Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Whale Watching on Maui

whale breaching by tour boat
Humpback Whale Breaching out of the water
Humpback whale watching is a popular in Maui and other Hawaiian Islands.  On my first trip to Kauai many years ago I enjoyed sailing the surrounding waters and finding humpback whales.  The whales are typically in Hawaii in January through April.

This year I investigated some other options.  A small speedboat instead of a large sailboat has some obvious advantages.  Ultimate Whale Watch company out of Lahaina offers a great whale watching tour.  We rode quickly out to sea and found several mothers with calves, groups of males and some loner whales.

The photo above shows a distant whale fully breaching.  On the left side there is a tour boat.  This shows how much larger these whales are compared to the boats.  Amazing.
breaching humpback whale
Breaching Humpback Whale off coast of Maui

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