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Pacific Whale Foundation naturalists and volunteers are stationed at four locations along Maui’s coast to help you locate whales from shore. They’ll share with you the best techniques for spotting these amazing marine mammals and will have binoculars and scopes to help you get a better view, along with models and marine artifacts for hands-on exploration. You’ll also get answers to your questions about whales, geography and natural history. Free and open to all. Offered through April 30. For information, please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
Papawai Point - Offered daily, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Watch whales at this popular scenic overlook off Honoapi’ilani Highway (Route 30) located approximately 3 miles northwest of Ma’alaea Harbor.
Wailea Marriott - Offered Tuesday and Thursdays 7:30 am to 11:30 am. View whales along the Ocean Path in front of the Wailea Marriott, off Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea.
Maui Ocean Club - Offered Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Marriot’s Maui Ocean Club, located on Kaanapali Beach, is the site of the “Trail of the Whale” Marine Naturalist Station on Maui’s westside. The station is located along the oceanfront pedestrian path fronting the resort.
Fleetwood's on Front Street, Lahaina - Offered daily, noon to 4:00 pm at 744 Front St, Lahaina. The most "chill" spot for watching whales on our Trail of the Whale! Fleetwood's is a restaurant owned by Mick Fleetwood of legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac. Their spacious, shaded upper deck offers a perfect place to kick back, enjoy a cocktail, lunch, dinner, appetizer or dessert and watch whales off the coast. A knowledgeable Pacific Whale Foundation naturalist is stationed there with binoculars and telescope that you can use to get a closer view of the whales offshore. Ask your questions about whales -- it's extremely unlikely that you'll come up with one the naturalist can't answer!