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Picking the Perfect Time to Visit Hawaii

With most destinations around the world, there is a time to visit and a time to pass on the destination. Most places have an offseason, when travelers stop visiting and the destination is only locals. Think of places like Aspen or Vail in Colorado, which is known as a winter destination, or summertime retreats during the winter when the sun has stopped shining and the cold has set in. Luckily, Hawaii doesn't really have an offseason, so there really is no bad time to visit the islands. There are some differences in the islands throughout the year, so picking the perfect time to visit Hawaii all comes down to when you can make it to our stunning islands.

Answering the question “when is the perfect time to visit Hawaii” is pretty simple, and as long as you have done some advanced planning, you can have a great vacation no matter what time of year you visit. Sure, there are some activities that are available at different times of the year, but overall your vacation is going to be spectacular no matter when you visit.

For starters, many people that visit during the summer have wondered where the big waves on the North Shores are. The big swells hit the north facing shores in the winter months, arriving between November and March and drawing surfers from around the world. Outside of those months, we still see big waves hitting the islands on the Windward and South Shores, but typically nothing like we see when the massive waves arrive on the north shores.

Next, is the best time for whale watching in Hawaii. The gentle giants begin to arrive to the islands during the month of November and stay through around April, and its during these month that Whale Watching Adventures start back up.

For most visitors that are venturing to any Hawaiian Island, the most important part of the vacation is the beach and the sunshine. The good news is that sunshine doesn't ever leave the islands, and though we see more rain in the winter, there are still plenty of days that are filled with warm weather and sunshine. The weather does cool a bit but there is still plenty of opportunity for fun in the sun.

Finally, many visitors wonder when Hawaii’s “offseason” is. With a perfect destination, there really is no dedicated offseason. Sure, travel tends to slow down at the beginning of the school year, and again right after the holidays, but there are always visitors paying a visit to our islands. The summer is always the busiest time of year, but we are lucky to be able to show off our islands year round.

When are you planning to visit the Hawaiian Islands? There are always great tours and activities to take part in and depending on what you are looking to enjoy when you are here, you can always find something while visiting Hawaii.  

Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.


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