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Majestic Whale Watch Cruise

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Honolulu, United States
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get a guaranteed view of a humpback whale on this whale watching cruise on 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 joins 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 hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Whale watching Honolulu cruise off the coast of Oahu
  • See migrating humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Whale sightings guaranteed
  • Buffet lunch included (if option selected)
  • Pick up and drop off from select Waikiki hotels option available for additional fee

Why Travelers Choose 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.
Your Oahu whale watching cruise begins 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 provides 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.

Lunch and round-trip hotel pickup are also available as additional upgrades.

Whale sightings guaranteed! If the Naturalist does not sight a whale during the cruise, you are given a complimentary return whale watch cruise (transportation is not included, available for an additional fee).
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
Sunset ocean views of Diamond Head
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Waikiki Beach
Sunset ocean views of Waikiki Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Aloha Tower Marketplace
The iconic Aloha Tower Marketplace at pier 6 is where your sunset cruise will begin.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Downtown Honolulu
Sunset view of Honolulu's skyline
Admission Ticket Free

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Worth a trip
Josh
, Mar 2020
Fun time, saw a decent number of whales. Water was a little rocky but drink prices were reasonable and live music was good.
star-5
Full value for money
Bo_A
, Mar 2020
Very polite and serviceminded crew and captain and no unfullfilled promises - lots of whales to watch 😀
star-5
Whales
Tracy_W
, Mar 2020
I know you can't predict when you will see whales, but the captain spotted a group early in the cruise and we observed them for most of the time.
star-5
Whales
JB_M
, Mar 2020
enjoyed the boat very much. Tour guide was excellent. She made sure everyone present and accounted for. Food was excellent. Saw whales, they just weren't very active that day.
star-4
Nice outing
Dan_W
, Mar 2020
We had a good time. Found humpback whales just outside the harbor and never traveled very far from there. Saw several whales with one breech, which is a good day. Onboard lunch was a sandwich build, nothing fancy but sufficient. Crew was very friendly and helpful. Marine biologist was informative and entertaining. Tour operator didn’t good job informing about pick up arrangements.
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Humpback Whale watching
Milum_K
, Mar 2020
Friendly and helpful staff. The captain of the ship was able to find numerous cetaceans. Great views and scenery on top of wildlife.
star-5
Worth the trip
Sandra_S
, Mar 2020
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Saw lots of activity from dolphins, sea turtles and whales. Saw 2 tail flaps but not a sign of the elusive breech. Lunch was good. Buffet style deli sandwiches. W
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Disappointed
Amy_A
, Mar 2020
Do NOT buy lunch! You’ll get crap . 1/4 piece buns and cold lunch meat! No one re stocks! When it’s gone it’s gone! Also not enough room by rails on top to see 😞. Would not recommend this. Save your $$!
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Whales are awesome!
Christina_A
, Mar 2020
The whales were awesome! The water was a little rough but the crew was great. The food was good and plentiful and we saw whales. The spotters were very good.
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So so
joseph_s
, Feb 2020
So so trip. Boat is fine and we saw blowholes, humps and flukes. In february the whales don't feed so breeching isn't as common. I understand its wildlife and they do what they do. What bothered me is we spotted whales further out of the bay but we putt putted in the bay and did not leave to check out the more active whales. Did not spend much time above idle on the engines. Specifically took longer tour thinking we would go further out. Didn't happen
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us. We're sorry to hear that it wasn't as exciting as you had hoped. The ocean is often quite unpredictable, and sightings of underwater life vary from hour to hour. We appreciate your valuable feedback and will be sure to share it with our team. Mahalo!

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