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November SPOTLIGHT on Humpback Whales

Thereʻs more than just the holiday season approaching here in Hawaiʻi. December begins the breathtaking humpback whale watching season, which lasts all the way through May. If you are a resident of Hawaiʻi or just visiting, seeing the splendor and beauty of the humpback whale is not to be missed!

Humpback Whale

The kohola (humpback whale) are part of the North Pacific stock and spend their summers off the Southern shores of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. travel thousands of miles from Alaska to Hawaiʻi while giving us a spectacular glimpse at their beauty.

Humpback Whale Fluke (Tail)

Hawaiʻi is the only U.S. state where humpback whales mate, calve, and nurse their young. Humpbacks find Hawai‘i’s warm waters, underwater visibility, and lack of natural predators a perfect location.

Humpback Mother and Calf

Luckily, due to protection acts, as of late 2016 Humpbacks are no longer on the Endangered Species List and are are prevalent throughout Hawaiʻi. 

Visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority website to find out how you can experience these majestic creatures from anywhere in Hawaiʻi.