A two-hour whale watching trip may not be enough to satisfy your curiosity about these marine mammals. You may want to go on a couple of different trips during your holidays (Whale watching season hits its peak in February).
Many types of boats offer whale watching. Large ones provide stability on the ocean. Some have upper decks for greater viewing capacity. Rafts, or zodiacs, are more adventurous, more intimate and give more of a 'whale-eye' view of the surroundings. Whale watching by kayak is the best way to get close and personal with Maui's largest visitors.
Morning is usually the best time for whale watching on Maui. The ocean is flat, making the whales easier to spot.
Zodiac rafts are extremely exciting but not recommended for pregnant women or those with bad backs. Children love whale watching! The price for kids is usually half the adult fare.