About the Humpback Whales:
Each year, from late December
through April, Humpback Whales migrate, from Alaska, to the warm
waters of Hawaii to calve, mate and rear their young. The shallow
waters surrounding Maui are known as the "cradle of the humpback"
due to the fact that a large number of humpbacks are raised in
this area. Calves are born weighing
in at around 3000 pounds and grow at a rate of 200 pounds a day
during the first few weeks of life. The adults have been known
to reach 45 feet in length and may weigh up to 40 tons.
The humpback whale has been protected from whaling in U.S. waters
since 1966 and is presently listed as an endangered species. Education
is our most effective tool in saving this species from extinction.
Viewing these majestic creatures from our whale watching boats
is not only one of the most exciting things you will ever do,
but narration by our naturalists will enlighten you to the life
of the humpback whales.
Four Winds II combines a Maui whale watching cruise
with an awesome snorkel excursion, every afternoon, during whale season.
Not only will you be able to view the activity of the humpback
(like awesome breaches, peck and tail slaps and more!), but you'll
spend a lazy afternoon snorkeling and watersliding while our crew
grills up the best burgers and chicken on Maui and serves you
your choice of beverages. This is one of the best trips of it's
BBQ lunch can be purchased
separately as an option, but we do include an Open Bar of Beer,
Wine and Soda.
All Four Winds Trips include a marine
naturalist who will be showing and narrating a video which has
been filmed of your actual trip. The naturalist will film passengers
on board as well as the passengers in the water and the marine
life below the surface. The video will be shown on the trip back
to the harbor and will be available for purchase in DVD, VHS and
All Snorkel Gear and Instruction, Sport Fishing, Waterslide, Glassbottom
Viewing (this is an actual room that you can sit in and see below
the water (great for the non-swimmer or the grandparents that
can not join in snorkeling, Two Spacious Decks, Three Boarding
Ladders, "See Boards" - like a large boogie board equipped
with a plexiglas viewing port built-in., Free Use of Optical Masks, Fresh
Water Shower, Boogie Boards, Optional "SNUBA Diving" - just like
SCUBA but no tanks or heavy gear to wear. It's easy and there is no
certification or experience necessary!