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The Magic Merman is the only raft-style boat that departs from Ka'anapali Beach. Exploring with us is the best way to get as close to the whales as possible. Our captains will find the whales and our highly knowledgeable crew will provide you with facts about the incredible Northern Pacific Humpback Whales.

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January 7, 2022
Wonderful whales and guides. Fun boat trip too. Saw many active whales - males competing, moms and calves. Got close enough
January 1, 2022
My husband and I went on this trip the afternoon of 12/31/21. We worried the rain clouds in the distance would put a damper on our tour, and it did, partially. Also, it should be mentioned whether rain is on the horizon or not you will get wet so dress appropriately. The directions were spot on and when we were met on the beach we put our shoes in a tub. After a few minutes a few at a time were brought to a small “dingy” you will then push into the ocean and hop in. I can only assume the majority of people flop into this like our group did, and it’s probably always comical for the guides (lol), it was comical for us at least. We were then taken to a larger raft style boat, and this is about the time it started raining on us. It ended up raining about 90% of the time, and it seemed to be challenging to find calmer waters. The tour guides were apologetic, but of course they cannot control the weather. We did see whales, and the baby even got really close to our boat around the time we got a 10 minute break in the rain. It was a really beautiful experience that of course would have been better in sunny weather, again no fault of the tour. We did have to leave out before another storm blew in, it looked a little worse than the first one. I was delighted we were getting to go back, I didn’t want to deal with another round of pelting rain. Hoping out of the dingy onto the beach you will get quite wet again, which is no big deal, and was actually really warm compared to the rain. On the beach we were offered a Monday tour (this was offered on the boat as well), or a refund. I would appreciate at least a 50% refund since this could have been canceled ahead of time due to weather conditions. We would have taken the Monday tour if we were still in town. In fact a few hours before departure time it was canceled due to a large group that canceled, and within minutes they called back and it was back on. I can’t help to think maybe the initial cancellation was partially due to incoming weather. We were staying nearly a hour away so our weather was bright and sunny, we didn’t see the rain until we were close to Lahaina. All in all…..I would recommend to a friend and we would do it again, if it was going to be nice weather. :-) Thanks for the adventure! All the guides were kind and had good energy.
March 21, 2021
This was one of the best whale/snorkeling adventures ever! The crew Sam and Nate were off the hook when it came to knowledge about all the marine life and the whales. They were fun and made the adventure fantastic! They feed us amazing food and found the best spots for snorkeling. I will do this again with this company and crew!!
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About This Deal


Embark on a whale watching adventure on Ka'anapali's only raft-style boat! Depart directly from Ka'anapali Beach and get up close and personal with the incredible Northern Pacific Humpback Whale.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Soda/Pop - We will provide sodas and waters during the tour.

Departure Point
2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

Departure Time
2:00 PM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the The Magic Merman Snorkel Charters in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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