pacific Whale Foundation whale watches (from November 26 – May 15) or you go again free.
* Whale Watch Season is from November 26 – May 15 (Whale Search Cruises available in early and mid November.)

Ocean Rafting Whale Watch Lahaina Harbor

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Description

Experience the combined thrill of whale watching and ocean rafting, on a brand new eco-tour offered by Pacific Whale Foundation. Cruise from Lahaina Harbor on Pacific Whale Foundation's high-tech raft for exciting water-level encounters with Maui's humpback whales. You'll cruise on a sleek rigid hull inflatable raft with a unique anti-slamming design for a smoother ride than ordinary rafts.

Each trip includes expert interpretation of the whales' fascinating behaviors by Pacific Whale Foundation's certified marine naturalists. Sightings are guaranteed, or you get a free ticket for a regular Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch.

Our 2-hour ocean rafting whale watch cruises depart 4 times daily. First trip is 6:45 am.

Your ticket includes filtered water plus free whale watch guide and whale poster. (Helpful hint: wear a swimsuit or quick drying clothing; getting wet is half the fun!) We provide complimentary use of dry bags for your valuables during your cruise.

Children must be 6 and over. Not recommended for pregnant women or individuals with neck or back concerns.

Short Description

Experience the combined thrill of whale watching and ocean rafting, on a brand new eco-tour offered by Pacific Whale Foundation. Cruise from Lahaina Harbor on Pacific Whale Foundation's high-tech raft for exciting water-level encounters with Maui's humpback whales. You'll cruise on a sleek rigid hull inflatable raft with a unique anti-slamming design for a smoother ride than ordinary rafts.

Informative and fun, each of our two-hour whale watches is led by a team of Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists, who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales for you. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience!

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Departure Time

6:45am; 9:15am; 11:45am; 2:15pm; 4:30pm

* Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure
Departs: Daily from November 26 – May 15. (Whale Search Cruises available in early and mid November.) Please check for availability.

6:45am; 9:15am; 11:45am; 2:15pm; 4:30pm

* Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure
Departs: Daily from November 26 – May 15. (Whale Search Cruises available in early and mid November.) Please check for availability.

Includes:
* Listening to whales on underwater hydrophones
* Educational talk by our team of certified Marine Naturalists
* Free Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
* Free whale poster and color whale watch guide for your party
* Whale sightings guaranteed or you go again free.

Smoothies, snacks, sandwiches and drinks are available for sale on board.

Ocean Discovery

  • High-tech, ultra-smooth, eco-friendly catamaran with two levels 
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Built for elegant at-sea dining
  • Galley bar, serving buffet and barbeque
  • Water slide and snorkel platform
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
     
Ocean Discovery Catamaran Pacific Whale Foundation

Ocean Explorer

  • Modern, smooth-riding eco-friendly catamaran
  • Front stadium seating offers excellent wildlife viewing
  • Shaded galley and serving area
  • A favorite of photographers!
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms 
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 54 feet
     

Ocean Freedom

  • Ultra-smooth state-of-the-art raft with rigid hull
  • Features SAM (Seakindly Anti-Slamming Monohull) design
  • Includes onboard bathroom (an amenity you won't find on virtually all other rafts operating off Maui).
  • Equipped with handrails for your safety.  
     

Ocean Intrigue

  • Double-deck, eco-friendly catamaran
  • Spacious shaded cabin
  • Bow and upper deck sunbathing areas
  • Easy access swim steps
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices 
     
Ocean Intrigue Catamaran

Ocean Liberty

  • Smartly designed 65-foot eco-adventure yacht
  • Fast and fun! We provide ponchos for splashes that you might encounter, plus complimentary use of dry bags for cameras and valuables. Feel free to wear your swim suit. 
  • Snorkel platform, swim steps and freshwater shower
  • Air-conditioned men's and women's bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
     

Ocean Odyssey

  • Modern, eco-friendly, double-deck catamaran
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Galley with bar and serving area
  • Stainless steel barbeque
  • Water slide and snorkel platform
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms 
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices 
  • Length: 65 feet
     

