New Trip Reports: Hawaii & Nunavut

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    vdinets 4 years ago

    Monk seals are currently easier to see on Kauai than elsewhere. The two best locations are Hilton Beach (the ones from nearby Poipu Beach have apparently moved there due to overcrowding) and the beach near the end of the road at Na Pali Coast. Also, Holo-holo charters see them on 80% of tours to Niihau Island, and you can snorkel with them there.

    • brugiere domiique 4 years ago

      Thanks for the informations. But it will take time before I return there! I knew they are seen on tours to Nihau(where I think there around 80 or so), but I enjoy more to look by myself.

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    John Fox 4 years ago

    FWIW, they often haul out near the Kilauea Lighthouse on Kauai. Just before the gates to go into the lighthouse proper there is a pull off with room for 5-6 cars. The rocks below are very isolated from humans. A buddy saw two in November and I saw one in May.

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      vdinets 4 years ago

      There were none in late August, and a park ranger said they are present only about once a week. However, the refuge is now 70% reliable for spinner dolphins (a pod hangs out during the day on the western side).

      • brugiere domiique 4 years ago

        I checked this place without success.

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