Enjoy the “Cadillac” ride to Lanai with Maui Adventure Cruises.
Watch our high definition video for a look at what could just be the best day of your vacation. See Dolphins all year and Whales during the winter months! Evey seat is a front row seat and with water level viewing, encounters are up close and personal on our explorer super raft!
Thanks to Dave Richmond from Frankfort, Illinois who took this photo from the Maui Nui Explorer on February 22nd.
This behavior is known as a “spy hop” as the whale may get its eye above the surface to get a better look. Scientists have confirmed that Humpback Whales have excellent vision both above and below water. We can’t explain it, but the whales love our boat and these types of experiences are becoming more and more common.
Our Maui whale watch tours will continue through mid April, so be sure to come out for a day on the water and learn about Maui’s most famous winter visitors. We depart from Lahaina Harbor every couple hours from 8am to 3pm. Ask about our Whale Season Pass which is good for 10 whale watches at one low price.
The Eddie Aikau Big wave surf contest is only held when waves in Waimea Bay top 25 feet, which hadn’t happened since 2009 until yesterday! Waimea only gets huge swells in the winter, so organizers block out a three-month window from December to February and hope for a Pacific storm. After waiting 7 years they finally got their wish this year. The Selected few big wave surfers are given 36-48 hours notice to get to the North Shore for the event.
The memorial competition was held for the first time in 1984 in honor of legendary big-wave surfer Eddie Aikau. He was the first official lifeguard on Oahu’s North Shore, and was lost at sea in 1978, after volunteering to go for help when a canoe trip seeking to recreate an ancient Polynesian migration hit bad weather. After the Sailing Canoe flipped, Eddie volunteered to Paddle his surfboard to Lanai for help. He was never seen again.
The good news for Maui Adventure Cruises that this huge surf hits the North Shore of the islands so our tours are not affected by the north swell. We depart from Lahaina Harbor on the west facing shore and head off to Lanai’s South shore for dolphin viewing and pristine snorkeling. Book your Lanai Dolphin Adventure Today!
Click on this link to check out a typical crossing for this time of year aboard one of our Super Rafts.
This video was taken by our photographer, Joe, and shows the Auau channel crossing from Lahaina Harbor on Maui to Manele Boat Harbor on Lanai.
Notice the small group size for more personal attention and some of the stunning sea cliffs and caves once you get to Lanai.
Join Maui Adventure Cruises for Lahaina’s Spectacular Fireworks Display this Friday, 4th of July.
Enjoy a large selection of pupus/appetizers, sodas, juice, and water, included in the price of $69. Feel free to BYOB and we’ll ice and serve your drinks to you!
It’s going to be an amazing fireworks display and the weather is promising to be clear and warm.
We don’t take more then 36 people so make sure you book your tickets soon, this is always a popular event!
Check-in will be at Lahaina boat harbor, slip #11 at 6.30pm – advance reservations strongly recommended.
Please call the office directly at 808.661.5550 for more questions and to make a reservation. Your concierge can also reserve your seats on this special trip – just ask.
We look forward to seeing you then!
The Maui Adventure Cruises Team