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Since we were just talking about a whale watching trip to Kauai, I figured now would be a great opportunity to discuss where you would stay while there: The Tides. Wouldn’t it be great to have a vacation rental overlooking the water, giving you the chance to whale watch from your bedroom window?

I think so.

If you want a great place for whale watching and south shore fun, then The Tides is the perfect vacation home for you. With large windows in every room providing you with ocean views and with a short path down to the beach from the backyard, this home is truly the perfect whale watching experience. Simply bring your binoculars and enjoy the view.

But of course, there is a lot more to this house than a view of the ocean. With three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and an extra queen-sized daybed in the living room, you can bring your entire large family to the island or take a “couples trip” with a few friends, filling up the house with laughter and fun. The Tides has an open layout and approximately 2500 square feet, which is perfect for a large group. And since the high speed internet is free, you can even bring some work associates along and make it a “working trip” to remember. Talk about a great conference room!

However, keep in mind that, because of the private property location, the wonderful views, the beachfront nature of the house, the beautiful lawn and lanais, and the amazing indoor features, The Tides is pricier than your typical Kauai condo rental. This tropical getaway is going to run you around $429 a night, which won’t be affordable for some families. On the other hand, with several couples or work partners going in together on the expenses, you are sure to have an easy time collecting the money required.

Enjoy your stay!

Okay, here is a plug for all of the tourists out there who want to go whale watching. Did you know that Kauai’s whale watching season is coming up. Late November through early May is the peak season for whale watching around here, since thousands of whales come by the island every year to enjoy our tropical climate and warm waters.

Awesomely enough, you don’t even have to go out on a whale watching boat trip to see them. During the peak season, you can see the whales right from the shore, their water spouts shooting high into the air and their mammoth tails breaking the water. Sure, there is much to enjoy on Kauai during the summer months, but nothing compares to getting up close and personal with a whale during the winter.

If you want a good spot for whale watching, I like to head up to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. There are several places along the cliffs that allow a great view of these majestic creatures, and there are many other activities around the refuge for you to do after whale watching. Other good places for whale watching include the Kalalau Trail on the north shore, Kukui O Lono Park at Kalaheo, and Poipu Beach. And don’t forget your binoculars!

However, if you really want to get up close and personal with a whale, go out on the water. There are several whale watching expeditions that you can be a part of, and sometimes the whales come right up to the boat, spouting water and rising up just a few yards away. The Best of Kauai Tour even offers whale watching from the air, so you can see the island in all of its glory and watch the whales from a bird’s eye view.

Yes, if you want to go whale watching, then you should definitely visit in the next few months. Maybe a Christmas trip? What could be better than Christmas on a tropical island?