Captain Dan's Blog

Captain’s Log
November 12 , 2012

Captain Dan is glad to be back from a summer hiatus and autumn in the Pacific Northwest. As you might imagine, it is always a pleasure to be back on the calm waters of the Kona Coast. We are looking forward to the annual migration of humpback whales with an unusual sighting of a solitary humpback off the Big Islands Kona Coast in late August! Typically, humpback whales will trickle in from the early fall until they arrive in more reliable numbers in late December and January. The peak of the migration to the breeding grounds are the months of
February and March.

While we are anticipating their arrival in greater numbers, several other whales have been sighted recently off the Big Island. There are a dozen other species that live around the Hawaiian Islands throughout the entire
year, including Hawaiian pilot whales, giant sperm whales of Moby Dick Fame, and the notorious false killer whales, not to mention the playful spinner and bottlenose dolphins.

Many visitors escape to the islands during the winter to seek the idyllic weather of Hawaii, a reprieve from rain and snow, arriving just in time to welcome the arrival of the humpback whales that make themselves known to those on the coastline. Humpback whales are the only whales in Hawaii that are very comfortable in relatively shallow water.

Captain Dan’s Whale Watch Adventure tours will resume in early December on a limited schedule. Captain and crew are looking forward to a busy winter and to the many marvelous encounters that no doubt will ensue. Please contact
our office at 808.322.0028 to book early for that busy time of year. We look forward to seeing you on the beautiful Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i.

Aloha,

Captain Dan and crew

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