Hawaiian Whales

Many species of whales live in our Hawaiian waters. I’ve been blessed to encounter Pygmy Whales, False Killer Whales, Blainesville Whales, Cuvier Beaked Whales, the great SpermWhales and  hope I will realize a life-long dream by meeting the largest of the whales, the Blue Whales!

Humpback Whales are magical! The Humpbacks visit our Hawaiian waters from around December through April. They make a pilgrimage from their cold water feeding waters to give birth and mate in our warm waters. Viewing the Humpbacks is an experience of a lifetime.

2019 - 2020 Special Ocean Adventures

December 31 AM & PM

January 1 AM & PM

January 11, 18, 19, 25, 26

February, 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 AM & PM, 16, 22, 23, 29

March 7, 14, 15, 21, 28

These are charters I used to call my Special Whale Charters. I've changed the title to Special Ocean Adventures because we never know what we will find on our journeys. We absolutely look for Humpback Whales and on the way or returning sometimes we get in with Manta Rays, Whale Sharks or a variety of dolphins & whales.

Pilot Whales are among the largest of the oceanic dolphins, exceeded in size only by the Orca.  The Pilot Whales grow to an average of 20′ / 6,600 lbs. The males are larger than the females and have a very large, distinct dorsal fin. Pilot Whales are highly social and may remain with their birth pod throughout their lifetime. We occasionally find large families just a few miles off our island shores.  Over the years the Pilots have become more familiar with friendly humans & are very calm around us. We observe the Pilots by simply floating & watch them slowly swim by.

Pygmy Whales are one of the most poorly-known species of dolphins in the world and are observed several times a year within Hawaiian waters.  The latest estimated count in the Hawaiian waters is 200.  Hawaii’s group is the only known case of a pygmy whale population that remains in one area and doesn’t venture out to the open ocean. On average, they are spotted about 4-6 miles from Hawaii shores., on out to almost 10 miles. They aren’t found farther than that as there isn’t much food for them.


Pygmy Sperm Whales are rare to find due to their long dive times, undemonstrative surfacing behavior (most of the time they float motionless at the surface between dives), and their generally unpredictable travel patterns, rather than active avoidance of small boats.


Sperm Whales abundance in Hawaii is estimated at 7,082. There are sightings throughout the year with the exception of February, March, August and September. These are majestic whales with near deafening sonar pings that stuns their prey. After being with them, I felt altered for the next 48 hours!

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On the Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii

Awakening In Paradise, ™
Sheoli Makara, MA, MFCC ™
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