One must visit Maui, Hawaii, if whale watching is on their bucket list. The world’s densest population of humpback whales can be seen in the coastal regions of Maui County from December to April. Around 10,000 humpback whales migrate to Maui’s warm, shallow seas each year, producing loud splashes and aerial performances. Honolulu’s humpback whale season officially begins in December. These are wonderful sights to behold! By booking a private whale-watching tour, visitors can Get Up Close and Personal with Maui’s Majestic Whales.
About Maui’s Majestic Whales
Several domestic and international agreements have been in place to preserve North Pacific humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) since the early 1970s. The North Pacific humpback whale is the fifth-largest whale in the world, weighing between 25 and 40 tons (50,000 to 80,000 lbs) as adults and about 1 ton (2,000 lbs) as calves. Every year, during their annual Winter migration, humpback whales from the North Pacific of Hawaii travel nearly 3,500 miles from the waters of Alaska to the oceans of Hawaii.
Hawaii Whale-Watching Tours
A guided boat excursion with a qualified captain and crew is the ideal way to experience Maui’s whale-watching season. This will allow the tourists to learn about whale habits, how to spot whales in the ocean, and even listen to a whale song! Here are some of our top picks for tours.
Maui Kayak Adventures
Visitors can paddle out to Get Up Close and Personal with Maui’s Majestic Whales With Maui Kayak Tours, and there is no engine noise, so there is minimal disruption to the whales’ daily routine. Throughout the excursion, visitors can also watch dolphins, turtles, and other local marine life.
One-hour snorkel tour
One can book a 2.5-hour boat excursion or a 1-hour snorkel tour for an unforgettable whale-watching experience. Each tour offers whale sightings and includes spectacular landscapes, cooked food, and an open bar with delicious beverages. Songs of humpback whales can be heard from 12 miles distant! Numerous visitors have heard whale songs while snorkeling or swimming underwater at Lahaina, Ka’anapali, and Kapalua and have recorded them on underwater cameras.
On this small-group trip, professional naturalists guide visitors through the island of Maui and share exciting facts about the Humpback whales that spend their winters here. This also gives visitors a chance to go to Molokini Crater and Turtle Reef, two of Maui’s best snorkeling spots.
With Hawaiian Paddlesports, visitors can see a genuinely breathtaking view of North Pacific humpback whales. While paddling a kayak, outrigger canoe, or stand-up paddleboard, people can see them swim close by them in the water.
One of the most incredible marine wildlife experiences one can ever have is the chance to Get Up Close and Personal with Maui’s Majestic Whales in their native habitat. Every year, during their yearly Winter migration (roughly November-March) over the North Pacific Ocean, these magical mammals bless the waters and shorelines of Hawaii.