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26 Jan 2012

Maui Whale Watching


This is the perfect time of year for whale watching in Maui. We opted not to go on a ship’s tour. I found a zodiak to hire that afforded us an opportunity to go faster, farther,  and get closer.

 

 

The whale here is the North Pacific Humpback which reaches 50 feet and about 75,000 pounds.

It summers in Alaska where the water is right for feeding and in the Fall starts its month or two down to Hawaii where it needs the warmer water for birthing.