Oh wow, words just can't do justice to this 2-hour tour. Maui in January is a cross-roads for whales. We saw whales swimming, breeding, nursing, breaching, courting, you name it. The naturalist on our boat said it best: "You're surrounded . . . and outnumbered!" The tour leaves from one of the waterfront locations just behind Lahaina Courthouse, which also gives you a chance to see the huge banyan tree that covers a full block. They take your picture as you get on the boat - obviously to sell you the photo at the end. It was a good shot of my husband and me, so we bought it. They throw in a CD of photos from earlier trips they've taken, so you get loads of great whale shots, even if your photos aren't great. Mine were pretty good, but it's a nice supplement.
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