Whale watch boats details and differences to help you decide. At pacific whale foundation, our whale watching season officially kicks off in early november with our welcome home the whales cruise. Each winter december through may, thousands of kohola humpback whales travel to hawaii from colder waters to breed, calve and nurse their young. These changes are necessitated, and carried out by maalaea harbor activities, llc, in order to protect you and our maalaea harbor activities, llc website. Everyone on board will watch the surface for whale spouting, tail slapping, pectoral fin smacking, andthe. From there it is a 20 minute ride to the queen kaahumanu mall. In the last 10 years, ive published 78 guides with 2047 pages, 991 maps, and 2002 photos. Maui whale watching most amazing moments caught on film.
Rent one of our guest rooms for just 2 or rent both rooms for 3or4 guests if you require both rooms there is an extra charge for the 2nd bedroom if there are just 2 of you we will allocate the larger of the guest rooms to you and then close the other room off. Getting started on your maui itinerary has a lot to do with when you arrive on the valley island. The humpback whales return to hawaii for a few months every year to mate and give birth, so malolo takes. The best private whale watching and snorkeling tours maui. In 1993, marine conservationists estimated 6,000, and in 2014, the population is believed. Pride of maui offers whale watching tours over a narrower window compared to others, usually from december 15 to the end of march. Recently retired youngnot exactly seniors and moving to maui. These majestic creatures are spectacular to watch over or under water. Our latest australia research study pacific whale foundation. This private version of our taste of maui tour is the perfect way to spend the day with your favorite people. The best places to swim with whale sharks lonely planet. Snorkel, whale watch or celebrate a special occasion onboard our raft or powercat vessels. During peak whale season, around midjanuary thru midapril, whales can be.
Whales have also been seen in this area during december february but not as often. Your not so typical guide for the road to hana sea monkey maui. There are so many things to see and activities to choose from here in this paradise that is maui, hawaii. Whale season takes place from december through april. Should you find slower speeds on your wifi device, it is normally due to video streaming, downloading and uploading photos, video chat, or multiple devices being used at one time. Aug 22, 2018 we do not have enough shelters for everyone, tom travis, head of hawaiis emergency management agency, said at a press conference tuesday. Maui downloading digital pictures on maui closed topic. Humpback whales make the long journey from alaska to maui every year. Nestled comfortably underneath a beautiful banyan tree in old wailuku town, our historic building is only minutes away from the finest windsurfing, snorkeling, surfing, sunbathing, and some of the most breathtaking wonders. You should find a pod of humpback whales near the middle of the channel. So glad we did kevin provided an amazing experience with a history lesson, navigation lesson and language lesson all in one hour.
Youll enjoy a full two hour whale watch combined with snorkeling a beautiful coral reef. Hop aboard for snorkeling at some of mauis most popular locations, including molokini crater, or choose from a sunset cruise along mauis shoreline or whale watching from december to april. Hawaii ocean rafting offers 2 hour private whale watching trips, exclusive tours for you, your family and friends. Whale watch tours are plentiful on maui, but for a more private experience, you can charter your own sailboat with shadowfax. Maui whale watching tours kayak canoe sup hawaiian. During our winter months dec 15thapril 15th humpback whales migrate down from the cold waters of alaska to the warm waters of maui to give birth to and train their calves. Whale watching in maui is one of the most unique opportunities to take advantage of. Winding through mauis lush, tropical rainforest, youll see everything from black sand beaches and waterfalls to unique. If youre fortunate enough to be here during winter, a whale watching tour is a must whale watch trips come in many shapes and sizes. This high speed catamaran leaves from maalaea harbor and can get you to the whales quickly. The waters surrounding maui are the stage for some of the best whale watching in the world. Twohour 360 view of whale watching off the coast of lahaina with humpback naturalists aboard up to 22% off. As quintana roos sleepy northernmost island, it is the antithesis of crazy cancun, which is 150km to the south.
Ample free parking is available at the kihei boat ramp less than ten minutes from all kihei and wailea resorts. Look in the palilolo channel thats the channel between molokai and maui. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. The areas near the south maui boat launching site has a high concentration of whales so we rarely need to travel far to find them. The express whale watch molokini snorkel is a great way to combine snorkeling at molokini with a whale watching adventure on a fast and maneuverable rigid hulled inflatable. Isla holbox is a 25minute boat ride from the mainland. The ocean surrounding our islands are more than 15. The most popular day trip on maui, hawaii, is the famous road to hana.
