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Crazy Competition

Febuary 1. 2024 Aloha, Wednesday brought us more ocean swells, but also some pretty “swell” Whale Watch Cruises (sorry…couldn’t resist writing that). Guests on our Wake Up with the Whales Cruise from Anaeho’omalu Bay began the trip paralleling a competitive pod of 3 Humpbacks (Mom, Baby and Escort). As we watched, another male joined the…

Bumps and Blows

January 31. 2024 Aloha, It was kind of drizzling when we departed on Tuesday’s Wake Up with the Whales Cruise, but we figured that the whales wouldn’t mind the rain — they’re wet anyway. Throughout the course of the cruise we saw a dozen different Humpbacks — most of them were just spouting and sounding….

It Was Worth Losing…

January 30, 2024 Aloha, I had just written that we “started our work week off with a bang” when I began to think that since we operate every day of the week, we never actually have a “start” to our work week. So I deleted that phrase and I’m just going to say that our…

Weekend Round Up

January 29, 2024 Aloha, We saw too much during our weekend of Whale Watching for me to provide all the details, so this report will just touch on the highlights of our cruises. Guests on Friday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise got some good views of over a dozen different Humpbacks, including two different…

Speak For Yourself

  January 26, 2024 Aloha, Today, we thought we’d let the Humpbacks speak for themselves. Click here to eavesdrop on this morning’s conversation. Mahalo, Claire Ocean Sports Whale Fact of the Day: Humpbacks produce sounds in frequencies ranging from 10 hz to 24 khz. A healthy young adult human can generally hear sounds in frequencies…

Twice the Excitement

January 25, 2024 Aloha, Guests joining us on Wednesday’s Mid-Morning Whale Watch Cruise from Kawaiahae witnessed a real treat — actually, a double treat. Within 5 minutes of leaving the harbor we spotted two Humpback duos in two directions both about 1/2 mile away from us. We flipped a coin and decided to go for…

Everyone was Looking at Everyone

January 23, 2024 Aloha, After yet another crazy weekend of weather, we finally got back out onto the water on Monday. Guests joining us on our Wake up with the Whales Cruise spent some quality time with a Mom, her baby, and their escort. These 3 seemed to be curious about us as they stayed…

Simon Says

January 20. 2024 Aloha, Guests on Friday’s Wake Up with the Whales Cruise from Kawaihae saw spouts from Humpbacks in every direction. We spent the beginning of the cruise with a Mom/Calf/Escort pod who were all resting peacefully just outside of the harbor entrance. After watching them surface, spout and dive several times, we decided…

Too Many Times To Count

January 19, 2024 Aloha, So far this season, the ocean conditions certainly have been challenging. We weren’t able to go out at all on Wednesday, but guests joining us for Thursday’s Mid-Morning Whale Watch Cruise got to see quite a lot. It took us about 20 minutes to find our first Humpbacks about a mile…

Humpback Excitement (or Irritation)

January 17, 2024 Aloha, The ocean was a bit bouncy during Tuesday’s Private Whale Watch Cruise from Kawaihae, and that may have energized the Humpbacks because we got to see quite a lot of surface activity. We spent most of our time with a Mom/Calf/Escort pod who were hanging out about a mile offshore of…

Surprised More than Once

January 16, 2024 Aloha, Monday’s Whale Watch Cruises were down right crazy. Shortly after leaving the bay on our Wake up with the Whales Cruise, we were met with a Mom/calf pair. We got some good looks at them as they headed north but before too long, we were distracted by a couple of big…

Weekend Sightings – Lots of Competition

January 15, 2024 Aloha, After a turbulent week of weather, we were finally able to get back onto the ocean this weekend. Guests joining us on Saturday’s Mid-Morning Whale Watch Cruise got to see a lot. Besides the couple of Humpbacks who were breaching about a mile to our northwest, we also saw spouts and…