I went to Maui in 2015, and went on 3 whale watching trips with Ultimate Whale Watch, I kept hoping to get a good picture of a breach. I saw a number of breaches on each trip but kept missing the moment when a whale breached. On this particular day, we saw so many whales! I was able to get lots of great head, fluke, and pec pictures:
And at one point a whale swam right under our boat!
Towards the end of the trip after missing a few chances to get pictures of breaches, a whale finally breached quite close to our boat and I just happened to have my camera pointed in the right direction at the right time. I was able to get a whole sequence of images of the breach.
This was definitely one of the most exciting experiences I have ever had! I’ve gone on a number of other whale watching trips since, and am still waiting to see something like that again!