Whale Watching in Kihei has boomed thanks to the beautiful location and clear waters here. The whale watching tours in Kihei are more intimate compared to the ones on the other parts of Maui. The ones here will use the smaller ocean rafts. You will be able to see them better since you will be closer to the sea level. The ocean rafts are smaller than the big boats used by whale watch companies from the other regions of Maui. They are faster but go over the water in a bumpier manner.
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.
These trips are wetter and wilder than the ones on the other parts of Maui so prepare to be thrilled and awed during this trip. As a precaution, pregnant women and people who have back problems are not allowed on any of these boats since it can cause some injuries and complications. If you have any of these problems then you should avoid Whale Watching in Kihei. It is also advised to bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
Here is a list of the different options for Whale Watch in Kihei.
Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.
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