- 150 to 180 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Let us take you for an awesome journey on our fast powered catamaran that has shade to offer while spotting whales. The boat is also equipped in head (bathroom). Cruise along the coast in search of whales during season (December until mid April). If you are visiting Hawaii during this time, don't miss out and reserve your seat to see those magnificent creatures up close. We guarantee seeing whales or come again for free!
- Choice of seating available
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Excellent value for money
- Family friendly
- Ideal choice for families
- Popular choice with kids
- See the underwater world without getting wet
- Treat a loved one on a special occasion
- Snacks and Beverages included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Seasonal Offer
- Special Offer
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Bottled water
- Light refreshments
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor
Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Honokohau Marina to be introduced to your guide and start the check-in process for your Big Island Whale Watching Experience.
Whales arrive yearly in the Hawaiian Islands after a 3,000 mile journey. Hawaii is the only state in the USA where humpback whales mate, calve and nurse their young. Your 2.5 hour journey aboard a 24 passenger luxury catamaran is designed for open ocean conditions that will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Island of Hawaii and watch the humpback whales.
You'll hear singing humpback whales through our underwater hydrophones, and you may also be lucky to see dolphins. The catamaran has restrooms on-board and will be operated by an experienced United States Coast Guard licensed captain. Once the tour has completed the boat will return to Honokohau Marina so that you can make your way to your next destination.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Not recommended for pregnant women in advanced pregnancy
- Supplier's cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
The guys on the boat were great! Very knowledgeable and willing to go chasing whales. Everything we thought it would be.
We had a great time seeing whales, dolphins and even manta rays on this trip. We were pleasantly surprised to find the boat to have a top that provided shade. They also had a nice selection of drinks and snacks throughout the trip. It's great that this boat is relatively small, making it a more intimate experience and ensuring that every seat had a great view, but it also went very fast and was quite a bumpy ride a times.
This was an excellent tour. Not to crowded and the crew was pleasant and very friendly and fun. We did see whales and learned a little about them from the crew. I would take this tour again!
The boat was very small and rocked way too much. The tour was shorter than they publish, we came back to the dock in about an hour and half after hardly seeing any whales.
We had a nice small group and a beautiful day, we had 5 humpback whales all around the boat. The Captain seemed very knowledgeable about the whales.
This was a fantastic family experience. Great friendly crew Captain Tim and PJ . Saw several whale breaches and as the weather conditions were so calm could hear breaches in the distance and the slapping of the pectoral fins nearby. Saw whales relatively close. saw a mother and calf as well although didn't get too close to stress the mother. Highly recommended. We will never forget this great day
These guys are great. Our original booking got cancelled due to high winds and we rebooked a few days later. Although the boat isn't the nicest looking boat its a giant tin can and movement on the boat is a little restricted due to the seating arrangements I would certainly book this tour again. The guys Tim and Simon were relaxed and full of energy for the afternoon ahead. They were just as enthusiastic as their guests on finding whales. They tried their hardest to deliver and delivered they did. They have one of the quickest boats on the island for whale watching which meant when they spotted a whale way off in the distance they would still take us. We had been out with another operator who had whale sightings closer than these guys and said it was too far/not enough time.
When we eventually spotted whales everyone was delighted, they respected the laws regarding distances between the boat and the whales, although no one told the whales. They swam incredibly close to us and swam right under the boat, which you could see through the water. Truly amazing.
Of course whale sightings are the deciding factor as to whether or not the trip was successful. However I think if we had not seen any whales although it would have been disappointing the guys would have made it a fun trip. They were great at keep everyone entertained and kept the refreshments coming. Their boat also had a shade cover which was new, this is the first time I had been on a boat trip with this option and it was very welcomed. I would certainly recommend this tour to all and if we had more time I would have booked up other excursions with them.
The Whale Watching trip was outstanding. We were originally booked on Monday, but the seas were really rough. We turned around and went back. Simon offered a different tour or our money back. He didn't have to do that but they are a class act!! We returned on Friday and were treated to an amazing trip with lots of whales and lots of breeches. Simon and Tim run a great tour!!
The Whale watching excursion was totally awesome. The crew was very knowledgeable, cordial, and courteous. The gave us tidbits about the whales. Their mating seasons and their seasonal excursions. We say plenty of whales, dolphins, and turtles after following the advice given by our crew. Me and my wife were celebrating our 25th anniversary and this was one of the biggest highlights of the trip. I would fully recommend to everyone
We arrived for our tour at the scheduled time, only to be told we were an hour later and viator was wrong. We were told 3 separate times the boat was ready, only to be asked to wait longer. Once on the boat, the crew was polite, but unengaged in the process. It was disturbing to hear the captain speak about his 14 year old daughter in an inappropriate way and then attempt to engage us all in a political discussion awkward. We did see whales and seeing the island from the boat was nice, but nothing special. All in all, I would highly suggest skipping this tour!