How can you miss Maui’s incredible 2015 whale season? It’s one of the largest and most popular whale shows on earth! The winter migration of humpback whales to the Hawaiian islands is unique in the fact that this is one of the longest migratory journeys of any mammal on Earth. The waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands are one of the most important humpback whale habitats. These Humpbacks prefer to play in two major areas in Hawai’i: the four-island region of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho’olawe, and in the Penguin Band, a tongue of shallow waters extending about 25 miles southwest of western Molokai.
While these amazing creatures are just about the biggest animals to be seen in Hawaii. The females are slightly larger than the males and can reach over 60 feet in length. With each foot weighing up to a ton you could be looking at over 120,000 pounds of whale! While their lifespan is uncertain, it’s impressive to know these whales can live over 70 years.
First step, get here! Second step, check out all of the ways to see these whales from shoreline views to whale sighting boating adventures.
Get inspired for your whale watching vacation by checking out these videos below.
This video was Captured by Captain Dave Anderson, who has nearly 20 years of experience with whale watching tours, this video offers some truly stunning aerial footage of a mother, baby and escort humpback whale seen swimming off the coast of Maui.
Incredible view of a Humpback whale and calf while visiting Maui.
GoPro view of Humpback whale and calf.
Multicopter Maui presents a six man canoe and whale sighting adventure.