At Flyer Sportfishing, we seek to provide you with all that you need for a memorable adventure. Our crew is knowledgeable and assists you with our knowledgeable yet laid back attitude. This includes providing you with information about what you may encounter on the water.

Picture this: You’re out on the water off the coast of Oahu’s North Shore for a full-day fishing charter with your friends. Your annual fishing trip to Hawaii could not be going any better. You’ve already caught some striped marlin, and you’ve heard that there are spearfish in the water.

Sitting back, you are just waiting for your next catch.  The whirring of your fishing rod thrusts you into action. As you begin reeling in a fish, you are distracted by a major disruption of the placid waters.

A humpback whale majestically emerges from the water, thrusting its massive body through the air before descending into its aquatic sanctuary. A lasting memory has been made as you and your friends stare in awe and converse the rest of the trip about what you just saw.

Humpback whales are astonishing creatures. We previously profiled fish that you may find while on one of our charters for our blog. In similar fashion, here are some interesting facts to know about humpback whales.

Breaching

When these whales break the surface, it is called breaching. Humpback whales jump out of the waters and pull off fascinating acrobatic displays, twisting and turning in the air before falling on their back and immersing themselves back into the water. In addition to putting on a show for watchers, these whales could also be communicating with other whales, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland. They found that breaching was a form of long-distance communication that was normally conducted when another whale group, a pod, was within a 2.5-mile radius.

Singing

Another form of communication of humpback whales is their singing. Their complex chorus of howls, moans and cries is believed by scientists to be used for attracting mates. Males have been observed singing their songs for hours.

Migrating

These colossal beasts, which on average normally weigh around 40 tons, are found in oceans around the world. Their seasonal migration is the farthest of any mammal. The longest recorded humpback whale migration was 11,706 miles from American Samoa to the Antarctic Peninsula. Impressively, they can make a 3,000-mile trip in just 36 days.

Eating

Humpback whales feast upon tiny crustaceans such as krill, small fish (salmon, haddock, herring, mackerel) and plankton. Due to their large size, these mammals can eat up to 3,000 pounds of food per day.

Want the opportunity to see a humpback whale, while on your Hawaii deep sea fishing adventure? Call Flyer Sportfishing at 808-365-2520 to book a half or full-day charter today. You never know what you will see out on the water!