Whale watching, Waikiki
Thursday February 13, 2003
Hans and I were picked up at 1:00 p.m. and brought to the Starlet for our WHALE WATCH TOUR. It was a cloudy but calm day -- good to see whales. The Starlet went close by Diamond Head as other boats were near by -- a good sign of a sighting and sure enough there were a pair of whales in the water. I tried to get a picture but they were quite far. I did manage to get a little piece of them. Also the Atlantis Submarine came out of the water which was neat to see. We were brought back to the Hilton around 4:00 p.m.
The Whale Watching Tour was a good value for $15.99 US plus taxes and you are offered a free tour if a whale isn't spotted.
We went whale wattching on the American Dream ship. You can rent them out for a 2 hour tour with dinner or without dinner as a choice.
We went for a hour or more and finally one whale, who was so fast and never came up again for us to view. I was quite disappointed and feel it can be a tourist trap. You have to depend on nature and can not count on seeing a whale. We had more opportunities seeing whales from atop Diamondhead mountain.
We saw one whale and the tip is to akways look for a white spout in the sea, then soon the whales body and then fin can be seen.
Sorry, he moved so fast I did not get a shot of him.
Fantastic yes of course that is if you see Whales ,wel we got lucky, last day of our trip,
we took a short Whale watching trip arranged through Cheap Tours only
&15 dollars but no frills , you go out from Fisherman's Wharf and the ''Starlet ''will take you along the shore up to Diamond Head and if you are lucky you will see some Whales.
Most whale watch cruises will offer you a return trip if you don't spot a whale on your cruise. Some cruises come with a buffet meal, others do not. Dream Cruises was our pick of cruises.