It’s official! The first whale was spotted off the shores of Maui. It is always exciting to know the beginning of the season has started. Maui Whale Watching has information on tours available and a history of these beautiful creatures. Happy Watching!
Tomorrow starts the kick-off of the 2014 World Whale Day festivities. Mick Fleetwood is the Grand Marshal for tomorrows parade. The parade route will run down S. Kihei Rd. between Alanui Keali’i Dr. to Waimaihaihai St. from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Not only is this event fun, but it is educational as well. Learn about the ocean environment and what you can do during whale season to help keep the whales safe and healthy.
View more about tomorrows Parade of Whales via Maui Whale Festival Organization here. This event as well as many other activities are available to attend.
Each year Conde Nast Traveler magazine asks readers to vote for their top island destination. Maui again has received this honor for the 20th consecutive year! Maui was ranked number 1 for top Island in the world, as well as number 1 for the islands in the U.S. Visitors attribute the beauty of the island as well as activities such as whale watching among many of their Maui favorites. Thank you to all the reader’s choice voters who have made Maui number 1! You may read this article via Mauinow.com.
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.
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.