Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > South Pacific - Hawaii
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old January 17th, 2007, 08:47 AM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3
Default Whale watching

HI, we will be on the POH on Feb 12. We are wondering where, and with which operator, we should go for seeing some humpback whales.

All help is appreciated..!!

Ray
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old January 30th, 2007, 08:19 AM
sceneisle's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 105
Default Whale Watching

Try the Pacific Whale Foundation in Lahaina, Maui. PWF, a leader in education and research of the whales, offer dozens (daily) of very reasonably priced whale-watching tours. Check out their web-site. Aloha.
__________________
Dawn Princess - 12/2007
Gulf Stream Eagle (Charter) - 05/2007
Carnival Legend - 01/2006
Tahitian Princess - 12/2005
Oosterdam - 10/2005
Xpedition - 06/2005
Ryndam - 12/2004
Radiance of the Seas - 05/2004
Statendam - 12/2003
Vision of the Seas - 12/2003
Amazing Grace - 03/2003
Carnival Spirit - 10/2002
Sea Princess - 09/2001
Ocean Princess - 01/2001
Renaissance 3 - 05/2000
Sun Princess - 03/2000
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old January 30th, 2007, 03:05 PM
cruisindarryl's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Jville, FL USA
Posts: 16
Default

Before we went on our Hawaii cruise in 05 I tried to find a whale watching boat that would take me, my senior parents and my sister who is a quadreplegic. I couldn't find anyone that seemed to be accessible.

I did find out though that lahaina was a good port to go out of.

Well, when we got off the tender there were dozens of little booths where you could sign up for a tour that day! So we signed up for one, went had breakfast at an open air restaraunt right across the street on the corner (great macadamia pancakes covered with pineapple syrup!) and then got on the boat for a great tour, wheel chair and all.

Not that you need an accessible tour but no need to worry about finding something before you cruise cause there were dozens of operators right on the pier.

Have fun!

=CD=
p.s. I've tried to attach a pic of us on the boat
__________________
3/86 Oceanic
3/25/95 Holiday
4/15/98 Dawn Princess
7/29/99 Sun Princess
6/16/00 Oceanic
11/2/00 Sovereign/Seas
12/17/00 C Victory
4/27/01 C Spirit
6/7/01 Jubilee
09/26/02 Imagination
3/14/03 Summit
11/3/03 Century
12/18/05 Summit
12/18/06 Constellation
04/18/08 Westerdam
06/26/08 Dawn Princess

103 day at sea...so far

Free Cruise Tickers
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 16th, 2007, 09:19 PM
BigE11378's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 602
Send a message via Yahoo to BigE11378
Default

we are going back in oct 2008 (we were there in oct 2005) so thanks for the info. by the way the atlantis submarine tours are great (we saw sharks and sea turtles)
__________________
Eric Trautmann
Home Lines Doric 78, Oceanic, Homeric 85,Celebrity Horizon, Zenith,NCl Pride of America 05 (Honeymoon), Spirit 09-30-06,NCL Gem 12-29-07,NCL Spirit 5-17-08
NCL Dawn 7-27-08,NCL Sky 7-3-09
NCL Dawn Sept 20,2009
NCL Jewel
Pride Of America
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 20th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Posts: 10
Default Whale Watch

I'd stay away from the Pacific Whale Foundation. Oddly enough, two of the dozen times we've been out, we've noticed some unsafe behavior from them. One of those times, they pulled up right in front of our boat to see the whales. They came in full speed right up to the whales. They clearly were not observing the laws of how close you can be to a whale with your boat running. They've also struck and killed a couple whales this last year.

Stick to the lesser known mellower boats. You'll see whales, without question. I usually go on the Quicksilver because of the price, and the roomy boat. I hate being cramped on a small boat. I also have been on a Maui Ocean Rafting tour that was unreal! It's small, yes, but a small group and you're close to the water. We were forced to stop our motors because the whales came to us!! It was incredible. We were only 5-10 feet from a baby humpback.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old October 20th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 26
Default

I am taking POAmerica in December. I guess I thought we would be able to see the whale from the balcony. Do you really need to go on an excursion if you want to see them?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Whale watching Karyn Ask CruiseMates Staff 0 December 1st, 2005 09:54 AM
whale watching pastordon Carnival Cruise Lines 0 January 18th, 2005 06:02 PM
Whale watching Herbert Rideout Mexico 3 April 5th, 2004 12:54 PM
Whale Watching ? Howard Alaska 2 February 23rd, 2004 10:13 AM
whale watching alaskabound Alaska 6 August 5th, 2002 01:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:59 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1