Whale Watching in Kauai – So many people yearn to see these gentle giants. The feeling of seeing this awesome creature in person is nothing at all like seeing one on tv. The sheer immensity and the ability of the whale to breech or jump out of the water is nothing short of incredible. If you’re lucky like I was, you may get to see one up close as it cruises by your boat and slowly slips by. Even more lucky is to have the whale exhale through its blowhole and get sprayed. Okay, that may be a bit smelly but cool nonetheless. I’ve been to the island many times, each time I am lucky enough to go out on a sightseeing cruise. It is something I would suggest you try.
Whale watching tours can be found easily while in Kauai. On MyKauaiVacationRental.com you will find a link to suggestions for other activities in the website’s activities section.
The best months to start seeing whales around Kauai are November through January. They are often around until April or May, so there is plenty of time to book at trip to Kauai and see the whales! Kauai whale watching can be done at any time of day or night but the best light is from 11am to 3pm as the sun is directly overhead.
If you don’t want to go on a boat and risk the waves (seasickness!) then you can still see whales off North Shore beaches of Kauai such as Kilauea Bay or Anini Beach and seen from Kilauea Lighthouse. If you are lucky, you might even see some from the pool while you are staying at the Kauai Condo!
Whales not your thing? Dolphins and Monk Seals surely must be then. There are sometimes spinner dolphins and Hawaiian Monk Seals that spend their time off Southern Kauai and can be found at times swimming off Poipu Beach or Hanapepe Bay.
Dolphins & Hawaiian Monk Seals
As for swimming with Dolphins, that is not a “thing” here in Hawaii. It is generally considered not an activity that is good for the dolphins. Holding such beautiful creatures captive just for entertainment purposes is just not fair to them. However, if you are lucky, you might get one or two that come up to you while in the water. They are not dangerous but it is generally advised that you stay away from them.
Green Sea Turtles
Although not mammalian in nature, turtles are in the waters off Southern Kauai and love to sun along the beach in Poipu. It seems they love to ride the waves of Brennecke’s Beach with the boogie boarders. To swim, snorkel or dive when there are turtles nearby is a very humbling experience. These gentle creatures, while mostly shy, will come near you as you are in the water. It is truly a beautiful thing to be blessed with a visit by a sea turtle.
Sharks? As some might say…Forgettaboutit. While there are sharks around here and there, the chances of being attacked are slim to none. Sharks are far from the lurking danger that the movies make them to be. So, let’s just consider that subject closed.
There are so many activities that one can do in the waters of Kauai especially with how warm the water is. So, book your Kauai trip with MyKauaiVacationRental.com and come join us, the water’s fine!