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South Shore Whale Watching Cruise (from Kikiaola Harbor)


Get ready to head out on a whale watching cruise along Kauai's south coast on a zodiac raft. Keep your eyes peeled for whales and other marine creatures!

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Cruise along Kauai's south coast on a zodiac raft with marine naturalists and Hawaiian cultural specialists as they take you on a journey to view the Humpback Whales. As the experts help identify whale maneuvers such as the tail-slap, pec-slap, fluke up dive, spy hop, and the breath-taking breach. Also be sure to keep your eyes peeled frolicking Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
Please Note! This activity only operates in the winter. Please book the Na Pali Coast Ocean Rafting Snorkel Explorer during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 07:30 10:00
Starting time: 07:30 10:00
  • 07:00 Check-in
  • 07:30 Whale Watch Expedition (2 hrs)
  • 09:30 Check-out
    • Guests must be able to embark and disembark vessel with little or no assistance.
    • All travel occurs on exposed ocean waters and all tours are at your own risk. Please listen carefully and follow Captain and Crew instructions for your safety on-board.
    • Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 6 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 38.
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What type of boat is used?
  • The Na Pali Explorer II is a 48-foot Coast Guard Certified, RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) with twin 315 horsepower Cummings Inboards. It offers a flushing toilet, canopy cover shade, padded seating and a fresh water shower. The vessel also features the lowest incidents of seasickness because unlike bigger boats, the three rigid hull inflatable boats are closer to and move with the water.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 21:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(4.80/5.00) 4.80 / 5
(5 reviews)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Tue, Thu, Sat


by: Hughes Family
Great narrative from the staff. Saw whales! Would recommend this tour.
I took my first whale watch with these folks. Great Trip! Unfortunately, there was sonar "testing" going on and the whales were upset. They were leaving! Not breaching or being otherwise cute. BUT! ...more
by: Nannette Helmer
When I went to Kauai I did not think that I would be able to see any whales, well this tour proved me wrong and I am so glad that I went. The cruise was not only fun and fast paced, but we got to see ...more
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