Welcome the Whales!

Maui, among other things, is known as the breeding ground of the Humpback Whale. Visitors coming here in the Winter months have a rare opportunity to glimpse the Humpbacks frolicking during their annual stay in our waters.No one is quite positive as to where the whales have been before arriving here. Some of them appear from the northeast, as though they’ve come straight from their feeding grounds off Alaska, while others arrive from the south.

Our Humpback visitors appear in Maui waters from the middle of November through May, seeking refuge from the forbidding weather of their northern habitat.

They come to Maui waters to mate and give birth to their young, and their annual migration north begins in April and by June most of our Humpback friends have left the area.