Every once in awhile we get one of those Whale Watch Cruises that doesn’t need a lot of description, and Wednesday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise was one of those trips.
After the cruise, all our on-board naturalist Adam could manage to get out was “Lots of breaches…lots and lots of breaches…15 whales and lots and lots of breaches”.
Thanks Adam! The only thing better than hearing those words would have been to be on board with you to see the action!
On a side note…we just received some feedback in Japanese from a guest who joined us on a different cruise. When we used our Google Translate app, this is what we read: When I slowly run through the sea like a mirror, I visited a whale’s squirting and diving. On the way back you get a bonus dolphin group. It’s impressed that life has such time.
We loved that so much we just had to share it with you! Pure poetry!
Ocean Sports Whale Fact of the Day: One of the questions we get asked most frequently on whale watches is “Why are the whales doing that?” (and for “that”, you can substitute any whale behavior we see…breaches, head lunges, peduncle throws…etc). Since we really can’t ask the whales (well, we can ask, but they aren’t answering) we tend to interpret behavior based on what else is going on in the whales’ lives at that particular time. Humpbacks are in Hawaii to mate, calve, and take care of their babies. Aerial behaviors often result in big splashes which may be a great way for a whale to communicate size, status, location, excitement, aggression, irritation, or health to other whales (or to something/someone else he hears on the surface).