Close Encounters of the Whale Kind

Mar 24, 20152 comments

February is not only Humpback Whale Month in the Aloha State, but also the height of whale watching season on Maui. Our friends at Hawaiian Paddle Sports shared some epic photos from their recent Maui whale watching kayak tour, and WHOA. If whales aren’t your new favorite animal after this, you might be slightly dead inside. whale watching kayak tours

A small calf approached the guests, playfully bumping up against their kayaks while the mom and escort whale watched on from below.

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The baby circled the kayaks, curiously checking out the surface as guests sat back and enjoyed the view.

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Whales for the win!

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Mahalo for reading, and contact Hawaiian Paddle Sports to reserve a spot on a whale watching tour the next time you’re on Maui!

All photos taken by Hawaiian Paddle Sports guide, Curtis Geary.

have you had a close encounter with a whale? comment below


  1. Suzanne King Prior

    These photos are amazing! What camera are they using? I’m assuming GoPro?

    • Kelsey Love

      Agreed! And yes, they offer free GoPro photos along with each of their tours. Lovely!


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