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When is The Best Time For Whale Sightings In Kona?

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When is the best time of the day for whale sightings in Kona?

Over 8,000 humpback whales travel more than 3,500 miles to Hawaii each year between December and March to breed, calf, and raise their young. You have a unique opportunity to see and experience this event during Sunlight on Water’s whale watching in tour in Kona.

You can also get the chance to see several other sea animals. These include spinner dolphins, pilot and sperm whales, manta rays, and sea turtles. All you have to do is book a spot on this spectacular, seasonal Kona whale-watching trip to have an incredible vacation! Sunlight on Water’s tour provide a unique opportunity for whale sightings in Kona. To increase your chances of whale sightings in Kona, we’ve shed more light on the best time to see this beautiful sea creatures on the island. You can also whale watch and reef snorkel in Kona.

Best time for whale sightings in Kona

There are a few things to take into consideration when choosing the best time of day to go out in the water for whale sightings in Kona. Read on to find out:


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Is morning the best time for whale sightings in Kona?

Early in the morning can be the best time for whale sightings in Kona. Being in the water first thing in the morning triggers a very distinct feeling. This is partly because the water is often calmer in the morning. But no matter what the sea conditions are like, don’t worry about getting seasick because Sunlight on Water’s boats are designed to always maintain a level sailing experience!

Also, we advise whale sightings in Kona early in the morning if you want superb lighting for landscape photos. Though whale’s behavior can be unpredictable depending on the time of day, it is obvious that whales are easier to see during day time than when it is dark. You can book a customizable private boat tour in Kona to enjoy whale watching anytime you want on the island.

Is afternoon the best time for whale watching in Kona?

It’s true that in Kona, the stunning blue waters are mesmerizing between 11 am and 3 pm. So if you missed the morning whale watching tours in Kona, you still have a good chance for whale watching in the afternoon.

Some tourists prefer the afternoon for whale sightings in Kona when the sun is up because those months from December to April aren’t usually the hottest. If you choose to go with a customizable private boat tour, you can enjoy whale sightings in Kona at anytime of the day that’s convenient for you.

Is evening the best time for whale sightings in Kona?

While most tourists prefer morning or afternoon for whale sightings in Kona, other prefer evening tours. Watching whales during the day is a lot different compared to watching them at night. Sometimes, their migratory patterns could be disrupted, for instance, if two different species of whales encounter one another in the water. A night cruise, however, has much to offer. You could get the chance to see humpback whales and other sea animals.

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