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  • Humpback Whale Guide

    Here you'll find tips on whale watching in Hawaii, the best points and peaks around the Hawaiians Islands to watch whales from land, things to think about before selecting a boat outfitter to get up close and personal with those behemoth 45-foot, 45 ton marine mammals. You'll also find a couple videos, an interview with a whale researcher and numerous blog articles and feature stories we've written about Hawaii's whales. We've also included a hand reference to those Outrigger properties with "whale-view rooms," so you can watch humpback whales breach, spy hop, pec slap, peduncle throw and fluke up dive from the comfort of your own lanai. Read More
  • Top Ten Locations for Land-Based Whale Watching

    Whalewatching tour boat spots humpback off MauiThere are a few characteristics in common for these land-based whale watching sites, as identified by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. First, they are easy to access, not too difficult to locate and there’s parking nearby. Second—more important—is their elevation—the higher elevation the greater viewing distance. Read More
  • Things You Can Do to Protect Coral Reefs

    Our world's coral reefs are precious and fragile. You may not live near one, but your health may rely on its health. There are many things you can do to help preserve our coral reefs, in Hawaii and beyond. This list is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program.

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  • Whale Watching Tips

    Hawaiian humpback whale breaching off MauiHumpback whales spend plenty of their time in Hawaii near-shore. That makes it easy to spot them. Here are a few tips on what to pack and what to look for and where to go to witness these behemoths in action.

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  • There's Plastic In My Fish Sandwich!

    Plastic bottles that once contained water, bleach, motor oil and other liquids. Plastic lobster and crab traps. Mounds of nylon fishing nets. I am not surprised when I find this kind of trash on the beach. What I don’t understand, though, are the televisions, car wheels and the toilet seat lids that I have discovered on more than one beach walk.

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