Free Whale Watching

November 28, 2011

Whale season in Hawaii is from now through next Spring, and it’s easy to spot Humpback whales on your Hawaii vacation. With well over 5,000 of these huge animals in the state at this time of year, you should have no problem spotting one on your own.

Whale watching tours are the best way to see these Humpbacks up close. But it is possible to see whales from dry land for free and without getting sea sick. Park yourself along one of these popular shorelines and keep your eyes open.

If you want to get on a boat and view these giant Humpback whales up close, take a Maui whale watching tour.

Big Island
The best shoreline for viewings Humpbacks on the Big Island is along the Kohala coast. Whales are also often seen from Hilo and Kawaihae.

On the island of Kauai, places to look for whales include Poipu Beach Park and all of the south shore of Kauai. Also Humpback whales can be seen from the north of Kapaa on the east side, and from Kilauea to the Napali coast.


Maui is now known for the state’s best whale-watching opportunities. Park yourself along the west and south shores for some of the best whale-watching opportunities

If you are staying in Honolulu you will not have to go far to see whales. Whales can be seen near Diamond Head, from Sandy Beach to Makapuu, and at Hanauma Bay.

Read more about free whale watching in Hawaii over at Beat of Hawaii.

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