Top Whale-Watching Destinations

Look! A puff of ocean spray! Few things are as thrilling as spotting the Earth’s largest mammal at the ocean's surface. Come aboard for a tour of North America’s top whale-watching destinations.

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Hot magma oozes from Mount Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island. 960 1280

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Hot lava covers a road near a lava-viewing area in Puna, HI. 960 1280

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Lava smokes and burns as it feeds on the oils on the road at the Kalapana viewing area. 960 1280

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Visit the Thurston Lava Tube at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 960 1280

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Explore the cavernous interior of the Big Island's Thurston Lava Tube. 960 1280

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Lava pushes its way through rock located along the southeastern coast of the Big Island. 960 1280

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Cool seawater laps at the base of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano. 960 1280

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A lava boat carries passengers on a sunset tour along the coast near Puna, HI. 960 1280

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A couple strolls over a field of hardened lava that destroyed the black-sand beach at Kaimu Bay. 960 1280

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A sign warns visitors at the Kalapana viewing area to stay on the roads and away from the lava desert. 960 1280

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A sign warns visitors at the Kalapana viewing area to stay on the roads and away from the lava desert. 960 1280

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Steam vents release sulfuric gas along Kilauea's crater. 960 1280

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A plume of volcanic gas rises from the Kilauea caldera at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 960 1280

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