To finish up our week in Hawaii, let's check out some of the species that call it home. Winter is a great time to go whale watching — in fact, many people consider February to be the peak season on the islands — and their waters are home to 23 species of marine mammals including the humpback whale and several types of dolphins. Aquatic Surfari's Wild Side Specialty Tours, offer daily morning wildlife charters to look for whales combined with dolphin and turtle encounters and reef snorkels to maximize your adventure. They also offer additional afternoon sails this season, which can be a bit better for less boat traffic. While onboard, you'll not only see how they collect data on whales (and other marine life), you can participate in the process and know that a portion of your cost goes towards whale conservation and research.
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