10 Fun Facts About Dolphins

10 Fun Facts About Dolphins

Spinner dolphin sightings are common on our Lanai snorkel tours. We’ll take you to areas off Lanai’s gorgeous coastline that dolphin pods tend to favor. These charismatic marine mammals are known throughout the world as some of the smartest and most...
Top 10 Maui Activities For Kids

Top 10 Maui Activities For Kids

There are so many things to do and see on Maui, visitors often try to fit it all into one vacation and find that they can’t. But with so many different activity options, it can be a challenge to thread through them to find out what’s suitable for kids of...
Fun Facts About the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Fun Facts About the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Did you know there are only two native mammal species that can be found on land in Hawaii? They are the Hawaiian hoary bat and the Hawaiian monk seal. When we homo sapiens found our way to the islands, we brought a whole host of other mammals, including rats, mice,...
7 Fun Facts About the Ocean

7 Fun Facts About the Ocean

Since the dawn of mankind, the ocean has held our fascination. Ancient tribes and civilizations like the Polynesians were master seafarers long before the engine and the GPS. To find their way, navigators relied on the stars, marine life, weather formations, and even...
Fun Facts About Maui

Fun Facts About Maui

Did you know that Maui has more miles of accessible beach than any other island in Hawaii? It’s true. Not only does Maui boast over 80 beaches spanning 30 miles, but they include white, black and the rare red sand beaches. That’s just one of the many...
Five Animals to See on Maui

Five Animals to See on Maui

Maui’s unique biodiversity can enrich the vacation of any visitor who appreciates wildlife. The isolation and size of the Hawaiian islands made them an ecological hotspot for speciation ever since their formation, and despite the human impact influencing the...
HOP – Proud Sponsor of Whale Tales 2015

HOP – Proud Sponsor of Whale Tales 2015

We mentioned Whale Tales 2015 in our previous blog from January 1, 2015, but in this entry we’d like to discuss our involvement in it. If you’re not familiar with Whale Tales it is an annual event organized by Whale Trust Maui that took place on...
Whale Tales 2015

Whale Tales 2015

In our last blog we discussed the majestic humpback whales.  This week we are going to discuss an organization that helps keep these endangered species safe while in the Hawaiian waters.  Whale Trust Maui is a non-profit organization committed to educating the public...
Marine Life Fun Facts – Whale Song

Marine Life Fun Facts – Whale Song

By Captain Dave As just about anyone who has joined us on one of our Maui whale watch adventures can attest; humpback whales are known to sing beautifully throughout their stay in Hawaii’s waters. Here are a few fun facts on the hows and whys of these fabulous...
Marine Life fun Facts – Baby Humpback Whales

Marine Life fun Facts – Baby Humpback Whales

By Captain Dave Did you know . . . Baby humpback whales enjoy their time in their mothers’ womb; developing for an estimated 11 to 12 months before birth. At birth, humpback whales are “only” 12-14 feet long. Newborns also tip the scales at a weight...
Even More Marine Life Fun Facts

Even More Marine Life Fun Facts

By Captain Dave Did you know . . . Humpback whales are naturally solitary animals. Humpbacks do not mate for life, and are therefore not thought to be monogamous creatures. Along with their suspected promiscuity, Humpback whale father are also suspected to play no...

More Marine Life Fun Facts

By Captain Dave Did you know . . . There are a number of key reasons humpback whales choose Hawaiian waters to migrate to every year: Blubber (or lack thereof) – Newborn humpback whales are born sans their insulating, protective layer of blubber! Without this...
Marine Life Fun Facts

Marine Life Fun Facts

By Captain Dave Did you know . . . Humpback whales spend most of their life beneath the ocean: many times only coming to the surface briefly to catch a breath of fresh air for their next deep dive. Humpback whales have the ability hold their breath underwater for more...
Enjoy The Fourth Off The Coast Of Maui

Enjoy The Fourth Off The Coast Of Maui

By Captain Dave Ready to have an awesome Fourth of July on Maui? This coming Friday, Lahaina will light up as it plays host to an impressive display of pyrotechnics just off the shores of Lahaina’s famous Front Street! While there will certainly be many good...
Fun In The Sun Aboard The Molokai Ferry

Fun In The Sun Aboard The Molokai Ferry

By Captain Dave Thinking of taking a flight out to the beautiful island of Molokai while on your next Maui vacation? Did you know there’s a fantastic alternative provided by the Hawaii Ocean Project? A “hidden gem” which has been servicing the local...
Fantastic Fun For Kids Of All Ages

Fantastic Fun For Kids Of All Ages

With whale season in full swing, now is the time to take your family on a Maui whale watching excursion with the Hawaii Ocean Project. Spotted in our warm waters on a daily basis, these magnificent humpback whales put on an amazing show for our guests throughout the...

Baby Turtles on Maui

By Captain Dave Many of us are familiar with sea turtles thanks to the classic Pixar film “Finding Nemo,” featuring Crush and his clan of fun loving sea turtles enjoying the great currents of the Pacific. What many do not know however is how these...