Humpback whales can be spotted from Papawai Point, located off Honoapiilani Hwy.
You don’t have to spend a penny to partake in the most talked-about winter event on Maui. Whale watching is free at several lookout points on the island. The most popular and easily accessible is Papawai Point, an observation lookout—located along Honoapiilani Highway between mile markers 8 and 9—that offers sweeping views of Ma‘alaea Bay, the islands Kaho‘olawe and Molokini in the distance and, if the timing is right, a pod of our favorite friendly giants. Between mile markers 8 and 9 on Hwy. 30