Maui Weather in February: Things to Do

maui weather in february

The weather, the crowds, the price, and some of the best attractions you shouldn’t miss are all covered in this guide to visiting Maui in February.

Are you taking a trip to Maui, an exotic and romantic island, to kick off February, the month of love? Have you ever been to Maui in February and wondered what it’s like? The best time to visit Maui is in February because it’s whale season and the tropical temperatures are a welcome change from the snowy weather on the mainland.

If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re trying to decide whether it would be a good idea to travel to Maui in February or you’ve already made travel plans and are looking for the best things to do in February.

Maui Weather in February

First, the good news: it’s probably warmer in Maui than wherever you’re traveling from. The only state in the tropics is Hawaii, and while this doesn’t mean you won’t have seasons, there isn’t much of a difference between them.

The average high will be around 80°F, and the average low will be around 65°F. Not too shabby for the dead of winter!

Maui experiences the least amount of rainfall among all the islands. Although not as frequently as, say, Kauai, it does still rain here. There is, however, undoubtedly a season that is colder, wetter, and sunnier (winter) and one that is warmer, drier, and warmer (summer).

maui weather in february

Before we go into the specifics of the weather, visit our comprehensive Maui Guide page to learn everything you need to know about visiting Maui at any time of year. The guide has information on where to stay, what to do, what to eat, what to drink, and more.

In Ka’anapali, the average high is 79; in Kihei, which is close to Wailea; and in Hana, the average high is 78. Ka’anapali, Kihei, and Hana all have lower average low temperatures than the state average of 64.



The percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy stays at about 25% throughout the entire month of February in Maui, where cloud cover is essentially constant.


We display the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day in order to show variation within the month rather than just the monthly total.


The days are growing longer in Maui throughout the month of February. The day lengthens by 29 minutes from the beginning to the end of the month, which translates to an average daily increase of 1 minute, 4 seconds, and a weekly increase of 7 minutes, 30 seconds.


The dew point, which determines whether sweat will evaporate from the skin and cool the body, serves as the basis for the comfort level of humidity. Higher dew points feel more humid, while lower dew points feel dryer.

While the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night because dew point changes more slowly than temperature and typically does not vary as much between day and night.


maui weather in february

The wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction), as measured at a height of 10 meters, is covered in this section. Instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages, and the wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on the local topography and other variables.

Water Temperature

In close proximity to a sizable body of water, such as the ocean, sea, or large lake). The average surface temperature of that water over a large area is reported in this section.

In Maui, the average surface water temperature remains essentially constant throughout the month of February, hovering around 75°F.

Activities in Maui in February

The month of February is a fantastic time to visit Maui for activities! Whale watching, a top-notch ocean activity, is one of the seasonal activities on Maui, and February is its busiest month!

Because of the whale migration, the Maui Nui Basin is a protected sanctuary for the whales from December 15 through April 15 of every year, putting a stop to pursuits like parasailing and jet skiing so that more boats can whale watch safely during the winter.

Whale Watching Tours in Maui

Every year, humpback whales travel from Alaska to Maui to breed and give birth. They migrate in what is known as a trickle, with some of them starting to come here in November or December and the last ones leaving in April or May.

February is the busiest month for whale watching in Maui because the majority of people will be there during that time. Every time you go whale watching in Maui, you have an equal chance of seeing a humpback whale because they cycle between periods of rest and activity all day long.

maui weather in february

Whales can be seen singing alone, swimming in pairs with their mothers and calves, being escorted by a male, or in large groups in competitive pods where the males follow and vie for the attention of the female.

You might see surface actions such as sailing, spy hopping, slapping of the pecs and tails, and of course the traditional breach. We never get closer to whales than 100 yards away in Hawaii because they are protected animals.

They do tend to gravitate toward us frequently, and when they do, we pause our boats for their protection and hang out with them. This is called a “mugging” when the humpback whales come close to the boats!

Snorkeling Tours in Maui

Snorkeling on Maui is still a top activity, despite the cooler weather. Our waters are still in the 70s, and the air is usually between the mid- and high-eighties. Select boat-based snorkeling tours that can take you to Lanai or other parts of the Maui coast that were not affected by the rain if the water along the coastline has any run-off from rainfall.

The usual highlights of snorkel tours to Lanai are seeing the enormous sea cliff, snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles, and watching dolphins!

Zipline Tours in Maui

Zipline tours are fantastic in February! Maui would be even more lovely and lush with some additional rain! Some businesses, like Kapalua Ziplines, have dual ziplines, allowing you to zipline next to your special someone for a romantic tropical activity!

Driving 40 mph across Maui, you can view views of the ocean or tropical rainforest! Piiholo Ziplines, Skyline Eco-Adventures, Flying Hawaiian, and Jungle Zipline Tours are some additional well-known zipline businesses in Maui.

Helicopter Tours in Maui

Currently offering tours across Maui and Molokai are Maverick and Blue Hawaii Helicopters. The West Maui Molokai helicopter tour, where you can observe the sea cliffs of Molokai and whales from above, is our personal favorite.

Trying to think of a romantic Valentine’s Day proposal? Take the Maui Island Tour that lands in Hana for a brief stop, just long enough to propose!

Luaus in Maui

maui weather in february

Hawaiian cuisine and traditional dance are once again featured at luaus. A sit-down dinner and Hawaiian-style entertainment are included at most luaus, which are held right on the beach.

Horseback Riding in Maui

The weather in Maui is ideal for outdoor activities, so horseback riding is a must-do activity! While Piiholo Ranch and Maui Ranch Tours feature gorgeous green jungles and upcountry scenery, Mendez Ranch and Makena Stables offer horseback riding along the water. The ideal romantic activity for couples or for oneself!

Surfing in Maui

For Maui, winter means bigger waves! But fear not, if you’re a beginner, you can take lessons at places like Kihei Cove or Lahaina Harbor where the north swell wraps around for more waves that are beginner or intermediate in size for surfing!

Humpback whales and numerous rainbows can be seen while surfing in Maui in February without a doubt. Maui Surfer Girls, Goofy Foot Surfing, and Maui Wave Riders.

Is Maui Crowded in February?

Are you prepared for some exciting news? In February, Maui is not a busy island. This is a big deal if you’ve ever tried to travel somewhere during the busiest time of year. Why?

  • The two most popular luaus aren’t booked up months in advance
  • You can actually find parking at most of the best snorkel spots (still get there early, of course)
  • Activities will still be available for you to book last minutes, like whale watching, snorkeling tours, and sunset cruises
  • You can get into our favorite restaurants and navigate around the grocery store without it being too crazy
  • The beaches aren’t packed so you can plan to visit all of the best beaches on Maui without much trouble (and in case you’re wondering, these are the 17 best beaches on Maui)

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