Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Headquarters
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Numerous opportunities for volunteers, from reef fish surveys that you can combine with a snorkel outing to student internships.
In ancient Hawaii, coastal fishponds were built to provide a ready source of fish for royal families. The most intact fishpond remaining...
Kalepolepo Beach Park
Adjacent to the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Headquarters, this compact park is a nice spot for families with younger kids....
Kihei Farmers Market
Sells island-grown fruits and vegetables – a bit pricey but fresh.
726 S Kihei Rd · interesting places nearby
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Headquarters information
If you’re curious about Maui’s most famous annual visitors, stop by the marine sanctuary headquarters. The center overlooks the ancient Koʻieʻie Fishpond , and its oceanfront lookout is ideal for viewing the humpback whales that frequent the bay during winter. There are even free scopes set up for viewing. Displays on whales and sea turtles provide background, and there are lots of informative brochures about Hawaiian wildlife. Swing by at 11am on Tuesday or Thursday for the free ‘45-Ton Talks’ on whales.