There is no bad time of year to visit Maui, with winter being no exception. In fact, some people find late
fall and winter months are their favorite time to travel to the Hawaiian Islands. During December, January
and February, daytime temperatures average in the high 70s throughout the day and dip down into the mid-60s
after dusk. The ocean temperature stays around 75 degrees Fahrenheit and large North swells create incredible
big surf conditions along Maui's northern beaches.
All of this makes for ideal conditions for residents of cold weather states looking to escape the snow and
ice during the winter. Are you ready to book your ticket to paradise? Be sure to include some of the following
winter-only Maui events on your itinerary:
Must-do Maui Winter Activities
Arguably one of the most magical aspects of winter in Maui is the whale watching opportunity. Beginning
mid-fall, whales from across the Pacific Ocean begin migrating to Maui's warm coastal waters. For the
price of dinner, you and your family can take a
watching cruise and experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. There is
nothing quite like watching mothers and their calves frolic in the wild while males compete for the
attention of females. Select cruise outfits include special underwater machines so guests can listen
to the haunting melodies of the whale's songs.
Lahaina's Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree.
Every year around the beginning of December, the community of Lahaina hosts a special
ceremony of the nearly 150-year-old banyan tree in the local Banyan Tree Park. This free
two-day event is a community celebration with live entertainment, holiday arts and crafts, and local food
vendors. If you want to experience the local side of Maui, this lighting festival is a must-attend event.
Check out the big surf on the northern beaches.
You didn't think we'd forget about following up on those surfing conditions, did you? Throughout January
and February, the same powerful weather that dumps snow and ice across the Northern Hemisphere eventually
rolls down the Pacific and pushes huge waves along Maui's northern shores. The stronger the storm in
Alaska and Canada, the bigger the surf along Maui's Kanaha and Pa'ia. Windsurfers, kite-boarders and
surfers all look forward to these special months of thrill-inducing ocean conditions. It also provides
prime opportunities for photographers and those who love to watch the professionals surf water walls
towering over 50 feet high.
beach park and the cliff-side viewing areas overlooking
Pe'ahi Bay are particularly
rewarding for sightseers.
Enjoy the PGA
Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions. This is a must-attend event for golf aficionados.
The annual championship event will take place this winter, January 3 through 7, and will feature only
those players who won official PGA Tour events during 2017. In short, this is a tournament for the best
of the best, and if you want to see some of the world's top golfers in action, then head down to The
Plantation Course in Kapalua for this prestigious event.
Be Sure to Book a Maui Helicopter Tour
Finally, whether you're more interested in Humpback whales or champion golfers, be sure to check out one
of Maverick's outstanding Maui helicopter tours.
Tours like Maui Dream will show you the best wonders of
the island from a bird's-eye perspective. Soar over those northern shores to see surfers in action and whales
dance in the waters. Wonder at Maui's mountains, rainforests and more. Call 1-800-978-0266 or LiveChat with
one of our reservation agents today!