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Waikiki Beach: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Excursion

4.4 / 5

62 reviews

Waikiki Beach: Eco-Friendly Whale Watching Excursion

Activity provider: Hawaii Nautical

From US$ 107.62 per person

See whales, guaranteed, or come again for free! Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along see these beautiful mammals at their best on our exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursion.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See whales or get a return trip free (no refunds)
  • Experience the Waikiki coastline while sailing on a luxury catamaran
  • Get onboard of a double-deck power catamaran which offers great viewing platform
Full description

Enjoy a sailing catamaran tour departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor. Whales guaranteed or come again for free.  Just as the idyllic weather beckons to tourists around the world, the warm shallow waters (less than 600 feet) surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands are a favorite destination for humpback whales. Scientists estimate that two-thirds of the entire North Pacific humpback whale population return to Hawaii to breed, calve, and nurse their young. They race over 3,000 miles from the Gulf of Alaska to Hawaii in less than two months, then stay for a lengthy vacation, frolicking off our shores and entertaining spectators from December through May.

  • Sodas
  • Chips
  • Cookies aboard
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

1125 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu. Kewalo Basin Harbor, vessel "Honi Olani" along the front row of slips near Ward avenue.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 62 reviews

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Great catamaran and lovely crew. Very welcoming and friendly service. Unfortunately we didn’t see ant whales as it was end of the season mid April and they had moved to Maui! But the trip itself was lovely to see the coastline and we were provided with a free cruise redeemable anytime in the future or could swap it for another trip or cruise to same value.

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April 8, 2022

The weather wasn’t very cooperative (rainy, windy, lots of large waves) and we understand that wasn’t their fault but it made for a very tough experience. The guides were very friendly, kind, and wanted everyone to have a good experience however, and kept checking in with everyone. The music was a bit loud.

March 2, 2021

We had the choice to do this tour with a ship that has 3 decks. Fortunately, we decided to go on the catamaran tour. Even if you don't see whales, you have the boat trip of a lifetime. The crew is fantastic, a great bar with free drinks and lots of space on the catamaran. I can recommend it to everyone.

March 9, 2020

Product ID: 42381