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Whale watching from an airplane! How does that compare to whale watching from a boat?

Whale watching from an airplane! How does that compare to whale watching from a boat?


Whale watching from an airplane! How does that compare to whale watching from a boat?

If you are fortunate to be in Hawaii during whale season you may have the opportunity to whale watch from a boat and a plane during your stay. Whale watch boats provide a great way to get as close as allowed to view whale activity. In some cases, at the whale's choosing that can be very close. You may be able to clearly see the distinctive markings on each whale that researchers use to identify individuals. You will enjoy hearing the boat's crew members describe the activities that you see and often you can hear the whales as a hydrophone is placed in the water. Dolphins often play in the wake of the boat.

Whale watching from the air is very different. While you are much further away it is very easy to spot pods of whales in the distance. As you approach it is possible to clearly see and count each whale in the pod. Breaches especially are visible from a great distance so look for the big splashes. Although there is only one air tour that focuses specifically on whale watching it is always the case that whales are often seen when you fly over water during winter season. We can help you arrange a private flight as well.




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Hawaii air tours are fundamentally divided into two categories: Hawaii airplane tours, and helicopter tours. Because these two categories of aircraft are inexorably lumped together it is important to draw a comparison between the two because people always want a contrast to determine which might provide a better Hawaii air flight for them.

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The Hawaii whale watching season is the most anticipated time of year regarding activities in the islands. Whale watching is available for visitors to enjoy between December and May.

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