Ocean Quest

  • Double-deck eco-friendly catamaran
  • Offers smooth and relaxed ride
  • Spacious shaded cabin and rear deck
  • Sunbathing areas on bow and upper deck
  • Equipped with tables and comfortable armchair seats 
  • Galley bar, serving buffet and barbeque
  • Water slide and snorkel platform for easy access to the water
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms 
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
     

Ocean Voyager

  • High-tech, modern double-deck power catamaran delivers ultra-smooth ride
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Galley with bar and serving area
  • Comfortable armchair seats
  • Water slide and snorkel platform
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms 
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
     
Ocean Adventurer
  • High tech rigid-hull inflatable raft with channeled
    fiberglass hull that cuts through the waves for
    a smooth ride
  • Choice of forward facing seats or pontoon seats
  • Overhead canopy provides shade
  • Freshwater shower; onboard bathroom
  • Dive ladder for snorkeling
  • Carries 30 guests
  • Length: 38 feet
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Patrick Merrill
Vessel Programs Manager

Pacific Whale Foundation Naturalists

Blake Moore
Vessel Staff Manager


MEET PWF STAFF

Pacific Whale Foundation is proud to introduce you to the Certified Marine Naturalists, Biologists and U.S. Coast Guard certified Captains who staff our vessels. Our staff are known for their enthusiastic commitment to ensuring you have a safe, enjoyable, fun and educational ocean cruise with us.

Pacific Whale Naturalist

Jess Rickard, Naturalist, Ocean Voyager
Hometown: Cherry Tree, PA
Education: Saint Francis University, BS Biology/Marine Biology
Interests: SCUBA, Freediving, Photography, Painting, travel

Anna Lieding, Lead Naturalist, Ocean Odyssey
Hometown: Hana, Maui, Hawaii
Education: B.S. Marine Biology, Brown University
Interests: Spear fishing, Research

lead naturalist

Josh Wittmer, Lead Naturalist, Ocean Odyssey
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Education: BS Environmental Science, Allegheny College
Experience: Duke Marine Lab, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Bermuda Aquarium collections and quarantine, Americorps Watershed Stewards Project, SeaCamp/NHMI Big Pine Key, FL, REEF Key Largo, FL, Maui Ocean Center curatorial department diver, Hawaii DLNR research diver.
Interests: Diving, Underwater Photography, Rebreathers, Hiking, Education, Conservation, Relaxation, Research, Travel, Fishing, Surfing, Cephalopods, and Fish.

Christy Kozama, Lead Naturalist, Ocean Quest
Hometown: Asheville, NC
Education: BS Marine Biology, College of Charleston, SC
Experience: Sea World San Diego, US Navy Marine Mammal Training Program,
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, and various other aquarist and research internships/volunteer programs
Interests: surfing, hiking, diving, snowboarding, cooking, travel, and exploring Maui

Morgan M. Smith- Naturalist, Ocean Odyssey
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Education: Master of Science- Florida Atlantic University; B.A. Biology - University of Colorado at Boulder
Experience:  Extensive fieldwork in Colorado, Florida and Costa Rica on birds, bugs and turtles; Hawksbill Turtle monitoring project - Big Island, HI; Science Instructor - SeaCamp-Florida Keys; Teaching Assistant - Florida Atlantic University and Harbor Branch; Masters Thesis research on sea turtles in S. Florida; Various Volunteer projects at animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers; Primate Zoo Keeper - Palm Beach Zoo.
Interests:  Animals and the Ocean, SCUBA, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, camping, relaxing, talking, learning, funny movies, good food, great friends.

Dav Yuan- Naturalist, Ocean Spirit
Hometown: Wez, Belgium
Education: B.A. St Mary's College of Maryland in Ecology and Environmental Studies
Research thesis on Tropical MOckingbirds in Belize. Research for Cornell University on Tropical Orioles in Mexico. Three years teaching high school marine biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and general biology in Annapolis. Two years as a rock climbing guide/coach/instructor.
Interests: Photography, rock climbing, guitar, learning, change
Walking the talk: Childhood passion for animals has developed into a personal commitment to our natural world. Always eager to be at the forefront of conservation biology. Now on a mission to change the world for better through science and education. However small the change is...every little bit counts.

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