These beauties belong to the Delphinidae family, a group of marine mammals that comprises toothed whales. One of the spinner dolphin’s closest living relative is the hippopotamus—the pig-like amphibian we often associate with the waters of West Africa.
We recently enjoyed a pretty amazing boating experience with Shadowfax out of Maalaea Harbor. This beautiful yacht only takes 6 passengers on private sails around the south and west coast of Maui. Depending on how long you reserve the boat, they'll even take you to Lanai and do overnight trips. https://youtu.be/ArIhKuzmDGk We loved every minute [...]
We've been on countless whale watching trips in Maui waters: large catamarans, fast rafts, sailing charters, kayaks, snorkeling, from the beach and from the cliffs. But nothing compares to a spearfishing trip on a small zodiac off the coast from Olowalu. Olowalu, West Maui It began with Paul and I entering the water in [...]
Guest Author: Susan Baker Aside from the Dolphins and turtles that you will frequently see on tours, you will be able to see a few special marine types in their vibrant ecosystems while snorkeling in Maui. Most of these specific fish species you'll be able to see frequently but others you will only see on [...]
Much of the Hawaiian language is so beautiful it stops newcomers in their tracks. Mahalo, kokua, pono, keiki, kuleana—and who would ever be able to forget the oh-so-ubiquitous, meaningful-on-multiple-levels aloha? But hear the name of Hawaii’s state fish—humuhumunukunukuapua’a—and chances are you’ll be stopped in your tracks in an entirely different manner. Designated Hawaii’s state fish [...]
Debra Lumpkins turns her snorkels into art through the Japanese tradition of Gyotaku Gyotaku is the traditional art of fish printing. The origins of Gyotaku can be traced back to the mid-1800’s where Japanese fisherman would use it to record the size and species of their catches. Over the years the practice of fish printing [...]
When it comes to scenic snorkeling, whale watching, and the perfect mix of outdoor activities, natural beauty and nightlife, Maui is everyone’s go-to Hawaiian getaway. No matter what your level of comfortability in the ocean, we guarantee you’ll enjoy one of Maui’s best ocean activities, whether it be snorkeling, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, [...]