Humpback Whales on Sea Monkey Private Charters

Humpback Whale Watching Tour in Maui, HI with Sea Monkey Maui Private Charters

Check out this photo of Sea Monkey and this beautiful humpback taken by our friends on raft boat nearby!

Sea Monkey Private Charters is excited to share the dates and location for Whale Tales 2017! Join the fun February 24 – 27, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

Whale Tales 2017 is featuring a multi-day program with presentations offered daily by world-class presenters from around the globe. Benefit whale watches and other ocean activities will be held throughout the weekend, giving all guests the chance to get out on the water and learn firsthand from the presenters.

Whale Tales also offers an Art and Education Expo, showcasing a variety of Maui artists, merchandise and non-profits. Together the presenters, exhibitors, whale watching boats, beneficiaries, sponsors, and guests are committed to creating a world more knowledgeable about whales.

As you mark your calendar and plan for an exciting weekend in February, consider Sea Monkey Private Charters for whale watching, snorkeling and marine life discovery in a way that only private charter’s can lend. Our naturalists aboard are ready to answer your questions and enrich your mind as you experience Humpback Whales in the majestic Hawaiian waters.

Check out Whale Tales Official Website for more info on the event

Romance Your Sweetheart Aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters!

Looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea for that special someone? Surprise them with a Romantic Sunset Cruise on the beautiful Hawaiian waters. Now is the perfect time for whale watching – if you can take your eyes off of your Valentine! There is nothing quite like the moon rising over the West Maui Mountains as the sun sets over the neighboring island of Lana’i; all the while reclining on the bow of our beautiful SeaRay yacht with the one you love.

Call today and reserve – make the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea a reality – make memories that last a lifetime!

We are so proud to have Sharon Stone joining us for our 4-Hour Exclusive Snorkel Trip on January 28th, 2017!  She and her friend spent their afternoon cruising aboard Sea Monkey and soaking up some Maui Sunshine!  Check out these photos that Sharon Stone and her friend shared with us!

Sharon Stone & Sea Monkey Private Charters Crew

Sharon Stone Enjoying Afternoon Aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters

Aerial photo of the island of Lanai in Hawaii

Lanai is an island of intriguing contrasts. Hike the lunar landscape of Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) or picnic overlooking Puu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), named for a maiden Puu and her handsome warrior. Two Four Season Resorts pamper you—one along the seaside, the other in the misty mountains—while Hotel Lanai in Lanai City welcomes you with old plantation charm. Whether you’re hiking among native Ohia Lehua trees on the Munro Trail or making your way to the 18th hole, Lanai is easily Hawaii’s “Most Enticing Island.”

You won’t find a single traffic light here and that’s exactly how the people of Lanai like it. Only nine miles from Maui yet a world away, Lanai can feel like two places. The first is found in luxurious resorts  where visitors can indulge in world-class amenities and championship-level golf at the Manele Golf Course and Koele Golf Course. The other is found bouncing along the island’s rugged back-roads in a 4-wheel drive exploring off the beaten path treasures like Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods) and Polihua Beach. In fact, only 30 miles of Lanai’s roads are paved.

The smallest inhabited island in Hawaii, Lanai offers big enticements to its visitors. From the stunning views atop the pine-lined Munro Trail to watching the acrobatic spinner dolphins from romantic Hulopoe Bay, Lanai is a special place where you’re sure to find serenity, adventure and intimacy. If you want to get away from it all, get away to Lanai.

Source: Lahai’s Official Travel Site

There were so many whales to see yesterday.  It felt like the ocean was a mine field filled with Humpbacks.  Whales were very curious about us and some came to to check us out very close.  Many whales were very playful and we got to see a few whales breaching pretty close as well!  Check out this video we made yesterday aboard Sea Monkey!  

Hawaii’s second largest island is often described as a sun-drenched pacific paradise, so it is no wonder that many couples find it the ideal place for a romantic proposal. With fabulous scenery, idyllic weather, wonderful food, and a calmer, more relaxed atmosphere than Hawaiian destinations such as Waikiki, there are plenty of places to propose on Maui whatever time of day you choose. Most visitors head to either West Maui or South Maui for the best locations.

 

Sunrise Proposals on Maui

Most people would agree that if you want to pop the question as the sun comes up, there is no better place on Maui to do it than at the top of Haleakala, a dormant volcano in Haleakala National Park. The views from the top are breathtaking, but do be aware it takes two hours to drive to the top from the coast, you need to plan ahead if you want to be there for the sunrise, which is known as one of the best in the world. Legend has it that the Hawaiian god Maui waited in the volcano’s crater to capture the sun and make it move more slowly through the sky.

 

Daytime Proposals on Maui

One of the most romantic ways to propose in Maui is to pack a picnic and head for a secluded beach where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming before or after the proposal. Ideal beaches in South Maui include Sugar Beach and Kamaole II Beach, while in West Maui Kaanapali Beach and Napili Bay is are wonderful choices.

Lahaina is a lovely historic town in West Maui and is ideal for a more public proposal. You can spend the day shopping Front Street and work your way to the harbor where you can take a cruise or simply walk along the seawall before you get down on one knee. Celebrate afterwards with a Mai Tai at one of the picturesque waterfront bars.

 

Sunset Proposals on Maui

Maui sunsets are legendary and can be enjoyed from just about anywhere along the west coast. There are plenty of places that are perfect for a sunset proposal, however, one of the best options is to take a sunset cruise out of Lahaina Harbor. If you book a sunset cruise with Sea Monkey Private Charters – make sure you let us know you are planning to propose so we can make a few special arrangements for you. Sunset on the water aboard a luxury yacht never fails for romance. If you choose an earlier excursion with us – you can eat lunch or dinner and snorkel during the day then pop the question as the moon rises and the sun sets all the while cruising along the beautiful West Coast of Maui.

Give us a call today to make your proposal unforgettable!

Sources: where to propose in maui

Maui Whale Watching Boat Charter Tours

Every winter, pods of Pacific humpback whales make the 3,000-mile swim from the chilly waters of Alaska to bask in Maui’s summery shallows, fluking, spy hopping, spouting, and having an all-around swell time.

The humpback is the star of the annual whale-watching season, which usually begins as early as November or December and lasts until April or sometimes May. About 1,500 to 3,000 humpback whales appear in the Hawaiian waters each year. Adults grow to be about 45 feet long and weigh a hefty 40 tons. Humpbacks are officially an endangered species. In 1997, some of the waters around the state were designated the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, the country’s only federal single-species sanctuary. Call us today for the best front row seats to the most spectacular show of Whale Watching aboard Sea Monkey!

 

Maui County is world famous as the destination for the Pacific Northwest humpback whales. Their migration crosses 3,100 miles of ocean each season. The humpback whale season in Maui lasts from November to May of every year. These huge mammals travel between 3 and 9 mph at over 1,000 miles per month without stopping. Humpbacks make this journey in groups called pods that congregate for a couple days at a time. The pods stay together loosely and break apart, with the exception of the calves and mothers. Check out this fun Humpback Whale Infographic for more info!

Humpback Whale Infographic