Mother and Calf Humpback Whale Encounter

MenchacaIMG_0912by Valerie Menchaca

Myself, my boyfriend and our two friends took a snorkeling tour to Molokini & Turtle Town today. The crew was amazing; they were friendly and knowledgeable folks who seemed to truly love what they were doing. We were lucky enough to be treated to what the captain called the best whale show in at least a year or more.

Momma, baby, and escort humpback whale were spotted from afar, and when the catamaran was stopped, all 3 came over to investigate us. They circled around and under the boat several times and myself and my friends got some photos and videos of a lifetime! Included are my favorite photos of the baby.

MenchacaIMG_0901Additionally, myself, my boyfriend and our other friend participated in the SNUBA experience and it was SO worth it, it will definitely be one of the most talked about adventures we had while in Maui! Kiwini Hall was an excellent instructor and photographer! We felt so safe with him and I am sure we saw more unique wildlife and scenery because of his guidance and knowledge.

Thank you Maui Snorkeling for being part of a very memorable trip!

Valerie Menchaca

rec’d January 28, 2016 – click on photos for larger versions



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