During the winter months from about December to April, humpback whales can be spotted in the waters as you sail to your snorkel site.
North Pacific Humpback whales migrate from the Gulf of Alaska to the warm waters of Hawaii every winter. The whales also come to the warm Hawaiian waters to give birth to their calves before they begin their long journey home.
Called “Kohola” in Hawaiian, humpback whales have great cultural significance to Native Hawaiians and should be treated with respect.
During whale watching season, we often see these Kohala, ranging from 40-50 feet and weighing up to 45 tons, breach the surface of the ocean, giving our Sea Paradise snorkel tour guests an unforgettable show. Book a Hawaii snorkeling package with Sea Paradise during the winter months and you may get a humpback whale watching tour included for free!