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A Tail of Two Turtles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Big Island Hawaii, Green Sea Turtles, Kona, Leilani Bed and Breakfast, watching, whale | 0 comments

A Tail of Two Turtles

Randy and I went to the National Park adjacent to the north side of Honokahau Harbor and walked along the beach for a little break from running errands. We generally make a weekly trip from Ocean View to Kona to stock up for our Leilani Bed & Breakfast guests. It was extremely low tide and we must have seen at least 20 green sea turtles feeding on the bottom of the reef in the shallows. We have been told since that they were all females; the males don’t come in close to shore like that. What we discovered is that they get quite territorial over their terrain of algae, and when...

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Whale Watching Season Is Coming Soon! – See them off of South Point

Posted by on Nov 2, 2007 in Big Island, Hawaii, humpback, watching, whale | 3 comments

Whale Watching Season Is Coming Soon! – See them off of South Point

Whale watching season is almost here. The Big Island of Hawaii gears up for the return of the humpback whales in November. These graceful mammals are always extremely entertaining to watch. Guests at our B&B love to go just down the road to South Point and watch them swim around the peninsula. It is an even bigger thrill to be at the southern most tip of the United States and see this fantastic sight at the same time. Seeing a double breech is just magical! This is just one of the local spots in the vicinity of the Leilani Bed & Breakfast where these sightings are possible from...

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