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View humpback whales in their natural habitat during this 3-hour whale-watching tour from Kailua-Kona. Seasonally, humpbacks migrate through the island's surrounding waters, bound for breeding grounds. Keep your eyes peeled for breaches and tail slaps while listening to educational commentary from the 40-foot (12-meter) boat's crew. Fruit, snacks, and water provided.

Highlights

  • 3-hour whale-watching tour from Kailua-Kona
  • Look for humpbacks during their annual migration to nearby breeding grounds
  • Use the onboard hydrophone to hear the whale songs underwater
  • Snacks, fruit, and water provided
  • Educational commentary from on-board staff

What You Can Expect

Whale Watching Eco-Adventure from Kailua-Kona

See humpback whales off the Big Island.

Make your way to the Honokohau Marina at 12:30pm for your boat's departure time at 1pm. Check in with the tour office, then step aboard the 40-foot (12-meter) boat and find a seat in the sun or shade. 

As the boat leaves the marina, listen to educational commentary from the boat's staff about humpback behavior and biology. While keeping a lookout for humpback breaches, blows, and tail slaps, you can also view other marine life. Eagle rays, manta rays, false killer whales, pilot whales, green sea turtles, and spinner dolphins also frequent these waters. From a respectful distance, listen to the whale's songs and calls on a hydrophone. 

If you're feeling hungry, munch on the provided snacks, fruit, and water. Return to the marina for drop-off at the conclusion of 3 hours.

Customer Reviews

Thomas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a terrific success! Saw a lot of humpbacks up close and personal. Many Dolphins too. Small 40 foot boat with only 7 guests- no issues in our group with sea sickness but enough movement where it could be issue for some. Last whale watch was a large boat. This was much, much better! An experience. Guides personable and knowledgable. Have fun.

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