9 Extraordinary Places In Hawaii To Whale Watch This Season

Each year, from December through April, majestic humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of Hawaii to mate, give birth, and care for their newborn calves. In fact, the Hawaiian Islands are considered to be one of the best destinations in the world for spotting these giant creatures, and each winter, you’ll find an onslaught of advertisements for whale watching cruises departing from harbors across the state. Not everyone realizes, however, that you don’t need to pay for an expensive boat tour to see whales. From lookout points and trails to beaches and bays, these nine spots are some of the best for whale watching. So, pack up your beach bag or hiking backpack, grab your binoculars and camera, and let’s go whale watching!

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Have you ever witnessed whales frolicking off the Hawaiian coast? You might want to share your photographs with us in our Hawaii Nature Lovers Facebook group!

If you’d love to get up close and personal with the marine life you’ll find in Hawaii’s waters, consider checking out these 13 snorkel spots perfect for beginners!