What Kind of Whales Are in Hawaii?

During the winter months of Hawaii, lot’s of people want to see whales. Who can blame them? Whale are majestic and elusive and few people get a chance to see them in their lifetimes.

But while winter is peak whale watching season in Hawaii because that’s when the humpback whales are visiting. But did you know there at least 18 species of whales in Hawaii? Who can blame them? Hawaiian waters are warm all year round.

Some whales are even full-time residents of Hawaii, which means you could see them ANY  time of year.

What To Expect on My Catamaran Decks


Maybe you’ve never been on a catamaran.
Maybe you don’t know what makes us a special kind of sail boat.
Maybe you don’t know why people who come to Honolulu love the catamaran experience?

There are many different types of boats in the world, but if I must say so myself, catamarans are a unique bunch.

So come find out what to expect on a catamaran sail in Honolulu, Hawaii off the coast of Oahu.

Why Do Whales Come to Hawaii?

While it’s true that we enjoy a virtual endless summer here in Honolulu, we do have beautifully subtle changes between seasons.

Every year, we know that fall and winter have arrived when our gigantic visitors from the north reach our waters. The humpback winters in Hawaii and I’m always so excited to see my old friends again every winter.

The whales bring their babies with them so we get to see the families expanding each year. They normally arrive sometime in November. We know they’re coming, so they don’t give us an exact date.

The humpback whale is a protected species, so when I see a whale, I know the crew will slow down, so as to give the whales enough space, and they need a lot of room. But because the whales know they are safe in Hawaii, they will often come very close to me much to the delight of everyone on my decks. Some estimates place the number of whales in the Hawaiian waters at about 10,000 each winter. That’s a lot of whales!

What do Humpback Whales Do on Their Hawaiian Vacation?