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Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed

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Waimea, United States
Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get up, close, and personal with some of the most impressive creatures on earth during this Hawaiian whale-watching tour. Enjoy the serene journey along the Kohala Coast—looking out for lava walls and sandy stretches of beach—before reaching a spot infrequently visited by other boats for a near-exclusive and unspoiled whale-spotting experience. Learn about the whales along the way, as you sip on complimentary soft drinks.
  • Whale sightings guaranteed between December and April
  • Ride onboard a powerful catamaran for optimal comfort on your whale-watching tour
  • Enjoy the opportunity to see whales breaching, spouting, and splashing
  • Choose a convenient departure time—midday or late afternoon—to fit your schedule
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Soda, juice and water
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Snacks
Bottled water
Gratuities
61-3527 Kawaihae Rd , 61-3527 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

Kawaihae Harbor South slip S01 From Hwy 19 bear left to Akoni Pule Hwy 270. Follow Kawaihae Rd, after 3mile marker is Harbor entrance (signs “Matson” “Young Brothers") Turn left "Port of Kawaihae Office" turn left before guard shack. At end of road turn LEFT then RIGHT into GATE 13 to parking lot.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When watching whales be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Clothing—Depending upon weather conditions, you may want to consider bringing a light jacket as it can get cool on the water.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Nautical
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Kawaihae Whale Watch - Guaranteed.

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  • "It was early in the season, but we wanted to make an attempt to see whales off of the Kona coast!" See review

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star-5
Do this!!
Vera
, Apr 2021
Do this!!! It’s super fun- The crew is really great and knowledgeable. We saw whales within minutes of leaving the harbor and lucked out with a breaching! After we had our fill with the whales we moved on to spinner dolphins- A really good time!
star-3
Ocean watching
Jennifer_W
, Apr 2021
No whales to see but the crew was very friendly. They gave a re ride voucher but all upcoming tours were full so basically it was a boat ride out into the ocean and back.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A whale of a time
Mark_B
, Mar 2021
Great views of the whales. Even a few dolphins too. Friendly, knowledgeable, and hospitable captain and crew.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Humpback Whales off the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island
JaJa
, Feb 2021
Late Winter and early Spring is the season for Humpback Whales in Hawaii waters as a female gives birth and has the calf swimming close by and gaining strength for the long haul north toAlaska. We joined a whale watch from Kawaihae Harbor. The ocean off the north end of Hawaii Island has more whales than anywhere else close to the island. The boat crew of two were excellent: they looked after us tourists and were respectful of the whales keeping a sensible distance. I managed photos of females and calves coming to the surface and blowing. We didn't see any breaches - when males jump right out of the water. I got a little queasy as the boat is quite small and rolls and bumps a lot - I should have taken a sea sickness tablet !
star-5
Whales and more whales
Dave_A
, Feb 2021
Great tour with great hosts. We saw too many humpback whales to count, many baby whales too. Laid back and casual.
star-4
Good
Mark_E
, Feb 2021
Guide was very knowledgeable. The boat was very comfortable and well equipped and safe. I recommend this company.
star-5
Amazing tour with great guides!
Kuwar_R
, Feb 2021
We had an amazing time watching whales. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and they even extended the tour so we can get good views of whales. We saw around eight whales during our tour. The tour was really a value for money. They had water, juice, and soda and kept checking on us throughout the tour. We also got a surprise when dolphins showed up!
star-5
Whales Whales Everywhere.
Tom_T
, Jan 2021
Brooke and Ethan were amazing we saw loads of them. The whales were everywhere. The captain was the best
star-5
We Actually Saw Whales!!!
Freedom16125775883
, Dec 2018
It was early in the season, but we wanted to make an attempt to see whales off of the Kona coast! Our female crew was amazing at getting us safely through the choppy water, and they were willing to take us as far south as needed to see whales! But it wasn’t long before we actually spotted a humpback whale! We got close enough to take some spectacular pictures! What a thrill!! On our way back, we spotted the whale again!! The crew was also very kind and helpful to our seasick friend! I would highly recommend this adventure!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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