MAUI, Hawaii, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Luckily, there are many fantastic ways to whale watch in Maui. And, it's not only possible, but quite probable to see (and maybe even have a close encounter with) this 'gentle giant' of the sea, the mighty humpback whale.
How? Well, there's a short window of time between December and April when these 40 ton behemoths arrive from Alaska to give birth to their 1 ton calves (no, that's no typo), frolic and mate in the waters that surround Maui. And, as if it couldn't get any better, this year experts are calling for record breaking numbers of these curious mammals -- so it's time to make plans.
MauiWhaleWatching.com is a new partnership site that focuses on combining the latest, most accurate whale info with all the best possible ways to whale watch in Maui. Experiencing these enormous, peaceful, curious animals up close and personal can be absolutely life changing.
Guests may customize their experience by choosing from these options:
1) Pride of Maui GUARANTEES guests will see whales. During their day or sunset cruises, on-board viewing is in relatively close proximity, from the comfort of a 65' customized catamaran (with special 360 degree viewing windows and 2500+ sqft. of deck) and/or while snorkeling in the warm water of the Pacific. The sister ship to Pride, Leilani, offers small-group whale watching tours for a more private experience.
2) Maui Kayak Adventures takes small groups and individuals privately for a very up-close and personal experience by kayaking through waters where whales are known to frolic and mate.
3) Hawaiian Paddle Sports private tours in a Hawaiian outrigger canoe (great for kids), ocean kayak or on a stand up paddle board for a peaceful, once in a lifetime whale watching experience.
Any craft or person must not approach a whale within 100 yards but sometimes they come closer to check us out. (Remember, whales are curious and guides can't control where they go!)
The expert crews and guides abide by the law while taking guests right into the whales' environment. Then, a head lunge, breach, tail or fin slap is seen and something magical happens. Perhaps it's their gentleness, their strength, their intelligent, compassionate eyes? Whatever it is that creates the bond between man and this mega-mammal, it's real and it's life changing for many. Could it be the best vacation day on Maui? Absolutely. But really, it might be one of the best days... ever.
Contact: Daniel Logtenberg, [email protected]
SOURCE Pride of Maui