The North Pacific Humpback Whales migrate from the Gulf of Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands every winter season. They travel to the warm and tropical waters to breed and birth their calves. Although the Humpback Whales journey throughout Hawaiian waters, the largest concentration of whale pods settle in the waters that surround Maui County — the Island of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho’olawe.
These magnificent mammals are in abundance in the Auau and Kealaikahiki Channels — the oceans that front South Maui and West Maui coastlines. When visiting Maui, the best way to view Humpback wildlife in their natural environment is aboard an ocean vessel.
As an extra bonus, in addition to enjoying 2 hours of whale watching while searching for the Spinner Dolphins, you will also visit two of Maui’s finest snorkel destinations, Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, or Turtle Reef. Expect to see a variety of tropical fish and coral at Molokini Crater and interesting underwater lava formations with sea turtles at our second site. Our whale watching tour features much more than whale sightings.