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From Kawaihae Harbor: 1.5-Hour Kona Whale Watching Tour

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From Kawaihae Harbor: 1.5-Hour Kona Whale Watching Tour

From US$ 85.88 per person

Cruise the Kona coast on a 1.5-hour whale watching excursion. See whales guaranteed or come back again for free. Available daily when in-season from December through to April.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • See whales in season or come back for free
  • Climb aboard a 34' catamaran with shaded seating and restrooms on board
  • See majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Learn about whale behavior from expert guides and naturalists
Full description
Join this whale watching tour to see these majestic creatures up close and personal. Whale sightings are guaranteed and if you don't see whales on your trip, come back again for free. Thousands of Humpback whales migrate back to Hawaii every year between December through April. Come along to see these beautiful mammals at their best on the exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursions. Dolphins are likely to be seen, too. Hawaii is known as one of the best places in the world to go whale watching, as the humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warm waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands to give birth. Learn about the whales' unique behavior and why their long journey is so important while watching them fluke, spy hop, spout, and breach out of the water.
  • Whale watching tour
  • Expert guides and naturalists
  • Complimentary soda, juice, and water
  • Round-trip shuttle from Hapuna and Mauna Kea (if option chosen)
  • Transportation (unless shuttle option chosen)
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Kohala Sail & Sea, Kawaihae South Harbor, Slip # 7, 61-3527 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, United States

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Important information

Know before you go

  • A safety waiver is to be signed aboard for snorkeling
  • Children 16+ may attend on their own if a parent is present to sign the waiver
  • Children 3 and younger can join for free
  • Please call 808-234-7245 the day before your trip to confirm pickup details or email res@hawaiinautical.com
  • Whale sightings are guaranteed. If no whale is spotted, you can come again for free. Re-rides only, no refunds. The re-ride is for a trip of equal or lesser value
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 15 reviews

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The crew went out of their way to make sure that we saw a whale- we saw three! They were very knowledgeable and I felt confident in their abilities. I took many photos and had a lovely time. My only concern was that there were no bathrooms that we useable at the dock and the one on the boat was not working.

February 18, 2020

We saw several whales and dolphins. Got close enough for some great pics of dolphins. Crew was super accommodating and very knowledgeable. Loved the whole experience!!

January 16, 2022

January 15, 2022

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