Aloha Friday: Whale Day

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We are celebrating the Whale Day this Saturday, February 20, 2010, here on Maui. I thought it would be a good timing to ask our bloggy friends if they have seen a whale. So my Aloha Friday question for today is “Have you seen a whale yet?” Please feel free to elaborate. Tell us when, where or how. For me, I have seem the whales here on Maui through a “Whale Watch” with the Pacific Whale Foundation. Whales are incredible creatures! If you would like to learn more about whales, please visit the Pacific Whale Foundation site here.

If you would like to know more about Aloha Friday Meme and visit other participants, go to Kailani’s blog An Island Life. Aloha and have a wonderful weekend.


13 Responses to Aloha Friday: Whale Day

  1. Harriet February 19, 2010 at 4:59 am #

    I’ve only seen the ones living in captivity. I understand it’s an amazing site in the ocean.

  2. Sheila @ GoVisitHawaii February 19, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    I saw my first humpback whale on my way to snorkel at Molokini from Maui. It was at the end of April, too.

    I love going to Hawaii during whale season. We were blessed to be on Lanai and the Big Island last month. We took a sunset sail (not even a whale watching tour) and got to see a breach about 100 yards off the boat. It was so cool. Andy was able to catch a photo, though it’s a little out of focus.
    .-= Sheila @ GoVisitHawaii´s last blog ..Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Lifeguard Station “Enjoys” Sunset =-.

  3. Sheila @ GoVisitHawaii February 19, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    Oh, I should mention that my first whale sighting was back in 2003.
    .-= Sheila @ GoVisitHawaii´s last blog ..Aloha Friday Photo: Waikiki Lifeguard Station “Enjoys” Sunset =-.

  4. Cammi February 19, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    Yes! I went on a fantastic vacation to Cabo San Lucas in 2005 and we could see the whales breaching from our balcony. It was amazing! Happy Friday!
    .-= Cammi´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #17 =-.

  5. Night Owl Mama February 19, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    No I haven’t Almost once in Mexico I think
    .-= Night Owl Mama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: A Week in Pictures =-.

  6. East Coast Wahine February 19, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    Nope, never have as I get seasick!! lol!
    .-= East Coast Wahine´s last blog ..It’s Aloha Friday #24 =-.

  7. Melanie @ Whimsical Creations February 19, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    I have never seen a whale in person.

  8. Ryan February 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    Personally, I’ve found for whale watching afternoons are better. Whale watching is a bit of a cooperative effort. Many boats & ships will message each other and as the day wears on, there’s a better awareness of where the whales are at.

    Mornings may present fog and low coastal clouds. Afternoons can be windier and have whitecaps that can prevent spotting whales.

    However, I still prefer going out in the morning because the water is usually calmer. (I tend to get seasick.)

  9. Sheralyn February 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    We were on a boat heading back to Maui from a daytrip to Lanai when we saw several whales. It was the first time I’d ever seen them in the wild, and it was SO much better than seeing them in captivity!
    .-= Sheralyn´s last blog ..Maui’s Whale Day is Coming Up! =-.

  10. Wes February 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Nice picture Liza! For me I’ve done whale watching on the eastern shore and southern shores of Oahu, Hawaii. From the Lanai lookout and from the Diamond Head lookout. Also seen these magnificent creations frolicking about while fishing around those areas.
    .-= Wes´s last blog ..2Day’s Word – A Priestly Blessing =-.

  11. ThatVanessa February 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    I haven’t seen a whale- YET- but when I went to Maui years ago, I was swimming underwater and could hear them singing to each other. It was incredible! You live a in a magical place.

    .-= ThatVanessa´s last blog ..The Tulips / 3 Simple Steps to Survive a Break-Up =-.

  12. kailani February 20, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    I’ve seen whales while visiting Maui before. I even went on a whale watching cruise once. It was amazing!
    .-= kailani´s last blog ..Keep The Noise Down =-.

  13. twincerely,Olga February 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    only at Sea world! I hope to one day though
    .-= twincerely,Olga´s last blog ..AloHa FriDaY!!!! =-.

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