whale watch

Humpback Whale Season Begins

We’re just coming into the beginning of winter now, and that means one major thing for animal lovers in Hawaii – the start of Humpback Whale Season. These majestic creatures roam the waters around the Hawaiian Islands between December and April of each year, bringing joy and delight to locals and tourists alike. Want to see some whales for yourself? This is the perfect time of year for a trip to Oahu! Humpback whales are among the most endangered of the whale species, having been hunted nearly to extinction by the commercial whaling industry in the last century. Conservation efforts have boo … [Read more...]

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae 29 July 2010

See Hawaii’s Humpback Whale Migration with the Makani Catamaran

Did you know that February and March are the peak months for whale watching in Hawaii? Although they call Hawaii home from December to early May, humpback whales are most visible around Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island during this time of year as they breed and give birth to new calves. Native Hawaiians, who call humpback whales “kohola,” consider the whales as native born, or kamaaina, guardians of their islands, making this an particularly special time to visit. Here’s how to best incorporate these friendly visitors into your Hawaii travel plans: See Them From the Open Sea The best way to se … [Read more...]

Go Whale Watching in Hawaii

Everything You Need to Know About Whale Watching in Hawaii

Tourists aren't the only ones who escape to Hawaii in the winters. Humpback whales also migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii, but to breed, give birth, and nurse their young. In fact, it's estimated that two-thirds of the world's entire humpback population visits the Islands each year. This means that Hawaii is one of the best places on earth to go whale watching. Seeing a whale is a gratifying and remarkable experience that you'll remember for a lifetime. Want to witness this for yourself? Here's a brief guide of everything you need to know about whale watching in Hawaii. About Humpback … [Read more...]