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How Do You Prepare for Whale Watching?

The Kai Kanani II is a great charter boat for whale watching. Coming prepared makes the experience even more enjoyable. Wear comfortable clothes and dress in layers in case the weather turns. You may want to wear short sleeves, but a light-colored, long-sleeve shirt can protect your skin from the sun. You should also wear a hat to protect your face and provide shade while you watch the whales. Before going on our tours, it’s important to make the necessary preparations. Your safety, while you watch whales, is important to us.

The cool ocean breeze feels great on your face, but not when the temperature drops. Weather can change quickly in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so bring along a raincoat, just in case.

Instead of spending your vacation on the beach, you have decided to have an adventure. That doesn’t mean you have to forego safety. Wear rubber sole shoes to help you keep your footing on board. Flip-flops slip on wet surfaces and may pose a hazard when ocean spray mists the deck.

Bring binoculars to see the whales better and a video camera for the best way to capture the moment a whale breaches the surface of the water. During the tour, you’ll want to keep your electronics in waterproof bags except when you’re recording.

If you only see a single whale or no whales, don’t get yourself down. Seabirds, turtles, and other types of wildlife are frequent visitors on tour. If you’ve been whale watching in Seattle or Alaska, it’s a very different experience than in Hawaii. Our remote position makes wildlife far more common.

Kai Kanani II offers other exciting cruises throughout the year. If you love the sea, you can’t miss the marine life off the coast. You and your family will have a great, safe time! Look for gray whales in the waters of the bay as we head away from the coast. We promise it’s much more exciting than a trip to the aquarium!

Ask about fishing and other charters you can take with us. Let us help you do something unique while visiting the Hawaiian Islands. Our boat is equipped with safety equipment, which we’ll point out to help keep your family safe.

Wearing the right clothes and bringing the right equipment can help you stay safe on the boat while fishing, whale watching, or taking one of our tours around the coast, bay, harbor, and waters of the Pacific.

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