One of our favorite winter activities on Maui is waiting, patiently, for the amazing creatures to arrive from the coast of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Of course, those amazing creatures are the Humpback Whales that return to Hawaii to breed, give birth, and raise their young. Welcomed with open arms each and every years, it is estimated that more than 10,000 humpbacks come to Hawaii every year, making the winter months a time that everyone looks forward to every year. When you’re on your trip, you will want to make a Maui Whale Watching Tour part of your activities.
There are many different times that you can choose to head out to sea for Maui Whale Watching, but the very best time is in the early morning hours. Not only is this the time that is considered the best for whale watching, it allows you to return early in the day and gives you plenty of time for other things that day. Many choose an early morning whale watching tour to enjoy afternoon shopping or a day filled with some downtime before heading to an authentic Maui Luau that evening.
It is common to spot whales from land, though it is really hard to see and they’re usually gone as soon as you spot them. You’ll stare out at the horizon, waiting for a breech or a tail fluke to make a quick appearance. When you’re out at sea, the captain has methods for finding whales, and while we’re always careful to keep a very safe distance, you’re almost guaranteed to spot them. Humpbacks love the channels in between islands and these are some of the best places for whale watching. Luckily, Maui Whale Watching Tours depart from Lahaina and Ma’alea Harbors, which is the perfect place to head out and find whales in the channels.
Maui Whale Watching Tours depart daily and you’re able to find a time that perfectly fits into your vacation itinerary. Each tour is about 2 hours in duration, leaving you plenty of time for the rest of your day. After a morning or early afternoon of whale watching, you’ll have had a great day seeing the gentle giants that call Hawaii home, at least part time. Then, you can do another great activity, like the amazing Huakai Luau and you’ll be set for one of the best days of your vacation. Seeing these creatures is a special treat and will be one of the best highlights from your trip. Time is limited and seats sell out fast, so be sure to book your Maui Whale Watching Tour today!
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.