Category Archives: humpback whales

Guilty Pleasures – beach hiking in Puako and other winter fun

“What are you doing in April?” The voice on the other end of the phone was my sister in Wisconsin. “Nothing, why?” “I can’t stand it anymore. I have the weather report on my phone for all my friends. The … Continue reading

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Big Island waters – humpback singles bar

Recently I was lucky enough to participate in my daughter’s Marine Biology Class field-trip – a whale watch cruise with Ocean Sports. This adventure took place on a sleek 45-foot catamaran that put out of Anaeho‘omalu Bay. We assembled at … Continue reading

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Big Island quirks to know before visiting

My nieces are visiting during the holidays. I gathered some helpful information for them, so I’m sharing it with you too. Get the most out of your trip to the Big Island with these tips. Travel. The cheapest time to … Continue reading

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Humpback heat run, catamaran style

My binocular encounter with humpback whales last week left me hungry for more. So when Stacy called with the news that Endless Summer Private Charters had room to take us on a whale-watching excursion on Friday morning, we abandoned other … Continue reading

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Thar he blows…and breaches and spy hops and slaps his tail

I love this time of year when friends sprinkle their conversation with references to our humpback whales. “Yesterday we went to the beach and sat there for two hours watching the whales surface and spout.” Or “we were at this … Continue reading

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