November means more to native Hawaiians than a time to break bread with family. It marks the return of whale watching on Maui. One of the best places to see Humpback whales is from our oceanfront Maui vacation rentals at Kaanapali Beach. Another option is to book one of our Maui whale watching tours and feel the thrill of seeing them close up on your Maui vacation.
Humpback whales have called the Pacific Rim’s waters home for eons. Widely recognized as a member of the baleen whale family, they spend their summers feeding and mating in some of the world’s coldest regions. Come late fall, humpback whales choose to migrate to Hawaii and similar climates where they frolic and breach in the warm waters.
This makes Maui whale watching exceptionally exciting for locals and tourists alike in winter. Maui comes alive with a number of Maui whale watching activities that people of all ages will enjoy.
The Auau Channel runs from Maui to Lanai and it stands fin and flipper above the rest when it comes to whale watching. Unlike other channels, which are incredibly deep and vast, this one is narrow and shallow. As such, seeing pods of whales breach the water and hearing their songs is much easier than in other spots.
As you can imagine our viewing locations on Maui are plentiful. Our concierge would be happy to help visitors find a piece of shoreline with an excellent view.
We’d also urge travelers to spend part of their viewing time learning about the whaling history associated with Lahaina Harbor. It dates back to the early 1800s and includes mention of the famed Lahaina Roads, also a channel once known for its population of whales.
To learn all there is to know about it and whale watching in Maui, please contact us. Our staff can help arrange the best, most informative vacations for whale watchers and others enamored with the Pacific Rim’s marine life. The ideal time to visit us and see the whales is now through March 2017. We hope to hear from aspiring whale watchers soon.