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What’s the best time to go whale watching on Big Island?

The Big Island is the favorite Hawaiian island to observe humpback whales when they go to Hawaii each year between November and April (whale season)! Oahu, Maui, and Kauai are three other beautiful islands for whale watching.

The best months to watch whales off the Kohala coast are January and February. The overall number of whales you can see will start decreasing by half in March. However, there might be a few extra sightings around the Hamakua (northeast) coast.

What’s the best time of day to go whale watching on Big Island?

The best time of day to go whale watching on Big Island is in the early morning hours. On the Big Island, the number of whale sightings at 8:00 a.m. is about 50% higher than the number seen at midday. This is one of the key things to consider while thinking about the best time to go whale watching on Big Island. The weather is another fantastic reason to go whale watching early because it’s usually quieter in the mornings, which makes the water’s surface glassy.

The average number of whale sightings varies greatly. In January and February, between 3 and 6 whales were observed per 15-minute interval on average across various locations. This average, however, considers both locations with as few as 0 sightings and locations with as many as 15-20.

When is whale watching season on Big Island

The humpback whale season on the Big Island islands lasts from late November to late April. However, the chances of whale sightings in some months are better than others. Late in November, the first whales begin to arrive on the Big Island. As the season progresses, more whales arrive. By January, February, and March, the numbers of whales are at their highest. Late April or early May sees the whales leaving the Big Island once more.

What is the best whale watching tour in Big Island?

One of the best ways to enjoy whale watching on the Big Island is to join whale watching tours. Sunlight on Water whale watching tours are the best whale watching tour on the Big Island. We have private charter boat tours that offer a more personalized experience and greater flexibility.

Whale watching tours for 2022 -2023 has begun!

If you’re interested in whale watching tours on the Big Island, now is the perfect time. The 2022 – 2023 whale watching season has begun. You can join any of Sunlight on Water’s whale watching tours on the Big Island. You’ll get the chance to watch the North Pacific Humpback whales breed, calve, and nurse their young. So, now is the best time to go whale watching on the Big island. The whale season will continue until March 2023 and you can join the excitement any moment from now.

With Sunlight on Water, you can enjoy a boat cruise to observe the whales, which is one of the most convenient and impressive methods to do so. The tours are a wonderful experience and provide you a close-up view of the humpback whales. The average length is half a day. In addition to whales, they also offer a whale watch reef snorkel combo tour! You might also encounter/view dolphins, turtles, or even whale sharks!