Winter Whale Watching in Hawaii

Most people visit Hawaii in the spring/summer or over holidays, but have you considered winter?  Winter means something very different to these islands with temperatures staying right around 80 degrees and tropical flowers starting to bloom.


Did you know?

January – April is when you are most likely to see Humpback whales during winter migration

Humpbacks spout can be 10-20 feet tall

You can hear the whales from underwater miles away singing

Best islands to see the whales from shore…

Maui, Molokai, Lanai

But why stay on shore?

Boat trips & eco-adventure let you get close up and learn from marine naturalists. Thrill seekers can paddle-board or kayak and watch them swim right below.  I can help you pick from vetted tour guides based on your personal needs and interests.

Where to stay? Maui

Kapalua Bay, voted one of America’s favorite beaches

Plantation Golf Course has been ranked No. 1 in Hawaii

Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui focuses on tradition and incorporates the area’s coastal heritage in its design, architecture, food and cultural programming.

The resort took over private condo properties and now boasts 50, all-residence luxury accommodations.  You can expect large private lanais (patios) and fully equipped kitchens. A multi-tiered lagoon pool through the center of the resort looks over the expansive ocean views.

Best for: multigenerational family vacations, secluded getaways, executive retreats, weddings, and special occasions.

Nearby adventures: zip-lines, horseback tours and ATV treks provide hours of thrills in a tropical landscape.

Melted&Moved Perks: 

  • One view category upgrade, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast credit of $30 per guest, per night
  • $150 Spa Montage Kapalua Bay Spa Services Credit to be used during stay
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Where to stay? Lanai

Four Seasons Lanai has been named #1 Best Hotel in the USA by U.S. News & World Report

Four Seasons Lanai is perfect for a secluded Hawaiian getaway.  A small island that used to be a pineapple plantation. The FS offers archery, snorkeling, biking, but most appealing to me – renting a jeep and exploring the island.

An adults-only, wellness retreat with balconies overlooking gardens and the marine sanctuary. With creamy rooms and lagoon style pools – its Hawaii in a vintage postcard.

Melted&Moved Perks: 

*some apply to 2021 travel exclusively*

  • Complimentary 5th night
  • Round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lanai included
  • Luxury island shuttle transportation, including arrival and departure transfers
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full Breakfast served for two
  • $100-$200 USD Resort Credit
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

If whale watching in Hawaii has been a long time wanderlist item or maybe you are just now writing it in, let me know when you are ready to move it to the top of the list and we can talk together about co-creating this incredible experience.

Let’s Talk Travel

Love, Kate