Whale Watching on Kauai

By Hawaii.com Team

Whale tail | Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

Whale tail | Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

Somewhere out there, thousands of 40-ton humpback whales are making their way to Kauai. Early arrivals are usually spotted in September and October. By Christmas, they’re a lot more visible.

Remember that whale sighting takes patience and despite the enormity of their 42- to 45-foot bodies and 15-foot pectoral fins, the ocean provides a pretty good cover. But these super-sized marine mammals can’t hide for long because, to survive, they have to breathe. And when a whale breathes, it can’t help but blow its cover.

Kauai tour boats and rafting companies make it their business to know where to spot whales. At the peak of the season, sightings are usually guaranteed.

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