Enjoy the seasonal sights of the humpback whales as they bask and play in Hawaiian waters. Peak season is December through April.
Whale Watching on Maui
The predominant whale species in Hawaiian waters is the North Pacific Humpback, known in the Hawaiian language as Koholā. They congregate here every year from November to May. During that time, the channel between the four islands which make up Maui County, specifically South Maui where we operate, is the most densely populated gathering of these animals in the world. You will be right in the middle of the action on She Go! Experts estimate between 5000 to 7000 individuals come to the islands within those months with their sole purpose here being to court, breed , and give birth.
You are likely to witness all sorts of amazing whale activity when out on the water during these months. We encounter the males battling for courtship in what’s called “competition pods,” or females birthing and nursing newborn calves. While in Hawaiian waters, these whales have no food source. It is a mother whale’s primary objective to fatten her calf and teach it all it needs to know for their migration all the way back up to Alaska and Russia. The daily lessons these not-so-little calves go through are always a joy to observe!
Our boat’s design has a 360° view from every seat! She Go is the perfect vessel for having a close and intimate encounter with these majestic, gentle giants. While there is a 100-yard approach limit, these animals are very curious and will often approach our vessel giving you a memory you’ll never forget!
About The Tour
While whale season officially begins in November, peak season is December through April. Please keep this seasonality in mind if you are wanting to see whales on the edge of the season.
If you want to head out on the water for a couple of hours to marvel at the magnificent humpback whales that grace the Hawaiian waters over the winter and into the spring, you have found the right place! We schedule 2-hour whale watching excursions that start at 7:00 AM and go through until sunset. Occasionally, we avoid launching from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM as it is often windy, though we can certainly go if that is the only time you have available.
Your tour will start at Kihei Boat Ramp approximately 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Full details will be emailed to your well in advance of your trip.
The cooler is stocked with a variety of beverages for your the shorter excursions, and full, 4+ hour trips are fully catered. The only thing you will need to bring is water, reef-safe sunscreen (no aerosols permitted on board), a towel, a hat, and sunglasses. We have a fresh water shower on board so you can rinse off any salt water before enjoying your lunch. Check out our FAQs or give us a call if you have any questions.
We have a Captain and deck hand on board at all times who will ensure that full safety briefings and instructions are provided to all guests. ,
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