Tuesday morning’s conditions were “super smooth” according to Captain Will who ran the Seasmoke on the Wake up with the Whales Cruise. Guests saw 6 different Humpbacks multiple times during the cruise, and two breaches. One was about a mile away, but the other was about 250 yards away…a pretty awesome sight. The ocean conditions stayed great all day, and on our newest cruise, Sail with the Whales, guests saw several spouts and fluke dives from a couple of different whales as we sailed north along the coast. One guest reported seeing a tail lob, but the rest of us must have been looking the wrong direction because we didn’t get to see it.
Captain Claire’s Humpback Fact of the Day: A fully grown Humpback Whale can hold his or her breath for around 45 minutes. Usually, that’s not what we observe in Hawaii though. We’re more likely to witness 10-20 minute breath hold dives, and if the whale is really active, s/he surfaces to breathe a lot more frequently.