Our weekend was dominated by some winter weather. Before it hit, we ran Friday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise on Alala from Kawaihae. Throughout the course of that cruise, we saw six different Humpbacks, but spent the majority of our time watching a pair who surfaced every 5 – 8 minutes to spout a few times before diving again. These whales seemed a little curious about us too, as each time they surfaced a little closer to us than the time before, giving us some good views of them as they checked us out.
On Saturday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise, we saw a couple of breaches about 2 miles from shore, but the conditions were too rough for us to travel that far, so we called the trip a Fluke and invited all of our guests to join us again on another trip for FREE. The same thing happened on our 10:00 Whale Watch where anything we saw was just to far away for us to travel…but again, we invited our guests to join us on another trip for FREE!
Sadly, we woke up to very rainy conditions on Sunday, so we didn’t even operate our Wake up with the Whales Cruise.
Here’s hoping the new week brings us sunny skies and calm seas!
Captain Claire’s Humpback Fact of the Day: When a Humpback spouts, he’s exhaling in a half of a second, 90% of the volume of air in his lungs. It’s enough air in one blow to fill up the interior of a stretch limousine. In case you’re curious, when an average size human adult exhales, he takes 3 times as long to exhale just 15% of the volume of air in his lungs — and an adult human exhalation wouldn’t even fill up a Smart Car — it’s only enough air to fill up a lunch bag.