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.


Maui Named 4th Best Place in the U.S. to Visit... and 6th Best in the World

Yes, we're #luckytolivehawaii, but we also know Maui is a great place to visit. How great? Well, U.S. News and World Reports named Maui the 4th best place in the country to visit. What they wrote about Maui:


With idyllic beaches and verdant parks, Maui offers ample opportunities to relax. Here, you can spend your days admiring the scenery as you cruise along the Road to Hana, fly above the island in a helicopter or lounge across the black sands of Waianapanapa State Park. If you'd rather cool off than sunbathe, sign up for a snorkeling tour. Sampling Maui's seafood is also a must, but don't overlook other island delicacies like haupia, a creamy coconut custard.

Interestingly, Maui is the only place in the top 5 that isn't a national park.

U.S. News and World Reports Top 10 Places to visit in the U.S.A.:

  1. Grand Canyon
  2. Yosemite
  3. Yellowstone
  4. Maui
  5. Glacier
  6. New York
  7. San Francisco
  8. Washington D.C.
  9. Honolulu
  10. Telluride

Kauai comes in at number 16. So of the top 20 places U.S. News recommends visiting, three are from Hawaii. Not too shabby.

U.S. News and World Reports also released their list of the 30 Best Places to Visit in the World. While Paris tops the list, Maui is the first U.S. destination to make the list, landing at number six overall.

U.S. News and World Reports Top 10 Places to visit in the world:

  1. Paris
  2. South Island, New Zealand
  3. Rome
  4. Tahiti
  5. London
  6. Maui
  7. Bora Bora
  8. Phuket
  9. Grand Canyon
  10. Yosemite

Their description of Maui:

Whether you're driving along the Road to Hana, enjoying a bird's-eye view of the lush coastline from a helicopter, snorkeling with sea turtles or simply relaxing on the island's honey- or black-colored beaches, you'll find that Maui is unlike any other tropical destination. Don't miss a chance to visit Haleakala National Park, which is home to the world's largest dormant volcano.


Maui is the only Hawaii destination to make their top 30.

By the way, did you know that you can now save $10/person on our Maui Princess Dinner Cruise or a Snorkel Adventure to the island of Lanai? Well you can! Just use the promo code VIP20 after clicking on this link: Hawaii Ocean Project Adventures.