Category Archives: bucket list adventure

Sperm Whale Photography Expedition December 1-12th, 2018

  December 1-12th, 2018 is the next Sperm Whale trip in Dominica.   Ten days of whale swimming and 11 nights of accommodation.  Cost is $8,995 December is great month to swim with Sperm Whales.  Who wants to go?   … Continue reading

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Remembering my first Tonga Trip

Aloha, I still remember my first trip to Tonga in 2006.  I chartered a 60 foot sail boat with a whale swim permit and spent 2 weeks sailing through the island group.  We spent 6 days in the Vavau’ island group … Continue reading

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Whale Swim adventures in 2018

Aloha Whale People, I live in Maui, the whale capital of the Pacific.  The Northern Pacific Humpbacks come each year to breed and give birth. It would be all to easy to lead groups here to observe and document whale … Continue reading

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Jaws

Every week people come into the gallery and ask me if I was scared when photographing Lemon and Bull Sharks.  The truth is I was really excited not scared.   What does scare me is going out of the harbor … Continue reading

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Surf up JAWS in Maui!

I can only imagine the view the local photographers got up there.  I have to say that is one hell of a pilot! What an incredible day!  Witnessing those waves was simply incredible.   Nature is so impressive.   I … Continue reading

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Honorable Mention at Beneath the Sea

I have not entered a photography competition since receiving first place in an international competition in San Diego five years ago and thought it was time.  So I sent this and a few other images to Beneath the Sea.   … Continue reading

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Tonga Whale Swim Guide

Whale Swimming in Tonga  –   by   Douglas  J Hoffman Tonga, used to be one of the best kept secrets in adventure travel but those days are numbered. The increase in tourism is to a large part related to whale swimming but not all. … Continue reading

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Last day of 2015

This is the last landscape photograph I created in 2015.  The location is about 1/2 way to Hana, and is one of my favorite places on the island.   I come here a lot as the lava rocks and ocean … Continue reading

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Post 597 on this blog.

Hard to fathom that this is my 597th post.  So many images, so many stories….. This image was created two weeks ago under Gov’t. permit in Dominica.  This is a female Sperm Whale checking out the swimmers in the water. … Continue reading

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Maui Hawaii, is a paradise for Humpback Whales but can be hazardous for drivers

Living in Hawaii, is paradise.  Even whales love it. The Humpbacks come each year to mate and give birth. It is a real treat to go whale watching from a boat and observe their behavior. Sometimes the whales come really … Continue reading

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