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Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure

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From $130.48

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Humpback whales migrate along the coast of Kauai from December through May. Maximize your chances of seeing these gentle giants, as well as dolphins, with this whale-watching tour. Unlike many similar tours, the Zodiac boat takes no more than 14 passengers, ensuring that you will enjoy excellent views and photo opportunities.
  • Whale-watching tour in Kauai: Maximize your chances of seeing whales
  • Learn all about whales and their behavior from your guides
  • Small-group tour (maximum 14): A more personal experience
  • Get great views and photo opportunities from an uncrowded Zodiac boat

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Rain/Splash Jackets
  • Dry Bag for personal belongings
  • Gratuities
  • Towels

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Kukuiʻula Harbor Beach, Kukuiʻula Harbor Beach, Koloa, HI 96756, USA

    Please refer to the detailed confirmation email that WE will send you once you provide all of the necessary details to finalize your reservation. **WE CANNOT PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS PRIOR TO GETTING TO ISLAND**

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All passengers must be 5 years of age or older
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is an ADVENTURE and not a leisure cruise.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by Z Tourz

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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It was amazing to see the...
Patricia_S, Mar 2022
It was amazing to see the whales and share that experience with my friend!!!! Especially the calf jumping into the water 😊
Great Tour!
Kim_L, Mar 2022
We had a great time! We saw whales, sea turtles and even a monk seal. Our guides were fun and informative. Highly recommend!
Perfect Best Day EVER!
Nichole_W, Mar 2022
The guides were amazing teaching us so many things about Hawaii and the ocean! We saw multiple whales and dolphins. They talked about how whales come to this area and when they leave, how the babies drink the mamas milk, how they find a mate etc! It was fascinating! I am so glad we chose this type of boat instead of a big boat as we were so close to the water and it was so peaceful! Excellent adventure! I was shocked at how calm the ocean is away from shore!
Great trip with great tour guides
Eric_C, Feb 2022
Our family had a great time. Whales were not very cooperative at first but gave us quite a show at the end of the trip. Will and Laura were very friendly and shared a lot of information on the whales.
Seat is important on the boat
John, Feb 2022
The guides were nice and informative. Because the boat was a motorized raft and we were sitting in back, we could not see the whales that were in front of the boat. Somewhat disappointing.
Close to whales, but consider which options are best for you
Chris_L, Feb 2022
This was a fun trip, especially if you like speed boating over ocean waves. However, as a whale watching adventure, it has its plusses and minuses. If/when you discover a whale, it is best if the captain turns the boat sideways so all have a better chance to see the whales surface. If he/she keeps the boat pointed toward the direction of the spout (for easier navigation closer to the whales) those in the back of the boat are less likely to see them surface. We sat middle side of the boat, so we were able to see the whales we encountered, but our friends in the back had less visibility. Being in a Zodiac, you have the ability to get really close to a whale, but that is a game of chance. I think the better experience would be in a catamaran, where you can move about the boat more easily to be where the whale is, vs relying on the captain to maneuver into a position where 1 individual is better able to see.
Amazing experience
Becky_S, Feb 2022
It was an awesome experience. First time on a zodiac. Great crew and the captain was very informative about the whales and the area. He made sure we would see something.
Whale seeing
Margaret_L, Feb 2022
We did see whales. No dolphins. Beautiful scenery. Good information by captain. Provided cups and a drink. Small group which is nice
Good Times!
Leland_W, Jan 2022
Had a great time with a bunch of great people, lots of whales, some dolphins too! Great views of Kauai as well, very nice trip, Thanks!
The crew was amazing and...
Cynthia_F, Jan 2022
The crew was amazing and informative and helpful! Will and Elijah did a great job and tried hard to find the elusive whales. It was a pretty windy rough day and was uncomfortable for us older adults - so a 3 star rating for our group. On a calm day for a younger group it would be much better.


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