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Maui Whale Watching  •  •
Each winter in Maui brings an increase in visitors to the islands, not just in the form of people escaping the snowy mainland, but also in the form of Humpback whales, the State of Hawaii's official marine mammal. From as early as October until as late as May, humpback whales can be seen in the near-shore waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. And West Maui is one the best viewing areas in all of Hawaii.

Scientists estimate that approximately 4,000 to 5,000 humpback whales, two-thirds of the North Pacific stock, migrate to Hawaii each winter. From their feeding grounds in Alaska, they cross 3,000 miles of ocean to reach their winter destination, which offers the promise of relaxation, adventure and "romance." The primary activities that humpback whales engage in during their stay in Hawaii include mating, birthing and nursing. Male humpbacks also spend their time competing with others for female attention and perfecting their singing techniques.

Sighting humpback whales can be an awe-inspiring experience whether from the water or the shore. Their impressive acrobatic displays are visible from miles away. Mothers can be seen teaching their calves to breach, and males can be seen competing with one another in fierce head-to-head battles. The underwater vocal stylings of male humpback whales can even be heard by divers, snorkelers and boaters. It is no wonder, then, that the thrill of such encounters has fostered a strong love of humpbacks in the islands.

Lahaina Harbor and Maalaea Harbor information here:

A Maui vacation is not complete without a Maui Whale Watch and Snorkeling Tour. Receive twice the value by enjoying these two popular ocean adventures on the same cruise. Includes superb snorkeling, whale watching, BBQ lunch, open bar, sanitized snorkel gear, floatation, and impeccable service aboard the most spoacious and stable vessel on Maui, the "Pride of Maui".

You may not want to wake up at the crack of dawn. The afternoon Maui whale watch and snorkeling cruise aboard the spacious and stable Pride of Maui is the perfect solution. Sleep in, then join us for an amazing afternoon of maui snorkeling and whale watching adventure.

The afternoon Maui whale watching and snorkeling adventure is an exceptional value. You'll enjoy a full two hour whale watch combined with snorkeling a beautiful coral reef. We provide santizied snorkel gear, aboard the most stable and spacious boat on Maui with unsurpassed amenities including two restrooms, glass bottom, water slide, submerged boarding ladders, warm showers, large hardwood bar, and over 2500 feet of open deck space. Your freshly prepared BBQ lunch includes big juicy burgers, hot dogs, marinated chicken breasts, as well as an open bar with ice cold beer, regional wines, and tropical mai tais. Homemade mac-nut white chocolate cookies are baked fresh daily for your enjoyment.

PRIDE OF MAUI - Maalaea Harbor
101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Rd,
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 242-0955

Office - Marine Charters LLC
355 Hukilike Street, Ste 207
Kahului, HI 96732

Toll Free 1-877-867-7433


America II challenged Dennis Connor of Stars and Stripes in Fremantle, Australia in 1987. The first American 12 meter with the now famous winged keel, America II is one of the world's fastest racing hulls.

Today she proudly sails from historic Lahaina Harbor, just minutes away from wherever you stay in Maui. The Pacific winds carry her over the incredibly blue Hawaiian water between the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai.

Tradewind Sailing Cruises - Winter Whale Watching Cruises - Sunset Cruises - Private Charters - Formerly "Geronimo" in the movie "Wind" - Lahaina Harbor, Slip #6

(808) 667-2133

TOLL FREE : 1-800-681-2040

CHAMPAGNE SUNSET SAIL Phenomenal views of West Maui, Molokai and Lanai combined with smooth and exciting sailing. Enjoy champagne, beer, wine, Gemini Mai-Tais or sodas, served with hot and cold "pupus" (appetizers), as the sun sets on another perfect day in paradise.

WHALE WATCHING - It is your curiosity, your love of the unknown, and your desire to experience the meeting of the Pacific Humpback Whale which has brought you to this moment. The "Gentle Giants" return to our tropical waters each year from December to April to breed and give birth in our protected waters.

P.O. Box 10846, Lahaina, HI, 96761
808-669-0508, Fax: 808-669-1771

TOLL FREE 1-800-820-7245

Island Star offers custom charters from a 2 hour sunset sail to a week of sailing around the Hawaiian Islands. Go snorkeling, SCUBA diving, fishing, kayaking or choose your own adventure...Island Star can provide it all.

