Each year from December to April, Maui is home to some of the best whale watching in the world. Humpback whales are drawn to the area’s shallow waters—which are less than 600 feet deep—making Maui an ideal spot for catching sight of these majestic creatures. The waters off of West Maui and South Maui are shielded by the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala, which creates calm and clear waters for high visibility.
Treat yourself to a winter whale watching tour as expert guides take you to the best spots to observe whales playfully surfacing, tail slapping, or blowing spouts in the air. You'll treasure an excursion in a charter boat or passenger raft to witness the grace of their spectacular dives, the beauty of their exuberant leaps, and the gentleness of their nature.
(December 15 to April 15)
"Lanai" — 03/14/2018
Pacific Whale Foundation. In 2016, we had three humobacks at our Zodiak within 5 feet for 20 minutes. Who was watching who?
"Whale Watch" — 03/05/2018
Great adventure. Do the dinner cruise.
"Absolutely Awesome!" — 02/10/2018
We used Pacific Whale Foundation and saw amazement by things! Tail slapping, Breaching, and water spouts ...so very amazing !!!
"Whales Galore" — 02/09/2018
We highly recommend taking a whale watching tour. Our group had no fewer than 30 sightings, many of which were spectacular.
"Whale Watching" — 02/08/2018
The captain and crew were great hosts. They included naturalists to explain the whale behavior, and provided a lot of scientific insight on their migration patterns, preparation, and outcomes. The captain did an excellent job of finding whale activity and putting us in a good position to view the whales. It was an excellent tour which I have already recommended to friends and family.
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"Anne" — 02/07/2018
Maui sea tours..did the sunset whale watch and enjoyed the boat, staff and trip home immensely.