Yes, yes, yes the humpback whales are back! You just got to find them. They frolic around all the Hawaiian Islands during the winter months. We see them mostly when we at least expect them…when we are without binoculars or digital camera! So be prepared at all times for these encounters with some of the biggest ocean living mammals when you are going island exploring on your Hawaii vacation. You don’t want to miss the picture of a lifetime of a breeching humpback whale. Nothing can compare to that!
Each winter between December and March, the humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean around the Hawaiian Islands in order to give birth to their calves and provide milk for them. After hanging out for a few months in our warm waters, they swim thousands of miles back to Alaska without eating and defending their calves on this long journey.
Good luck seeing the Humpback whales, the gentle giants! Read more about the Humpback whales. If you want to make sure to see them close, the whale mama and her baby, sign up for a whale watch boat trip. Most Hawaii boat companies offer whale watch boat trips. Have fun watching the whales and if you have a minute, share your whale watch adventure with our Hawaii visitors here on the blog. Mahalo and aloha, Pua