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Top 5 shoreline spots for whale-watching: HAWAII Magazine facebook poll results


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Our facebook ohana selected Kaanapali (north of West Maui’s old whaling town, Lahaina) as their top pick for shoreline whale-watching.  The 45-ton marine mammal is frequently spotted in the waters near Kaanapali Beach, a mile-long expanse of white-sand dotted with hotels and condos (dominated by the Kaanapali Resort). If you want to leave the shoreline for a closer look, don’t get too close. Federal regulations prohibit getting within 100 yards of whales (in water), and 1,000 feet (in an aircraft). For more shoreline viewing recommendations, check out HAWAII Magazine’s Landlubber’s Guide to Whale Watching in the Islands.


Click on the links below for the Top 5 results from previous HAWAII Magazine facebook Ohana poll questions.

Top 5 favorite Maui swimming beaches

Top 5 favorite Hawaii natural wonders

Top 5 favorite Hawaii towns

Top 5 favorite Hawaii coastline areas

Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii movies

Top 5 favorite Hawaii snorkeling spots

Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii TV series ever

Top 5 must-have Hawaii foods (upon arrival in the Islands)

Top 5 Hawaii parks

Top 5 Hawaii music artists

Top 5 favorite hiking trails
Top 5 favorite places to watch a Hawaii sunset

Top 5 favorite Hawaii scenic lookouts

Top 5 favorite Hawaii valleys

Top 5 favorite Hawaii waterfalls

Top 5 favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods

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Photos: whale photos - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) HIHWNMS: Fisheries Permit No. 782-171. Page 1 - (Makapuu Point, Oahu)Wikicommons, Page 2 (Kihei, Maui) Ron Garnett/Hawaii Toursim Authority (HTA), Page 4 - (Kilauea Point, Kauai) Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Page 5 (Kaanapali, Maui) Ron Garnett/Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

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