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Kohala Coast Whale Watch Tours - Morning & Sunset Cruise

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Set a course along the Kohala Coast for a chance to see migrating whales! Choose from morning trips, cocktail cruises and afternoon sailing. Great for all ages.

  • Picture Perfect on Hawaii's Best Whale Watch  Cruises
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Each winter, majestic humpback whales migrate south from the cold waters of the northern Pacific to bask in the warmth of the Hawaiian seas.Witness these incredible creatures emerge from the depths below in stunning displays of grace and power. With three daily cruises, there is always a trip perfect for your schedule, and an on-board naturalist is always ready to answer your questions. All ages are welcome, making this a great choice for families. Afternoon trips even let you experience authentic sailing, and the later departures are back-dropped by the Hawaiian sunset.
Please Note! This activity only operates from December through mid-April during whale season. From mid-April through November, please book the Snorkel Adventure Cruise & Ocean Picnic (from Waikoloa & Kawaihae) instead.
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Can I go into the water on this tour?
  • No, this is strictly a whale watch sail adventure that doesn't include swimming.
Will you get wet on this activity?
  • You shouldn't get wet, unless you decide to sit at the front of the Catamaran on the netting. A whale might splash you but it's doubtful.
Are photo or video services available?
  • No, professional photo or video services are not available, but you are welcome to bring your own camera, just make sure it's strapped on.
What kind of boat will be used?
  • Sea Smoke [Departs from Anaeho'omalu Bay]: The Sea Smoke has won several awards, including accolades for voyages across the Pacific ocean. Incredible sailing experiences and ample deck space (58 feet long by 28 feet wide) make the Sea Smoke a favorite choice for excursions of all types.

    Manu Iwa [Departs from Anaeho'omalu Bay]: The Manu Iwa is the go-to vessel for smaller group excursions. Its rear staircase ladder provides hop-in, hop-out access for amazing snorkeling trips. At 50 feet long, there is still plenty of space to relax and enjoy some sunshine on the water. Holds up to 41 passengers.

    Alala [Departs from Kawaihae Harbor]: The Alala perfectly combines the best of a snorkel adventure vessel with the smooth comfort ideal for relaxing sunset cruises and oceanside soirees. At 65 feet long by 30 feet wide, this full-service catamaran can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 75 people. The vessel also includes functional restrooms, cabin space and other premium amenities.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(4.32/5.00) 4.32 / 5
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Obviously the tour does not summon the whales at their leisure, but we saw honestly 10+ whales (maybe some of the same ones) over a period of an hour and a half and it was incredible. I have so many ...more
We did a morning tour. The service and attention to the customers was stellar. The ability of seeing humpback whales so close to shore was amazing. The tour surpassed my expectations. I highly recom...more
My husband and I had a GREAT time during the 9:30 a.m. Whale Watch tour. We spotted a whale, her calf and a male escort 30 minutes after we left the harbor and we followed them around for most of the ...more

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