Flying Lad in Maui!
We just got back from a 3 week trip to Maui!
We did a whale watching tour on the Pride of Maui, leaving out of Maalaea Harbor.
This was a very kid friendly adventure. They don’t charge for kids 2 and under with a paying adult, so parents will like that. I have seen some questions across the internet about whether or not such a trip is good for such a little guy, and our official answer is: it depends. Only you know your child and whether they will enjoy boat rides, being out on the water for a couple of hours, etc. We CAN say that it is very safe (so long as your kid isn’t actively trying to escape). The trip includes a nice lunch spread (hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches–yummy!) and drinks( wine, beer, and mai tais).
Flying Lad even got to sit in the Captain’s seat! Captain Jason provided a lot of great information and played some good music. Did you know whales like Taylor Swift? They were out in the water dancing! We had some great whale sightings. The pictures don’t do it justice. You’ll just have to go on a tour and see for yourself. Flying Lad’s favorite moment may have been the trip back in. It was VERY windy and he insisted dad hold him up in the air at the top of the boat so he could feel like he was flying! By the way, Pride of Maui has a really good blog with a lot of top lists–Top 30