Travel — Hawaii
and Fun Sailing & Water Tours,
including Whale-Watching Tours
According to the Pacific Whale Foundation, scientists estimate that there are between 17,000 and 20,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific population — and about 60% of those arrive in Hawaii (generally after a two-month, 3,500-mile swim from their Alaskan feeding grounds, beginning in mid-October).
The whales come to Hawaii to mate, give birth and then care for their calves. It is speculated that migrating humpback whales are attracted to the water around Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai and Molokai because it is relatively shallow and sheltered from high winds.
Whale-Watching Tours are Seasonal
*NOTE: Whale-Watching Tours
are Seasonal and only operate during whale migrating season mid-December
thru' May — be sure to check
dates before booking your tour.