The Best and Worst Time of Year to Whale Watch in Maui

humpback whale watching in winter

Whale Watching in Maui is one of the most adventurous marine mammal encounters you can have! This is one of the last great animal migrations and it happens every year as humpback whales travel between Alaska and Hawaii.

Do’s and Don’ts of Whale Watching Manners!

whale watching etiquette

The do’s and don’ts of whale watching manners! 1. Do show up on time and be ready to have fun! 2. Do communicate your needs to the crew! If your view is being blocked by standing guests or unhappy with your seat, tell the crew so they can help! 3. Do take photos! Just be aware that others want to … Read More

Activities you don’t want to miss while on Maui!

We are stoked to have been selected as one of the activities not to miss while on Maui!   Since 1982 our Whale Watching and Snorkeling tours have been taking Maui’s guests on adventures with marine life. But it’s your feedback, reviews and return visits that make our ohana so special and help us continue to provide small group experiences … Read More

What is the Best Weather to Watch Whales in Maui?

whale poking its head out of water

Whale watching is one of Maui’s most popular ocean activities. Seasonally, humpback whales migrate to Maui from December to April, which is Maui’s winter season, which has lower temperatures that sometimes include rainfall to this tropical isle. Because knowing what weather conditions are best for whale watching can help you better prepare for your tour experience, we’ve answered some frequently … Read More

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle – Beloved in Maui!

Maui green sea turtle swimming

Hawaiian green sea turtles are one of Maui’s most beloved sea creatures. In Hawaiian mythology the Honu (Hawaiian word for green sea turtle) is a symbol of good luck and wisdom and an aumakua, or family god. Although there are many species of sea turtles here on Maui, The Hawaiian green sea turtle is one of the few native turtles … Read More

Unforgettable Things to do on your Maui Honeymoon

sunset honeymoon in maui

If you’re getting married and planning your trip to Maui you need to know things to do on a honeymoon in Maui! Taking your love to paradise is an obvious win for your honeymoon, and planning your activities while your here can be too!   Snorkeling What better way to make memories than explore a new world with your love. … Read More

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Humpback whales travel more than 3000 miles to mate, give birth and rest in the safe waters of the Maui Nui Basin. Because of the whale’s annual migration, Hawaii established an organization called the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, to work to protect these gentle giants during their stay in Maui’s water. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National … Read More

Whale Surface Movement and Humpback Whale Behavior

vip whale watching tour for 2 hrs

Ever wonder what whales are doing when they pop their heads out of the water or flip their tails? Scientist have spent time studying whale behavior, creating terminology and analyzing these surface behaviors, so we’re going to give you a crash course in their finds! TAIL THROWS When a humpback whale lifts its giant fluke or tail out of the … Read More

Whales and Hawaiian History

Visitors and locals alike wait in anticipation for humpback whale migration every year, traveling hundreds of miles to make Hawaii their home during the winter months. Our fascination with these gentle giants started long before photographs, videos and whale watching tours and has been a part of the Native Hawaiian culture for centuries. In the Native Hawaiian creation chant, whales … Read More