What is the best island in Hawaii for whale watching?
But with multiple Hawaiian Island destinations to choose from, how do you know which island is best for whale watching during your vacation?
Humpback whales migrate to Hawaii every year during the cool winter months and begin arriving in November (Check out whale watching calendar). By February, Hawaii has become ground central for humpback whale activity.
The Maui Nui Basin was designated as the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale Sanctuary because Maui is the main Hawaiian island destination for Humpback Whales. Maui is the best island in Hawaii for whale watching and begins offering whales tours from December 1st every year until April 15th.
Humpback whales migrate to Maui for mating, birthing and a little rest and relaxation in the tropical waters. Their surface behavior brings first time and avid whale watchers from around the globe to the island of Maui to encounter these gentle giants, take photos and venture on whale watching tours!