Last month, we reported about the first humpback whale sighting of this season in Hawaii. The Pacific Whale Foundation has reported seeing three different whale species on a exploring cruise just last week. They saw humpback whales, false killer whales, and bottlenose dolphins. Hawaii’s whalewatching season starts at about late November and goes through May 15th.
If you are looking for a whalewatching tour, consider the eco-tours that the Pacific Whale Foundation have to offer. The foundation is a non-profit organization. The revenues generated from their tours go to promote education, conservation, and protection of whales, dolphins, and coral reefs. So, not only would you be seeing some of the best humpback whalewatching in the world with the experts, but you will also be supporting the preservation of this endangered species. On top of that, the Pacific Whale Foundation tours are eco-friendly by using bio-fuels on their catamarans. Another great plus of their tours is that they use hydrophones which are microphones placed in the water. With the hydrophones, you’ll be able to hear the males humpbacks singing
The Pacific Whale Foundation tours are staffed with expert marine naturalists. For recommendations on how to choose a whalewatching tour and to learn what to expect, check out these FAQs. Their two-hour whalewatching tours start at $22.95 for adults and $17 for children ages 7 – 12. Children ages six and under are free. They guarantee whale sightings or you’ll get a voucher for a free trip. You can book online or call 1-800-942-5311. To get an idea of what a whalewatching tour is like, you can watch this brief promotional video provided by the Pacific Whale Foundation.