A stable and beginner friendly choice, kayaking is something anyone can do. I arranged for a private charter for my husband as a christmas gift for our trip to maui the first of april. So dont be surprised if you book a private snorkeling tour in the coming weeks and end up with a whale watch thrown in. Pacific whale foundation is proud to offer exclusive private charters, arranged to meet your needs and style of adventure for groups from 2 to 450 guests. Mar 05, 2017 in 1966, this whale population was believed to be approximately 1,400, according to maui whale watching. A snorkel adventure aboard a private charter boat during whale season is the most perfect opportunity to hear the song of the whales. The whales are drawn to the areas shallow waters, especially the auau channel between maui, molokai and lanai, making maui an ideal jumpingoff spot for. Most port information is written by people who want to sell something. Fishing gear, snorkel equipment and hydrophones included. The island of maui is the best hawaiian island to watch these majestic mammals. United states senior citizens in oahumauikauaisan francisco hello. Terrys monthly maui real estate newsletter march 2015. Our rafting vessels host less than 26 guests per trip, creating a fun and uncrowded experience.
Private whale watching charter trip hawaii activities. If you land too late, head to the hotel, enjoy those maui sunset views and get a good rest. Humpback whales with paddle boarders in maui hawaii mail online. See humpback whales on maui at an affordable price. The shallow and protected interisland waterways surrounding maui entice these massive creatures for months of playing, mating, birthing and. The 10 best maui private tours with photos tripadvisor. See the first waterfall on the way to hana, observe ancient flora including dinosaur ferns and towering hawaiian trees, and see ancient ruins. Match 3 or more descendants icons in a row and reach your highest score. Maui whale watch discount tour pacwhale ecoadventures. Explore maui the way you want to with your own private tour guide. With a 97% sighting success rate, whale sightings are guaranteed or go again free on another whale watch of equal or lesser value within one year. The northshore hostel is the finest hostel maui has to offer and an ideal location to explore our maui tropical paradise. Independent information is available from blogs, social media, and travel websites, but the posts are short with limited detail. Typically, operators begin guaranteeing whale sightings from december 15th to.
Whale watching maui private luxury whale watch cruises. We use ocean kayak malibu twos, scuppers and scramblers. Let the narrator do the work for you as you make your way through the rainforest with cliffside jaw dropping coastal views. This whale came up unexpectedly for an up close look during last years whale season on one of our private kayak tours.
Or, take a hike up the lahaina pali trail and enjoy the whale watching along with the incredible panoramic views. Private whale watching tours maui e ven the whales are drawn to mauis warm, calm, clear waters. View photos, artists renderings and videos of aulani and beautiful ko olina, hawaii. Try scuba diving honolulu specializes in taking new beginners out scuba diving for their first dive experience. Maui whale watching, and exclusive private charters with the best local guides. Her size, seating and layout permit unobstructed panoramic viewing and the convenience to comfortably walk. Whale watching season in maui is novembermay with peak season typically running between midjanuary and march. Maui whale watching trips our smaller boats offer a personal touch you cant get sharing a whale watching trip with 60 other people. The nice thing about being on a private whale watching tour in maui is if you want to. Learn more about why people love us by reading our. Our guaranteed whale watch is 1 12 hours and a great way to get to the whales on maui from a fast and convenient wailea kihei departure. Pacific whale foundation supports research and education about the humpback whales, and they call their boat tours eco adventures. Also i highly recommend using airbnb for staying in hawaii.
One of the most popular and fun things to do during this time is to go on a whale watching cruise. Humpback whales slow to arrive in hawaii in this jan. You can book for as little as 2 guests and as many as 14. Senior citizens in oahumauikauaisan francisco fodors. Maui whale watch tours hawaii humpback whale watching. So whether you want to fish, snorkel or whale watch a private charter is more affordable than you may think. Take your family or friends on a private boat charter. Molokini snorkel spots are indeed the pride of maui, with its crystal clear tropical waters and abundant marine life. We enjoyed watching them while we sat at kaanapali beach, but it was also fun to see them up close and personal on a whale watching tour. We totally enjoyed being out on the water in our own boat.
