Whale Watching Season in Hawaii
As the winter months approach, there are two big seasonal events that come with the cooler weather: big waves and humpback whale migration. Hawaii’s waters will soon be filled with thousands of humpback whales that have made the journey from the Pacific Northwest to give birth to their young, and getting an up close look at these gentle giants is an incredible opportunity and something that you cannot miss.
Beginning in late November, pods of whales begin to show up to the warm waters where they will welcome their young. It is estimated that more than 10,000 whales migrate to Hawaii each year and Hawaii’s residents welcome them with open arms. The increasing number of whales in the Pacific is vital to the ocean’s health and these gentle giants help to make the ocean the incredible place that it is.
There are a few ways to spot Humpback Whales during your visit. The most popular is to head out to sea on Whale Watching Tour. From the boat, you will have the best view of whales when they are spotted, and they are even known to come near the vessel. Just being out at sea is a treat, and if the chance to see a mother and calf comes about, you’ll be amazed. The sheer size and brilliance of these amazing creatures will have you in awe, and if they breech, spout, or go fluke up, you’ll be even more amazed.
Spotting whales from the shore is also a possibility, though it is much harder to see them. From lookout points around the islands with binoculars or other devices, you can see them from a distance, though there is nothing like seeing them up close. And from the shores of resorts, you may get lucky enough to see them, though this is rare. The channel in between Maui and Molokai and Lanai is a popular place to see whales, so if you are staying here, the odds are a little higher that you can spot them from the shore.
No matter how you choose to see Humpback Whales, this is one thing to take advantage of. Whale Watching Season in Hawaii is always a special time, and will be a great part of your trip. We recommend heading out on Whale Watching Tour to get the best views possible, and to experience the beauty of the ocean. There is nothing like seeing a Humpback Whale up close and will be something that you remember forever.
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