Valuing Hawai`i’s Humpback Whales: The Economic Impact of Humpbacks on Hawai`i’s Ocean Tour Boat Industry

Valuing Hawai`i’s Humpback Whales: The Economic Impact of Humpbacks on Hawai`i’s Ocean Tour Boat Industry

Primary Country: United States
Ecosystem: species
Sample Value Estimates:
Expenditures per person day Humpback whale viewing in Hawaii
  1. $34.78 / person / day: whale watching tour only
  2. $50.60 / person / day: including snorkelling
Region: Americas / Hawaii
Data source: *MESP Primary

Publication information

Utech, D. “Valuing Hawai`i’s Humpback Whales: The Economic Impact of Humpbacks on Hawai`i’s Ocean Tour Boat Industry” The economic contribution of whalewatching to regional economies: perspectives from two national marine sanctuaries, 2000

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