One of our favorite aspects of living on the island of Maui is the whales. Every winter season, these gentle giants make the journey to mate and give birth in Hawaii’s warm tropical waters. Like a visit from an old friend, the return of the humpback whales is always an exciting occasion for both residents and visitors alike and is one that should be celebrated. If you are planning on vacationing in Hawaii during the next few months then make sure to carve out some time to see these whales during your visit.

Here are a few tips of where to go whale watching to help you have one the best experiences on Maui.

Take a Guided Whale Watch Tour

If you really want to get an up close and personal experience with the whales then the best way to do so is by taking a boat tour out into the Pacific Ocean. There is a lengthy list of different boat tours to choose from on Maui so thankfully our in-house concierge has a helpful list of our favorites! You’ll be surprised by how close you can get to the creatures.

Dine by the Ocean

While being out at sea is a great way to capture a glimpse of these ocean giants, you can also see them pretty easily from one of the top beaches in South Maui. That is why we recommend you plan your dinners and lunches at oceanfront restaurants that are located near a Maui beach. That way you can enjoy an evening of great food against the backdrop of whales jumping and playing in the sparkling blue.

Book your Vacation Stay in South Maui

If you decide to stay in South Maui during your Hawaii vacation you will not be disappointed. The whales can often be seen outside Maalaea Harbor and you won’t even have to leave your lanai to see them. Does this sound appealing to you? Then make sure to look in the condos for rent in south Maui on our website. We have two vacation rentals available to look at right in Maalaea including Kanai A Nalu Condos and the Maalaea Banyans. But really, any or our vacation rentals in North Kihei are a quick car ride to the harbor.

That sums up our top three tips for whale watching on Maui. If you’re interested in staying in one of the condos we mentioned above, then make sure to contact us today. One of our friendly representatives will be more than willing to assist you in your search for the perfect vacation rentals. Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope you enjoy your vacation to Maui and get a chance to see the whales in all their glory.