Humpback Whale Watching Tours aboard Quicksilver

4.58 out of 5
(12 customer reviews)

Okay, you’re in Maui, and it’s whale season. What do you do? Go on one of the amazing Maui humpback whale watching tours, of course!  (Did you think the whales would come to you?  Even if your hotel does have really high ceilings, I’m sorry, but I’m not sure any amount of coaxing would bring an adult humpback into the bar for shrimp cocktail; they can grow up to fifty feet long!)

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Maui Humpback Whale Watching Tours are Awesome on the Quicksilver.

Available Tuesdays and Saturdays. For Maui humpback whale watching tours all other days please click here. 

Okay, you’re in Maui, and it’s whale season. What do you do? Go on one of the amazing Maui humpback whale watching tours, of course!  (Did you think the whales would come to you?  Even if your hotel does have really high ceilings, I’m sorry, but I’m not sure any amount of coaxing would bring an adult humpback into the bar for shrimp cocktail; they can grow up to fifty feet long!)

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” you say.

Exactly!

And what a boat our Quicksilver is!  Holy cow (that is what you call a female whale, after all, and yes, a male is known as a bull), this boat is awesome!  It’s a double decker, high-speed, 55 foot catamaran, and that thing is used to plying the high seas.  I don’t know if you know this, but Maui is one of the toughest places to learn how to use a boat.  If you can do well here, you can do well anywhere, and the captain and crew of Quicksilver always do exceptionally well!  They’ve been bringing people to the whales in complete comfort (once again, this is much easier than bringing the whales to the people) for 20 years, now, with only very happy passengers and whale songs to report.  As you can probably tell by now, we run one of the best humpback whale watching tours around!

So, why do the humpback whales come here every year?  It could be for the same reasons you come to Maui–to find a mate and/or give birth!  And when it comes to food here, you get to try all kinds of culinary delights on Maui, but the whales get nothin’.

Except for the babies, who are drinking mom’s milk at the rate of 130 gallons per day, the whales are surviving on the fat they’ve stored up while feeding in Alaska.  They migrate 3000 miles to the place they themselves were born, to give birth to their calves in relative safety.  (Very rarely do orcas swim through these parts.)  I can hardly imagine not eating on purpose for the entire trip down, the time it takes to teach my calf to get it together as a whale, and then the trip back.  These guys are incredible! You’ve got to come spend a couple hours with us on our Quicksilver Humpback whale watching tours.  I guarantee you’ll have a whale of a time.

Tours are available December 15th through April 15th.

12 reviews for Humpback Whale Watching Tours aboard Quicksilver

  1. Ruben R.
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We’ve been on this whale watch particular whale watch several times and each time it’s been great!

  2. CarolLee B.
    5 out of 5

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    The sightings today were beyond our expectations. The captain does an excellent job of explaining the whale behavior. I would say that, for some reason, I thought there was food available to buy on the boat which there is not. The drinks, alcohol and non alcohol, are very reasonably priced. If you have a tendency to get seasick, or feel it start, do no sit on the sides of the boat. Make sure you are facing front. And be sure to make your bathroom stop before boarding. I was fine until I had to use the head which sits sideways in the boat. From then on, I was a tiny bit queezy. All that said, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

  3. Carla R.
    5 out of 5

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    Clear instructions, really enjoyed information shared about whales, etc. We lucked out and saw a number of whales as well 🙂

  4. Michael S.
    5 out of 5

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    The staff on the boat had to physically lift me in my wheelchair on board and did so without complaining. The whale watching cruise was great with lots of sightings and great narration and information.

  5. Shrutee T.
    5 out of 5

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    Great service and crew. had an awesome time

  6. Mike C.
    5 out of 5

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    I’m a local and when I have folks in town or any one asked I send them to boss frogs best of the best this was my 4 th whale watch this season

  7. Aisha M.
    5 out of 5

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    3 whale watches with Quicksilver and crew in 3 months, al fabulous!

  8. Corry S.
    4 out of 5

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    Enjoyed the trip. Thanks very much

  9. Denise H.
    3 out of 5

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    The captain was very informative and worked hard to find us some whales. It took a long time to find a few and get a view. The way people were talking I thought we would be seeing tons of whales and the pictures show much more of the whales body than you actually see. So I was a little disappointed and probably wouldn’t do it again.

  10. Debbie C.
    5 out of 5

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    Wonderful late afternoon whale watch. Many whales, a calf and 3 dolphins came to play. Tour ended up being 2.5 hours as whales were being a little difficult to find. Cheap drinks onboard. Captain shared interesting whale facts.

  11. Joe R.
    4 out of 5

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    Good crew

  12. Trina R.
    4 out of 5

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    Captain did a great job of finding whales toward the end of season. We DID miss the naturalist, though. While the captain shared some general information, it didn’t compare (understandably). We also missed not having the microphone submerged for the whale sounds. Our guests weren’t any the wiser, but as locals who’ve done tons of whale watches, we were aware of these differences.

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