Waikiki, Oahu
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Get a guaranteed view of a humpback whale on this 2.5-hour 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 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 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
  • 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.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • 2.5 hour whale-watching cruise
  • Lunch Buffet
  • Expert naturalist commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected with additional fee)
  • Local taxes


  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Transportation unless option selected

Departure & Return

Departure Point

• Offers hotel pickup from select Waikiki hotels for additional fee if transportation option is chosen for additional fee.
• Cruise departs from Pier 6 at Aloha Tower Marketplace

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

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.  Lunch buffet is included.
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.
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 (transportation is not included, available for an additional fee).
Lunch Menu:
Selection of Deli Meats and Cheeses
Assorted Breads, Rolls & Condiments
Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Pickles
Pasta Salad
Potato Chips
Fresh Seasonal Fruits 
Dessert: Cookies or Brownies 
• Coffee
• Tea
• Soft drinks
• Juice
• Alcoholic beverages

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Special transportation arrangements must be made for wheelchair accessibility. Please inform reservations 24-hour in advance for this special service. Wheelchair accessibility is only available on the lower deck of the boat.
  • Transportation is not included unless those options are chosen.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2016

The boat is certainly a nice vessel and the crew was nice enough but disappointed that we did not see any whales. I understand that is a risk always but in talking with the service team, they hadn't seen much of anything for weeks. If you go, I wouldn't spend the money to go in mid to late March. We were there last week of March

We paid for the lunch and that was a mistake. The lunch was absolutely horrible.

, Apr 2016

Was disappointed that we didn't see any whales especially when your information says guaranteed and that I also did my homework and checked that it was whale season.

, Mar 2016

The tour service was great. One of the best activities we planned . We were warned by the tour operator that there had not been a lot of action the last few trips, but the whales must have decided that they wanted to show off that morning as it was none stop sitings from just simple blow holes, to showing their tails to a full breach! We loved it. Would definately recommend this tour.

, Mar 2016

We wanted to whale watch and we were not disappointed! We saw a mother whale and her calf, and since, according to the boat's whale expert, a calf surfaces to breath much more frequently than an adult whale, we saw them quite often during our two-hour tour. The ship's whale expert was very informative. We didn't opt for the lunch, so no comment there.

, Mar 2016

The tour was 30 minutes late leaving and we didn't see any whales!

, Mar 2016

We were sad when we didn't see any whales, but were given a voucher to make another cruise. We were not disappointed on the 2nd trip out. So exciting. We saw a whale breech in front of our boat.

, Mar 2016

Great tour! Naturalist were hard to hear over loud speakers as it was a very windy day on the water, and we saw whales!

, Feb 2016

Tour was 2 hours long and we saw a few whales, including one that spy hopped. Since Hawaiian law requires boat to keep 100 yards away from the whales, bring your telephoto and binoculars. Also, bring heavy coats since it is windy out there.

, Feb 2016

Tons of whales and awesome experience overall.

, Feb 2016

A little too early in the season to see whales. Did see a couple who stayed mostly under water. Crew was helpful and liked the steadiness of the ship.

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