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Quicksilver Whale Watch

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Address: 101 Maalaea Rd, Slip #44, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Have you ever seen a real live humpback whale? We offer an awesome fully...

Have you ever seen a real live humpback whale? We offer an awesome fully narrated 2 hour whale watch on the Quicksilver during whale season, December through April. There is no better place to see a humpback whale than Maalaea Bay in Maui, often referred to as the "cradle of the humpback," for its high concentration of the magnificent humpback whales. If you haven't had the experience of seeing a humpback whale in the wild, it's a must do on your vacation in Maui during whale season.

The humpback whales are amazingly active during their short stay in Maui. They are here to mate and give birth. The warm, relatively shallow water of Maalaea Bay is the ideal place for these activities. When not in Hawaii, the Humpback whales spend their time feeding in Alaska.

It's hard to explain how awe inspiring seeing a humpback whale really is. Experience for yourself.

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Sunset with cetaceans

Within just a few minutes of departure we found whales. The captain and crew did an excellent job of keeping us within sight, but not too close to the whales. The sunset towards... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Jay G
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First of all, don't book thru Boss Frogs. Was misled regarding the amenities and "all inclusiveness". Not all inclusive. Paid extra for wet suit and alcoholic beverage. Was told this was very luxurious and the boat is OLD and crowded. Crew was indifferent and just doing a job. No real personal service like on Trilogy. Do yourself a favor and... More 

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Thank Sherri C
BossFrogAccount, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't enjoy the snorkel tour. We only charge $2 per drink on the Quicksilver Molokini Snorkel Tour. (Compare that to an airline!) A wet suit is not required. The boat is never filled to capacity. We regularly receive outstanding reviews regarding our crew; mostly people say they are friendly, funny and helpful. However, while we enjoy... More 

Bowser, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Our group of 4 was assured that the catamaran was wheelchair accessible and when we arrived there was no way that an electric wheelchair could climb an at least 15 inch stair! False advertising! I managed to board without the wheelchair with help from my friends but once seated, I was stuck there not able to use the restroom or... More 

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1 Thank lindylover
BossFrogAccount, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The staff should be able to assist persons in a wheelchair. However we are looking into the situation and will follow up on your comments. Mahalo, Chris, GM More 

Nanaimo, British Columbia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have taken this tour before and it is good value for whale watching, however this time one of our party of four is disabled and the tour claims that it is wheelchair accessible. It is definitely Not! We arrived early as recommended and found there is a about a 10 inch step then a 6 inch step to get... More 

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Thank Jocko52
BossFrogAccount, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for your feedback. We are one of the newest boats at Maalea Harbor and the boat is regularly maintained. The crew are able to lift a wheelchair into the boat. Mahalo, Chris, GM More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Within just a few minutes of departure we found whales. The captain and crew did an excellent job of keeping us within sight, but not too close to the whales. The sunset towards the end of the two hours was an excellent way to end the excursion.

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Thank Jay G
BossFrogAccount, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Aloha and thanks for joining us. Glad you saw whales and that famous Maui sunset! Mahalo, Chris, GM More 

Oslo, Norway
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329 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Even if we saw a lot of whales from the beach and from a snorkling trip, we selected to go on a specific afternoon whale watch with Quicksilver. When we boarded, I was so lucky to be sitting next to an expert - Terry that was a volunteer at the Whale center in Maui. He had been on many of... More 

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Thank Freiro
BossFrogAccount, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Aloha and thanks for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed viewing the whales while on the water. We agree, it is a big difference than watching long distance from the shore. Mahalo, Chris, GM More 

Regina, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I recently booked a quicksilver whale watch trip. We have done quicksilver before and really enjoyed it. This time was different , the staff were inattentive, the captain was withdrawn and didn't seem to interested in finding whales, rather just doing his whale info talk and then getting back to the harbour........a real disappointment as we had brought friends on... More 

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BossFrogAccount, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Aloha: Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your whale watching cruise with Quicksilver Charters. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority at Quicksilver Charters, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. Our captains and crew are trained to place the passengers in the best... More 

spring tx
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106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We went out of Maalea Harbor from 4 to 6 and the mamas and babies were playing and breaching for most of our trip. It was magnificent. The boat captain was a whale enthusiast which made our trip even more worthwhile. The whales head for Alaska in a few weeks so we felt very fortunate to have experienced this adventure... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We went on this the other night. The boat is large and clean. They served juices and had a bar with cheap beers and Mai tai. The crew was accommodating and the captain gave fun facts all day about the whales. We saw about 15 whales. A few huge jumps, some back splashes fun waves and tail flips! It was... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

The brochures and website did not give me all the info I would have liked ahead of time. We left the harbor at 7:30 am and got back at 1:20 pm. It was an hour ride out to Molokini. Snorkeling the crater there was awesome. It was very crowded but with the trip. We then drove about 30 minutes to... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2013

First time ever snorkeling. They were very friendly, helpful, and even educational. We saw Humpbacks and swam with sea turtles. A very pleasant trip overall. Snacks, drinks, and cookies were awesome too. Highly recommend, well worth the money. We went at the end of April 2013. I have great videos of sea turtles and humpbacks but the files are too... More 

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Thank Seth S
ChrisKasper, General Manager at Quicksilver Whale Watch, responded to this review

Great Pictures! We are glad to hear you had a good time. Mahalo! Sincerely, Christopher Kasper, General Manager More 

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