If you live in Hawaii you’ve probably already heard the news…. They’re baaack!
The first Humpback whale was spotted off of the Big Island, which is the island next to Maui, in late August 2012. Last years first sighting was in late september and the two years prior wasn’t until late October! No one knows why this Humpback Whale has come so early but we all hope there are many more on their way. Its estimated that there are 20,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific with about 12,000 of those coming to Hawaii to mate and give birth. Maui offers the best whale watching experiences of all the Hawaiian Islands due to our warm shallow waters between the close neighbor islands of Kaho`olawe, Lana`i and Moloka`i. Therefore it is also the busiest time of the year to visit Maui. You’ll want to book all your activities and reservations far in advance if planning on coming to Maui between December and April for Whale Season.
If you’re planning on going whale watching, there is no better way then on a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe, Stand Up Paddle board or Ocean Kayak. Our guests who have gone on whale watching boats in the past tell us there is no comparison. With Hawaiian Paddle Sports private whale watching tours there are no crowds, no engine noise and no diesel fumes… just you, your friends/family and the whales!!!
The picture at the top is from one of our Kayak Whale Watch tours last whale season!