Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A New Maui Experience - The Whale Watch

Wayne and Marsha sat through a timeshare presentation and gave us their "prize," Whale-watching for two aboard the Teralani. Each year from December to May the humpback whales make their home here traveling the 3500 miles from their feeding waters in Alaska. The warm waters of Hawaii make a more suitable environment for their newborn calves.

We heard the whale song while snorkeling at Black Rock the day before. Check it out by clicking HERE. It is a haunting sound. We could tell the whales were relatively close by.
Kaanapali Beach is one of two places in the world where a catamaran can be boarded right from the beach.
To dodge the waves, you RUN when they say RUN! Still got soaked up to the tops of our legs.

We motored out into the deep waters and waited.....

and waited...

We were NOT disappointed. The whales put on quite a show.
Randy was in the right place at the right time for two good shots.

Here is the tail of a mother with her calf beside her.

Love this shot of the breaching whale. If you look closely, you can see the barnacles attached to his nose and "chin."

Such a cool experience. You really must try it sometime!

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