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Whale Watching

Maui Whale Watching

Want a real live Animal Planet experience? Imagine being out on the cobalt waters off the stunning island of Maui with massive humpback whales playing on the waves nearby! Every winter these awe-inspiring, gentle giants migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of Hawai‘i to mate and bear their young. Maui is home to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and anyone of any age can view these spectacular creatures in their natural environment. When whale watching in Maui be ready to be blown away by these animal’s gravity-defying acrobatics!

Everybody Loves Whales!

Whether you’re on a beach or on a boat, you’ll know if there are whales playing nearby. Locals and visitors alike love them, and it’s not unusual during the months of December through April to hear someone on the beach shout, “Whales!” And everyone – we mean everyone – turns to watch the spectacle. Whale watching in Maui can be done from anywhere that the ocean is in sight and doesn’t require any skills or training. Just watch for the splashes and spouting and you’ll see them. Of course, there’s nothing like getting close to these amazing sea creatures. If you’re lucky, some may even come right up to the boat!

Maui Whale Watching Tours

If you are on a boat during whale season, chances are pretty good you’ll see some. One of the best Maui whale watching experiences can be found with Pacific Whale Foundation’s Eco-Adventures. Departing from both Lāhaina and Mā‘alaea Harbors, join marine biologists on the educational whale-watching excursion of a lifetime. If a small, more private Maui whale watching experience is what you’re after, Hawai‘i Ocean Rafting in Lāhaina is the way to go. Speed out to where the whales are in a 30-foot Zodiac, and then watch the action against the backdrop of the lush West Maui Mountains. Hawai‘i Ocean Rafting also offers private, customized Maui whale watch tours. Kai Kanani in Kīhei, a supporter and partner with The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, sails into Mā‘alaea Bay, the hottest spot in Hawai‘i for whale action. Onboard marine naturalists will share their knowledge for an enriching whale watching experience.

Time Is Short; Don’t Miss Out

Due to the limited time that whales are in Hawai‘i each year, Maui whale watching charters tend to fill up quickly, especially on here. Make sure you get your chance to view these magnificent creatures by contacting our Maui whale watching specialists at ILoveHawaii.com today.