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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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

Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

Go whale-watching off the coast of Oahu on this 2-hour excursion from Waikiki or Ko Olina. During the months from December to May, pods of humpback whales migrate through Hawaii's warm waters, and this tour guarantees whale sightings. With a small group of people, watch the gentle giants swim, feed, breach and play around your boat. In the rare event that you don't see any whales, you will be allowed to do the 2-hour tour again for free. Snacks and round-trip transportation from Waikiki hotels are included. 


  • Half-day whale-watching excursion from Waikiki
  • Board a catamaran or monohull for a 2-hour cruise to spot humpback whales
  • Bust out binoculars to see the mighty mammals swim, play or feed
  • Learn more about the migration pattern of humpback whales from your expert guide
  • Bring your own lunch to enjoy, or nibble on provided snacks

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The boat can fit more than 40 people, but there are only 24 spots available on this tour. You will have plenty of room to wander around the boat for unobstructed views. You won't miss any of the action in the water!

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What You Can Expect

Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

Enjoy Whale Watching in an Intimate Setting

Following pickup at your Ko Olina or Waikiki hotel, transfer to Waianae Harbor or Kewalo Basin Harbor, respectively, to meet your boat. Bring along your own food on the excursion, or enjoy complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic beverages on board. This tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress accordingly.

Board a monohull boat or catamaran with your small tour group and meet your friendly captain and crew, who have thousands of hours of whale-spotting under their belts. Listen as they share their knowledge about this majestic species and feel free to ask any questions. The gentle giants arrive in Hawaii in December and spend time splashing, breaching, feeding and swimming in the warm Hawaiian water. Watch for tail slaps, breaches and water spouting from the whale's blowholes. 

In the unlikely event that you don't see any whales, you can return for a free trip and try again. After 2 to 3 hours, return to the harbor and enjoy transportation back to your Ko Olina or Waikiki hotel for drop-off. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tour operators were great. Ship clean and comfortable. Only problem was we saw no whales which was not their fault, however, we did receive a voucher for another trip that is good for several years. Pickup and drop off at hotel was an added bonus. Would definitely do this again!!

Dominik F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Friendly staff, great Snacks and perfect whale watching - Thank you!

Nazir M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent crew and tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. Crew was great and very knowledgeable. Dave, Barry, and Shannon went out of there way to make our afternoon a memorable one. We saw lots of dolphins and about 10 whales. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

Stephen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great trip...crew knowledgeable and professional...saw many whales, turtles...comfortable boat.

Teresa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great crew, a lot of fun on this tour. There were drinks available for purchase and the crew was very friendly and knowledgable. We saw several sightings of humpback whales. Overall a great time.

Tina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We had a fantastic time ! Josh and Barry are awesome guys, they did all that they could to make sure we had the experience of a life time....we did get to see one small whale and 6 sea turtles....I would do it again!! Thank you Josh and Barry!! Tina and Robynn Burch

Julie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was great! Loved the boat Captain and crew. Great people! The boat was nice. Fun to be out on the water. We saw sea turtles and a whale. Between the water, the views of the island and the marine life it was a great morning! Will do this again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We saw so many Whales, we could not count them all. Also saw some Dolphins and a monk sea lion (which are going extinct). Our captain and his helper really made us feel comfortable.

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The guys that took on this excursion really knew what they were doing. The weather wasn't great but they could spot the whales and point them out to us in time to see them. What fun we had. Thanks Josh and Dan!

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