MAUI WHALE BOAT BIRTHDAY PARTY! // Maui Portrait Photography // WEST SIDE MAUI
One of my favorite parts of living on Maui is being able to hang out with the magical Whales! When the whales hit the islands in Early December… the sailboat cruises and parties begin. One of my dear friends had her 26th birthday party on the awesome Cinderella Sailing Charters. The whales were in full effect which made for BIG SMILES, good vibrations and constant fun. I love being a Maui Portrait Photographer and celebrating life in such beautiful and monumental ways.
Just as our idyllic weather beckons to tourists around the world, the warm shallow waters (less than 600 feet) surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands are a favorite destination for humpback whales. Scientists estimate that two-thirds of the entire North Pacific humpback whale population returns to Hawaii to breed, calve and nurse their young. They race over 3,000 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaii in less than two months, then stay for a lengthy vacation, frolicking off our shores and entertaining spectators from December through May.