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Maui Whale Watching

Join the captain and crew on Quicksilver for a great Maui whale watching tour!

maui whale watching
Have you ever seen a real live humpback whale? Well now’s your chance. We offer an awesome fully narrated 2 hour maui whale watching tour during whale season, December through April. There is no better place than Maalaea Bay, often referred to as the “cradle of the humpback,” for its high concentration of these magnificient animals. If you haven’t had the experience for seeing a humpback in the wild its a must do on your vacation. The Quicksilver is a great boat for Maui whale watching because of its double decks and glass bottom windows, which occasionally we see whales through.

These animals are amazingly active during their short stay in Hawaii. They are here to mate and give birth. The warm, relatively shallow water of Maalaea Bay is the ideal place for these activities. The rest of the year they spend their time feeding in Alaska.

Humpback whales display many different types of behaviors. Here we have pictures of the most common. These whales can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes. Upon surfacing they ex hail at an alarming rate. The lungs of a full grown adult whale can be as large as a VW bug. When they exhale you can see their “blow” from miles away. A Breach is also a common and very exciting spectacle. Imagine what a sight it is to see a whale as large as a school bus jumping almost completely out of the water. It’s hard to explain how awe inspiring it really is. Experience for yourself, book your Maui whale watching tour today! Sightings guaranteed or go again free.

 

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Blow

Blow

The most common surface activity you'll see is when a whale breathes. The air forced out of its blow hole comes out with a blast, clearning all the seawater. The cloud of mist can be seen for miles.
Fluke Up

Fluke Up

This is often the best way to identify a Humpback whale. The fluke is the tail of the whale. It is often indicative of a less than vertical dive and therefore more shallow dive than the fluke up.
Peduncle Arch

Peduncle Arch

These are seen just before making a deeper descent. The whale will force its back out of the water in order to make a better more vertical descent. This is often a sad thing to see when whale watching because they can stay down for 30 minutes or more at a time.
Breach

Breach

One of the most exciting surface behaviors is a whale breach. This is when a whale will force most of its body from the water vertically and curve horizontally in the air, coming down with a massive crash.
Head Slap or Lunge

Head Slap or Lunge

A Head Slap or Lunge is when the whale juts out of the water forcing their head down on the surface with a large splash. Some believe they do this to loosen parasites that may have attached themselves to their skin.
Fluke Down Dives

Fluke Down Dives

A fluke Down Dive is much like the Fluke Up, only the surface of the tail is less exposed and folded over. Most people think that they're diving deep, which may not be the case.
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