For those of you who are planning a Maui vacation for any time during the month of April, we’d like to share a friendly reminder that whale watching season concludes at the end of that month. It’s your last chance to enjoy this awe inspiring experience that keeps guests returning during the winter and spring months.
Conveniently, whale migration doesn’t all happen at once. In fact, scientists have discovered that whales migrate at different times depending on age and gender. For example, adult males have their own migration pattern, as do pregnant females, etc. So there are sightings even at the end of the season.
If you read our blog, you may have noticed that we’re very enthusiastic about our Maui Whale Watch Tours. That’s not because they are somehow better than our snorkel tours and dinner cruises. It’s because of the unique opportunity the whale watch tours provide. Did you know that Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. where humpbacks give birth, mate and nurse their young? Think about the fact that Hawaii is the only state where you can see newborn baby humpbacks. They’ve grown a great deal by the time they arrive off Alaska’s coast to feed.
Although baby humpbacks are enormous even at birth, at 10-15 feet long, when you see them next to their mothers, you get full picture of how little they are by comparison. Like all other curious babies, their antics are a lot of fun to watch, and you may end up observing some interesting mother-calf behaviors and interactions. We are all very lucky to have the chance to witness these tender, early moments in the baby whales’ lives.
If you would like to see off some of the last whales of the season before they head to their summer feeding areas up north, you could very well spot some of the calves as they get ready for the first migration of their lives. To book a tour with us, visit our Maui Whale Watch Tours page. If you have any questions, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We hope you won’t miss this opportunity! Mahalo!