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,
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!!
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Aloha Leslie
Just wanted to say thanks again for setting up the condo for us. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back around the same time next year. My husband and nephew did well at the Maui races and can't wait for next year.

Thanks again and hope to be back next year.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Mary B.T.Salvador
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To the folks at Luana Kai,
Laura and I had a great time in Hawaii this year. We really enjoy staying at Luana Kai. The people there are always really nice and always helpful. I especially like the way that the grounds are always so well trimmed and the pool is always clean. These things may not mean a lot to other people but to us it is important. We are especially impressed with the fine job Peter and Nancy do to help with activities, and the help at the front desk are always there to assist when possible. So thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Sincerely
Mark