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Waikoloa Whale Watching Cruise

Located just minutes from the resorts at Waikoloa, come and experience the thrill of encountering these 80,000-pound animals in a close and safe way.

Humpback whales travel to the Hawaiian waters every winter for calving and breeding. We often see baby whales curiously scouting out our boat, fluke tails popping up, spouting from the blowhole and even the occasional full breaching mature whale.

Leaving out of Puako Boat Ramp, we enter the nursing grounds of mother humpback whales and their babies almost instantly. Go out a little further and you may witness a competition pod, a battle between males over the female.

The captains and crew are very knowledgeable about the behavior of these animals behavior and will share insightful facts throughout the entire trip. You definitely don’t want to miss out on a once in a lifetime whale watching experience.

**We even guarantee whale sightings, or come again…FREE

The Boat: Malaialena

One can’t ask for a more stable and safe vessel than the Malaialena. With the rigid inflatable tubes and the single aluminum hull, this boat is very stable and safe when it comes to ocean boating.

  • Bathroom on board. Stand up marine head with full working toilet
  • 60% of the boat is shaded
  • Upper viewing deck that seats 4 people
  • Padded seating inside the boat
  • 8 speaker sound system. Microphone interpretation and music
  • Underwater hydrophone: listen to the whale sing…LIVE!
  • Standard safety features: Sonar, Radar, VHF radio, fire extinguishers, coast guard required life jackets.
  • All captains hold current and up to date licenses, CPR/First Aid certified, and are trained in marine mammal education and conservation.


  • Soft Drinks & Water
  • Snacks Catered from "Under the Bodhi Tree" Cafe
  • Educational Whale Watching Tour
  • Minimum Age to join this tour is 3 years old


2 Hours


Puako Boat Ramp - Puako Beach Dr, Waimea, HI 96743

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.