Whale watching is a must if you’re lucky enough to be in Maui from December through April. Now the question is… how?
If you’re on our website, you’re looking for a more personal experience and probably won’t be satisfied crammed on a catamaran, or even larger whale watching boat, with hordes of people. On our private and small group whale watching tours, everyone gets a front row seat to view humpback whales, without disturbing them with a loud boat engine. We’ll paddle out with you on a kayak, stand up paddle board or outrigger canoe so you can watch these gentle giants in their natural environment. With the lack of crowd and engine noise, you’ll hear them as they exhale and send a spray of water into the air, commonly referred to as “spouting.” You may see pec slaps, fluke slaps, spy hops, and whale breaches too.
We often encounter newborn calves, with their mother and escorts, where we can watch them for hours without disturbing them. Sometimes we get a real treat and have a competition pod swim by with several male humpback whales competing for a female to mate with. Every day is different when it comes to whales and the marine environment. However, you can always expect the best experience possible because you’re going with Maui’s top guides, who are safe, passionate and highly trained in all of our paddle sports tours and lessons. We are the industry leader in Maui paddle sports.
(Federal laws prohibit any person or vessel from approaching humpback whales within 100 yards)