Are you coming from another part of the island to join Hawaii Ocean Project on one of our excellent boat tours?  While in Lahaina be sure to check out some of the other things to do.  For example, the Lahaina Historical Trail is a must see for visitors.

Below is some information about the trail to help plan your day in Lahaina:

  • The trail begins at the Baldwin House, located off of Dickenson and Front Street.  This is walking distance from HOP’s dock in the harbor.
  • There are three different walking trails to explore.  The Founder trail takes you around the famous Banyan tree, showcasing 23 different sites and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
  • The Navigator trail will direct you up and down Front Street, pointing out 17 historical sites, taking approximately one hour to complete.  We suggest grabbing lunch at one of the many restaurants to choose from on Front Street while exploring this trail.
  • After lunch, start off on the Voyager trail.  This trail will take 45 minutes to complete, depending on how many picture-taking stops are made at the 22 different historical locations.
  • Maps and more may be found on site or at lahainarestoration.org/lahaina-historic-trail

One of our morning Whale Watch Tours is a perfect choice for those wanting to make a day out of coming to Historical Lahaina.  With multiple departure times to choose from, returning to the harbor before lunch, you’ll be able to explore all the historical and cultural sites of Lahaina in one day.  To book your Lahaina adventure, starting with a whale watch, contact HOP today!

Did you recently go on an amazing whale watch trip and wish you could do it again?  Well, you’re in luck because Hawaii Ocean Project has an amazing deal for you.  We are currently offering a seven-trip pass for our Maui whale watch tour.  This means that for one price you can experience the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat time and time again.

This pass is good for any seven-whale watches at any time, on any day.  What an amazing opportunity!  Start every morning of your Hawaiian vacation at sea or spend the entire day on the water with these remarkable mammals.  The reason we are offering such an incredible deal is because we want you to be able to enjoy whale watching as much as we do.

We offer whale watch tours daily, departing from the North End of the Lahaina Harbor.  Each two-hour tour guarantees whale sightings.  Choose from our four daily departure times; 7:30am, 9:45am, 12:00pm, or 2:15pm.  Our experienced and professional captain and crew will provide expert whale narration and answer any questions you have about the magnificent humpback whales.

For more information about the seven-trip pass, stop by our booth at the Lahaina Harbor.  Keep in mind that these passes are non-transferrable and non-refundable, so be sure to seize the opportunity to join us on all seven trips.  Whether you are here on vacation or a Hawaii resident, with the abundance of whales this season, this deal is well worth it.  Contact HOP today to book your next few ocean adventures.

In our last blog we discussed the majestic humpback whales.  This week we are going to discuss an organization that helps keep these endangered species safe while in the Hawaiian waters.  Whale Trust Maui is a non-profit organization committed to educating the public about marine life safety.

Whale Trust’s mission is to promote, support, and conduct scientific research on whales.  Their vision is to help create a world that is more knowledgeable about whales.  In February 2015, Whale Trust Maui is hosting a four-day event for Whale enthusiasts.  Whale Tales will take place Friday, February 13th until Monday the 16th.

Below is the tentative schedule of events to take place:

  •  Friday, February 13th, from 5pm to 7pm, is the opening reception at the Historic Pioneer Inn.
  •  Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm, various presentations will be held in The Maui Theatre.
  •  Monday, February 16th, all day, benefit whale watches are to depart from the Lahaina Harbor.

While this event is free of charge, donations are still needed in order to continue supporting whale research on Maui.  Hawaii Ocean Project is a proud sponsor of all that this organization does for marine life conservation.  If you are interested in sponsorship visit whaletrust.org for more details.

If you have any further questions about this event or booking your next whale watch tour, contact Hawaii Ocean Project today!