During my trip to Maui, we decided to go whale watching! It was my very first time and I loved it. It was so amazing to see whales close up. I have been to Sea World many times and seen the Killer Whale show several times, but there's something about seeing a whale in it's own habitat and surroundings. Not just in a big water tank, but the large ocean they were intended to be in. Towards the end of our ride the captain placed a microphone under the water, and we could hear the sounds and songs the whales make during their mating season, which is right now during March and April. It was the neatest thing ever! Their sounds are so distinct and different than I ever imagined. Crazy to think that their noise can travel over three miles away!! At one point we had a baby whale and its mama right under our boat. The feeling that a huge humpback whale was right underneath us was more scary than exciting...but still really neat because of how close they were to the boat!!
Little did I know...I get sea sick! Sadly I had to learn that the hard way. Back in my Sophomore year during the summer I had gone to camp with my church. For a whole week I was on house boats and I don't remember feeling as sick as I felt on the boat there in Maui! The feeling was just awful and it took about two days for me to stop feeling like I was swaying! Thankfully the boat ride was two hours long, and the sick stomach feeling didn't kick in until we were already one hour into our tour. So basically I had one good solid hour of feeling normal and I was able to enjoy myself! I would definitely go again, but next time I am taking some pills before I step on any boat again!!