The One Magical Place In The U.S. To Watch The Great Whale Migration Like Never Before

As if visiting a tropical paradise and experiencing a luau complete with roasted boar and fruity drinks isn’t enticement enough, here’s another reason to visit the islands of Hawaii: whale watching nirvana! The glorious humpback whale has become the star of the annual whale-watching season, which begins in January and continues through late April. An estimated 10,000-12,000 humpback and other whales visit Hawaiian waters each year, where they mate, give birth, and nurse their calves in the warm waters before they make their long trek back to Alaska. While whale-watching excursions are on all the islands, Maui is typically considered the best place for viewing. Here’s why you need to book those tickets now:

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