official marine mammal of the Hawaiian Islands, humpback
whales migrate to the western shores of Maui, where tourists
come for whale watching. Winter in the Hawaiian Islands
sees a sharp rise in visitors and tourism centered on
Maui whale watching. Starting in October and extending
to as late as May, whale watching is one of the most
popular things to do in the Hawaiian Islands. West
Maui is the site of Maui whale watching of the Humpbacks
as they feed, mate, and take care of their young in the
warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands.
Two thirds of the humpback whales in the North Pacific,
which is about 4 to 5000 whales, swim for 3,000 miles
to the South Pacific, far from their feeding areas in Alaska. Once they reach the Hawaiian Islands, they make
up the most visible aquatic marine activity and are the
center of attention for Maui whale watching. You can see
the acrobatics of the males and hear their calls as they
compete for the attentions of the female, so you are guaranteed
to see this type of activity if you go on one of the Maui
whale watching tours. In addition to jumping, whale watching
will allow you to see the humpbacks nursing their young,
mating and giving birth.
These animals are so large that you can see them in the
air from miles away, even if you're not whale watching.
Moms teach their young how to breach, as the jumping is
calls, and adult males have showdowns, making this one
of the best places for whale watching Hawaii has to offer.
If you're snorkeling or diving, you can hear the mating
calls of the male humpback whales, adding another dimension
to Maui whale watching.
In addition to seeing the animals while you're whale watching,
taking your Maui whale watching tours with the Island
Marine Institute adds depth to your whale watching experience.
These research vessels identify and track the animals,
as well as monitor their behavior. Just by taking pictures
and enjoying the best spot for whale watching Hawaii has
to offer, you contribute to the important effort of learning
about the whales. You can also be sure that when you take
one of the Island Marine Institute's Maui whale watching
tours, the regulations prohibiting anyone to come close
that 100 yards in the sea will be respected.
Maui Princess Cruises collaborates with the Island Marine
Institute, so this is a company that can also introduce
you to some of the best whale watching Hawaii has to offer.
If you're inspired enough to go whale watching, you will
be glad you added this incredible experience to your Hawaii