Maui Outrigger Canoe Tour | Dolphins
A pod of close to 100 Spinner Dolphins join us on a recent Maui Outrigger Canoe Tour at Honolua Bay. These dolphins are highly social animals which is why you’ll most likely see them in large numbers unlike their larger cousin, the Pacific Bottle Nose Dolphins. Although spinner dolphins do enjoy human interaction its best to limit your time with them to only a short few minutes. They are nocturnal hunters and should be resting during the day so they can be active hunters at night. Prolonged interaction with them could be detrimental to their health as they, like us, need their sleep 🙂 Check out this video clip of a recent visit by them at Honolua Bay on Maui’s upper west shore.
After this video we head to Honolua bay to snorkel with green hawaiian sea turtles, tropical fish and an abundance of marine life inhabiting the vivid coral reef system there. Honolua Bay was designated a Marine Sanctuary in the 1970’s to protect the bay from being turned into a commercial harbor. There is no fishing or hunting the waters inside the bay so there are higher quantities of fish and more varieties of tropical fish than we find at other reefs in Maui. We also see Dolphins about 40% of our Outrigger Canoe Tours to Honolua Bay.