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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.