Guests on Wednesday’s 10:00 Whale Watch from Kawaihae got to see 4 different Humpbacks. Most of them were “blowin’ and goin'”…which means exactly what you’d think it would mean. But, we also got to see one full breach, and several peduncle throws.
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.