Our fast and safe rafting vessels are low to the water and perfect for close whale watching encounters and small groups making every seat a front row seat. A 2 hour minimum outing departing from the kihei boat ramp. Boats, by law, cannot approach a humpback whale any closer than 100 yards, but oftentimes the curious whales will swim up and mug the boat. If youre not in a flood zone, most citizens should. The island of maui offers numerous whale watching tours, along with the exceptional educational experiences by taking the pacwhale ecoadventures provided by the nonprofit pacific whale foundation. Unlike boat tour agencies that are big and impersonal, we are your local guide and only take small groups to our favorite places. Lahaina whale watching deals in lahaina, hi groupon. But they have a great reputation for providing guests with a memorable whale watching experience, so are well worth considering. Private whale watching tours are best in the morning when the ocean is calm and the whales are ready to play. Aqua adventures can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests on an afternoon whale watch, or offers an affordable way for a larger family to have an exclusive whale watching experience.
Maui whale watching is especially unique because of the relatively shallow waters that exist between the islands that make up maui county. Pride of maui is the most stable and spacious boat on maui with incomparable amenities including two restrooms, glass bottom, water slide, submerged boarding ladders, warm showers, a large hardwood bar and over 2500 feet of open deck. Try scuba diving honolulu ala moana beach park magic island. From december to may of every year maui is graced with presence of the majestic pacific humpback whales. Aqua adventures operates a morning snorkel tour to molokini, but is available for exclusive private charters for whale watching and sightseeing in the afternoons. In maui, definitely try and get your hands on ululanis shaved ice. As an extra bonus, in addition to enjoying 2 hours of whale watching while searching for the spinner dolphins, you will also visit two of maui s finest snorkel destinations molokini crater and turtle town or turtle reef. Dont entrust what may be a onceinalifetime experience to just any maui whale watching tour book your tour with pride of maui today. This worldrenowned route connects kahului with the town of hana and features 600 curves, 59 bridges, and countless attractions along the way.
Try downloading the maui bus app before you arrive, it makes planning easy. My name is grace olson, and i am a research biologist with pacific whale foundation, based out of maui, hawaii. Childish, but you can do so many fun combinations of flavors and it is the best treat after walking lahaina all day. We did a 2hour private whale watch charter with captain mark, and we couldnt have been more impressed. Maui forum, travel discussion for maui, hawaii tripadvisor. Malolo is a great option for families and groups who want to experience maui from the ocean. Come join us aboard one of our high speed eco rafts for the experience of a lifetime.
For lifelong memories of maui tailored to you, book a private tour effortlessly online with tripadvisor. Maui whale watching is most thrilling aboard the malolo. We donate our vessels, time and resources to researchers that are working to better understand mauis marine environment and in turn protect and advocate for it. But, if you arrive early in the day as we did, its time to hit the road. Enjoy the intimacy of your own maui private charter aboard the marjorie ann out of maalaea harbor. Enjoy comfortable seating for up to 16 passengers and spectacular views of. What to expect on our maui private snorkeling charters or whale watch tours your snorkeling charter will see you snorkeling molokini, a crescentshaped volcanic crater near the island of maui. In the prewhaling days, the pods were estimated in numbers upwards of 45,000 individuals. But as a result of commercial whaling, those numbers were down to just 1,400 humpbacks in 1966.
Be sure to check out the pipiwai trail to waimoku falls with a 400 drop, 7 sacred pools, keanae peninsula, puohokamoa falls, wainapanapa beach, and so much more. Wifi router rental with unlimited high speed data from. Customize your guests party, type of charter, catering and and time at sea. While you are cruising on the ocean, your incredible captain and crew will know how to find these energetic mammals. Hawaiis whale watching season runs from december through may. Maui is the mecca of hawaii whale watching due to the shallow, warmer waters of maui nui. Maui whale watching tours maui snorkeling tours maui. Jan 08, 2020 if your cellphone is downloading texts and accepting calls at sea, or in port if you dont have an international plan, you will be flabbergasted when you get your next bill. Apr 29, 2019 whale watching tours playas del cocogulf of papagayo. Rentals are counted per day, rather than by 24 hour units. There arent any specific whale watching tours but if you go on a catamaran sailing tour or a private boating tour, you have a chance to see them in july october.
