Snorkelling and whale watching on Maui


Snorkelling and whale watching on Maui

When you fly to Maui, you will see nothing but sea when you look out of the airplane window. For 5,5 hours up in the sky, you can only see water which made me realise that the Pacific Ocean is so big. It looked so pretty from up above and I started wondering what would live beneath, in the deep – deep – waters. I was therefore very happy that we booked two tours with Sea Maui to experience the magical underwater world ourselves. Sea Maui is one of the smaller catamarans of Maui which assures a more personal and relaxed atmosphere. As soon as we dropped our suitcases at our lovely hotel in Lahaina, we drove to Whalers Village in Kaanapali Beach as the catamaran leaves from there. The crew, including the dog, is very fun and energetic, knows a lot about sea life, and makes sure that you constantly have a cocktail in your hand.


Sunset Whale Watching!

As soon as we got on the beautiful boat, we were warmly welcomed with a cold Maui beer and live music to start the Sunset Whale Watching Tour. It didn’t take long before we saw whales splashing around us. These animals are without a doubt, one of the most amazing marine wildlife creatures we have ever seen. The captain told us that we were lucky that we visited Maui in the whale season, as these North Pacific Humpback Whales are back in the tropical Hawaiian waters in the winter. They are there this time of year to breed, to birth, and to raise their young calves in safety. So we were there to witness how the mother and the new born babies were preparing for their way back to the cold Alaskan waters for feeding. That alone was a magical experience. On top of that we enjoyed our first sunset on Maui with delicious cocktails and bites, including amazing Pork sliders and Brussels sprouts. We couldn’t have wished for a better start of our honeymoon on this tropical island!


The best way to see Maui, is Sea Maui!

Sea Maui offers a couple of tours like the sunset, whale watching as well as snorkelling tour. Because really, the only way to experience Maui, is to discover the beautiful underwater world. So a few days after the sunset sailing we got on the boat again, but this time in the early morning. We went snorkelling, close to Lanai, a smaller island, which is a 1,5 hours boat ride. Along the way we saw many whales again and enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The water was so clear, so blue and so pretty! The coral is absolutely stunning and we saw many beautiful tropical fish. When we got back on the boat, the music was playing and a delicious mimosa was handed to us. We leisurely cruised back to Ka’anapali Beach while we enjoyed the lunch prepared by Chef Joey, some more beers and cocktails and the whales! We even got to listen to them with a device they put under water. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I can’t wait to come back again!

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  • Christine

    What a fun trip! I have been to Maui a few times and I love it there. Hawaii in general is always a nice getaway. Sea Maui sounds incredible and what a fantastic way to really “sea” the ocean and really experience what Maui has to offer. I love the outfit you wore onto the boat and that cute clutch. Next time I go to Maui I will have to check out Sea Maui for sure! xoxo, Christine

    • Thank you so much Christine! Yes Sea Maui is indeed a great tour company to go with on a Sea-adventure as they are small-scale and very personal, knowledgeable and fun! Thanks for stopping by and I sincerely hope you can visit Maui soon! Big Xx Susanne

  • Merel van Poorten

    Wow! Lovely photo’s. Maui is one of my favorite places in the world! Love Hawaii..

    X Merel

    • Thank you so much sweetie!! And yes, I totally agree with you as it is also one of my favourite destinations on our planet! Big Xx

  • Amy

    Maui is such a dream. Snorkeling there was one of the highlights of my trip when I went many years ago. Hope to make it back soon – so glad you enjoyed your holiday!

    xx, Amy

    • Thank you so much Amy!! It is indeed a true paradise and snorkelling is a must do on this island! Hope you can go back soon!! Xx Susanne

  • Snorkeling was my favorite thing we did in Maui though we didn’t whale watch. So amazing!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Yes isn’t that the most beautiful side of Maui! Thanks for stopping by! Big Xx Susanne

  • Natali Loure

    Wow , this place is amazing ♡

    • Yes, it truly was!! Thanks for stopping by! Xx Susanne

  • Maria Jose Gomez Verdu

    amazing place and pics


    ahah love your pictures !!

