Rare Videos of Newborn Humpback Whale

Rare Videos of Newborn Humpback Whale new

  The humpback whale calf is so new that its dorsal fin and tail flukes appear soft and flimsy, and its mother is still excreting blood, while sometimes supporting the calf on her back. The rare video minutes after birth was captured by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) in January 2019. MMRP Director Lars Bejder was using a … Read More

Snorkeling With Whales in Maui

Snorkeling With Whales in Maui

Can We Snorkel With Whales? Is a frequent question we get asked here at Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel.  Although snorkeling with whales is often seen on social media or portrayed in documentaries on the ocean and marine researchers, it is not permitted here in Maui. Maui was chosen to be a protected place for humpback whales because of their … Read More

When are Whales in Hawaii?

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When should you plan your island trip to see the last great animal migration? Humpback whales are in Hawaii seasonally, traveling back and forth from colder, food abundant climates like Alaska, to warmer waters like Hawaii for mating and giving birth. If you are hoping to go whale watching in Hawaii, it’s important to plan around the humpback whales’ migration! … Read More

Mini Guide to Whale Watching in Maui 101

When to Whale Watch? Whale Watching in Maui is seasonal December to April, so plan your tropical vacation during the months of whale migration. Best time to whale watch in Maui is the month of February when most of the whales are in the Maui Nui Basin. It’s estimated 12,000 – 14,000 humpback whales will make their way to Maui … Read More

Best Time of Day to See Whales in Maui

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What’s the Best Time of Day? Whale watching in Maui is one of the most popular activities to do when visiting this amazing tropical island. There are many questions to ask when planning your whale watching tour, including what is the best time of day to see whales in Maui? Good News! The good news is that humpback whales are … Read More

Best Island In Hawaii for Whale Watching

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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 … Read More

What Whale Watching Accommodate Cruise Ship Guest?

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There are dozens of awesome whale watching tours in Maui, but what tours accommodate cruise ship guests? Cruise ships travel from all over the world to Maui, Hawaii and port at 2 locations, Kahului, Maui and Lahaina, Maui. Kahului is considered the central part of Maui and guests that port or stay there travel to Lahaina, Maui for their activities, … Read More

Best Place to See Whales in Maui

Best Place to See Whales in Maui

Whale watching tours on Maui are made great by knowing important whale migration facts. Facts like migration dates, behaviors and most importantly the best place to see whales in Maui. Where’s the Best Place to See Whales? The best place to see whales in Maui is the Maui Nui Basin. It’s estimated that more than half of the humpback whale … Read More

When is Whale Watching in Maui?

When is Whale Watching in Maui

When is Whale Watching in Maui Popular? What Day? What Time? These are great questions to ask before planning your whale watching adventure because whales are not in Maui all the time! Planning when to go whale watching in Maui means planning around the humpback whales’ migration schedule! Where Are Whales in Summer? In the summertime, humpback whales live in … Read More

Support The Best Whale Research Excursions in Maui, Hawaii

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Humpback whale research and protection is the most vital purpose for whale lovers on Maui. Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel was established in 1982 and has been supporting marine research and whale disentanglement since then. Ultimate became the first commercial outfit to be a part of NOAA’s Maui Whale Disentanglement Network, acting as first responders to entangled whales. This responsibility … Read More