Best Months To Whale Watch In Maui

What Are The Best Months To Whale Watch In Maui?

Whale watching is one of the most popular things to do in Maui. This is the reason why many Maui visitors want to know the best months to do whale watching. So they can experience the whale watching activity before they head home. If you are only after whale watching, you should come and visit Maui during the winter season.

Why in winter?

While it might be the busiest season of the year, but it is also the perfect time to do some whale watching. The winter starts during late January up to mid-April. Don’t worry; you don’t have to go through the holiday rush as winter officially starts after the holiday season. Whales from Alaska starts arriving from late November up to December but more and more will arrive as the season goes on.

November to January are normally the months where humpback whales start showing on the waters off Maui; this will then continue up to April and May which is considered as the end of the season. You can do whale watching in December but this is only a fraction of what you will see a few months later. You see the peak months for whale watching are from February to March. 

What is the best time of the day to go whale watching?

You may be asking if it’s better to do whale watching in the morning or in the afternoon? Typical Maui weather patterns mean that in the morning, the condition is glassy and calm and in the afternoon, it will be windy. So, it is better to go whale watching early mornings as it is easier to spot whales when the water is calm.

Where is the best place to go whale watching in Maui?

Maui is one of the best spots to catch sight of humpback whales. The west side of Maui is a great place to get a glimpse of these huge creatures. If you happen to be staying on the West of Maui, you might like to take a walk on its beaches or dine out on your room’s balcony so you can keep eyes on huge tails flapping on the waters of Maui. Our recommended spots for whale watching on The West side of Maui is Honolua Bay, Napili Bay, The Pali, and Ukumehame.