Maui Whale Watching Tours
Hawaii’s whale watching season runs from December through May. One of the most popular and fun things to do during this time is to go on a whale watching cruise. The island of Maui is the best Hawaiian island to watch these majestic mammals. It is in the shallow and protected Auau Channel where most of the Pacific humpback whales like to hang out.
During whale season literally thousands of Pacific humpback whales migrate from the cold Alaskan waters to Hawaii’s warm waters to mate, breed and raise their young. There are so many whales in the waters off Maui during whale watch season that the whale watching tour operators guarantee whale sightings. A Maui whale watch tour is not only fun, but educational as well. The whale watching tours are led by marine naturalists who will share interesting facts about whales. Many whale watch vessels are also equipped with whale cams and hydrophones for listening to the whales as they communicate. The humpback song is sung by the males. It is made up of repeated themes and can last for up to 30 minutes.
Pacific humpback whales travel approximately 3,000 miles from their summer home in Alaska. While in Hawaii they rely on their stored energy and do not eat. They spend most of their time mating and giving birth. When born, calves weigh an average of 3,000 pounds and range from 10-16 feet in length. Adult whales weigh between 25 to 40 tons. Don't miss your opportunity to experience a Maui whale watch. Get your tickets on Hawaii Discount and save money!