Whale watching is breathtaking, especially from on Maui during whale season. The giant blue whales flock to the waters that surround the valley isle to teach their young to breach. There are great tours that leave out of Ma‘alaea Harbor, on the south shore, and tours from Ka‘anapali Beach for those staying on the west side. The whales come right up to the boats, curious about what is sharing the waters with them. Most tours provide refreshments for children and adults.