Our journey from Maui to Lanai took longer than normal since when you get within 100 yards of the whales you are supposed to stop and wait.
Well, we did a lot of stopping and waiting.
And it was so worth it. Take a look.
spinner dolphins too - happy to be swimming along and posing for all the photographers on board. They say we only really see about 1/3 of the whole group of dolphins. And we saw dozens at a time jumping up in pairs and even in threes as you see here.
Wait, how did this one get in here? This is the cutest 15 month old nephew and local Hawaiian host I have ever seen.
Sorry about that. He's just too adorable not to include in this post.
Back to the fauna.
bottlenose dolphins you paid $11 per adult and $9 per child to see.
We got to see these for free.
The whole trip was a little more than free.
But it was worth it.