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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Hi Leslie and Mario,
Ann and I want to wish you both and family a HAPPY NEW YEAR.. We were doing some photos today and came across one that we had taken 25 years ago at the Luana Kai. Wow no grey hair, We were in our ground floor condo,same building that we stayed last Sept. Oct. We had Flowers around our necks as the traditional Hawaiian Greeting.

That brought back some memories. Maybe you greeted us when we arrived. I know you were at Luana Kai when we were there 25 years ago.

We will show you pictures when you come to BC for a visit.

The weather here has been cold but sunny. WE will take it.

We miss the heat and the pool and the nice people we met this year. Also you and Mario .
Take care and have a drink for us tonite.
Love to all.
Wally and Ann.
Hi leslie,
How wonderful that we have had the pleasure of knowing you practically from the start of when you were at Luana Kai, as I think we probably started going there back then. Congratulations on a job well done. We are always happy to hear your voice on the sound like you are smiling all the time, and always willing to help in any way. We are so happy you are there!
Thank you
Gail Zavala
OMG you guys…
I don't have the words to tell you how sad the six of us are to leave. The boys were broken hearted at the airport… "grown ups" are about the same. Luana Kai has become our Hawaii home and every year it gets harder to go back to regular lifefor we four adults, it feels like Jackson and Carter have grown up right here under the tiki torches and the trees…

I hope you both know how much you mean to us. We think of you two as people we have always known…the kids talk about "Leslie and Mario" as family and we wouldn't even consider coming to Maui and staying anywhere else. The island has become synonymous with the two of you and this resort? A safe comfortable haven where we can relax, unwind and enjoy living, stress fee, and without any concerns.
We love you guys…
thank you for absolutely everything…
Dave, Debbie, Jeff, Amy, Jackson and Carter
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