Although the whale season officially starts in November and ends in May, and the majority of whales appears from January to March, you may be lucky enough to spot a few remaining whales from the shore or while you’re cruising Maui on a motorcycle or a scooter.
There are a few areas and beaches that are more likely to see whales from and there are other parts of the island where you won’t spot any of these amazing mammals:
The North Shore is not particularly popular among whales, Wailea and Kihei are somewhat better but the best side to look for whales is the West Side. Whales like to hang out in the channel between Maui and Moloka’i, so that means Kahana, Napili, Kapalua, old Lahaina Town, Olowalu and Launiupoko are always good choices.
Another great spot is Papawai Point close to Maalaea which is just past McGregor Lighthouse if you’re coming from Kahului. Papawai Point is a beautiful scenic lookout that’s close enough to the water, has expansive ocean view and is high up enough to spot whales.
Maui holds many breathtaking views and most all of them can be seen when you rent a motorcycle, a scooter or a Harley-Davidson from Aloha Motorsports and go off and explore the island. Let us know what we can help you with!