If you plan on escaping the cold and heading down to the warm island of Maui, Hawaii this winter there are a number of different activities you can engage in while vacationing. Besides relaxing on one of the best beaches on the island, you can also go snorkeling, parasailing, and even whale watching. Maui is your gateway to some of the best whale watching in the world. The West Maui Mountains and Haleakala shield the waters on the coast of West Maui and South Maui. Creating calm and clear waters in this area, which are perfect for high visibility. Humpback whales are also drawn to the area’s shallow waters, less than 600 feet deep, making Maui an ideal spot to start your voyage during the winter whale watching season.

Whale Watching Tours

Pack up your sunscreen and swimsuit into your car rental and head on over to Lahaina Harbor, which provides a number of whale watching tour options. Treat yourself to the scenic ocean views, as expert guides take you to the best places to observe whales playfully surfacing, tail slapping, or blowing spouts in the air. From charter boats to passenger rafts, a stroll past the whale watching kiosks lining, Lahaina Harbor provides a variety of whale watching options. During the peak of whale watching season the pier is abuzz with activity. Tours last roughly 2-4 hours long and some even offer early bird specials. Cruises and whale tours also depart from Maalaea Harbor just north of Kihei.

Whale Watching From The Shore

You don’t have to go on a whale watching tour in order to spot whales. In fact, there are plenty of areas on Maui where humpbacks can be seen from the shore during whale season.The scenic McGregor Point lookout west of Maalaea and the beaches of Kaanapali, Kihei and Wailea are also great spots to see whales. Heading to one of these great shoreline whale watching spots is something your family will never forget, and Allsave Car Rental Maui wants to help you get there. Because we cater to every type of customer, we have one of the largest selections of car rentals in Hawaii. From cheap and compact cars to luxury car rentals, our selection is extensive yet inexpensive. Contact us at 800-875-9200 and get started on your whale watching adventure today.
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