In response to 143746: Where to see whales?, posted by Joan M on Saturday, 11 January 2020, at 9:07 a.m.
I can recommend a few, and they may not be the best - but they’ve been good.
First, I’ve seen plenty just offshore Kailua. When staying in a home at 700’ it was fun to see them with binoculars. I’ve seen them in the bay from the waterfront. I’ve seen them off Old Airport. I’ve sighted them just off Royal Sea Cliff. It may be just the right place, right time thing going on there.
If you want to relax and spend some time watching for them, I can recommend the Kua Bay Access Road. There’s a northwestward bend in the road overlooking Kahoiawa Bay and Puialoa Point with a small parking lot on the south side of the road. Friends of ours relate planting a few folding chairs nearby & making an afternoon of whale watching there, and just driving past on one occasion presented a view of several full breaches there. Also, the Jupiter Foundation Research Institute has headquartered their whale observations in Puako, and there seems no shortage there. Wherever you choose, look first for the vertical spouts...they look like nebulous tornadoes on the horizon. If you see those, keep looking. Good luck!
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