Hawaii Story Ideas

Whales

Humpback Whale

Each year from about November to April, humpback whales come to the waters around Hawaii Island to court and give birth. The sight of these leviathans breaching, slapping their huge tails or pectoral fins on the water, or gliding gracefully just beneath the surface is something you will never forget. And there are other cetaceans – pilots, pygmies, sperm, false killer whales, and several dolphin species – in our waters the rest of the year too. The humpbacks can often be seen from shore, but most thrilling is to take one of the boat tours for a close look.

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National Parks

The island of Hawaii has five national parks, sites and trails, each with its own natural beauty and cultural significance. Of course we have famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of the world’s most active volcano, but also historic “place of refuge” Puuhonua o Honaunau, the imposing temple Puukohola, where family blood was spilled to unite the island, the more than 175-mile Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and Kaloko-Honokohau, where aquaculture was practiced in ancient times.

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