Dolphin and Whale Watching in Hawaii
Some of the best dolphin and whale watching can be found in the Hawaiian Islands. People travel from all over the world to experience some of the unusual outdoor activities that can be had during these exciting Hawaii trips.
The types of whales normally seen while in Hawaii are the humpback whales. Humpback whale watching is popular in and around Maui. Maui has one of the largest transient populations of humpback whales in the world. As dolphin and whale watching has become an increasingly popular activity, many tour facilities have opened to accommodate travelers during their time on the Hawaiian Islands.
Humpback whales generally start their migration from Alaska to Hawaii in December and stay in the warm waters of Hawaii through April in order to birth their calves in the warm Hawaiian waters. During this time, humpback whale watching is at its highest peak and tours off the coast of Hawaii always produce a sighting.
If you are looking for further adventure, Hawaii visitors can combine a dolphin and whale watching trip in the Islands. Along the beautiful north shore of Oahu, approximately one hour from the Honolulu International Airport, visitors will be able to enjoy swimming with dolphins in Hawaii. The majestic humpbacks are known to pass by visitors taking a dip with native dolphins. The dolphin and whale watching experience can be breathtaking and provides memories and photo opportunities to last a lifetime.
Other places around the Hawaiian Islands to enjoy both dolphin and whale watching include the Big Island and the east to north shores of Kauai. Although it is illegal to approach a whale closer than 500 feet, if the whale approaches you it is no problem. Tour guides normally cut the engine to the boat and allow visitors to drift a little closer to enjoy the whale watching experience even more.