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Best Rainy Day Activities on Maui

Holy Poseidon, we've had a wild winter here on Maui. While Wailea, Kihei and Lahaina tend to be dry pretty much year-round, this winter has been something else. Normally, the rains come in the form of showers that last less than 10 minutes. But if you happen to be...

Top 10 Restaurants with an Ocean View on Maui

If you've flown all this way to our humble little rock in the middle of the ocean, one thing you should definitely partake in is dinner with a view of... the ocean! While not all of Maui's best restaurants have views, many do. But before we get to the list of the best...

Whale Tales 2019

Whale Tales 2019 is coming to Maui from February 15 - 18. Hosted by Whale Trust at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Whale Tales is a fully immersive educational (and fun!) weekend featuring marine biologists, whale researchers and award-winning photographers from around the...

British Couple Nearly Crushed by Humpback Whale

If you need another reason, besides staying dry, better sight lines and comfort, to book a whale watch trip on a larger boat like those sailed by Hawaii Ocean Project versus a smaller, rubber boat, you can add safety to the list. A British couple kayaking in Monterey...

How To Prepare For A Windy Day Whale Watch

The weather on Maui has been rough this winter. Between the wind and the rain, it feels like the Pacific Northwest. At least the temperatures remain warm and the Polar Vortex didn't reach Hawaii! Even though the temps are still nice, windy conditions can create...

Snow on Maui? Snow on Maui!

We've had some crazy weather here on Maui in 2019. Granted, our 75 degrees with rain and wind is, well, paradise compared to what the folks in the midwest and northeast are going through right now, but this much wind and rain is unusual. What's more unusual? Snow....

Discovering The Nakalele Blowhole

The trail leading to Nakalele Blowhole is approximately 8 miles north of Kapalua. You will you are there when you see the 38.5 mileage marker. Park your car near the marker and make your way to the blowhole. The trail is only 0.8 miles long and has light to moderate...

Hunting For Sea Glass On Maui

Have you ever been hunting for sea glass? One of the best places to find some beautiful pieces to take home with you on Maui is in front of Cheese Burger in Paradise in Lahaina. By the way, did you know that you can now save $10/person on our Maui Princess Dinner...

Top 10 Things to Do on New Year’s Eve on Maui

The holidays on Maui are a special time of year. While you probably won't have white Christmas (unless you're up on Haleakala during a rare snow day), another holiday tradition, fireworks on New Year's Eve can be had. Beyond fireworks, there are fun events for...

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Hawaii Ocean Project, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Peace on Earth

10 Maui Money Saving Tips

Living on Maui ain’t cheap. But visiting Maui is even more expensive. Still, we locals know a thing or two about saving money on Maui.

10 Reasons We’re Thankful to Live on Maui

This list could've run on for pages and pages. But on this extended holiday weekend, we'll settle for our top 10 reasons to be thankful for living on Maui. Happy Thanksgiving! The people-- People come from all over the world to live on and visit Maui. Most of the...

Maui Whale Watch Guide – Why Humpbacks Breach

When you join us on a whale watch tour on Maui, breaching is one of the common actions you're likely to see. Breaching is when a whale throws its entire body out of the water. It's an awesome to sight to witness, to be sure. But why do humpback whales breach? Until...

Maui Whale Watch Guide – Humpback Migration

Every winter, the thousands of  humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii are a source of wonder and interest among both island visitors and residents. For those who keep an eye on the blue horizon, the whales can put on quite a show with their acrobatic antics. Their...

A Visual Guide To Common Humpback Whale Behavior

There is nothing more exciting than seeing a 30-ton whale throwing itself out of the ocean like a spinner dolphin on one of our whale watches. Luckily for you, whales have more than just one trick up their fins! Here is a visual guide to seven common humpback whale...

Welcome Back The Whales!

After spending the summer consuming roughly 5,000 pounds of food in Alaska, the humpback whales are completing their arduous 3,000 mile journey to Hawaii. How lucky we are! Though we witness these 30-ton beauties every winter, the sight of a humpback whale breaching...

The Magical Island of Lana’i: 10 Fun Facts

1.) At just over 140 square miles, Lana'i is the sixth largest island of the Hawaiian island chain. During the 2010 census, Lana'i's counted just 3,102 residents. Nearly all reside in the former pineapple plantation town of Lana'i City. 2.) One legend says that Lana'i...

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