Spotted: Maui’s favorite finned friends have made an early appearance to this year’s season.
Just North of Molokini heading towards South Maui’s Maalaea Harbor, the Pacific Whale Foundation sighted the first of the gentle giants on October 8th, 2018 and this has stirred up some excitement amongst residents and visitors alike.
Each winter season, humpback whales migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters to escape the chilly northern waters as well as breed their next generation. So the first whale sighting is always a good sign since it means that the last season proved successful for them! And between the warm, shallow waters and the protection from surrounding islands, just off the coast of Maui provide optimal conditions to raise a family.
Looking for a glimpse of them playing or maybe even catch a splash? We invite you to treat yourself to an experience of a lifetime! For whale watching in Lahaina, be sure to check these out:
Blue Water Maui
Averaging 1.45 hour, this tour offers a chance to get up close and personal with the majestic giants. And with their high-performance Hydrophone Audio System, you will also get a listen of live whale songs. You could even enjoy a chilled cocktail and watch whales play as the sun sets with their sunset tour!
Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
Rated one of the best whale watch tours on Maui, simply choose the duration of your tour and get ready for some close encounters. With small groups on 1.5 hours, 2 hours, 3 hours, and VIP tours, every seat is a front row seat!
Pride of Maui
A barbecue lunch, open bar, and snorkel gear make this whale watching tour one to remember! From 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm you will enjoy whale sightings along with a glimpse of what lies beneath the ocean surface.
With 2 hours and a small group of 20 or less, this is the perfect opportunity to see our favorite gentle giants in their natural habitat. And for those early bird adventurers, the 6:30 AM departure is only $40 a person! Catch a stunning island sunrise as the whales wake up for another day in paradise.
And these are just to name a few! Something we would like you to keep in mind is that whale season officially begins in December, so getting out on the waters for an up-close look will most likely have to wait until then. The good news is that if you happen to be arriving for your Hawaii vacation early like our finned friends, you can enjoy their frolicking from the comfort of your oceanfront condo rental!
Nestled on the slopes of West Maui Mountains just steps from the ocean, Kahana Village Vacation Rentals offers the chance to sip complimentary Mai Tais as the intense shades of sunset contrast the gently swaying palms and whales breach in the background. Experience our island oasis, book online today!