Whale season in Maui is here and you will want a front row seat for this show! Here are the best spots to whale watch from sky, land or sea.
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I leaned over the edge of the boat as far as I could, totally mesmerized by the huge eye staring up at me. “She’s looking right at me. I know it.” I leaned back slightly and slid myself left along the side of the boat. The big eye followed me. I grinned and slid myself to the right. The big eye followed me back. […]
Humpback whales make their migration to the warm waters of Hawaii each year from mid December up until mid May. The reason they leave their homes in the Pacific Northwest is to mate with other humpbacks and to give birth. Humpback whales mate and give birth in the same season? Sometimes, but most often they come to mate then return the following year to give birth. The gestation period of a Humpback Whale is 12 months, which forms a perfect cycle. Why Hawaii? Humpbacks travel to Hawaii as well as south of North America for the warm, protected waters. Hawaii, and specifically Maui, offers shallower areas to perform their mating habits as well as give birth away from deep ocean predators. […]
Today's festivities began at Kalama Park in Kihei for the Maui Whale Festival, hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation. This annual event helps bring awareness to locals and visitors about the Humpback Whales that visit Maui every winter. The day began with a keiki parade and Eco-Day Conference for the kids. Throughout the day visitors enjoyed [...]
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