Whale Watching Four Seasons Resort Maui Style Set for Winter Season 2012-13

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Even migrating humpback whales know Maui's only forbes five-star resort is the place to visit for vacation to Hawaii.

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Experience the Beauty of the Majestic Humpback Whale - Maui Style

"The sights and sounds of these impressive 50-foot mammals takes the vacation experience to an entirely new level," says Thomas Steinhauer, Four Seasons Resort Maui's General Manager and Regional Vice President.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has announced this season's first sightings of the majestic, acrobatic humpback whales singing their amazing songs in the warm, deep blue Pacific Ocean visible from the Hawaiian luxury resort's beach. Maui's most beloved marine mammal visitors know that every migratory trip must include appearances at the Forbes Five-Star property in Maui at Wailea, returning by the thousands each winter season to these tropical shores.

"The sights and sounds of these impressive 50-foot mammals takes the vacation experience to an entirely new level," says Thomas Steinhauer, Four Seasons Resort Maui's General Manager and Regional Vice President. "Every season, our guests tell us that the memory of this experience lasts far longer than the pictures they take. It is an experience they can share with family and friends—and one that becomes a lifetime memory told and retold."

This year, guests at the luxury resort in Maui at Wailea will have many whale watching opportunities to take part in and see these majestic North Pacific humpback whales put on their spectacular show—close up, from the sky and right from the Resort situated on Maui's finest stretch of beach.

Whatever the level of adventure, Four Seasons Resort Maui can customize a whale watching program to help Resort guests enjoy watching these gentle giants of the sea. Here are five different, unique whale watching encounters in Maui, and Resort guests can enjoy one or more or take advantage of all five opportunities. Several are complimentary:

    Kayak Tour: Join the Resort's onsite water experts, Maui Undersea Adventures, who educate tour guests on the ocean's ecosystem, taking in the spectacular vistas of the Wailea coastline while on the hunt for close encounters with the migratory whales;

    Outrigger Experience: Learn the history and how-to's of this Hawaiian paddling sport. This experience is complimentary. While keeping eyes and camera ready for whale sightings, be sure to look over the side of the boat to see the abundance of sea life—reef fish, sea turtles, manta rays and many other species.

    Catamaran Sail: Step aboard the Alii Nui catamaran for a two-hour whale watching trip in Maui. This first-class excursion will include round trip transportation to the harbor, full bar and beverage service, an array of pupus, and the whale watching is guaranteed or guests will be treated to another trip.

    Helicopter Tour: From the sky, explore two islands and the whales in between on Sunshine Helicopter's Molokai tour. See the highlights of West Maui, then cross the Pailolo Channel to discover Hawaii's tallest waterfalls and the magnificent sea cliffs on Molokai's remote North Shore.

    Resort Sightings: Nuzzle up with your loved one in a Naupaka Casabella or lean against the edge of the Serenity Pool, watching the whales put on Maui’s greatest show right in front of the Resort. It is another memorable and complimentary feature of a Four Seasons Resort Maui vacation.

To learn more about Resort rates and Maui vacation packages and to view exciting whale watching video coverage of the many ways to see the whales Four Seasons Maui style, visit our Experience Whale Season web page.

About Four Seasons Resort Maui
Maui's first and only Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea Coast. The 380-room oceanfront resort property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities, and for living in harmony with its environment and community. The luxury resort in Maui is also home to one of the nation's top-rated spas committed to wellness and three of Hawaii's most acclaimed restaurants—Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui and DUO, a premium steak and seafood restaurant. This sophisticated home away from home caters to the needs and interests of all generations—offering world-class activities and one-of-a-kind Unforgettable Events, a museum quality art collection, three pools overlooking the azure-blue Pacific Ocean including an adults-only Serenity Pool with exclusive Missoni-designed cabanas, and more. Four Seasons Resort Maui, a Hawaiian vacation destination geared to action adventurers, those guests wishing to practice the fine art of doing nothing at all, and everyone in between.    

Media contact: Charlotte Novom; Novom Marketing; 714-941-9799

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