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Four Seasons Resort Maui Offers Humpback Whale Experiences

December 18, 2019, 10:26 AM HST
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Whale Season on Maui. PC: courtesy Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.

The annual return of the whales is now in full swing with regular sightings reported in Maui waters.  In celebration of whale season, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has created a variety of ways for guests to experience these majestic creatures.

From a private whale watch led by professional photographers to sightings from the Resort’s oceanfront vistas, the Resort reports that its Concierge Team can design a customized itinerary for whale enthusiasts of all kinds.

“It’s hard to imagine that Maui can become even more special,” said General Manager Marc Bromley, “but every winter brings these gentle giants to the waters just beyond the Resort’s shores.  It doesn’t get much better than experiencing whales up close and personal, and many of our guests return year after year to do so.”

Whale season officially runs from Dec. 15 through May 15.  The following experiences, most exclusively available for guests of Four Seasons Maui, are available to those who wish to witness the wintering whales:

Whale Watch Photo Excursion: Embark on an excursion with the Cesere Brothers, Maui underwater photographers and members of Keiki Koholā Project whale research team. Learn how to take photos of whales above water and other marine life below on this fully customizable private day on the ocean.

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SUP HIIT and SUP Yoga: This fitness studio is on the ocean. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy taking their HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or yoga practice to the next level on a stand-up paddleboard, and seasonal whale sightings are common.

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Ocean View Cabana: Watch whales play from the Ocean View Cabanas with a dedicated “Cabana Angel” to deliver five-star services and amenities throughout the day. Binoculars are provided.

Outrigger Canoe: Join the Resort’s champion outrigger canoe team to learn the history and how-to’s of this ancient paddling sport. Guests often encounter whales on the complimentary activity, as well as turtles and other marine life.

Oceanfront Suite: Experience the vantage point from the balcony of a luxury Oceanfront Suite.  This January through March, Complete Suite Package Oceanfront Suite guests will receive a $500 ocean activity credit to apply toward one of the various ways to experience the whales.

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Whale Art: Guests will meet notable Maui artists at the Resort’s open-air gallery, open daily. Chelsea Kohl’s contemporary whale tail pop art can be viewed on Saturday evenings and the Cesere Brothers’ underwater whale photography on Thursday mornings.

Kayak Whale Watch: The Resort’s onsite ocean experts, Maui Undersea Adventures, educate guests on the marine ecosystem during an intimate kayak whale watch adventure.

Classic Whale Watch: With a number of private or group options, the Concierge will recommend a catamaran, sailboat or zodiac for guests looking for a traditional whale watch option.

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