Big Island Whale Watching

Jump on board this smooth sailing catamaran and get an up close and personal view of the humpback whales of Hawaii.  These impressive creatures can be found playing in the warm waters of the western coasts of Big Island, between the months of December through April.  Migrating toward warmer waters, these whales comes to the Hawaiian Islands to breed and give birth, returning year after year to rejuvenate in the sunshine and tropical ocean.  Choose from three different tours, each one offering a unique experience that guarantees whale sightings.  Onboard the catamaran, guests will enjoy beverages and snacks, plus a marine naturalist who will enlighten you on humpback whale behavior and communication.  Not only a sightseeing adventure, the education you’ll receive about the whales will alone be well worth your time.  One of the most favored sightseeing tours in Hawaii, whale watching is unsurpassed along the Kohala Coast and a definite must-do while visiting the Big Island.

(1) Breakfast Sail- $119/adult, $59.50/child (ages 6-12, 5 & under free)

Departing from Anaeho’omalu Bay, you’ll rise and shine to the calm waters of the coast and a continental breakfast.  Beginning at 8:00am, you’ll watch as the west Big Island marine life wakes up, and enjoy exclusive encounters with the humpback whales.  Beverages and snacks are also included in your tour and with two hours on the water, you’ll get plenty of sight seeing in of these magnificent creatures. 

Details:

– Anaeho’omalu Bay Departure
– Tour begins at 8:00am
– 2-hour tour
– Tour operates 7 days a week
– Continental breakfast, snacks, and beverages included
– Onboard guide included
– Whale sightings for the morning tours (8:00am & 10:00am) are guaranteed after December 14th or you can go again for free!

(2) Morning Sail- $99/adult, $49.50/child (ages 6-12, 5 & under free)

This mid-morning sailing tour takes you to the National Marine Sanctuary, where whale watching is premiere.  Watch as humpback whales breach and play in the warm waters of Hawaii and learn about their lively behavior.  Guests will enjoy onboard snacks and beverages, plus a guide who will enlighten you with interesting facts on the whales.  The prime breeding and calving grounds of the Big Island, this sanctuary will offer a nature show that has you as up close and personal as it gets!

Details:

– Kawaihae Harbor Departure
– Tour begins at 10:00am
–  2-hour tour
– Tour operates 7 days a week
– Snacks and beverages included
– Onboard guide included
– Whale sightings for the morning tours (8:00am & 10:00am) are guaranteed after December 14th or you can go again for free!

(3) Afternoon Cocktails & Whales Sail- $119/adult, $59.50/child (ages 6-12, 5 & under free)

A unique whale watching tour, this Afternoon Cocktails & Whales Sail was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman.  Enjoy mid-day cocktails from the open bar, serving up tropical concoctions of fruit juices and liquor, plus non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.  Sit back and watch as live dancers perform the traditional whale dances of Fiji, which is said to bring the whales to the surface for better viewing.  A great way to spend the afternoon, this whale watching sail is one of the best tours around!

Details:

– Anaeho’omalu Bay Departure
– Tour begins at 3:00pm
– 2- hour tour
– Tour operates 7 days a week
– All-you-can-drink open bar, snacks, and beverages included
– Onboard guide included