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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?