Where can I see whales in North shore Oahu?
You can also spot whales from Oahu’s many beaches and from southeastern Oahu spots like the scenic Makapuu Lighthouse, Hanauma Bay, and along the seaside overlooks near Leahi (Diamond Head). Whale watching tours and cruises depart from various ports along Oahu’s southern and western harbors.
What time of day are humpback whales most active?
The best overhead light is from 11 am – 3 pm, for beautiful blue waters. The calmest sea conditions tend to be before noon and towards sunset. The whales are active throughout the day and their behavior changes as groups of whales encounter each other.
Where is one of the best places in the Northeast to whale watch?
Top 5 Whale-Watching Spots in New England and Atlantic Canada
- Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick & Nova Scotia.
- Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts.
- Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Bar Harbor, Maine.
- Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
What time of day are the whales most active in Oahu?
The whales are very active during the day, but reports have shown that early birds before 8:00 am, see more whales on average, but many others say they have seen more activity around sunset. The bottom line is that you should keep binoculars on, take a tour or listen to the songs of the whales all day long.
What time of day is best to see whales in Oahu?
Generally speaking, the calmest time of day is in the morning. A case could be made that this might be the best time for a whale watch Honolulu tour because the ocean tends to be calm and seeing the splashes made by the whales is not made difficult by the wind chop on the horizon.
How far out do you go whale watching?
How far offshore do we travel? We travel approximately 30-50 miles offshore to specific whale feeding grounds. Depending on where the whales are found, we generally travel for 1-2 hours offshore to search the feeding grounds. There are times we may not see land and will be out in the open ocean.
Are there orcas in New England?
Orcas are found in oceans around the world, but typically stick to colder waters like the Southern (Antarctic), Pacific and northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean. They rarely venture as far south as New England waters.
Can you see orcas on the East Coast?
You won’t see killer whales (orca), blue whales or gray whales though. These are seen more on the west coast and up in the San Juan Island of Washington state. The East Coast whale watching season runs year round depending on which beach you hit.
Why choose North Shore catamaran charters?
North Shore Catamaran Charters offers several types of tours that you are sure to enjoy. We are the oldest and most experienced whale watching company with over 35 years of spotting whales and making memories, as well as sunset tours, snorkeling tours (seasonal), and a sun and moon cruise.
What is the best boat for whale watching in Hawaii?
The Ho’o Nanea is the perfect boat for whale watching. It is just the right size to keep you close to the ocean, but big enough to be a safe and stable viewing platform. North Shore sunsets are the best, and there is no better place to watch them than from the deck of the Ho’o Nanea.
What is catamaran sailing in Hawaii?
Catamaran sailing is one of the most popular activities in Hawaii. Our sailing catamaran provides our visitors with a smooth, comfortable sailing experience. She can also safely pick up some speed and give you the true feeling of sailing without leaning or being splashed by rough water.
Why choose our sailing catamaran?
Our sailing catamaran provides our visitors with a smooth, comfortable sailing experience. She can also safely pick up some speed and give you the true feeling of sailing without leaning or being splashed by rough water. Call us for military and kama’aina pricing and reservations!