On the second day of our stay on Maui we went whale watching. I tried this once in Maine with my family when I was younger. It didn’t go so well. It was a four hour trip of cold, hellacious weather with a boat full of sea sick people. And no whale. So I was hoping our Hawaiian experience would be better. And it was.
Maui is where humpback whales from Alaska go to breed and give birth. There are a ton of companies offering whale watch tours but we chose to go on the Pacific Whale Foundation’s two hour tour. They’re a non-profit who does a lot of research and preservation. We dug them.
This was our boat for the morning.
We got seats on the top deck. Since the weather was fantastic (maybe 75 degrees and sunny with a light breeze) it would have been worth just a boat ride. But we ended up seeing quite a few whales. And the cool thing was, it was mostly mamas with their babies. Like so:
And then we’d just get random “Hi! I’m here and need air!” sightings.
And the money shot:
By the way, my husband had the big camera and took all the cool whale shots.
So it was two hours of cool.
After lunch we went back to our place and hit the beach.
Yeah, we like the warm ocean.
If you watch LOST and have ever wondered if the ridiculously pretty waters and lush greenery are real or fake, it’s Hawaii and it’s all real.
Next up, the highway to Hana!