Maui Whale Watching

About the Whales

 

      Humpback Whales are one of the largest and most intelligent mammals on earth. They belong to the order Cetacea which also includes other whales, dolphins and porpoises. The official whale season on Maui is December 15th through May 15th.
      The song of the Humpback is acclaimed for duration and complexity and you can hear them sing live while swimming in the waters of Maui during whale season. (TIP: Swim to the bottom in about 3 feet of water or deeper. Every foot makes an audible difference.)
      You can also hear the Humpbacks singing live through your computer thanks to

The Whalesong Project

      which has a special hydrophone placed below a buoy in the waters off Kihei. They can be seen from Luana Kai Resort almost every day during that time. During whale watches it is also common to see large sea turtles and sometimes dolphins.
  • Enchanted Learning – Humpback whale – Learn about Humpbacks and other whales at this user supported educational site. There are plenty of projects and printouts about Humpbacks and other whales for your keiki.
  • Pacific Whale Foundation – Offers whale watching with the experts. Pacific Whale Foundation has been working at protecting the whales for 24 years and a typical whale watch has a marine biologist or other whale expert on board narrating and teaching with hands on supplementary aids.

The Whale Watches

 

      Although The pacific Whale Foundation cruises mentioned above are world famous, several other companies operate very enjoyable and informative whale watch tours.
  • Maui Princess Cruises – With three of the largest and fastest boats on Maui, the Lahaina Princess, Molokai Princess and Maui Princess also include expert narration and have the ‘Whale Cam &trad;’, a live underwater video feed that plays on several boat monitors. Due to the size of their boats these cruises are uncrowded. Japanese Translations available.
  • Gemini Charters – For a more intimate Whale Watching cruise check out the Gemini, a 64 foot sailing catamaran which includes a continental breakfast, whale hydrophone and professional Marine Naturalist narrating your adventure.
  • Maui Ecotours – Presents Whales! an intermediate adventure. Get right down to the water and be awed as the whales come to you. Imagine 20 to 40 tonnes of intelligent marine mammal up close and personal. Other marine life will also be clearly visible. Average groups of 3 to 4 couples and guide.

We know you’ll enjoy your stay and everyone here at Luana Kai Maui condo rental resort are happy to help you with recommendations on favorite activities, restaurants, beaches and anything else you want to do on Maui. Aloha!

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Leslie,
Thank you for the "kitty fix" while Jim and I visited your beautiful home. We enjoyed our vacation so much--the condo was perfect (clean, spacious, thoughtfully stocked), the view was breath-taking, and the grounds spotless) and hope to return to see you next year.
Love,
Sandra
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Leslie,
The Luana Kai has been our spot since 1997.  I brought my In-Laws and my husband for the first time.  We all loved the warmth and charm of this resort, so much so, we have been back a second time.  Now I am coming back for a third time and bringing 58 other people with me.  That should say alot about the Luana Kai!!
Love you guys,
Georgia and Larry Koons
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Happy 25th Anniversary Leslie!
I'm sure it has been a lot of hard work over the years, but also what a blessing to live in such a beautiful place. We came to Maui for the first time the last 2 weeks of January and stayed at your resort, Luana Kai. We had the most awesome time and we will definitely come and stay there again the next time we come to Maui. Wolfe and Silvia Isachson, very good friends of ours, recommended your place to us and we are so glad they did. Also, Kihei is such a great town to stay in, with everything so conveniently close.
It must be such a wonderful place to live. You are so blessed!!

Take care and we look forward to seeing you again one day, hopefully not too long!
Sincerely
Christine Bergunder