Hawaii’s humpbacks spend their summers feeding in Alaska but return to Hawaii to mate and give birth in winter, November through May, but December-March are the best months to plan to view them.
If you would like to go whale watching with us, be sure to let us know when you book. We start up the lighthouse trail early, while it’s still cool, at 7:00 a.m., several days a week. Guests wishing to whale watch with us must be fit enough to walk the mile to the lighthouse. The trail is roughly paved and only just over a mile, but because the incline is a bit steep in places, it is a fairly challenging walk. Most people do it although some take longer than others. We’ll do our very best to accommodate any guest who is wishes to come with us.
Alternatively, if walking isn’t the best option, we will direct you to another excellent viewing area nearby which does not require strenuous walking. This option would be self-guided but with our good direction. Either way, we will do our very best to help you view Hawaii’s humpback whales this season.