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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Get up close with humpback whales near the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided, whale watching excursion. During Hawaii's whale season, the ocean is full of activity from humpback whales migrating from the Pacific Northwest to breed and nurse their young. Hear the whales with a hydrophone and learn about their behavior patterns from the certified naturalist guide. Snacks and light refreshments are provided.
  • Experience a whale watching expedition in Hawaii
  • See whales migrating from the Pacific Northwest
  • Hear the whales through a hydrophone
  • Avoid the typical boat traffic associated with whale watching
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Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Snacks and light refreshments
Beverages (alcoholic drinks available for purchase)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

75-5629 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible via a customize boarding ramp with portable extensions that accommodates manual and electric wheelchairs and scooters. Please include in Special Requests at the time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Boarding 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 110 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Body Glove Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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 Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island?
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 Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 110 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island.

Reviews

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star-5
Outstanding experience!
hallamnw
, Feb 2020
Very friendly and helpful crew! Especially enjoyed Kim’s knowledge and information—learned so much and of course was so encouraging in efforts to protect humpbacks. So amazing to see them!
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star-5
The calf showing off with lots of activity including tail slaps, pec waves and he even stuck his head up to leak at us!
pamandgcurry
, Jan 2020
Dennis was a great naturalist and very informative. Seeing the whale and her calf interaction in the wild and even with the spinner dolphins was awesome.
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This was a really fun trip! The...
Nancy
, Jan 2017
This was a really fun trip! The naturalist, Denver, provided us with a lot of information about whales, and did a great job of answering our questions. We did see a couple of whales! They put on a really nice show! I would highly recommend the Body Gloce excursion. The whole crew was pleasant and fun!
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Product code: 15509P3

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