Whale watchers rejoice! Whale season on Maui has arrived!

Aloha Outdoors captured the following photographs on Oct. 11, signifying an early start for these sea creatures. Typically whale season doesn’t start until December, with most whales spotted in February and March.

According to a recent article in Hawaii News Now, at least 12,000 humpback whales are believed to migrate to Hawai’i each year.

This year, we’ll be covering the story of one man’s mission to capture the first humpback whale birth on videotape. Read more on that story here.

Stay tuned and keep checking our blog for the latest nature news here on Maui.

Robi Campbell’s Interview

Task Force member Robi Campbell was interviewed yesterday. Check it out in this video by MarQ Morrison. Mahalo Aloha Outdoors and 'bChill' for making our Become Circular Beach Clean Up...

Explore Hosmer Grove

Just below the summit on the rugged volcanic slopes of Haleakala lies Hosmer Grove, a quiet oasis of greenery. This campground is a bird watcher's paradise and the perfect place to de-stress and get away from the world. Feel the brisk breeze awaken your...

Calisto Palos

Work by Calisto Palos “Junior” as he is called, has been handcrafting woods since an early age when he learned from his grandfather. He uses Koa wood, Milo, Mango, Pheasant Wood, Purple Heart, Silver Oak, Kamani, Wili Wili, and Hau wood to create various...

Conquer Your Fear of Heights

This week Aloha Outdoors had the pleasure of joining the HikeMaui Rainforest guided tour. Article and Photography by Jenn As a "local" for several years now, the idea of paying to hike seemed strange. But after spending the day with our guide, this tour...

First Whale of 2017

Aloha Outdoors captured the following photographs on Oct. 11, signifying an early start for these sea creatures. Typically whale season doesn't start until December, with most whales spotted in February and March. According to a recent article in Hawaii...

A Day trip to another world

Tradewinds whip through the harbor as I stand in line waiting to board the ship. Ma’alaea is the second windiest harbor in the world, and you can tell. Once everyone’s seats are secured, the tour sets to course and the winds calm. The day proceeds with clear waters...

Navigating the ‘Higher’ Self

Jungle Zipline Maui Canopy Tours’ seven zipline excursion will test your mental strength, have your heart beating and expand your knowledge of Hawai’i’s unique plant life. With two other zipline tours available, this two-and-a-half hour option offers adventurers a...

What is Nature?

French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal said, “Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” If you were to look up the word nature in the dictionary, you would find several different meanings. The English...

Koholā

This year, an ambitious videographer hopes to be the first to document the birth of a North Pacific Humpback Whale. Maui resident Chris Cilfone is a marine biologist and cinematographer, and has spent a number of years exploring and studying a variety of marine life....
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