See Hawaii’s Humpback Whale Migration with the Makani Catamaran

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae 29 July 2010

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 see humpback whales in Hawaii is to get up close in their natural habitat – the ocean! Take the Makani Catamaran Sail Cruise along the Pacific shores of Oahu, and you’ll be as close as you … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Whale Watching in Hawaii

Go 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 Whales The whales you'll see in Hawaii are humpbacks that migrate over 3,000 miles from the waters of Alaska where they spend the warmer months of the year. An adult humpback whale grows to be upwards … [Read more...]