A Travellerspoint blog

Jan. 21 - LAHAINA, MAUI, HI

sunny 80 °F
View Serenity 10 & Serenity9 on Swenigale's travel map.

MAUI'S WHALES

EB28A3F8B10F8ABE221F7263096C03AF.jpg

With our ship anchored in the bay we tendered to shore and booked an eco tour company to take us whale watching.

EB2918C8FE6892AE41200D1AF20396CE.jpg

We had seen many Humpbacks already, as the captain brought us in slowly this morning.

EB298D58AD033758F34E5C54AF3666AC.jpg

These warm waters are breeding grounds for Humpback whales. They take the long swim from Alaska every year to mate and give birth the following year.

EB2A0369A4EB0AFF8BF15FEB2A2F67D5.jpg

They are the only whales with these long fins.

EB2A7805A5263327E84C708E86EF249C.jpg

Going up!

EB2AED52D95E813EE517A60FED8F50E7.jpg

Once, we were right in the middle of a group.

EB2B6237B0B4E10A5A2BE9D93075E5AF.jpg

These tail slapping pictures are from our video of one whale that kept repeating the behavior more than 20 times!

EB2BD597F3E19C09CAA07016257102EF.jpg

EB2C4BBC915B5A5C793A4CE70A8CD67A.jpg

EB2C977A0391C0A58EA66C301EF2562A.jpg

EB2D3ECC9B8ABFAF47BA4CCC851DA364.jpg

EB2DAC20C970940B577C9606E1E132CE.jpg

EB2DF82602FCAF8EA10196F24053AEE8.jpg

This was not photo shopped!


EB2E6457A4C516A83C84D58162B336E8.jpg

And a wave goodbye.

Posted by Swenigale 19:35 Archived in USA

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents