Between eight to ten thousand whales travel long distances each year from Alaska to spend January through March in Hawaiian waters. Whale season is an opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures, which populate the waters near the Hawaiian shore to breed, give birth, and raise their young calves in safety.
North Pacific Humpback Whales are especially unique because they are the only whale species that can sing. You can hear a distant whale song even while snorkeling. Frequent whale tours take you out into the ocean to watch whales as close as possible. You will be absolutely fascinated with the graceful and intelligent behavior of North Pacific Humpback Whales as you see them surface.
The largest concentrations of Humpbacks are around Maui, Lanai, and Molokai.