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Whale Watching On The Big Island

Kalaoa, United States

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icon2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
  • View humpback whales in prime breaching season
  • Enjoy expert narration and listen to whales singing through provided hydrophones
  • Take in Big Island views aboard a small catamaran
  • Bottled water, light refreshments, and snacks provided
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Bottled water
Light refreshments
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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.

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What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching On The Big Island?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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62 Reviews
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Beautiful experience
, Mar 2020
Very fun experience. We were around 25 people on the boat, following the whales. Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to see a full whale jumping out of the water, but we had enough luck for a tail
Mother and Calf interact for an hour.
, Mar 2020
Smooth ride and knowledgeable staff. Took us right to a mother and calf whale that we were able to watch for over an hour. The calf was breaching and playing and you could here the interaction between the two with the underwater microphone. It was great!
Whale watching
, Mar 2020
The crew very welcoming! The whale’s performance was amazing! We had a wonderful time sharing time with our family!
, Feb 2020
Great crew great price we were lucky enough to see a lot of whales would reccomend this company to family and friends
, Feb 2020
Quite a splash! even heard live whale music with the microphone. The boat was in great shape and very clean. We saw 7 northern humpbacks.
Whale watching just average
, Jan 2020
This tour was offered too early in the season. I felt scammed. We should’ve been made aware before booking that the chances of seeing active whale activity was less than it would be a month later when the season was active (for the same price). We expected to see whale activity. However, we just saw one from a far distance twice. Not impressed.
Great boat and crew
, Jan 2020
Had a blast on the trip. Boat is very comfortable and the crew was fun. Absolutely doing this again!
The guys on the boat were great...
Michael A
, Feb 2018
The guys on the boat were great! Very knowledgeable and willing to go chasing whales. Everything we thought it would be.
These guys are amazing! Highly...
Josylyne V
, Jan 2018
These guys are amazing! Highly recommended.
We had a great time seeing whales...
, Jan 2018
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.

Product code: 8571P4

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