Kauai Sea Tours - Whale Watch Discovery Tour in Kauai, HI

Kauai Sea Tours4353 Waialo Rd Ste 2b-3bEleele, Kauai, HI 96705
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Kauai Sea Tours’ Whale Watch Discovery Raft Tour features a 2.5-hour raft ride along Kauai’s southern shores to find awe-inspiring Humpback whales. Experience seeing and learning about these gentle giants as well as dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life. Snacks and beverages are included, as well as an experienced and entertaining captain and crew.

up to 2.5 hrs

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Eleele, Kauai Travel Experts
  • View Humpback whales, Spinner dolphins and sea turtles.
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride of the Kauai coast aboard a rigid-hull inflatable raft (same as the Navy Seals raft).
  • Tour duration: approx. 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • Book from December to March to tour during prime whale watching season.
  • Includes snacks and beverages.
  • Licensed captain and experienced CPR & water safety trained crew.


from Kauai Sea Tours - Whale Watch Discovery Tour
December through March is Humpback whale season for the island of Kauai! Climb aboard and go find some Humpback whales on this 2-3 hour raft ride along Kauai’s southern shores.

Every year, hundreds of Humpback Whales migrate from the cool waters of Alaska to the warm safe waters of Hawaii to have their babies and find their mates. During this fascinating voyage, you’ll have the opportunity to see baby whales experience their first few weeks of life and watch as adult Humpback Whales breach the water. Come see these majestic giants of the sea for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Listen to and learn about the amazing Humpback whales. Encounter these gentle giants and playful dolphins, sometimes eye to eye, as they delight you with their acrobatics. This Kauai whale-watching rafting adventure includes individually packaged snacks, Island-style juice, soda, and bottled water.

Kauai Sea Tours - Whale Watch Discovery Tour Reviews

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Adriane Geoghagan
Indianapolis, IN
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"Great Time!"
January 2019
We took the raft for whale watching. It's a Navy Seal raft so you go fast and hold on tight. You might be a little sore the next day but the ride and view was worth the trip even if you don't see whales. My 10 year old loved the ride itself.

You will get wet. Our ponchos were futile. Sunglasses and sunscreen recommended.

We saw lots of spray and when we didn't think we'd see much, a whale jumped right in front of us (101 feet away)! Crew was knowledgeable, answering our questions and concerned about our safety and comfort with seasickness remedies on the ready.

Will book again if ever return to this area.
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Tip: You will get wet. Pre-medicate if easily seasick.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kauai Sea Tours - Whale Watch Discovery Tour

Where does this Kauai whale watching tour depart?

This tour departs at Kauai Sea Tours' office at the Port Allen Marina Center located at 4353 Waialo Rd, #2B, Eleele, HI 96705.

How long is this tour?

The Kauai Sea Tours - Whale Watch Discovery Tour is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

How far in advance should I book my adventure?

These tours book up fast! Be sure to book your raft adventure ASAP.

Are there physical restrictions for the tour?

This tour is not suited for expecting mothers, those with bad backs, shoulders, knees, or hips, anyone who has recently undergone any surgeries, and those with mobility limitations. All passengers must be suited for possible rough waters and able to hold on and move about the vessel without concern. Children must be over the age of 7 years old. All activities are at your own risk and rafting is best suited for the physically fit, outdoor adventurer. All guests must sign a waiver prior to boarding.

Is smoking permitted on this tour?

Sorry, there is no smoking permitted on the vessel, on the pier, or near the office per state law.

What should I wear and/or bring?

Attire should include a bathing suit and a light cover-up. Non-spray sunscreen in a beach bag, a towel, hat, and sunglasses are also recommended, along with any medications, allergy or insect protection you may require. Cameras are welcomed. If you are prone to seasickness or not sure, please take something in advance, Bonine or Dramamine.

Is food included in the tour?

Snacks, soft drinks and bottled water are included.