North Pacific Humpback Whales are the fifth largest whale species in the world, and can weigh anywhere between 25-40 tons (50,000-80,000 lbs), and approximately 1-ton (2,000 lbs) as newborns. They can grown up to 60-feet in length, the females being the larger sized of the breed. The Humpback Whale’s upper (dorsal) body is primarily a dark shade of grey, with distinct areas of white on their flippers (pectoral fins) and under (ventral) bellies. On average, the North Pacific Humpback Whale can live for about 50-years (although there have been accounts living up to 90-years), and reach sexual maturity between 5-7 years old.
The North Pacific Humpback Whales feed on small crustaceans, krill, plankton and small fish, consuming up to 3,000-lbs of food per day. Humpback’s don’t ever feed in Hawaii’s oceans; they only feed during their Alaskan Summers, focusing on storing strength and the blubber that they will live off of during their annual Winter migration to Hawaii.
There is no better way to experience these amazing creatures in there natural existence than aboard a sailing yacht.
No crowded vessels and loud engines;
Just You, the Water, and The Whales!
Wiithout a doubt, one of the most amazing marine wildlife adventures you’ll ever have the opportunity to partake in is a chance to witness the majesty of the North Pacific Humpback Whales in their natural environment. Year, after year, these magical mammals grace Hawaiian waters and shorelines for their annual Winter migration through the North Pacific Ocean (Roughly November-May)
Share the ocean with, and experience on of the wolds most impressive beings as The Hawaiian Humpback Whales migrate home. During the 6 month duration Maui host's there homecoming, the whales utilize the majestic waters of maui to birth, breed, and raise there calfs until they are mature enough to make the long treck back to Alaska. Because of there presence during winter and spring, many feel it is one of the most inspirational times to be on Maui.
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