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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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Summer is almost here and soon the island will be full of visitors

Summer is a busy time in Maui, with families from around the word coming for a week or two to enjoy paradise.   That is good for the economy, as it means the roads and stores will be crowded.  For … 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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Working with Sperm Whales with Kai Matthes in Dominica

I am so very fortunate to have had Kai Metthes of Germany on my recent Sperm Whale Photography expedition in Dominica.   I will always remember Kai as the fearless diver that faced a wild animal just to create a … Continue reading

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First Sperm Whale sighting in Dominica

Today was our second day on the water on this years Sperm Whale Permit.   The first day was a bust.  These are wild animals so having an unproductive day is expected.  Today was different.  We had several drops and … Continue reading

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Dominica

Every year I pack up my cameras and go photograph whales. I just returned from Tonga and next week I  leave for Dominica.  I feel so blessed to have another opportunity to get in the water with Whales. This will be … Continue reading

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Swimming with Whales

Wanted: like minded people to join adventure dedicated to observing whale behavior above and below the sea.   Must be able to Snorkel.  Previous experience is helpful but not required. Six, Eight, and Ten day adventures offered in 2016. The … Continue reading

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Fleetwood’s on Front St. in Maui, now offers whale art by Douglas Hoffman

Most people have heard of the band Fleetwood Mac.  As it happens Mick Fleetwood lives in Maui, and owns a restaurant and art gallery on Front St. in Lahaina.  Today, I delivered three Humpback Whale portraits to the gallery, and was … Continue reading

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Color Beneath the Sea

Join me in October of 2016 and 2017 on the Fiji Siren Liveaboard and immerse yourself into a trip dedicated to photographing the worlds most colorful reefs.  The soft corals of Fiji, never let me down and I am always … Continue reading

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