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Auau Channel | Lahaina Roads (Whale Watching)

Auau Channel | Lahaina Roads (Whale Watching)

Suitable for:
Everyone, nature lover
Insider tip or tourist spot?
Known and much going on
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Insider Tip
Allow time:
3 Hours
Optimal arrival time:
no matter
Cost:
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Suitable for:
Everyone, nature lover
Insider tip or tourist spot?
Known and much going on
TouriSpot
Insider Tip
Allow time:
3 Hours
Optimal arrival time:
no matter
Cost:
ok

Auau Channel | Lahaina Roads (whale watching) - description

The Hawaiian word Au'au translated means as much as "to take a bath". This name has the Auau Channel due to the Kohola, of humpback whales that visit the shallow waters between November and May to mate and give birth to their calves. The Center of the Auau Channel is also available as Lahaina Roads known as Lahaina was the center of the whale industry on Maui until 1860.

The more than 15 km long canal lies between Maui in the east and Lanai to the west, is bordered by Molokai to the north and Kahoolawe protected in the south. The channel is just under 80 meters deep and is visited by many whale watching boats in the winter months.

Those who want to marvel at the up to 15-meter-long marine mammals up close ideally book a tour, which on Maui is usually offered by Lahaina or from the Ma'alaea harbor but there are also tours from Kihei or Kanaapali Beach possible. There is a choice between motorboat and sailboat tours, tours including meals, morning or afternoon tours.

If you are interested in a whale watching tour, we will be happy to help you with booking for the appropriate time period.

What we say

Tommy
Watching the whales poke their huge fins out of the water or have the water shoot up from their blowhole like a fountain is an incredible experience not to be missed.
Our checklist & tips:
  • Be at the departure port 45 minutes before the tour
  • Pack camera
  • Best time : January - March

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Longitude: -156.75916287355184
Latitude: 21.012103399079614

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