Hawaii is the only place in the United States where humpback whales mate, calve, and nurse their young. Every December through April, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Join this tour in Waikiki, Honolulu to spot these beautiful mammals on an exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursion. These trips are dedicated just to whale-watching. You can choose the morning tour on a powerboat or the afternoon tour on a sailing catamaran.
The humpback whale is an endangered species as a result of commercial whaling. In 1993, 4,000 of the 6,000 remaining whales in the North Pacific Ocean came to Hawaii. After the international ban on commercial whaling, North Pacific humpback whale populations increased to about 21,000. At least half to two-thirds of these humpbacks frequent Hawaiian waters during the winter months.
At birth, whale calves can weigh up to 3,000 pounds and are between 10 and 15 feet in length. As they mature, adult humpback whales can reach up to 40 feet in length and weigh over 40 tons. They have plate-like bristles known as baleen in their mouths instead of teeth and feed on krill or schools of fish. Because they're so big and love jumping out of the water, you can easily spot these incredible mammals on a whale watching tour in Waikiki!
This tour includes 2 options for whale watching: morning or afternoon. While you're on the water, spot other marine wildlife such as dolphins and turtles (year-round), or whales during the season of December through April. Sail along the stunning Waikiki coastline and enjoy a fun boat ride. The cruise includes soda, juice and water.
Seasonal differences: Whale watching is from DECEMBER through MARCH. Dolphins & turtles can be seen year-round.
Wildlife guaranteed: If you don't see marine wildlife, come back again one more time for free! (Re-rides only, no refunds. A re-ride is on a trip of equal or lesser value).
Waikiki 8-10am sailing catamaran - departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor
Waikiki 3-4.30pm sailing catamaran - departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor