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HIHWNMS, NOAA Fisheries Permit #782-1438
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is the perfect place for whale watching, whether from land or sea.

Humpback whales can be seen performing a variety of spectacular behaviors each winter in Hawai`i. Don't miss your chance to catch a glimpse.

Find out more about Whale Watching.

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Find out more about humpback whales and the other animals that make the sanctuary their home.

Learn how to operate safely on the water during whale season, find out more about the sanctuary's Safe Boating Campaign and more!

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Visitor Center
Visit the Sanctuary Visitor Center in Kihei, Maui. Open year-round!

View maps of the sanctuary.

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Weather & Sea
Check the weather conditions before you head out!

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