Best of Maui Whale Watch Providers


Pride Of Maui
Maui's Best Molokini and Whale Watch CruisesDiscover Maui's best aboard the impeccable Pride of Maui, Maui's top rated Molokini snorkeling cruise. Snorkel, Snuba and Scuba at Molokini Crater, Turtle town, and other premier snorkel locations. Sunset cruises, whale watching, and private charters also available.


Catamaran Whale Watch
Guaranteed whale sightings and the best sailing catamaran on Maui! Now to April 15. Come aboard and join us as we observe the playful habits of Maui's most consistent return visitor - the humpback whale. The waters off West Maui have long been the favoured vacation spot of these massive marine mammals. Enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a full ball, and a selection of wine and other beverages while watching the whales play.


Maui Adventure Cruises
Maui's Best Ocean AdventuresChoose from an array of Maui's best ocean adventures, including whale watching, Lanai dolphin adventures, ocean rafting and incredible big wave surfing.


Pacific Whale Foundation

Active, authoritative and effective -- one of Maui's Best environmental organizationsLet the marine experts from Pacific Whale Foundation introduce you to Maui's fascinating ocean environment on thrilling discovery adventues. Snorkel Molokini Marine Preserve and the beautiful reefs of Lana'i. Encounter dolphins in the wild. Enjoy a thrilling whalewatch or a relaxing sunset dinner and cocktail cruise. You'll cruise On Maui's newest, high-tech, eco-friendly power catamarans in the company of expert naturalists. All profits help save whales. Tours daily from Maalaea and Lahaina. Private charters available. Call 1-800-WHALE-1-1 or visit www.pacificwhale.org.


Friendly Charters

The Lani Kai is a classy 53’ foot Maui's Best Catamaran Cruisedouble deck power catamaran which carries up to 69 passengers in comfort and style. Enjoy the freedom of snorkeling with a smaller group! Experience SNUBA which allows you to explore the underwater world with the ease of snorkeling while you breathe underwater like Scuba Diving. The Lani Kai provides the spacious feeling of the larger boats, while carrying half the passenger load. Our crew has time to really pamper you to make this adventure one of your most memorable experiences of your Maui vacation.


Maui Ocean Center

Discover an Underwater Paradise at Maui Ocean Center, The Hawaiian Aquarium. The largest tropical aquarium in the Western Hemisphere and voted Hawaii’s Top Attraction by Zagat Survey US Family Travel Guide. This state-of-the-art marine park highlights the beauty and wonder of Hawaii’s underwater world where over 60 exhibits and interactive activities will delight children and adults alike. See the nation’s largest collection of living coral while you discover colorful reef fish and mysterious reef dwelling sea creatures. Be entertained by playful green sea turtles and be fascinated with hands-on interaction at the Tide Pool. Learn about monk seals, dolphins, and whales found in Hawaiian waters in the Marine Mammal Discovery Center through interactive displays, videos and games. Become mesmerized by the mystical Sea Jelly Cylinder. Stroll through the 54-foot long acrylic tunnel inside the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean Exhibit and come eye to eye with several species of reef sharks, stingrays, and thousands of tropical reef fish. Centrally located in Ma‘alaea Harbor, Maui Ocean Center is about 20 minutes from Maui’s major resort areas. Audio guide rentals and complimentary strollers are available. Open daily, 9-5, July and August until 6pm. Call (808) 270-7000.



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July 2019

WE'RE ALL KNOW IT ALLS
by Jeff Stark


we're all know it alls One of the most interesting characteristics of the climate change phenomenon is the fact that we're all know it alls. We have known how to solve this global threat for a long time. We've had windmills since the pioneer days when the prairies were dotted with primitive machines which pumped water to farmers, ranchers and growing towns. Solar panels made their debut in the public psyche when they supplied electricity to the first spaceships and orbital habitats. There was something magical about photovoltaics, and adherents tended to be off-the-grid, and sometimes off-the-wall. They even, occasionally, acted like know it alls. This undoubtedly accounts for some of the reasons that solar power had a difficult time breaking through as a mainstream product.

Even though the current versions of these technologies have evolved considerably the basics are relatively unchanged. Both wind and solar devices are more efficient, and less costly, than in the past. They still operate as harvesting technologies for energy from the sun. Most experts believe that solar photovoltaics, both residential and industrial, have the capability to provide over 40% of US energy. Some locales, for example the island of Maui, are already approaching that figure. Today's sunshine harvesters are exponentially more efficient ... More







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