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Maui Whale Watching

Every winter from December to April, Maui is treated to some of its most famous and awe-inspiring visitors – whales! Maui is widely considered one of the best places in the world for whale watching. The most common whale sightings are the Humpback Whales that migrate down from Alaska every winter to give birth and to mate in Maui’s warm waters. The best way to really get up close and personal with the whales is through a whale watch sailing charter.

Maui Whale Sail

4 Daily Whale Sails

Scotch Mist Sailing Charters has daily Whale Watch Sailing Charters from early December through mid-April on our beautiful sailing yacht. The Scotch Mist has room for up to 22 passengers as we sail among the whales with amazing 360° views of these beautiful creatures that are often larger than our yacht!


Maui Whale SailRelax and enjoy the gentle trade winds as you sail silently along in Maui’s crystal clear water. On a wind-powered sailing vessel, there is no engine noise to drown out the amazing sound of the whales’ blow-the vapor plume of a whale exhaling-an exhilarating experience! There is nothing more thrilling than an up close and personal view of a humpback whale breaching; or of two males bumping each other for a female’s attention; or a mother humpback whale with her calf. These majestic giants are truly incredible to watch!

Come join us for a whale watch sailing charter this winter. Enjoy one of our complimentary beverages– Local beer, white wine, soft drinks, or champagne (on our Sunset Whale Sail) while you sit back, relax and let us do all the work. Bring your towel and a camera; and prepare for a truly wonderful, awe-inspiring experience, on one of our Sunset Whale Sails!


Maui Whale SailChampagne Sunset Whale Sail

During Whale Season which runs from mid-December through mid-April, our guests are treated to the very unique experience – a Champagne Sunset Whale Sail. Our last trip of the day becomes a 2-hour Whale Watch Adventure as we sail among the majestic Humpback Whales who migrate to Maui waters and inhabit the Lahaina Roadstead for several months to mate and give birth to calves.

The Scotch Mist quietly sails amongst these leviathans who range 40 to 60 feet in length and can weigh in excess of 40 tons and come close enough to our sailing yacht to have our guests look “Eye-to-Eye” with them during “Up Close and Personal Encounters”. The “Champagne Sunset Whale Sail” is a special excursion combining a little bit of luxury relaxation – champagne, white wine and chocolates – with the natural wonders of our Humpback Whales. A great 2-in-1 trip. Go to “Champagne Sunset Whale Sail” to make reservations on this special excursion.


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Note – Weather, seas, and wind conditions permitting; any snorkel site is Captain’s choice for visibility and safety.

Guest Responsibility – Guests are solely responsible for their possessions including clothing, hats, cameras, cell phones, and other electronics. Dry storage bags are not available; however small disposable trash bags are available upon request. Please remember, we are a sailing vessel on the water and in the elements and dress appropriately.


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