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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Magical Island of Lana’i: 10 Fun Facts

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. One legend says that Lana'i was...

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10 Family Activities That Will Create a Lifetime of Memories

Maui is truly a fantastic destination for the entire family. Sure, it's great for honeymooners or couples looking to escape day-to-day life, but with safe beaches, plenty of condos and resorts with full kitchens that cater to children and a family-friendly atmosphere...

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Where are the Humpback Whales?

Over the past three years, it appears the number of humpback whales coming to Hawaii for the winter are declining. This finding is based not only on hard counts of the whales, but also on the diminishing number of males that have been recorded singing. Finally, and...

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10 Reasons to Take a Spectacular Snorkel Cruise to Lanai

Snorkeling on Maui is great. Whether it’s from a boat or from the beach, there are numerous places here to see fish, turtles, rays and even sharks (the good kind that don’t bite!) If you’re looking for great places to snorkel, check out our article "Best Places to...

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10 Fun Places to Enjoy Live Music on Maui

Maui has a vibrant live music scene featuring many different styles of music. From Lahaina to Upcountry, you can find live music every night of the week. Here's the top 10 countdown of our favorite places on Maui to experience live music and dancing. Cool Cat Cafe...

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A Brief History of Pirates in Hawaii

Unlike the Caribbean, there hasn't been a long history of pirate activity in Hawaii. But there is one incident, one that many believe was the last large-scale pirate attack in the territories of the United States, which is truly unbelievable. So unbelievable, in fact,...

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What Hawaii’s Sunscreen Ban Means for You

On July 1, 2018, Hawaii became the first state in the country to ban certain chemicals found in a majority of the sunscreens available to the public. Though the ban does not go into effect until January 1, 2021, here is a brief explanation for why the ban is being put...

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Why Hurricanes Rarely Hit Hawaii

Hurricane season in Hawaii usually falls between the months of June and November. However, as exemplified by Hurricane Lane, hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, rarely strike the Hawaiian islands directly. In fact, in nearly 150 years, only three hurricanes have reached...

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson To Play Kamehameha In The King

“The Rock” becomes “The King” with his new starring role as Kamehameha I in Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s, The King. Robert Zemeckis is set to direct the movie which was written by Braveheart’s Randall Wallace. A little background on Kamehameha. In 1802, King...

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10 Fun Facts About Jellyfish

There are two schools of thought when it comes to jellyfish. When seen in an aquarium, like the fabulous Maui Ocean Center, they are stunningly beautiful. Watching them glow and glide is a sight to behold. On the other hand, when you're wading waist deep in the ocean...

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Top 10 Romantic Things To Do On Maui

Just being on Maui can be pretty darn romantic. All you need to do is step outside and all five of your senses will light up. Hearing the ocean, smelling the flowers, seeing the palm trees, touching the sand and tasting the ono (delicious) food sets you up for a...

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Mysterious Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Found in Hawaii

A rare dolphin-whale hybrid is swimming in the waters of Hawaii. Marine researcher Dr. Robin Baird**, of the non-profit Cascadia Research Collective, told The Garden Isle this hybrid is a "most unusual finding". The hybrid has been given the scientific name steno...

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Best Fast Food Restaurants on Maui – HOP to it

Sure, Maui has the standard fast food restaurants: McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Burger King, etc. But Maui also has Hawaii-based fast food joints if you want a quick meal with more of a local flavor. Since we're only including restaurants with two or more...

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