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1.5 to 2 hrs (Approx.)
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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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The boat can fit 40+, but the tour is limited to 24 people—meaning there's plenty of room to wander around for unobstructed views.
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.

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, Mar 2019

We were only on the water for 2 hours. We did see 3 whales but not long enough to take a picture. Not much commentary.

, Jan 2019

We got lucky and found whales just outside the harbor. The captain and crew were great, making sure we had drinks and snacks. They even offered to take pictures of us with Waikiki in the background. Had an absolutely fantastic time watching the whales and even some dolphins.

, Apr 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

, Mar 2018

We didn't see any whales. Saw more on the cruise. Would not spend money for this tour. Staff was great!

, Mar 2018

Good time on the boat. Saw quite a few whales. Staff was awesome!!

, Mar 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!

, Feb 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.

, Feb 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.

, Feb 2018

We did see whales! We motored out of the harbour for 5 minutes saw 3 whales on the surface a little way off and motored towards them and they dived before we could get close. They we stayed in the same spot for an hour waiting for them to surface which they did for a couple of minutes. The worst thing was just staying still when we could have cruised along the coast line a bit a perhaps seen some more further on. Other boats doing the whale watching were doing this not just staying still.
The crew seemed more intent on serving drinks than anything else. They gave us a talk for about 2 minutes about the whales. The boat was tatty. A lot of money for not much enjoyment! The crew were all very polite and cheery but I am afraid that didnt make up for everything else!

, Jan 2018

The whales did not sow up, but the crew was great.

Product code: 2774WHALE

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