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Waikiki Sunset Whale Watch Cruise with Marine Biologist (from Kewalo Harbor)


Witness this sacred moment in the lives of humpback whales as they travel south through Hawaiian waters near Oahu to mate and give birth to their young.

Join a marine biologist aboard The Kahakai (The Beach) to enjoy the stunning colors of the Hawaiian sunset while observing majestic humpback whales play off the coast of Oahu. Wave at these 45-ton mammals as they lift their giant tails out of the tropical surf and bring them crashing back down into the water. Hear their incredible mating songs, sung only by males while in their breeding grounds. If the timing is right, you might view two males butt up against each other and rise out of the water in an awesome exhibition of power. Dolphins and green sea turtles may make an appearance as well.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 16:15 Check-in at Kewalo Basin Harbor
  • 16:45 Sunset Whale Watch Cruise (1.5 hrs)
    Living Ocean Scuba 01 Come and experience this great Pacific migration for yourself. Listen to a marine biologist share fun facts and current research information on this species. Tail throws, pectoral slaps, spy hopping and mugging—an incredible sight you'll never forget!
  • 18:15 Check-out
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Consider bringing warm clothing, such as a sweater or light jacket, as it may get cool out on the water.
    • If you are prone to sea sickness, consider taking an over-the-counter motion sickness preventative before the tour.
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
    • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • You will share the transportation with other customers.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
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How close will the boat get to the whales?
  • Legally, no boat can come within 100 yards of a whale, but the crew will get as close as possible without disturbing the animals.
Can I go into the water on this tour?
  • No, this tour is strictly for whale watching. Swimming is not allowed.
Will I get wet during this activity?
  • You are unlikely to get wet, unless you sit at the front of the boat or it begins raining.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(1 review)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2 hour(s)


The ride was very relaxing, great speed to enjoy the ride and not be too bumpy and uncomfortable. We got to see several whales from a distance and the crew were quite knowledgeable and they were very ...more
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