If you are planning a winter getaway to Maui, your trip coincides with one of the most magical times on Maui. Every winter, thousands of humpback whales migrate to our warm waters, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to witness these fascinating mammals in their natural habitat. Join us for whale watching in Lahaina from December-March, and sign up for a tour to get an up-close look at these gentle giants! Or bring a pair of binoculars, pick a spot on the shoreline, and witness whales breaching in the distance.
Stay in Lahaina with Epic Realty and check whale watching off your bucket list during your Maui getaway!
Why Do Humpback Whales Migrate to Maui?
North Pacific Humpback Whales start their journey 3,500 miles north in the waters near Alaska. Around 8,000 to 10,000 whales migrate to Maui to breed, give birth, and raise their calves.
Whale-Watching from the Shore in Maui
You do not need to pay for a whale-watching tour to get a glimpse at the whales; start by watching from the Maui shoreline. The best whale-watching destination can be found at McGregor Point Lookout, 20 minutes from Lahaina. A naturalist from the Pacific Whale Foundation will be here daily to answer your questions and give tips on sighting whales! Once you have the basics down, feel free to check out any of these Maui whale watching spots:
- Lahaina Harbor
- Lahaina Pali Trailhead
Whale Watching Excursions from Lahaina
Whale-watching tours in Lahaina are the best ways to guarantee a sighting of these fascinating mammals during your getaway.
The Pacific Whale Foundation is a nonprofit organization on the island that offers responsible eco-tours on Maui. Their original whale watch tour is led by a marine naturalist who will share information on the behaviors and characteristics of whales.
Ultimate Whale Watch & Snorkel
Experience whale watching in Lahaina and support marine research simultaneously with this tour operator. There is a tour for everyone, whether you want to whale watch at sunrise or combine the experience with snorkeling.
If you are interested in combining luxury with your whale watch, choose a tour with Hula Girl. Sign up for the Sunset Whale Watch and enjoy comfortable seating, a delicious dinner, and up-close encounters with whales.
Winter Getaways on Maui with Epic Realty
Now is the perfect time to plan your winter getaway on Maui and experience whale watching in Lahaina. Enjoy outstanding Lahaina vacation rentals with full amenities when you choose Epic Realty. We look forward to accommodating you!
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