The gentle waters that lap upon Maui’s shores are alive with wildlife like humpback whales, Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles. They are considered endangered species and are protected by federal laws. Dolphins and other whales also are protected by the MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT.
1. View from a distance: Consider binoculars. 2. Stay at least 100 yards from humpback whales, 50 yards from dolphins and monk seals. 3. It is legal for an animal to approach you, but it is against the law for you to approach, chase, surround, touch or swim with marine mammals.