Four Seasons Resort Maui Says, “Listen to the Humpback Whales -- They Know How to Pick the Most Romantic Vacation Setting”

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Humpback Whales Return to Maui! Book Luxury Winter Stay Now to Experience Whale Season Up Close and Personal.

Whale Watching Maui Style at Four Seasons Resort Maui

"Watching these North Pacific humpback whales put on their spectacular shows always creates a special feeling among our guests," says Thomas Steinhauer, Four Seasons Resort Maui's General Manager and Regional Vice President.

What is it about the sight of majestic 40-ton humpback whales and their calves frolicking in the warm, deep blue Pacific Ocean waters off Maui’s Wailea Beach that so intrigue and captivate Four Seasons Resort Maui guests every winter?

Maybe it’s the abundance of sea life that thousands of these endangered mammals find below the surface during their yearly migratory trip. Perhaps it’s the temperate climate, conducive to mating and birthing new calves. Or could it be that we humans are captivated watching the amazing 50-foot male marine mammals in close proximity as they sing out mating calls in time-honored fashion to win the affection of the female?

“I believe it’s all of these reasons,” says Thomas Steinhauer, Four Seasons Resort Maui’s General Manager and Regional Vice President. “But I’d like to say these whales also know how to pick the most romantic setting in Maui, positioning themselves right off of our resort’s pristine beach every year. Like our guests, they clearly have discriminating taste,” he adds with a wink.

This year, guests at Four Seasons Resort Maui, Forbes only Five-Star luxury resort in Maui, can choose among many whale-watching experiences. The resort’s staff will help guests customize a whale-watching itinerary, selecting from among five different and unique encounters. Several of these Maui whale-watching experiences are complimentary.

Guests can join the resort’s onsite water experts, Maui Underseas Adventures, for an educational kayak tour; take part in a complimentary outrigger canoe experience, learning the history and how-to’s of this Hawaiian paddling sport while positioning for whale sightings of these endangered mammals; and step aboard the AliiNui catamaran for a two-hour whale watching trip in Maui.

There are also opportunities to take a Sunshine Helicopter Molokai tour and, from the sky, explore two islands while watching the whales in Maui and viewing Hawaii’s tallest waterfalls and also the sea cliffs on Molokai’s remote North Shore. And, for those who like to stay on dry land, there are always resort sightings with plenty of unique viewing opportunities to see these playful whales right off the shore.

Four Seasons Resort Maui also has collaborated with the Cesere Brothers, a dynamic photography duo who are "artists in residence" and among the few with the authority to swim with and capture the whales' marine moments through their underwater lens. The brothers volunteer their time in the winters to the Keiki Kohola Project and each week they showcase their images at the Resort. It is just another memorable and complimentary feature of a Four Seasons Resort Maui luxury vacation.

“Watching these North Pacific humpback whales put on their spectacular shows always creates a special feeling among our guests. It is truly one of nature’s treasures to behold and a memory to keep for a lifetime, and it is all part of our Four Seasons experience,” adds Steinhauer. 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 luxury 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.

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