It's like having your own sailboat in Hawaii. You are cordially invited to indulge yourselves in a custom vacation aboard Island Star.

P.O. Box 381, Lahaina, Maui, HI, 96767 Fax: (808) 878-3574

TOLL FREE 1-888-677-7238

Aloha and welcome aboard Maui Classic Charters. We invite you to experience the very best snorkel adventures that Maui has to offer! Select any one of our fabulous adventures and get your vacation off to a great start.

Maui Classic Charters is an adventure snorkel charter boat company that operates on the best Island destination in the world... Maui!

Whether it's our classic Molokini trip aboard the Four Winds II or our Beyond Molokini adventure aboard Maui Magic, or any one of our seasonal whalewatching trips, you will discover the best adventure and a crew that is dedicated to provide you with the best fun that you will ever have!

P.O. Box 959, Kihei, HI 96753-0959
(808) 879-8188

Toll Free: 1-800-736-5740

Enjoy the ocean on your Maui Vacation by taking the Original Maui Princess Dinner Cruise, or get IN the water on one of our Snorkel and Dive Cruises to Molokini Crater or to the island of Lanai, Hawaii.

The Maui Whale Watch season is December - April. Be sure to plan your trip to Maui, Hawaii and include at least two of our "Fun in the Sun" whale watch cruises on our big, fast, safe boats. You'll see whales - GUARANTEED - or your next trip is free. Spend your time out on the water, soaking up the sun and enjoying the wildlife in its natural environment. We have onboard naturalist to answer your questions and tell you about the Humpback Whales.

658 Front Street, Suite 101
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-8397

Toll Free 1-800-275-6969


Come aboard Molokai's own cruise ship, the Molokai Princess for a relaxing cruise to the island of Molokai. Let our first-class crew cater to your needs while you enjoy the thrill of inter-island cruising.

Take advantage of spectacular sightseeing and photo opportunities as you travel in air-conditioned comfort in the main cabin, or on our spacious open-air observation deck.

Package tours of Molokai available. Stay for a day or overnight, tour on your own or with a local guide. Car Rentals and Hotel Accommodations.

Toll Free 1-866-307-6524

We are proud to introduce you to Maui's fastest, high performance sailing catamarans. The twin vessels Paragon and Paragon II, owned and operated by the Barto family, each feature new construction techniques and hull design paired with state-of-the-art rotating carbon fiber masts. This mast technology was used by the America's Cup winning catamaran, Stars and Stripes, and results in each ships ability to achieve incredible speeds while ensuring your safety and comfort.

(808) 244-2087 Fax: (808) 878-3933

Toll Free 1-800-441-2087

Located on the front row of Lahaina Harbor, Slip #2, offering Sailing, snorkeling, sunset sails, whale watches (in season) & private charters.

Our friendly & experienced Capitan & crew will make any sailing adventure aboard the Scotch Mist II a lasting memory of your vacation on Maui!

Join us for a two hour afternoon sail along the west Maui coast. Sailing, Snorkeling, Sunset Sails, Whale Watches (in season) & Private Charters.

P.O. Box 831, Lahaina, HI 96767

(808) 661-0386 or (808) 667-2113


Shangri la - 1: A remote beautiful imaginary place where life approaches perfection. 2: Utopia, a remote idyllic hideaway

Welcome to Shangri La - where innovation meets with tradition aboard this 65' luxury sailing yacht. It would be our pleasure to custom design your dream charter with impeccable standards of hospitality, service and cuisine. Whether you are looking for a day charter or an extended live-aboard cruise, Shangri La offers a unique Hawaiian Island experience that cannot be equaled anywhere in the world.

5095 Napilihau St. Suite No. 109B
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 665-0077
TOLL FREE 1-888-855-9977

As Hawaii's premiere family owned ocean recreation company we feel uniquely qualified to bring you some of the finest activities that these islands have to offer. For three generations we have been meeting or exceeding our client's expectations. Our guests come from all over the world and from all walks of life. But they all have one thing in common...they all deserve the very best that we can give them. We invite you to join us soon for the best day of your vacation.

Local Phone: 1-808-874-5649
Fax: 1-808-667-7766
PO Box 1119, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96767-1119

Toll-Free: 1-888-225-MAUI
DISCOVER YOUR PARADISE with PRIDE OF MAUI - Whale Watching & Snorkel Cruise