Humpback Spouts and Soundings

Thursday brought us more windy conditions, so though we know the Humpbacks are going about their lives around us here in Hawaii, it was pretty difficult to get to them. Guests aboard our 10:00 Whale Watch on Alala did spot and then parallel a whale for more than 40 minutes as he or she travelled along the coast. We saw lots of spouting, and a few sounding dives (that’s what we call it when the whale dives– often showing his or flukes– prior to a longer breath-hold submersion). And our hydrophone was able to pick up some faint singing. Luckily, for all of us whale watchers, the local meteorologists are calling for slowly diminishing trade winds this weekend, so that should provide for some spectacular end-of-the-year whale watching!
Ring out the old year or ring in the New Year with a cruise aboard any of our 3 daily Whale Watch Adventures. We depart from 2 different locations within the Hawaii islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Waters. Call us at 886-6666 ext. 103 or visit to reserve your adventure today.
Humpback Whale Fact of the Day: A fully grown Humpback Whale can hold his or her breath for around 45 minutes. Usually, that’s not what we observe in Hawaii though. We’re more likely to witness 10-20 minute breath hold dives, and if the whale is really active, s/he surfaces to breathe a lot more frequently!
Enjoy your weekend and Happy New Year!
Captain Claire

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