They ARE HERE to Breed, Calf and Nurse Their Young
THE WHALES OFTEN APPROACH THE BOATS
THEY JOURNEY 3,500 MILES FROM ALASKA
WE CAN OFTEN BE IN THE WATER ALONGSIDE THE WHALES
THEY SEEM TO ENJOY KONA AS MUCH AS WE DO
Many of these photos were taken by bo pardau
THEY ARE AS AWARE OF US AS WE ARE OF THEM
IMMENSELY POWERFUL AND COMPLETELY HARMLESS
JUST IMAGINE SEEING THIS ACROSS FROM YOU IN THE WATER
HOW WAS THAT FOR YOU?
Our tour offers you a rare opportunity to view, listen to and just experience Humpback Whales. Captain Danny Scott, Captain Laure and their crew will astound you with little-known facts local knowledge about these gentle giants as they play, court and teach their young.
The Humpback whales seen here are returning from their feeding grounds in Southeastern Alaska. They come here not to escape the cold but to give birth to their young, because, when a calf is born, it has no blubber insulation to keep it warm in the cold waters of Alaska. They seek out breeding waters here which offer temperatures of approximately 75 degrees.
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KOA is the best! / 5 of 5 stars
To say they were wonderful does not adequately describe the quality of this company. We swam with manta rays and then our captain found a number of pods of dolphins and we swam with them. After that, on the way to a coral reef, we saw some humpback whales. Then we snorkeled at a lovely coral reef where we were the only ones there.
Wonderful experience, wonderful people / 5 of 5 stars
They were totally responsive to our needs and just wonderful people who love what they are doing. The Manta snorkel was AWESOME and Laure got us in the perfect spots to see everything. We can't wait to get back to snorkel again, but I know we will make time to say Aloha to Dan and give Laure a big hug. Captain Andy was also great. We saw at least eight whales including a calf. Professionals all the way and lots of fun.
Repeat Customers Thrilled Again / 5 of 5 stars
We continue to use Capt. Danny and Capt. Andy for our adventures here. We worked with them last year and enjoyed our experience this year just as much. We were even able to bring mom along on the boat (74 and didn't care to jump in the water) but she enjoyed the ride. Thank you!
Amazing Dolphins & Whales with Captain Pono & Sarah! / 5 of 5 stars
Thanks Captain Pononui & Sarah for one of my family's best adventures on Big Island! Sharing the experience of being on the Big Island from the water was the highlight of there trip. To swim in the open ocean with a large pod of Spinner Dolphins & see 2 separate whale sightings, have them hooked on returning for more. The 2 boys, aged 3 & 6 can't stop talking about being on the boat. Thanks for sharing your knowledge & Hawaiian Aloha Pono & Sarah. See you again very soon.