We just returned from a trip to Maui in Feb. 2008. None of my family has seen humpback whales up close and boy were we in for a real treat. We were so amazed by these beautiful creatures that we ended up on 3 whale watching trips. My son, really enjoyed seeing the whales, learing about them and the educational experience we had with the Pacific Whale Foundation.
I would highly recommend for family with kids as a great learning experience.