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Whale Watching on the Kona Coast

A spout, a splash, the tell-tale flukes rising from the blue...there is nothing quite like getting that first glimpse of a whale to get your heart racing. Join us, as we seek out the incredible beings that live beneath the waves, and experience whale watching in Hawaii like never before

The Kona coast hosts a diverse array of whale and dolphin species, making its waters some of the most exciting to explore in Hawaii! Join us as we seek out the most exciting cetacean encounters we can find, whilst cruising the beautiful blues offshore.


What to Expect

Departing from the Honokohau Harbor, our custom vessel takes you into the deep blue off the Kona Coastline for an incredible whale watching experience. During the tour we will get within close viewing distance to witness fluke tale dives, pectoral fin flaps, and even a full breech!

During the tour, our professional naturalists are here to educate, and enhance your experience. With their in-depth knowledge of the diverse marine life here in Hawaii, you’ll leave with a greater understanding of, and respect for, the wildlife you encounter.

As we go, we will be scientifically documenting the whales. Our crew is proud of our ongoing contributions to research via photo-identification. This powerful method has taught us so much about the life history and movements of cetaceans worldwide, and the more data we collect, the more mysteries we unravel. Be a part of the process, as we collect accurate and meaningful data from each of our encounters to aid ongoing studies.

We will also place our electronic hydrophone underwater and then broadcast the whale songs through our onboard speaker system. The humpback breeding season is one of the few opportunities to experience one of nature’s great wonders, the symphony of humpback whale song. There is nothing quite like listening to the music of the whales, while watching them do their thing.


Included

  • Professional Naturalist Crew
  • Comfortable and Safe Boat
  • Onboard Restrooms
  • Shaded seating area
  • Snacks, water, and soft drinks onboard.
  • BYOB (no glass allowed)
  • Padded seats and ample dry storage for cameras and gear
  • Fly bridge for height advantage when searching for whales

Duration

3 hours

Address

Honokohau Boat Harbor - 247 Kealakehe Pkwy. Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


Cancellation Policy

24 hours notice is required for all cancellations. All canceled reservations are subject to a 5% cancellation fee per person to cover the merchant service charges. Reservations canceled less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour are not eligible for a refund. Guests may reschedule reservations at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the tour.