• Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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Go whale-watching off the coast of Oahu on this 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 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

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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

mikdi Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Justin Jason and third crew member were wonderful. No whales but saw flying fish and sea turtles.Voucher to do tour again, no charge. Really enjoyed this tour despite no whale sighting. Diane and mike, Alberta Canada

Rhonda W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a last minute booking and I am glad I did, we barely saw the humpback whales they were in the distance, but being on the water was fun. The captain was great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Many thanks to the crew that took us out , they were totally professional and very friendly. The catermaran was well suited and equipped with a bar and snacks ,it was not crowded so there was plenty of room and we were allowed to move about above and below deck. We headed out to sea but didn't see any whales then as we headed back we saw 2 water spouts indicating that there were whales just below the surface, the skipper headed back out towards them and yes we saw 2 small young whales break surface , what an amazing experience it was, we enjoyed it so much. We recommend this tour to anyone and we will be back next year!! Thanks again.

doug k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had an amazing experience watching a mother and baby humpback whales surfacing and jumping. The boat stopped and stayed its distance, but the whales came toward us and gave us quite a show. The staff was very friendly and professional. We recommend this outing.

Kelli B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was my first time EVER being out on the ocean. Although it was the end if the season, we didn and #39;t see any whales, this trip was SO AMAZING! The crew was hospitable and friendly from the moment of pickup. They were all very attentive to everyone and #39;s needs throughout the entire trip. PERFECT


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

The boat and the people are FIVE STARS. We were at the end of whale season and the whales did seem to cooperate. The captain was so kind, I told him I had never been under sail power before. So you know what they did, he shut the motor off and hoisted the sails on the catamaran and fulfilled one of my bucket list items. The captain and crew were spectacular. They knew the sea and they gave me one of my life's dreams.

Willam G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Had a great Time!!! No whales but enjoyed the cruise. Crew was friendly and boat was clean..

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We went on a whale watching tour and even though it was the beginning of watching season, we saw four whales! The crew members were very friendly and informative. The tour was wonderful and I would highly recommend it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our driver was part of the crew and he was very friendly. The whole crew was friendly and helpful. The boat ride was refreshing and we had a great time even though we didn't see any whales. It was a bit late in the season so it was harder to find the whales. The captain saw some whales and tried to catch up to them but was unable to catch them. We were given a voucher for a return trip at out convenience. Overall a good time!

Rhonda W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The boat captain and his crew were very nice. We were able to see some humpbacks which was pretty cool!

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