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We’ve Honestly Never Seen Anything Like This

February 23, 2024 Aloha, I just have to tell you what we witnessed during our Wednesday Pau Hana Sunset Cruise from Kawaihae — just outside of the harbor (a little bit past the channel markers). For almost 45 minutes we watched an Escort Humpback basically attacking a calf. Both Mom and the Escort were pretty…

Just Playing??

February 22, 2024 Aloha, The ocean was as smooth as glass for our two Whale Watch Cruises from Anaeho’omalu Bay on Wednesday. When we have conditions like that we can see Humpbacks spouting from miles away. Just like on Tuesday, we lost count of the total number of Humpbacks we were seeing during our cruises,…

Height of the Season Stuff

February 21. 2024 Aloha, You can sure tell it’s the height of the Whale Watch season here in Hawaii! We saw so many Humpbacks during Tuesday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise that we couldn’t keep count. Though most of the 3 dozen or so whales in our vicinity were surfacing, spouting and diving again,…

Weekend Fun + A Video

Click to watch our Video February 19, 2024 Aloha, Saturday’s Mid-Morning Whale Watch Cruise started off kind of slow but ended with a bang. It took us about 20 minutes before we saw any Humpbacks, but the wait was worth it when all of a sudden 3 different Humpback pairs surfaced. We made our way…

Unrequited Love on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2024 Aloha, I hope you were able to spend your Valentine’s Day surrounded by love. We spent ours surrounded by Humpbacks (who we love…so I guess it couldn’t have been any better). We hadn’t even left the bay when we encountered our first Humpbacks of the day during our Wake up with the…

Hours of Competition

February 13, 2024 Aloha, We operated back-to-back Guaranteed Whale Watch Cruises on Monday from Anaeho’omalu Bay. Though we saw spouts and flukes from Humpbacks in every direction (including 3 different Mom/Calf duos), the highlight of the two cruises was getting to parallel a competitive pod — and it was the same pod for both cruises….

Weekend Whale Watching Culminates with a Hypertensive Event

February 12. 2024 Aloha, So. Many. Humpbacks. It was quite the weekend for Whale Watching on the Kohala Coast. Here are a few highlights. Friday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise began with some great views of a Mom/Calf/Escort trio. After watching them for about 20 minutes, we headed over to a competitive pod who…

Frustration Leads to Surprises

February 8, 2024 Aloha, Our Wednesday Wake up with the Whales Cruise began with a bit of frustration. We saw a couple of different Mom/Baby duos with active babies. Each of those calves looked like they were attempting some breaches — until we got close enough to really see them. Then they stopped. Ugh. Later…

Lots of Cruises But Just One Report

January 7, 2024 Aloha, We operated a lot of different cruises on Tuesday and watched Humpbacks on all of them, but just one of these cruises was a dedicated Whale Watch Cruise – our Wake Up with the Whales Cruise from Anaeho’omalu Bay. If you read yesterday’s report, today’s will sound like a broken record….

Whale-Full Waters

February 6, 2024 Aloha, We operated 2 Whale Watch Cruises from Anaeho’omalu Bay on Monday. Guests on our Wake up with the Whales Cruise saw evidence of at least 2 dozen different Humpbacks less than 700 yards from us (Captain Will estimated he saw evidence of 3 dozen different Humpbacks — which just goes to…

Wet and Windy

February 5, 2024 Aloha, We had another wet start to our weekend of Whale Watching. Guests braving the rain for Friday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise caught glimpses of whales spouting and breaching through the rain, but the highlight of the trip was when 4 Humpbacks nearly surrounded our boat. We had whales off…

Very Unusual

February 2, 2024 Aloha, We really wish you had been aboard for Thursday’s Mid-Morning Whale Watch Cruise from Kawaihae Harbor (and if you were aboard, we applaud your decision). We hadn’t even left the harbor entrance when we spotted our first spouts, and we were only out of the harbor for a few minutes before…