Early this morning, there are Humpback whales to be observed from the ship, and I manage to take some pretty decent photos of them flipper flapping, blowing and breaching. I am on an excursion today – the West Maui Snorkel Cruise, which uses an excursion catamaran sailboat. As it turns out, the whale watching as we motor to our snorkel location is the highlight of the trip, since we see a mother, baby and escort Humpback whale perhaps 10 to 20 metres from the boat. The bonus is that I shoot video of this encounter!
After returning to Lahaina, I give the tacky little town about 10 minutes of my time before returning to the comfort of the ship.