Maui Whale Watching

Peak Whale watching season is upon us! Whale season officially runs from the month of November to May. February is considered the peak time to see these beautiful creatures! The North Pacific Humpback Whales travel from Alaska over 3000 miles to the warm waters of Hawaii every year. Up to 10,000 whales visit the Hawaiian Islands each year.  Now is the time to take advantage of the Maui shoreline. Along Highway 30 is one of the best coastlines to explore and be on the lookout for whales! Good luck!


Humpback Whale exhibiting “tail slap” behavior

First Whale Sighting For 2013

Off the shore of Molokini was the first whale sighting for the 2013 season was reported.   Pacific Whale Foundation reported the sighting on Saturday at approximately 7:36 am.  The return of the whales is right on schedule.  Early sightings usually occur at the beginning of October with an increase in November and December.  Whale watching is a popular tourist attraction.  For those early watchers Pacific Whale Foundation has added a guarantee coupon incase you happen to miss out on seeing the whales.  The coupon is valid to go again free for one year.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Maui‘s annual Whale Festival that will be held sometime in February 2014 and the annual Parade of Whales and Whale Day Celebration on February 15, 2014.  You can read the entire article via Maui Now here.

Whale and Ocean Arts Festival

Humpback Whale - Ballena jorobada

Come celebrate the migration of the Pacific Humpback whales this weekend.  The event is being held this Saturday and Sunday at Banyan Tree Park from 9 am to 5  pm.  A great event for the entire family.  There will be live music, crafts, and local artists.  Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food donations for the Maui Food Bank.  You can view more about this event as well as other local events via MauiNews.