Pride of Maui

Maui Whale Watching

If you’re fortunate enough to be on Maui during the winter, you simply cannot miss the majestic humpback whales that visit Hawaii every year. And we are proud to recommend the absolute best Maui whale watching tour- Pride of Maui. Best of all, you get to combine your whale watching tour with an exciting snorkeling adventure for double the fun and value! 

John Derrick
Published on: 11-13-2017
Published by: John C. Derrick

Humpback Whales in Hawaii

Each year from December through March, the North Pacific Humpback Whales visit the warm Hawaiian waters to mate, calve, and nurse their young. And Maui sees more of these breathtaking creatures than any other island. That gives The Valley Isle the distinction of having some the world’s best whale watching.

Expect to see some amazing acrobatic displays such as pectoral fin and tail slapping- believed to serve as communication and a show of strength; spy hopping- the act of popping their heads up and out of the water to see their surroundings; blowing- shooting a massive amount of water out of their blowhole; and breaching- a jaw-dropping display of power whereby the whale launches most of its body out of the water. These amazing feats are made even more impressive by the fact that a mature North Pacific humpback whale can reach 40 ft. in length and weigh a whopping 40 tons!

These fascinating creatures amaze Maui visitors not just by show alone, but by the nature of their incredible journey. Did you know that their swim from the Gulf of Alaska is about 3,500 miles each way and takes anywhere from 4-8 weeks to complete? Or that newborn calves are about 14 ft. long and drink up to 100 gallons of milk per day? Those are just a couple of the interesting facts about humpback whales the Pride of Maui crew is eager to share with you.

Most of all, however, Pride of Maui’s exceptional captains and crew want to impart their love of and appreciation for the whales with you. With over 30 years of experience in delivering exceptional Maui whale watching tours, Pride of Maui understands the importance of being good stewards of Maui’s waters in order that the humpback whales continue to thrive for generations to come. They seek to provide you with the best Maui whale watching and to educate their guests about ways to help protect these giant Hawaiian visitors. Pride of Maui’s tours also comply with the latest marine conservation practices, so you can feel good about your adventure.

Humpback Whale Migration Map to Hawaii

Humpback Whale Migration Map to Hawaii

About Pride of Maui

Your whale watching tour sees you being taken to the absolute best whale viewing spot according to the day of your trip, as well as current weather conditions. You’ll enjoy a full two hours of whale watching (and gasping in awe), in addition to a full hour of snorkeling so you can marvel at the colorful coral reef, rainbow of tropical fish, and even swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles. Some favorite destinations include Turtle Town, Coral Gardens, and Olowalu.

We recommend Pride of Maui as the best Maui whale watching tour thanks to their outstanding commitment to their guests’ enjoyment, their observation of marine conservation practices, and the unsurpassed comfort and amenities the vessel itself offers.

  • Guaranteed Whale Sightings
  • Huge Deck with Panoramic Viewing
  • Warm Showers (a Pride of Maui exclusive)
  • Glass Bottom Boat for those who Prefer to Remain Topside
  • Delicious BBQ Lunch Prepared Onboard
  • Fully-Stocked Open Bar
  • Sanitized Snorkel Gear Provided
  • Expert, Professional, & Friendly Crew
  • Safe & Fun for All Ages


Don’t entrust what may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to just any Maui Whale Watching Tour- book your tour with Pride of Maui today.

Humpback whale mother with calf

Humpback whale mother with calf

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