The Humpback Whale Watch provided by the staff of Trilogy Kaanapali was the most incredible I have experienced in the forty three years I have made my annual pilgrimage
to Kaanapali. The catamaran Is capable of handling the waves, the captain and naturalists are kind, friendly and informative and their ability to find the whales is exceptional.
We experienced the following whale behaviors in this single watch that most people do not experience in a lifetime! Trilogy has whale karma. We saw
1. A mother and calf resting and nursing as an escort male stayed close to protect them.
2. Two humpback full breaches, one of which was performed 60 yards from the Trilogy!
3. Captain Riley spotted a group of seven whales off in the distance, moved toward their direction where we experienced an event that few ever see. These male humpbacks were fighting for supremacy, moving fast through the water while showing aggression of slapping their tails on one another, lunging their tremendous heads with extreme force onto another humpbacks head in an attempt to wear one another down. We experienced this amazing and rare opportunity for about an hour.
Witnessing whales perform all of these behaviors was extraordinary.
As you are breaking down the choices of who to charter a Whale Watch while on Maui, the most meaningful information I can share is that Trilogy Excursions Kaanapali is staffed by an outstanding crew that will exceed your expectations. They genuinely possess the heart and soul of Aloha. Captain Riley is personable and kind and determined to provide a great whale experience. Kiwi and Jordan were also exceptional naturalists who provided exceptional information about the Humpbacks and did so in an entertaining and meaningful way.
My heart and soul has been deepened today as a result of this experience. The behavior of the Humpback Whales provided me with a new sense of connection to them. The Trilogy crew genuinely offers the true spirit of Aloha and added perspective to what the circle of life is all about. I am grateful for their dedication to the whales, desire to do all they can to provide a guest a remarkable experience and the ability to transfer all of that in a manner that enriches our lives.
Trilogy Kaanapali gets my rating of 100 stars! Jordan, Kiwi and Captain Riley are remarkable individuals who will give you their best. They love what they do.....any guest can feel that from them and become enriched by their presence.
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