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The Humpback Whales Are Back!

The first confirmed sighting of a humpback whale this season was made this week by Sea Quest Captain, Tony Roensch.  Captain Roensch witnessed two tail slaps from a humpback whale yearling in Honaunau Bay (Big Island).

Photo by Joe Marquez

The North Pacific humpback whales, we affectionately refer to as our “gentle giants”, will be in Maui waters soon! The humpbacks begin their migration approximately 3,000 miles from the cold arctic waters to the warm waters of Hawaii, to mate, give birth to their calves, and rear their young.  The shallow waters surrounding Maui are known as the “cradle of the humpback” due to the significant number of humpbacks raised in this area.

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is one of only 12 marine national parks and is the only preserve in the United States dedicated to a marine mammal.  During the peak season (mid-December to mid-March), there are literally thousands of humpback whales in our islands. On Maui, we are fortunate to have had hundreds of daily humpback whale sightings well into April and May.



Maui Jazz Festival – Sept. 24th

The Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will be held this Saturday, September 24th, at the Grand Wailea from
4pm-9pm.  Headlining the event is artist Les McCann and saxophonist Eddie Harris, Delfeayao Marsalis, Brother Noland Blues
Trio, and the list goes on and on!
Tickets can purchased at the door or online at


Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concerts – Every Wednesday!

Experience a very unique cultural legacy with the Masters of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.  Shows are every Wednesday between now and December 15, 2011!

TONIGHT: September 14, 2011

Ledward Kaapana – Slack Key Guitar GrandMaster

– All Ages Show –

2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipient, Ledward is Slack Key’s premier master guitarist. His inventiveness and fluidity, his versatility in multiple tunings, and his playfulness on stage, make him the leading master of this art, now recognized nationally by America’s most prestigious award for the arts.
Hosted by Grammy winning George Kahumoku Jr & Maui sensation, Da Ukulele Boyz.

For detailed Slack Key Show Info and to purchase tickets, call direct to (808)242-7469 or click on this link:

Dinner/show package tickets:
Dinner time: 5:30pm
Dinner at: Sea House Restaurant in the ((Napili Kai Beach Resort)
Show: After dinner, walk to the Aloha Pavilion for the show
All Show tickets are open seating.

Aloha Pavilion doors open at 6:45pm
Show begins at 7:30pm