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This month we’re continuing our feature on the magnificent marine mammals that roam the seas around Hawaii with one of our favorites—the Hawaiian Monk Seal! As the only seal native to Hawaii, the Hawaiian monk seal is a beloved and endangered species that must be cared for and protected.

Hawaiian monk seals are unique exceptions to other monk seals that thrive in cold climates, preferring instead to indulge in the warm, tropical beaches of our islands. They boast a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years, with females giving birth to pups at the early ages of four to five years old. These mostly solitary animals can hold their breath for as long as 20 minutes, though they typically dive for food for an average of five to six minutes.

A fun fact about Hawaiian monk seals is that they can dive as deep as 1,500 feet underwater! They’re always diving far down to the ocean floor in search of food like fish, octopus, squid and sometimes crustaceans.

To learn more about the Hawaiian monk seal, climb aboard the Dolphin Star! Our certified Naturalists are excited to share their knowledge with you.

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July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and here aboard the Dolphin Star, we’re celebrating with our favorite underwater mammals! We’re inviting all of our ocean adventurers to take advantage of our “Child Free” special. From now through September 30, kids ages 3 to 11 can cruise free with each paying adult on our Wild Dolphin Watch cruise.

Bask in sunny skies and crystal clear waters when you climb aboard the Dolphin Star, our 149-passenger, eco-friendly catamaran. With our “Child Free” special, families will enjoy spotting these friendly marine mammals in their natural habitat. Throughout the cruise, our friendly crew of certified Naturalists will have a blast teaching you more about wild dolphins and other marine life. Kids are also welcome to participate in our interactive keiki program, where they’ll receive a souvenir activity book.