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THE ULTIMATE MAUI WHALE WATCH

Green Paddling Blue Water

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THE ULTIMATE MAUI WHALE WATCH
Green Paddling Blue Water

Limited seating available.

Guest SAFETY is foremost.

Environmentally friendly tour.

Paddle the channel in search of North Pacific Humpback Whales. Snorkel coral reefs- home of the  Hawaiian Green Turtles! Witness first-hand, moms teaching their calves under the watchful eye of escorts. Listen to melodies of singing whales. Feel the AWE inspiring majesty of these graceful creatures. Tap into Griff’s  vast knowledge of the whales and their habitats.

  • 10 years old and older.

  • Ideal for wildlife and/or kayak enthusiasts.

  • Hone your whale watching skills.

  • Seasonal tour.

TRIP DETAILS

Price:

$135 Per Person

Season:

January 1 to April 15

Tour Times:

Tour Times: Monday through Friday from 7:15am to 11:15am; Book Tour Year Round

Included:

Light snack • Kayak • Paddle • Life Jacket • Snorkel • Mask • Fins • Dry Bag

Not Included:

Taxes • Gratuities

Maximum Group Size:

10 per guide with a minimum age of 10

Difficulty Level:

All skill levels welcome

Makena Meeting Point:

End of Honoiki Street (see directions here)

Parking:

Parking Available at Meeting Point.
There are bathrooms and showers at the Makena launch site.

Please Bring:

Swimsuit & Sandals • Towel • Water

REEF SAFE Sunscreen/Sun Shirt • Sunglasses • Hat

Please Note:

Life jackets are mandatory for paddling. We have various sizes available.

Dry bags are provided to store your keys, wallets, medication, etc. We strongly recommend not bringing anything you do not want to get wet.

QUESTIONS? 

Call Us 888-308-9361

RESPECTING OUR
OCEAN FRIENDS

We can’t guarantee what you’ll see on the day but you might spot some local residents like green sea turtles, eels, octopus, triggerfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, urchins, and rays. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Humuhumunukunukuapua’a fish (we just call it humuhumu for short!). We respect all wild animals; we don’t touch or annoy them during our tours.
 

Whales are regular visitors to Maui from December through April. Federal law prohibits approaching North Pacific Humpbacks within 100 yards.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY

7:15 am meet your guide at the designated Makena Landing meet point. All waiver documents, gear issues, and on land safety briefings are required prior to entering
the ocean.

Before we hit the water, we’ll start with a brief  land tutorial including the basics of kayaking, pointers on paddling technique, rules and regulations, and a rough plan for
the morning.

TIME TO PADDLE

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Your guide will assist you in launching your kayak. Once all kayaks are afloat, time to go search for whales.

PADDLE TO THE BEST SNORKEL SPOT

An experienced guide provides local knowledge for finding the best snorkeling spots for hat given days conditions. A teachable moment is never ignored. An experienced, knowledgeable guide is key to THE ULTIMATE MAUI EXPERIENCE “Green Paddling Blue Water”!

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TIME TO SNORKEL

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Following your whale search, you will be guided to a snorkel site. Your guide will strategically locate a sandy spot on the floor of the ocean to safely set an anchor. To exit the kayak, simply slide off the side of your boat and become one with the ocean. Witness her beautiful fish, splendid corals, and Hawaiian Green sea turtles. Slide back onto your boat and paddle back to Makena Landing.

BACK ON SHORE

GREEN PADDLING |
BLUE WATER

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Green Paddling Blue Water represents our core values of Sustainable Tourism and Education. We aim to operate our business in a way that ‘leaves no trace’ on the environment. On our tours, we promote the use of sun protective clothing and hats to minimize the use of sunscreen which can have a damaging effect on our reefs. Please keep this in mind when preparing for your tour. If you must use sunscreen, please apply it before you arrive to allow sufficient time to soak into your skin.

Image by Richard Sagredo

TESTIMONIALS

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We paddled out shortly after sunrise to see a mother whale and her calf surfacing. It was beautiful! Then, it just got better. More whales appeared as if on cue.

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Mitch F

Your guide will help you safely land. Once on shore, all gear will be checked in. Showers and bathrooms are available in the parking area. Don’t forget it’s HIP TO TIP!