Maalaea is known as the starting point for most of the water activities in Maui. During the winter months, you can join Whale Watches in Maalaea. There are a lot of boats and tour operators that can take you whale watching. You either go on the catamarans or on a few yachts. Maalaea is located in between the West Maui mountains and Haleakala. Because of its central location, it can take visitors to many places on the west shore of Maui and the south shore. The Whale Watches in Maalaea are some of the best in the island of Maui. They have onboard marine biologists that will teach you about the whales’ history in Hawaii.

The whales that visit the Hawaiian Islands every year attract a lot of visitors from all over the world. These gentle giants have been visiting Hawaii for hundreds of years. They used to be hunted back when the whaling industry was at its peak. Back then, whales were essential for communities. Most of their parts were used for daily living. The fat or the blubber under their skin was used to make oil that was used as fuel for lamps and wax for candles. They were also used in the manufacturing of soap. The bones or Baleen was used for common implements in 19th-century households. The meat was also part of the diet of many people back then. Now they are honorary members of the Hawaiian Ohana.

Here is a list of the different options for Whale Watch in Maalaea.

 

Ultimate Whale Watch – Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui
Whale Watch Sunrise – Maalaea – Pacific Whale Foundation
Whale Watch Maalaea – Pacific Whale Foundation
Whale Watch – Cinderella
Whale Watch – Alii Nui Sailing Charters
Whale Watch – Aloha Blue Charters
Malolo Sunset Whale Watch – Frogman
Malolo Charters PM Whale Watch – Frogman
Whale Watching – Maui Diamond II
2.5 Hr Sailing and Whale Watch – Maui Ocean Charters
Premiere Afternoon Whale Watch with Snorkel – Pride Charters on Maui
Whale Watch From Maalaea – Trilogy Excursions

Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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