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February in Maui: A To-Do Guide

Maui an island to enjoy all year round, but February in Maui is definitely one of the best times of the year.

This island is famed for its luxury beach resorts, hiking trails, snorkelling, scuba diving, winding Hana Highway, and its festivals.

Every February, Maui offers some exceptional cultural and artistic events, activities and festivals that cannot be missed.

And to make sure you know exactly what to expect this February in Maui, we’ve but together a guide to the best of Maui in February – as well as some information about its weather and its whales:

Maui in February: Activities

February is a prime time for whale watching on Maui.

Here are a couple of top activities that will give you a chance to catch some of the island’s largest and most impressive creatures:

  • For an unforgettable and complete whale watching experience jump on board the Pacific Whale Foundations’ Ultimate Whale Watching tour. This personal guided tour takes you on an eco cruise and shows you what it’s like to be a whale researcher!
  • Another way to see Maui’s powerful sea creatures is to get up-close and personal on an ocean raft on the Whale Watch Lahaina Raft tour. The high-tech raft is completely safe and allows you to encounter whales closer than ever before.

Maui in February: Events

The Ukulele Strumming Workshop is a fantastic event that takes place for one day only on the 20th February at the Bailey House Museum in Maui.

In this workshop, you can learn more about the island’s traditional musical instrument and how to play it properly with lessons from native Hawaiian Mele Fong, known as Ukulele Mele.

Discover art from Hawaii and all over the world at the “Art of Aloha” exhibition on the 28th February at Lahaina Galleries. Engage your cultural side and meet some of the featured artists at this special event that is held on the island at the end of February.

Maui in February: Festivals

Maui Whale Festival is one of the most important festivals in Maui’s calendar, and it takes place from the end of January throughout February.

Run by the Pacific Whale Foundation, the festival’s aim is to raise awareness of humpback whales and their precious ocean home. Highlights include VIP whale watching events, the Wild and Wonderful Whale Regatta, and the Great Whale Count, which takes place at the very end of the month and the end of the festival.

Lahaina’s Chinese New Year is another festival that should not be missed in February.

Taking place on February13th the festival celebrates the lunar new year with lion dances, firecrackers, and Shaolin monk kung fu demonstrations. Expect crafts, performances, traditional music, martial arts and information about the history of the Chinese New Year.

Maui in February: Weather

February is technically considered the busy season in Hawaii – although it’s not as busy as the last weeks of December, this is still a great time to visit the island.

The weather in February is very warm, like much of the year on the island. The average daytime temperature will be around 78-82 degrees and the nigh time temperature can be as low as 63 degrees.

The good news is that February is a pretty dry month in comparison to the other winter months, and so is a good winter month to visit Maui.

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