Well, we sit about halfway through our whale season and it’s been nothing short of phenomenal! Highlights of our North Shore whale watching cruises so far have been a heater ( breading) session of Humpbacks surrounded by sharks that extended for an hour. It just so happened to take place when the boat was stopped observing some sharks in the water and the whales came up right next to us as they started, so the view was amazingly close! The second highlight, which is a very special story happened as our guests who were celebrating their 70th birthday got to witness a Humpback whale give birth to a fresh baby! The Mom was laying there on the surface motionless for about 15 minutes while we watched. Wondering what she was doing as we kept our attention towards her our question was answered as the baby calf, very white in complexion came up for its first breath of air! Once that happened mom and baby circled for another 15 minutes or so enjoying their first moments together on Earth as they slowly swam in a circle, breathing and taking it all in.
In addition to the two highlights, our Oahu whale watching tour groups have been seeing a ton of breaching whales every morning and throughout the day. Locating them has not been an issue. Usually, we see the whales pretty good all the way through the end of April before they head home to Alaska. Our aspiring whale specialist, Captain Hunter Farr is a wealth of knowledge and we’ve been really fortunate to have him on board! A new addition to our whale watch tours is the underwater microphone that’s been really, really fun! Putting it in the water with the engines off hearing the male whales sing. It adds so much to the experience! Weather-wise we’ve had an exceptional winter as well! The entire month of January has been nothing but stellar and continues into the month of February. Hopefully, this trend continues for the rest of the season, it’s been delightful. With the calmer weather, we’ve also been seeing a lot of dolphins mixed into our adventure tours which have been nice too. Galapagos and Sandbar sharks have been present as always as well. Life is good onboard Banzai Adventures! So please go online or give us a call to book your unforgettable adventure tour, whale watch tour, big wave adventure, or sunset tour with us soon!