Why dosen’t Maui have Parasailing in the Winter?

Sep 13, 2019 | General Information

Why could we go parasailing in Oahu or the Big Island in January but not on Maui? That doesnt seem fair because we have been so looking forward to taking a flight.

Im so sorry but you have the whales to blame for this. The area of Maalaea Bay and the areas between Lahaina, Kaanapali and the island of Lanai have actually been designated as a whale sanctuary during the winter months (between Dec. 15 and May 15th). This is the location the whales have been coming to for years and we want them to be protected. There are all sorts of rules and regulations that apply to boating operations in these areas at this time of year and one of them has to do with the parasailing operations which operate very fast moving boats which may be incapable of avoiding a collision with the slower moving whales.