Waikoloa Whale Watch Cruise in Kailua-Kona, HI

Hawaii NauticalAnaehoomalu BayWaikoloa, HI 96738
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Overview

Offered by Hawaii Nautical, the Kona-Koahala Whale Watch Cruise lets guests enjoy a scenic powerboat adventure at sea, departing from the Honokohau Harbor. The cruise includes chips, mixed nuts, Chex Mix, non-alcoholic beverages and picturesque views of majestic humpback whales during winter and early spring. Passengers who don’t see whales on these voyages can come back again for a free re-ride!

Description

from Kona Whales
This powerboat cruise and whale-watching safari is a wildlife-watching expedition with the unique vantage-point of being out at sea near the majestic humpback whales that visit Hawaii every winter and early spring. If you don't see whales on any of our "WHALE WATCH"-specific trips, come back again 1 more time for free! (Rerides only, no refunds).

Menu: Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (soda, juice & water).

Departure: Anaehoomau Bay
Morning Check-in: 9:25 am at Hawaii Nautical dock
Morning Departure: 9:45 am to 11:15 am

Afternoon Check-in: 1:25 pm at Hawaii Nautical dock
Afternoon Departure: 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

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TheBigFishHead
Carlsbad, California
"Great low key adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019
Everyone was super friendly. The drinks were great, and you couldn't beat the view. My Mother-in-law get seasick pretty easy, but the ride was flat enough, and gentle enough that she didn't have a problem. I would highly recommend this for a relaxing evening out. It looks good for kids too. I’d say five and up. You board the boat just north of Lava-lava on the beach. Hey, you could go there first and have a Mai-tai while your waiting.
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Weinbl04
"Diving the West side of Oahu"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019
My husband and I went diving with Hawaii Nautical on Oahu 5 days with friends. Great boat and crew! We saw turtles, spotted eagle rays, octopi, variety of morays and tons of fish, shrimp, crabs, white tip sharks, caverns and lots of swim throughs and structures. Mark and Warren were great at finding unique and rare wildlife. They definitely know the areas quite well. Wreck dives were stunning. Highly recommended ! We’ll be back next year!
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TXWineTraveler
Plano, Texas
"Awesome Scuba Diving!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2019
My husband and I went diving with Hawaii Nautical on Oahu two days with friends. Great boat, gear and crew! The dive sites they chose for us were awesome with exceptional diversity of wildlife. We saw turtles, rays, octopi, variety of morays and tons of fish. Mark and Warren were great at finding unique and rare wildlife. They definitely know the areas quite well. Wreck dives were stunning. Highly recommend!!!
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Ashley R
Orlando, Florida
"Snorkeling with Sea Turtles"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 31, 2019
What an awesome adventure! I chose to do the afternoon turtle snorkel sail and lunch. Mitchell was my driver and since I was the first one picked up, we chatted for a bit enroute to get everyone else. The entire crew were amazing: Lisa, Greg, Don and Mitchell. It was a very chill and relaxed environment. The waves were a bit choppy as we were at sea shortly after 10am, but the weather was beautiful. Saw a lot of sea turtles. We have to remain 5 feet away from them at all times and I almost broke that "rule" until a member of the group pointed out one RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. Wish I had a camera. Outside of the water being a bit rough because the tide was coming in, the entire outing was perfect. Lunch on the boat was sufficient and two alcoholic beverages are included with the price. The crew definitely earned their tip! We had roughly 39 people total. Once we were able to move about the boat there was plenty of space. If you forget to bring sunscreen there is some provided on board that's safe for the environment. Any spray on sunscreen must be used before getting on the boat. Early on it did feel like at times people in my tour were kind of on top of each other at first, but we were able to get more space as time passed on and people swam back to the boat. The guides do a really great job of pointing out the turtles! Totally worth it.
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helaneg2016
Chevy Chase, Maryland
"Oh what a cruise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2019
Totally exceeded expectations. We went on sunset cruise western Oahu. Brie and Brie were with us. Food was billed as pupu but served as dinner. Simple but just right. Drinks included! Great value as we booked through concierge at Marriott Vacation Club. We saw dolphins, took great photos, magnificent sunset as sail was hoisted. Totally recommend this excursion for all ages.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Whales

What time should I check-in?
They suggest you check-in no later than 11:15am at the Hawaii Nautical Dock.

How long is the tour?
The whale watching cruise is 2 hours.