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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Aloha Leslie
A Big Congratulation on your up coming 25th Anniversary, at Luana Kai , with only going to Luana Kai and knowing you for three years, I can see how you manage to still be taking care of Luana Kai . Its so pleasant to walk into the front office at Luana Kai and see your friendly smiling face , your up beat personally , it makes a dull day turn into sunny day seeing you behind the counter as you are always so willing to help . I hope you all the best in the years to come and hope you continue on managing Luana Kai .

My wife Lyn and I will be seeing you soon as our flight gets into Maui on Thursday, so we will be looking forward to see you on Friday of March 11. Once again Congratulations on your 25th anniversary and have a great day on Sunday.
Lyn & Andy
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Leslie,
On my first visit to Maui over 15 years ago, I did not know that I would be so fortunate to find such an oasis of peace and relaxation that I have found at the Luana Kai. It has been my "home away from home" ever since where the staff is always friendly and helpful and the accommodations always comfortable and above average. Just think, what could be better than to walk from your condo across the lawn to sit on the beach and watch the sunset, or have breakfast on your lanai watching the calmness of the ocean or the playful whales, or barbequing fresh fish on the numerous barbeques around the gorgeous pool and spa area?
It is indeed a place I have recommended to anyone who is looking for the best a vacation spot can offer. Even on the rare occasion when it rains in Kihei, things are always sunny and pleasant at the Luana Kai.
Sherida Kasteler
Los Angeles, CA
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Still as pretty as ever
....Happy Anniversary, Leslie. :)
Walt and Quita