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Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure

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Koloa, United States
Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Humpback whales migrate along the coast of Kauai from December through May. Maximize your chances of seeing these gentle giants, as well as dolphins, with this whale-watching tour. Unlike many similar tours, the Zodiac boat takes no more than 14 passengers, ensuring that you will enjoy excellent views and photo opportunities.
  • Whale-watching tour in Kauai: Maximize your chances of seeing whales
  • Learn all about whales and their behavior from your guides
  • Small-group tour (maximum 14): A more personal experience
  • Get great views and photo opportunities from an uncrowded Zodiac boat
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Bottled water
Rain/Splash Jackets
Dry Bag for personal belongings
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Departure Point

Kukuiʻula Harbor Beach, Koloa, HI 96756, USA

Please refer to the detailed confirmation email that WE will send you once you provide all of the necessary details to finalize your reservation.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All passengers must be 5 years of age or older
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is an ADVENTURE and not a leisure cruise.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Z Tourz
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 face masks and attendee health during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure?
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 Kauai's Ultimate Whale & Dolphin Zodiac Boat Adventure.

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star-5
Do it!
Mara_L
, Jan 2022
Was very worried about size of boat and seasickness but it was just a lot of fun! You do get some sea spray but not totally soaked.
star-4
The 10- person boat...
Richard_N
, Jan 2022
The 10- person boat wasn't a " luxury cruise," but lots of whales and knowledgeable and friendly crew.
star-4
Blessing and thankful
Donavon_H
, Dec 2021
The weather was a normal Kauai weather, rainy then sunny then rainy then sunny. Mindy was super nice and the captain was great, feel bad I can’t remember. We had our family of 5, twin sons 8 and daughter 5, already to go. We were on with a couple and and another family of 4. Super great people, all of them! You’ll see why. We boarded and headed out to sea. Within in 10 minutes of getting out, we saw a spout!!!!! We’re going to see one! We headed toward the sighting, when we got to where we thought we saw the spout we dropped in the sonograph to see if we could hear anything. Nope, nothing. We waited for about 10 minutes to see if the whale would come up. This is when the trip took a turn. My wife was with my daughter in the middle and she started to not feel well. Not sea sick, but her hands started to numb. She began to lose felling in her hands and her arms started to constrict. Her muscles were starting to flex and she couldn’t move. I instantly grabbed her. The lady next to me was a nurse and she stepped into action. Her daughter was a school teacher and immediately watched over the kids. I held onto my wife as the nurse began to evaluate. Mindy called 911 and the captain instantly turned the boat around and headed to shore. Thanks to the nurse, the daughter, Mindy and the captain my wife is okay. Mixed with dehydration and some hyperventilation she was okay. I can’t thank the people enough who helped us. My heart is full and God had them on the boat for a reason. We apologize for cutting the trip 45 minutes short, but you helped my family and I thank you for that. May God bless you and pay it forward to you for your heroics and patience.
star-5
Songs of the whales
koolhof
, Dec 2021
We saw dolphins, turtles and whales. The best part was when they dropped a microphone into water to hear the songs of the whales, just magical
star-3
More info or adventure?
Melissa_B
, Dec 2021
It was a tough ride out, lots of rough waves, but we did see 1 jumping whale. Then we just sat, and sat, and sat. Doing nothing on that zodiac boat. So much that my husband got sick for the 1st time ever. Lots of quiet moments- too many for what we paid in our opinion. We knew whales were more abundant in Maui, but this experience needed something else. Either more info or a different launch site and definitely less time on this rough boat. We spent 2 hours too long sitting looking at nothing. They had the microphone to listen to whales singing but only turned it on twice and only kept it on less than 1 minute each time. Why? I hate to say it, but if I had known what I know now, I would’ve never booked. Do something else. Save your $.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A whale of a time!!!!! Beautiful panoramic views!
AMANDA_L
, Nov 2021
We saw whales 🐋 and the captain and crew were absolutely amazing. Bother we're personable, professional, and so knowledgeable about the sea animals and Hawaiian culture. I would recommend this tour for adventure seekers BUT do not do it if you get motion sickness - it is close quarters. BRING AN ENTIRE SET OF DRY CLOTHES FOR THE RIDE HOME
star-4
Had a wonderful time. Saw...
Andrea_L
, Nov 2021
Had a wonderful time. Saw a lot of sea turtles. The captains were great. We were even lucky enough to get a Family shot behind a double rainbow.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fun and sun in Hawaii
ladyofnotos
, Feb 2020
Had a great time! It was a beautiful day on the waster. Captain Dave and Bree were great. The whales were being a little shy that day but we did see a baby whale breach!!! Would definitely recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Wow a baby whale breach is very very cool. Glad you guys had fun, we will definitely pass the praise along to our staff. Mahalo!!
star-5
Fun
Kassy_S
, Jan 2020
It was a very fun adventure even though we didn’t get to see any whales. The guides were very nice and educated.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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