It’s true, nature documentaries on your tv screen have never looked better and are available at the touch of a button. However, nothing beats the experience of being immersed in the wild, where nothing stands between you and mother nature. Whale watching is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience, and can often be a life-changing moment for many who take the opportunity to go. Here are four reasons you should go whale watching in Maui and gain the experience of a lifetime.

Connect With Animals in Their Natural Habitat

Heading out on the waters of Maui is a far cry from the familiar hustle and bustle of city life. Whale watching offers a break from the stress of modern life and allows you to experience marine animals in their natural habitat. You will be awed by the beauty and majesty of these gentle giants as they skillfully navigate the waters they call home. If you’re lucky enough to come close, their sheer size may overwhelm you and even prove to be a humbling experience.

While whale watching is best from December to April due to the migration habits of Northern Pacific humpback whales, there are chances of spotting other sea creatures such as dolphins, false killer whales, melon-headed whales, and whale sharks throughout the year. We recommend our whale-watching eco-rafting tours, as they allow you to be close to the water and spot them at eye level, without having to peer over a railing or a crowd!

Reap the Health Benefits of Being in Nature

Did you know that studies have shown that nature can help to restore us mentally and physically?

Some physical benefits of being in nature are improved immune function, lower risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, accelerated healing, and fewer migraines. Furthermore, the mental health benefits include improved mental clarity and reduced ADHD symptoms.

It may be easy to forget during the stress of everyday life that human beings did not evolve to thrive in artificial lights and noisy cities. Improve your quality of life by taking a well-needed break and visiting the ocean, where mother nature will restore your zest for life.

No Two Experiences are the Same

Mother nature is vast, varied, and plentiful. You never know what animals you may see on your trip, or what wild, magical moments you might be able to experience. Many tourists who’ve gone whale watching quickly become addicted to the rarity of each moment and the hope of catching sight of something new or special. Don’t be discouraged if someone you know had a disappointing experience, every trip is different and that's the beauty of it. There are tours that guarantee a whale sighting and offer a free additional tour in the event that no whales turn up! No single experience can capture the endless variety of what the ocean offers.

Reconnect With Your Inner Self

Last but not least, whale watching can immerse you in tranquility and peace that is impossible to come by in a busy city environment. This allows you to unplug and enjoy the feeling of being grounded. As you bob on the serene waters and breathe in the fresh air, you may find a restoration of meaning and purpose to your life in the connection between your inner self and the miraculous world around you.