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,
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that my wife and I had a wonderful time staying at Luana Kai last week. A101 was perfectly stocked and was a lovely location. We enjoyed being able to sit on the lanai with our coffee in the morning and our adult beverage in the evening watching the ocean and the folks in the park. Thank you again for allowing us to depart late due to our very late flight on Sunday evening. It basically gave us an additional day of vacation.

Please thank Mario again for helping us to jump start our car on Monday. Following his advice we were able to get a replacement through the rental agency with a minimum of trouble.

We were very sad to have to leave but we will certainly come back to visit again soon. I think we have found a permanent base camp on Maui.
Mahalo,
Leo and Chris Michael
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Thanks for a great vacation
This was my husband's and my 2nd trip to Maui--first time at Luana Kai. This time we came with my sister and her husband. Our condo was great!! We were with you for 2 weeks and even the 2 days of rain were fun. The pool, hot tub, grills and short walk to beach were just perfect.
The girl who helped make our tour arrangements was very helpful.
Diana and Nelson McKee
Middlesex,NY
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Dear Hotel Partner,
Due to your participation in the Guest Review Reply project, we are writing to let you know that a guest who just submitted a review of your accommodation, Luana Kai Resort, has opted in to the possibility of receiving a reply from you. Heres what they said:

"It was beyond my expectations, the staff was very friendly. And the room super clean also to my surprise the kitchen was very equipped I was able to find from a wine cork opener to a measuring cup. We had a great time, we will always hold dear to our heart the Luana Kai and will be looking toward to be back."
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