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Everything You Need to Know When Visiting Maui in February
For many, the draw of Maui is strongest during the often-brutal winter weather experienced every February on the mainland. And a February trip to Maui can be an excellent idea, with good weather, smaller crowds, and plenty to see and do. Be sure to read on for all that visitors to the island can expect from Maui in the month of February.
What to Expect When Visiting Maui in February
Visitors to Maui can likely expect the following in terms of weather, diving conditions, whale watching opportunities, and more during their February visits.
Weather on Maui in February
- The weather: Maui’s February winter weather is relatively mild with an average high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 55 degrees Fahrenheit. There isn’t typically too much precipitation, with around five rainy days a month.
Diving conditions on Maui in February
- Diving conditions: February can be a great time to dive Maui thanks to the still warm water and typically good visibility. Average water temps tend to hover around a comfortable 75 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the month. The most likely disruption to a diving trip will be due to swells that can impact visibility; however, a quality dive operator will know where clear water is on a given day. In short, February is a great time to give a diving course a try.
February is the Best Time for Whale Watching on Maui
- Whale watching season is peaking in February: While the first visiting whales from Alaska have long since been spotted, the peak for whale watching season can actually extend well into the heart of February, with approximately 10,000 whales visiting each season. This makes February a terrific time to go on a whale watching tour, as the probabilities of seeing one of these titanic humpbacks in the waters off of Maui’s are quite high.
Great deals on Maui in February
- Maui’s tourism is still off-peak in February: While Maui can certainly draw visitors for whale watching tours and romantic getaways, February is still considered off-peak in terms of the island’s tourism season. This means that deals may be had in terms of lodging and that it should generally be easier to get reservations for meals and activities.
What to Do on Maui in February
Something is always happening on Maui, and the exciting goings-on don’t stop in February. From holiday celebrations to live music and wildlife appreciation, there is certain to be something for everyone. We have compiled just a few highlights below.
- David Fraser (Wed, Feb 2nd, 8:30-11:30 AM)
You can’t beat free music, so wake up on the right side of the bed with this free appearance from David Fraser. Fraser promises to provide some quality R&B, blues, and pop tunes, with a few originals thrown in. The brew is sure to be quality as well, as the concert is hosted outdoors by the Maui Coffee Attic.
- John Craigie (Thu, Feb 10th, 7:30 – 10:00 PM)
Described as a singer-songwriter-storyteller, John Craigie brings his uniqueness to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Compared to Woody Guthrie AND Mitch Hedberg, an evening with Craigie is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Tickets can be found here.
- Uncle George Kahumoku Jr, with opening act Nāmaka Cosma: (Fri February 11th, 7:00 PM)
Presented as a part of ProArts Playhouse’s Hawaiian Arts and Culture Series, this evening of music and mirth is sure to please even the most hardened heart with Uncle George’s signature rhythm and style. The best part? Admission is free! Tickets can be reserved here.
- 2022 Hawaiian Legend Fri (Feb 11th – Sun, Feb 13th)
Paintball on the beach, need we say more? This annual event lets you team up with your friends and bring your paintball gun to the beach for some adrenaline-pumping action that is pure Hawaiian fun.
- Whale and Ocean Arts Festival (Feb 17th-Feb 26th)
The Maui Whale Festival is an annual event that venerates the people of Maui’s deep passion for whales, with events taking place throughout the week. Some parts are scheduled to take place at the Maui Brewing Co., making this celebration of all things related to whales and arts worth a visit for the quality beers on tap alone.
We’re Always Here to Help!
And there you have it, just some of what one can expect to see and do in Maui during the always exciting month of February. Whether it is enjoying a local show, paintballing on the beach, or witnessing wildlife, there is sure to be something for all tastes. Of course, if you take some time out for a dive trip or whale watching excursion, we hope you consider using us at Dive Maui for all of your SCUBA and snorkeling needs.
Think we missed a February event people should know about? Have more questions about what diving Maui is like year-round? Please, don’t hesitate to reach out, one of our helpful certified dive instructors would be happy to assist. As always, thank you for reading and, until next time, Aloha!