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Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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
Snacks
Professional guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

After turning into the harbor, TAKE the very first road to the RIGHT. Follow the road, pass Gentry's Kona Marine and a small gas station -Sea Store and Deli on the left, then TURN LEFT. As you drive in, you will see a small brown roof building to the right (restrooms). Meet crew under the pavilion.

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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching On 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 Watching On The Big Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching On The Big Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching On The Big Island.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Nice big boat compared to the others so less sea sickness." See review
  • "The trip was worth it and the kids had a great time." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
148 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour! Whales and more.
Casey_L
, Jan 2022
Very fun experience! My 4-year-old said “I could do this everyday!” You get to see whales plus more on this tour. Super friendly staff and snacks help keep kids occupied while awaiting to see whales. Highly recommend.
star-4
Enjoying being out in the...
Anita_W
, Jan 2022
Enjoying being out in the water. We only saw a few whales and some dolphins playing but it was still very enjoyable.
star-5
Spectacular
steven_b
, Jan 2022
Saw 3 breaches Beautiful. Plus dolphins with a calf. Crew was awesome. Very informative. Had a great time.
star-5
We have been whale...
george_c
, Jan 2022
We have been whale watching many places. It was so much fun sharing the experience with our daughter who had never been. One year ago yesterday she was in the hospital so this was special blessing for us.
star-5
Amazing whale watching experience
Kimberly_M
, Jan 2022
Jacob and Aiden were amazing your guides. Jacob almost immediately found the whale and he and Aiden answered everyone's questions without hesitation. Would recommend this tour to everyone
star-5
We saw lots of whales &...
Gail_S
, Jan 2022
We saw lots of whales & activity!!! Loved it!! The crew was great! I would highly recommend this Whale Watch!
star-5
10/10
Jenni_H
, Jan 2022
Great experience! The crew was friendly and the captain was very funny. We saw lots of dolphins and whales too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Whale of a time!
Marian_C
, Jan 2022
We were able to see several whales breach; tail slap and a side trip to see spinner dolphins was sweet. Thank you for a memorable time.
star-5
Excellent Whale Watching Trip
Patricia_W
, Jan 2022
My husband and I love to go whale watching. The humpback whales that we saw on this trip were so beautiful. We were able to see more whales on this trip than we have ever seen before. There were 3 whales traveling together that our boat was able to follow. It was a magnificent experience.
star-5
Whale watching wonder!
Richard_H
, Jan 2022
Such an amazing trip!! It surpassed our expectations and our whole family (including our twin 4 year olds) enjoyed the adventure. The staff was so nice and very knowledgeable- and our captain was fantastic! Would love to go back out, and we would absolutely choose this crew and boat again!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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