Go Whale Watching with Kauai Sea Tours!
Nothing is as thrilling as witnessing a 45-foot, 50-ton Hawaiian humpback whale emerge from the depths of the ocean, bursting through the surface as if it were weightless. The possibility of watching the antics of these mysterious and gentle giants is one of the highlights of two awe-inspiring adventures offered by Kauai Sea Tours, late December through March. What’s more, the tours are professionally guided, and guests can learn about everything from marine mammals to the legends of the mysterious Nāpali Coast valleys.
See a Hawaiian Humpback Whale
Hawaiian humpback whales or koholā venture from their North Pacific feeding grounds in the Alaskan waters to the warmer climates of the islands every winter to mate and give birth. This is why you’ll often see miniature versions of them swimming alongside their pods, and if you’re lucky, you could catch a glimpse of a baby whale tail or little water spout next to a larger spurt. The Hawaiian Islands are thought to contain the largest “seasonal population” of humpback whales from the North Pacific region, according to NOAA, which is why it’s such a great opportunity to see them during your vacation.
Cruise the Napali Coast Aboard the Lucky Lady
Float across the Pacific on a 60-foot deluxe catamaran called “Lucky Lady” on one of Kauai Sea Tours’ whale watching journeys. This double decker vessel provides many comfortable accommodations, including a shaded lower cabin with cushioned seating. You’ll cruise along the coast on a morning snorkel or signature sunset tour and see magnificent vistas so unreal you’ll think you’re dreaming. Moreover, not only could you see a whale fin or two slap, you may witness green sea turtles and dolphins.
Deluxe Catamaran Whale Watch
Join Kauai Sea Tours for a fun seasonal two hour adventure and go whale watching along Kauai’s south shore to find the gentle giants of the sea. This popular Humpback whale watching tour is featured during the height of Hawaii’s Whale season (January – March); it is a favorite among wildlife enthusiasts. All ages will delight in the experience.
Take an Exhilarating Raft Tour
Or, hop aboard a 24-foot Willard rigid hull inflatable raft for a more intimate experience with the sea and its critters. Chose from a 3 hour Whale Watch or 4 hours Snorkel/Whale Watch Tour. The tours leaves in the morning when the waters are much calmer. Hydrophones are available on board that will allow you to listen to the mysterious whale sounds.
Enjoy the Experience
Know that humpback whales spend about 90 percent of their time underwater. Also, because humpback populations were decimated during the 20th century due to commercial whaling, they are still federally protected and all seaside operations must remain at a safe distance. That said, while you might not be graced with their presence, the trip alone is a profound experience and it’s one of the only opportunities to see the Nāpali Coast and its spectacular vistas. Watching a beautiful humpback whale breach is just icing on this adventure’s cake.
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