Goliath Watching in Maui is one of the most audacious marine mammal encounters you can have! This is one of the last great beast migrations and it happens every time as humpback jumbos travel between Alaska and Hawaii.
Humpback jumbos arrive at different times in the fall, occasionally as soon as September but further generally we begin to see them in October. There are a many sightings in the early fall and by November we see humpbacks jumbos on numerous of our ocean adventures. observing jumbos from the sand is rare during the fall months as only a many jumbos have begun migrating to Maui, but by the morning of December more jumbos arrive and we can spot them from land, violating and spouting warm air from their blowholes like airs of bank! occasionally the light refracts off this air of air and water creating a rainbow above the jumbos blowhole!
The Stylish Months for Whale Watching in Maui Winter
Although sanctioned Goliath season does n’t start until December 15th, we begin Goliath watching December 1st and guaranteed humpback Goliath sightings! lower, hastily vessels, like ours, are suitable to maneuver better and the propinquity to the water makes them ideal for spotting jumbos! The stylish months for Goliath watching in Maui are the downtime months, from December through April. The first month of Goliath season there are smaller jumbos, but the jumbos that resettle first tend to be juvenile humpback jumbos, which means they’re curious and we frequently have close hassles with them as they approach our vessels to learn about us! We suppose we’re Goliath watching, but really they’re people watching! Goliath watching in December gets important busier as the leaves approach. numerous islet callers want a tropical Christmas just like our humpback musketeers who are being spotted on every Goliath watching trip and demonstrating delightful face actions!
It’s estimated jumbos resettle to Hawaii and by the downtime season we’re beginning to see further of these figures arriving on Maui. January is a great time to visit Maui as the warm tropical strands and Goliath watching makes for a nice break from the landmass’s snowy rainfall and busy vacation season.
By February, far and wide you look you see jumbos! The maturity of the jumbos that resettle will all be then during this month, making it one of the stylish months for Goliath watching in Maui. The Maui Nui Basin came a federally defended sanctuary for humpback jumbos in the 1990’s because so numerous resettle to this little area of water in the Pacific Ocean. You may see jumbos around the other Hawaiian islets but they don’t congregate in any other area like they do then in Maui. The time frame for Goliath season( December 15th- April 15th) was chosen as a time to apply certain protections, for the humpback jumbos because that time frame is when utmost are in Maui). Some of these seasonal protections include ceases the use of spurt skis as well as parasailing tenures, to help any collisions with swimming jumbos.
Although jumbos aren’t more or less active during any particular time of day or month, when there are more in one area, our chances to observe further exertion increases. utmost jumbos haven’t begun their migration back to Alaska yet, so March is also one of the stylish months to Goliath watch in Maui. While the humpbacks are in Maui they’re sleeping, giving birth and tutoring their youthful important life chops like violating. We frequently see mama and shin dyads violating side by side! Another frequent geste
to see are competition capsules( presentation capsules) of manly humpback jumbos, all contending for the attention and right to mate with a particular womanish humpback Goliath. Some of these capsules will travel in groups overhead of 50 or further creatures! What a sight to see!
Whale Surface Actions During Winter Months
Do when humpback jumbos lift their strike( tail) out of the water and poke it back into the face! This is generally performed by a womanish( cow) humpback Goliath trying to attract the attention of manly humpback jumbos for lovemaking purposes.
Pectoral poke( or Pec Slap)
This is also performed substantially by womanish humpback jumbos. She’ll raise her pectoral fin( arm fin) and poke it on the face analogous to a tail gamble! And yes it’s also to get the attention of the manly humpbacks!
This is when a humpback Goliath floats with its head out of the water and it’s body vertically under it! Our humpback musketeers are principally getting a lay of the land, viewing its surroundings!
When any of these actions do, or when a Goliath swims near a vessel( within 100 yards), it’s called a swiping! This is a close hassle as our vessels are low to the water and small groups so every seat is a frontal row seat!
When April rolls around, numerous humpback jumbos are formerly beginning their migration back to Alaska. How long they stay in Maui depends on numerous variables, most importantly, food and water temperature. Experimenters have observed that when there’s lower food available in Alaska, the jumbos stay longer in Alaska to get further feeding time in. This includes returning to Alaska sooner as their nutrient force begins to run low while in Maui. marketable fishing has one of the most negative impacts on humpback jumbos ’ food source, because the food the jumbos eat is frequently caught and fed to larger fish which are also gathered and vended commercially. Water temperature also plays a part in their migration, as water temperatures have risen, there are further places for humpbacks to spend their summer months and the Alaskan waters aren’t as cool, so they may live in the northern waters longer.
The Worst Months for Whale Watching in Maui
Summer Months( May- October)
The worst months for Goliath watching in Maui are the summer months, because the humpback jumbos have returned to Alaska where they spend their summers feeding on krill, plankton and small bait fish. Observing their exertion during feeding months( May – October) is veritably different than their face geste
seen in Maui during downtime months! What triggers their 3000 afar migration? The cooling of the Alaskan waters and the stuffing of their bellies. Once humpback jumbos begin their migration to Hawaii, they won’t feed again until their return to Alaska. rather their bodies reuse their stored fat as their diurnal nutrition during the layoffs months of their migration in Maui.
During Maui’s summer months we dolphin watch and snorkel rather! We frequently see other unique marine species this time of time like false killer jumbos, Goliath harpies and melon headed jumbos!
Whatever time of time you visit Maui, there will be amazing marine hassles and adventure awaiting you!