HAWAII OCEAN PROJECT

Blog

Entangled Humpback Whale Spotted Off of Lahaina

Over the weekend, a humpback whale was spotted entangled in lines used to catch crab and lobster. The lines wrapped around both the whale's mouth and tail, while cutting into its body. Trained rescue crews were able to reach the whale, but they were not able to...

read more

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...

read more

More Snow Coming to Maui

Maui is experiencing a winter for the ages. To quote "Game of Thrones", winter is here. OK, our high temperatures are still near 80 degrees by the ocean, but the nights are lower 60's or even upper 50's. That's downright frigid for Maui! But the real winter weather is...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Maui Brown Water Advisory

Just a quick heads up... if you're planning on swimming near the shore of Maui and the water appears brown, it's advised you stay out of the water. Basically, a brown water advisory means the water is contaminated. If the water near your beach appears clear, you can...

read more

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...

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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

read more

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. Here are 10 money-saving tips for you to get the most out of your visit to Maui. 1.) One of the top tourist attractions on Maui...

read more

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...

read more

Maui Whale Watch Guide – Why Humpbacks Breach

When you join us on a whale watch tour on Maui, breaching is one of the common actionsΒ 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...

read more

Maui Whale Watch Guide – Humpback Migration

Every winter, the thousands ofΒ  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...

read more

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.Β Luckily for you, whales have more than just one trick up their fins! Here is a visual guide to seven common humpback whale...

read more

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...

read more

SAVE MONEY! BOOK A COMBO!

WANT TO EXPLORE AND SEE PRICING ALL OUR TRIPS?

Connect With Us #HawaiiOceanProject

Just keep swimming 🐟.... // @dus10photos . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

1561 21

Life is all about balance πŸ’™ //@tidecharmers . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

2937 20

Into the blue πŸ’™πŸ‹ #humpbackwhale // @chrisleverphotography . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

115 0

Pure bliss // @since_ever_since . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore # ...

707 6

#waterfallwednesday // @rjwandering . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

176 0

Pathway to paradise πŸ’™ // @courtney_sedlak . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

379 5

Hello Monday! // @haleystravel . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

734 2

Molten sunsets β€οΈπŸŒ‹ // @hal.davis.iv . . . . . . . #oahu #kauai #maui #bigisland #hawaiilife #hawaiifive0 #hawaiian #lethawaiihappen #luckywelivehawaii #nakedhawaii #gohawaii #visithawaii #travelhawaii #adventurehawaii #adventureculture #modernoutdoors #beachlovers #paradise #hikingculture #outdoorphotography #adventuretime #adventuremore #travelguide #hawaiianislands #islandlifestyle #islandlife #islander ...

724 3