- Fresh Maui Pineapple, muffins and cold drinks (you may also B.Y.O.B. – no glass please)
- Possible dolphin and turtle sightings
- Photo opportunities
- 2-hour boat cruise along the South Maui Coast
From December to May the Maui coast becomes the “cradle of the humpback”. With the prime times being from the end of February and through April, it is during these four months that Seafire Charters often gets to see the beauty of these majestic creatures first hand. Your two-hour adventure begins at 10:45 AM, at our meeting location, the Kihei Boat Ramp, only 5 minutes away from most Wailea Resorts and within walking distance to the South Kihei Resorts; this is a prime location to launch into the “cradle of the humpback”.
Hawaiian waters are special, they provide the perfect conditions for migrating humpback whales from Alaska looking for a warm place to calve, mate and rear their young. Humpback whales are presently listed on the endangered species list; though they have been protected from whaling in U.S. waters sense 1966. Humpback whale’s lifespan range from 45–100 years old and have been known to reach 62 feet long, and weigh up to 40 tons. Calves are born weighing approximately 1,000 pounds, gaining around 200 pounds a day for the first few weeks of life. The long black and white tail fin, which can be up to a third of their body length, and the pectoral fins have unique patterns which make individual whales identifiable. These glorious creatures make perfect moments to capture remarkable pictures and stories of breaches, peck and tail slaps and much more!
At Seafire Charters, your safety comes first. Due to the nature of the ride, pregnant women, children under 4 years old, those with back or neck injuries, or those who had a recent surgery should use discretion.
PLEASE BRING: A towel, reef safe sunblock, and we’ll take care of the rest.