I managed to get down to Honolulu Harbor in time to catch a glimpse of the two humpback whales before they left. I’ve seen whales out at sea, but never expected to see them in the harbor.
When I arrived at Pier 7, Thomas C was just turning in the basin. I took a photo for my ship archive. I didn’t realize I captured a whale as well (at right, just beyond the stern of the ship)!
The Navatek I happened to be leaving at that time.
For some reason, the whales really liked the ship! They swam up to her and surfaced right at her bow, just off Pier 7.
The crowd at the corner of Piers 8/9:
After having a look at the Star of Honolulu, the whales followed the Navatek I out of the harbor. Yay!
The passengers on Navatek I certainly got their money’s worth today.
Mikioi and Tira Lani passing by Lurline:
I saw a photo, taken earlier in the day, of the whales in the water between the Star of Honolulu and FOC. Wish I had been there at the time!