Whale of a Time
The Pacific Whale Foundation operates several whalewatching ecotours from different parts of the island. Its latest offering is aboard a high-tech raft, which provides water-level encounters with the humpback whale. The two-hour ocean-rafting whale watch cruises depart four times daily, with the first raft leaving at 6:45 a.m. 800.942.5311 ext. 1 www.pacificwhale.org
DAR SHE BLOWS!
With over 2,500 feet of open deck space and a glass bottom, the Pride of Maui offers ample room for whale watchers. Enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view from the sprawling upper deck where whales can easily be spotted. 877.867.7433 www.prideofmaui.com
Departing at 10 a.m. every day, except for Saturday, from Kaanapali Beach, the Teralani offers a two-hour whale watch with a continental breakfast, which includes Kona coffee, tropical juices and Teralani “Pogmosas.” 808.876.7777 www.adventuremaui.com