Pride of maui is a 65foot maxipower catamaran boasting 3000 sq ft. If youre wanting to catch sight of a whale, winter is the absolute best time to visit maui. Our maui whale watching tour is truly an exceptional vacation value. The best of maui itinerary 5 days to see the whole island. Observing whales and sea animals in their natural habitat is a popular recreation activity, though whale watching can also serve scientific or educational purposes. Embark on an adventure to the kings gardens trail in maui and enjoy a private hike through the lush jungles. These almost impossible to flip vessels provide a safe and secure option great for family, a couple or individual fun. Oahu to maui hawaii tour cosmos escorted vacations. Whitesand beaches and warm, tranquil waters are just the beginning of what awaits you on globus hawaii vacations.
Express whale watch with molokini snorkel blue water rafting. Aboard the 44foot shadowfax, youll sail with a seasoned crew who are familiar with mauis waters and knowledgable of the humpback whales that make their home here every winter. In 1980, this native ecosystem of cinder cones and dense rainforest was designated an international biosphere reserve. Pacific whale foundation this is the largest and bestknown whale watch company on maui. The maui ocean centers aquarium and whale watch experience launched on tuesday, jan. Private maui charter sailing with the whales kainani sails. Look out for competition pods, calves, and breeching whales. Try scuba diving honolulu magic island at ala moana beach park try scuba diving honolulu is one of the only beach dives available close to the waikiki area. Download pdf port guides and maps for europe, canada, us. Maui activities whale watching maui whale watching. Perhaps take an optional excursion to haleakala national park, site of the huge volcanic haleakala crater, known as the house of the sun.
Come aboard for the maui whale watching ride of a lifetime. Seafire, a smaller vessel with a smaller passenger count, you can bring up to 15 guests on this private whale watch, perfect for a family just wanting to be with only their family and friends. Mar 23, 2014 it is a long way from britain about 17 hours flying time but hawaii is worth the journey, says jessica barrett, as she visits maui for a wondrous week of whale watching. Coast guard approved whale protection device, created exclusively for pacific whale foundation by maritime architects and engineers to safely guide whales away from propellers and running gear. Between the months of december and may, thousands of humpback whales migrate to hawaii. Our vessels are available for private charters of small groups of family and friends. If this page is important to you, you should check back frequently as no other notice of changed content will be provided either before or after the change takes effect. I do not track you in any way, and do not know if you even download or use it. Climb aboard one of the many whale watching tour boats and youre bound to see the incredible animals migrating to our warmer waters. Oahu to maui gold hana adventure one day fly price. You cant get a better deal on maui, so call now 808 5722345 to book your trip.
It would be an honor and a pleasure to assist you with your wedding. The waters between maui, molokai, lanai, and kahoolawe are rather shallow and the whales seem to prefer it. Maui hawaii tours discount specials private whale watch. Every ticket supports active marine research and the whale entanglement response team. But on occasion, we will have our first whale sighting as early as october or even late september. Maui private snorkel charters kihei, wailea, molokini. The outrigger canoe is a mustdo for those looking to learn about unique hawaiian culture while being active and hopefully seeing some beautiful wildlife. Every year from december to may humpback whales journey.
Whale watching maui the best humpback whale watching in maui. A comfortable suite of either 1 or 2 bedrooms with adjoining private bathroom and private entrance but no kitchen think hotel room. The humpback whales that migrate to the hawaiian waters each year seen on all maui whale watching tours spend their summers in alaska. You will enjoy this 2hour private adventure from december to may the maui coast becomes the cradle of the humpback. Jun 29, 2018 we recommend downloading the gypsy guide app. If your a fan of mal and uma from the popular disney channel original movie descendants 2, you will want to play auradon prep quiz. My husband and i are looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom condo for one year to rent. Whether you are getting married, holding a corporate event, or just want to party with your friends, let our luxury vessels and attentive staff help create memories to last a lifetime. We almost always make it to molokini on this one, but if conditions are not favorable, a shoreline alternate may be selected.988 1334 407 951 1144 299 174 1501 739 1586 1607 57 552 522 713 1518 617 542 180 1423 1143 168 2 742 1382 789 993 1478 224