What a Treat!
Treat yourself to an amazing experience of watching majestic humpback whales in their Pacific habitat. Every winter numerous pods of these magnificent creatures make a trip from the cold waters of Alaska to the warm and shallow waters of Maui.The come to breed, calve and nurse their young. The waters between the islands of Maui Nui are around 300 feet deep. This is very shallow compared to the waters just outside Maui Nui which are more than 10,000 feet deep. The islands are like a sanctuary of safety for the humpbacks to birth their young. It is pretty amazing to picture all these whales frolicking in the top of a giant submerged volcano reaching up from the depths of the Pacific. Our Maui whale watching tours with take you there.
Why this Time of year?
We depart daily from Lahaina harbor. Just hop aboard our high speed ocean raft for the experience of a lifetime. As we head into February the whale activity begins to really increase. The highest numbers of humpbacks at any given time occurs in february and March. This is pretty convenient for those of you planning a Spring break trip to Maui. When the number of whales is at it’s peak so is the number of whale watching vessels.We only take small groups so every seat is a front row seat and you won’t have to struggle to take your photos. Our rafts are fast which means we can spend less time traveling and more time whale watching. Our speed also allows us to avoid joining the crowds. We like to travel a bit further and find our own whales to watch. We bet the whales appreciate it too. Check us out at www.hawaiioceanrafting.com or stop by slip 8 in Lahaina harbor to book your own Maui whale watching tour.