Featured Whale Watch Partners

HawaiiActivities.com is thrilled to be working with these activity partners who not only provide an unforgettable whale watching experience, but also work hard to raise awareness for the humpback whales.

Dolphin Excursions
Pacific Whale Foundation
Captain Zodiac
Big Island

How to Enter



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Tag a Cruise

Choose your whale watch cruise from above and tag them in a comment.


Tag a Friend

Tag a friend who you would take with you in the same comment.

Contest Schedule

Contest period

December 23, 2020 to January 15, 2021

Winner announced

January 20, 2021


GRAND PRIZE - Up to $300 value

10 lucky winners will receive two tickets on a whale watch cruise of their choice.


We will also be giving away a number of fun whale-themed gifts and merchandise from our activity partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is open to Instagram users from around the world who are 18 years old and above.

If you are a lucky winner of a whale watching cruise, you will need to be in Hawaii and able to participate in the activity during the 2020 whale season (December 2020 until March 2021).

Only residents of the U.S. are eligible to win the additional merchandise and gift prizes.

You can tag as many people as you like, and each person tagged is one entry.

Winners will be chosen randomly.

By entering the contest, you agree to abide by the contest terms and conditions.

  • Eligibility: This contest is open to entries that have complied with the guidelines. Account users must be at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The contest is open to legal residents of the world and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of HawaiiActivities.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
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  • Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting December 22, 2020 to January 15, 2021.
  • How to Enter: The contest must be entered by following the stated rules of following HawaiiActivities.com, tagging a selected activity partner, and tagging another Instagram user. The entry must fulfill all contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of HawaiiActivities.com. You may enter as many times as you wish. You must provide the information requested. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of HawaiiActivities.com.
  • Prizes: The Winner(s) of the contest (“Winner”) will receive two (2) tickets to a whale watch cruise that is selected from three set options listed by HawaiiActivities.com. There will be 10 Grand Prize winners. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by HawaiiActivities.com. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the discretion of Hawaii Activities. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for HawaiiActivities.com to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
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  • Terms & Conditions: HawaiiActivities.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond HawaiiActivities.com’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, HawaiiActivities.com may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by HawaiiActivities.com. HawaiiActivities.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. HawaiiActivities.com has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by contest rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, HawaiiActivities.com reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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Get Involved

Take a look at some of the agencies working tirelessly on humpback whale conservation efforts.

NOAA is a US scientific agency that maintains and monitors the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary so that humpback whales can have a safe habitat to mate, give birth, and nurse newborn calves. Learn more

PWF is a non-governmental organization in Maui that has been dedicated to the saving the world’s whale population from extinction for over 40 years through education, marine studies, and training programs. Learn more

HWF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of marine wildlife, focusing on coastal and marine wildlife species in the Hawaiian Islands, including hawksbill sea turtles, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and humpback whales. Learn more

As a nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research and public awareness of whales and their environment, Whale Trust conducts and supports marine research, as well as education programs throughout Maui and the Pacific. Learn more

The Maui Ocean Center is both an aquarium and oceanography center with exhibits on coral reef habitats, sea turtles, sharks, and humpback whales. Their mission is to foster understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. Learn more