Whale Watching Tour
We spend the morning on Dan McSweeney
There are two thinkgs I regret from my Kauai trip - our diving trip
canceled by high surf, and I didn't take an ultralight ride around the
coast. The Big Island and Maui are known for the Humpback Whale
and I was going to miss it. After some "comparison shopping" in
travel brochures, I decided on Dan McSweeney's
I wasn't particularly impressed when I got there. The clientele
mostly senior (as are most tourists this time of the year) and the boat
fully booked - limited places to take photos from. There seemed
be a cult like respect for the captain.
After perhaps half an hour of travel and we spotted a whale a few km
shore. We came in close and followed the whales around for more
We did see one breach - an amazing jump. My camera was
manually focusing and with 50 speed film shutter time was a little slow
200 mm. Anyways, I need to go see the whales again.
ship was on a
time table - we had to be back at 11:30. So after the prescribed
of time, we turned ship and returned back to the harbour.
On the way back we passed a few
other boats. The sail boat looks like a great way to get around
you are rich) and the Body Glove boat looked like a mad house, a
of a day off cruise we took in Mexico.
I'm glad I went - Seeing whales in Hawaii was a definite high
It's not like national geographic - it's not even as good as BC
But it is cool.
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