  • sophie

    Great pictures.Wow, how I would just love to take a vacay there.Beautiful.

    • Thanks Sophie! I hope you can visit Maui soon! Xx Susanne

  • I would love to experience the same one day! Looks magical.


    • Yes I hope you can!! Very soon! It is so pretty up there! Xx Susanne

  • looks like you had so much fun


    • Yes, it was a lot of fun!! Thanks for stopping by! Xx

  • What an incredible way to spend your honeymoon! I have always wanted to go snorkeling in Hawaii, it seems like such an awesome experience.

    • Yes it is! I hope you can go one day soon! Maui is truly paradise! Xx Susanne

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Oh that sounds like a great experience dear! I would love to go to Maui one day 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

    • Yes, life is truly amazing on that island! I hope you can go one day soon! Xx Susanne

  • That New Dress

    All I can say is WOW! This looks absolutely incredible, what an amazing experience! xx

    • Yes, it was indeed amazing!! So fun and so incredible cool to be underwater with all the fish and turtles! Thanks for stopping by! Xx Susanne

  • Oh my gosh, every part of this travel diary is dreamy! Looking out the plane windows and seeing only sea for hours on ends sounds ideal; and I SO want to be in such gorgeous warm weather right now!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thank you sweetie!! I really hope you can go to some tropical island soon (the life is there at best!!)! Xx Susanne

  • Cynthia

    Your trip sounds awesome! I love Maui and the water there is gorgeous! Great post girlie!


    • Thank you so much Cynthia! I know, the water was so blue, clear and pretty! I hope you can go back to Maui soon! Big Xx Susanne

  • James Johnson

    So love this trip, looks amazing!!!

  • amazing photos! xx

    • Thanks sweetie!! Maui is so photogenic! Xx Susanne

  • Maui seems like such a magical place! I would love to see whales 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful and dreamy pictures! It makes me look forward to Summer even more! 🙂


    Claire from Dresscape

    • Thank you so much Claire! I hope you can go to Maui one day as well! It is such a beautiful place! And go in winter, as the whales will be there as well:)! Xx Susanne

  • Wow what a fantastic experience! Gemma x

    • Thanks sweetie!! It truly was amazing!!

  • The color of the water!! Maui is amazing, I’m ready to bet it!

    • Yes, it is paradise for sure!! Hope you can go here one day! X Susanne

  • First off, congratulations on being newlyweds! I had no idea you were vacationing to celebrate your honeymoon! My mom celebrated hers there, too, and she loved it. I’ve never been to Hawaii before, but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things, which is wanting me to go all the more, especially after seeing these gorgeous photos and reading of your experience; that wale watching sounds like such a great experience! Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have the best week ahead!



    • Ahhh thank you so much babe!! It is the best feeling to be married! I really hope you can go here soon. I think it would also be a great place to go with your new born baby in a few months (so exciting!!!). I hope you have an amazing week as well and thanks for stopping by! Xx Susanne –

  • Great photos! I have yet to go to Hawaii and can’t believe I keep putting it off. Sounds like a perfect honeymoon anniversary spot! 🙂 You look beautiful as always!


    • Thank you so much Miki!! Ohhh and yes, you really have to go! It is the best place to celebrate love and enjoy the beautiful world we live in! Thanks for stopping by! Xx Susanne

  • Rina Doria

    I have always wanted to try snorkelling but my fear keeps me from actually doing it lol. It makes me nervous to see that I’m swimming around with sea creatures, weird I know!

    Rina Samantha

    • Hahaha no I completely understand! It is strange indeed, but once you are in the water, you won’t be scared anymore as you become one of them (really cool)! Thanks for stopping by lady! Xx Susanne

  • Such beautiful photos! Looks like you had an amazing honeymoon!

    xo, Jennifer

    • Thank you so much sweetie!! It was absolutely amazing, full adventure, relaxation and romance!! Big Xx Susanne

  • Maui looking incredible! I hope you had an amazing time 🙂 The photos look great!!

    • `thank you so much!! We indeed had the most amazing time <3! x Susanne

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