Category Archives: swimming with whales

Swimming with whales as part of a small group is Epic!

I have started to assemble my gear for my upcoming trip to Tonga this year.   I am blessed to have 17 days on the water this season, with two groups of people from as far away as Switzerland and … Continue reading

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Whale Time

  My favorite time of year is coming and soon enough I will be back in Tonga and swimming with whales.   I feel so fortunate to be able to return this season.  There is something so special about being … Continue reading

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Kohola Gallery is named after the Whales

Whales are large animals that weigh around 30-40 tons but they are also quite graceful. Whale season may be over in Hawaii, and while out of sign, they are never out of mind. Kohola Gallery in Maui, is named after … Continue reading

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Swimming with Whales

In two months, I return to Tonga to observe humpback whales in the wild.  Snorkeling with  these majestic giants is one of life’s most incredible experiences and I am so excited to share it. This will be my 12th season … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Children are the future

I have been busy creating a new educational program to share with the children at Montessori Up Country Maui,  with about 90 new images of Humpback and Sperm Whales.  I presented there about this time last year and had a … Continue reading

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Nature Challenge Day Two

Thank you to Mark Strickland for this most recent Nature Challenge. This is day two and as part of the challenge need to call out another photographer.  Kai Matthes, I choose you! Post a Nature image for seven days and nominate … Continue reading

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