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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Oahu Whale Watching Cruise

Get a guaranteed view of a humpback whale on this 2-hour whale watching cruise in Oahu. Pick a spot aboard the fresh air of the decks or by the indoor viewing windows as you glide past Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. A naturalist will join you on board to provide informative commentary and point out any other spotted marine life, such as sea turtles, porpoises and Hawaii spinner dolphins.

Upgrade your cruise ticket to include a meal and hotel pickup and drop-off - available for an additional fee.


  • Whale watching Honolulu lunch cruise off the coast of Oahu
  • See migrating humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Whale sightings guaranteed
  • Buffet lunch included for afternoon departure only
  • Pick up and drop off from select Waikiki hotels option available for additional fee.

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a super-comfortable way to see massive humpback whales -- guaranteed! Choose between cool indoor viewing areas with picture windows or spacious outdoor decks.

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What You Can Expect

Oahu Whale Watching Cruise

From late December to early May the humpback whales call Hawaii home

Your Oahu whale watching cruise will begin either with pickup from your hotel (if option selected) or at the pier. Hop aboard your vessel and enjoy a smooth ride past scenic views of iconic Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. Grab an air-conditioned spot indoors or on the outdoor viewing decks as you glide through the NOAA whale sanctuary of Maunalua Bay.

A professional naturalist will provide narration on board about the biology and behavior of humpback whales. Keep your eyes peeled for other marine creatures popping up from the surface, such as green sea turtles or Hawaii spinner dolphins.

If you’d like to sample some Hawaiian fare while aboard your cruise, upgrade your ticket to include a meal and drinks. Hotel pickup and drop-off is also available as an additional option.

Whale sightings guaranteed! If the Naturalist does not sight a whale during the cruise, you will be given a complimentary return whale watch cruise (lunch and transportation are not included, available for an additional fee).

Customer Reviews

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a outstanding tour! From the great crew and hosts to the food chicken, fish, plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit to the beautiful scenery - yes we saw whales - everything was top notch. Highly recommend!

Sam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a great day. The crew were extremely nice and professional, not stuffy. We saw 6-7 whales and the Captain always ensured to point the bow at the whales. Didn't see any dolphins, but that's not what the cruise is about. Its whales and we did see quite a few. Wish Captain could have gotten closer. Great Day on the water.

Susan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellently organized ,all on time including hotel pick up ,had light lunch ,informative crew and yes we did see some whales! Wonderful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great captain and friendly staff!!

June R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A great morning on the water, saw whales and dolphins. Staff on board were very friendly.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

It was awesome. So much fun. I will do it again the next time I go to Hawaii.

Molly O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I had a great time on my tour. We saw so much that day and our tour guide, Steve, kept us going so that we could see many things. He also worked around the rain so we didn't get too wet. It was a wonderful tour and I will recommend it to anyone.

Taylor J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Saw some Dolphins that came really close to the boat and a humpback whale! Informative and fun :)

Thomas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Everything went smoothly. Saw a number of whales and enjoyed the presentation.

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