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Whale Watching On The Big Island

From US$75.00
  • View humpback whales in prime breaching season
  • Enjoy expert narration and listen to whales singing through provided headphones
  • Take in Big Island views aboard a small catamaran
Whale Watching On The Big Island
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Whale Watching On The Big Island
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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’ll be able to hear the whales singing through the provided headphones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Honokohau Marina to be introduced to your guide and start the check-in process for your Big Island Whale Watching Experience.
Whales arrive yearly in the Hawaiian Islands after a 3,000 mile journey. Hawaii is the only state in the USA where humpback whales mate, calve and nurse their young. Your 2.5 hour journey aboard a 24 passenger luxury catamaran is designed for open ocean conditions that will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Island of Hawaii and watch the humpback whales.
You'll hear singing humpback whales through our underwater hydrophones, and you may also be lucky to see dolphins. The catamaran has restrooms on-board and will be operated by an experienced United States Coast Guard licensed captain. Once the tour has completed the boat will return to Honokohau Marina so that you can make your way to your next destination.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Whales and dolphins

The captain got us some fantastic views of the whales. We also saw some bottlenose and spinner dolphins that were acrobats. Nate the first mate was took good care of us and made a great suggestion on where to go to see green sea turtles.

2  Thank Preservist
Reviewed 1 week ago
Harms Dolphins

The staff on Hang Loose was wonderful, informative and flexible. But the small bay where the dolphins hang out was inundated with too many boats and swimmers chasing the dolphins. This is less like seeing dolphins in the wild and more like swimming with captive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Eddie I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome Experience

After a quick trip north of the airport, it didn't take long to start seeing water spouts. We were able to see a mama and her newborn calf! The calf was in and out of the water, truly amazing. Jacob and Captain made sure the...More

Thank goddesswho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fun crews to be around and generous too

This was the best of the many trips I took in Kona, Hawaii. Captain and Jacob were eager to make our trip memorable. Do not miss sailing with them.

1  Thank fadyc2019
Reviewed 18 March 2018
Was Cancelled for Lack of Whales...

One cannot blame a company for cancelling trips if the whales have left for the season unusually early, and they did give a full refund in short order, which we appreciate. Nevertheless we got to observe humpbacks from the shore near Kona for the two...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank 858jt2017
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