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.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Where: Waimanalo Beach Park (just up the road, easy walk from Hale ‘Nalo)
Cost: The purchase of event t-shirts*
If you’re a lover of Hawaiian culture and enjoy authentic Hawaiian music, this event is an absolute “must see”.
During Gabby Pahinui’s life, weekends at the Pahinui home in Waimanalo were a continuous jam session, or “kanikapila“, with dozens of musicians, both young and old, coming by to jam with “the Master”. This day-long celebration features and perpetuates the “slack key” music of Gabby Pahinui. If you want a taste of authentic Hawaiian music and culture, this event is for you.
This event is FREE, however, it costs money to put on (and if you were paying to see these groups perform, the ticket price would be astronomical). Please be generous and purchase a few event tee-shirt (or two , patronize the booths (food and crafts will be available for purchase all day).
Tips: Get there early to stake out a spot in the shade because the sun can be brutal. Take plenty sunscreen, a big bottle of water, a wide brimmed hat and a mat to sit on. For more information and details about the line-up, visit: http://www.gabbypahinui.com/
The event will feature both ancient and modern forms, and dancers will perform on one of the few remaining “pa” (hula mounds) in Hawaii.
There is plenty of public seating, and local food and crafts will be available for purchase throughout the day. The event is free, so plan on picking up an event t-shirt to help ensure the viability of this wonderful cultural event.