Whale Watch Waikiki in Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Nautical1125 Ala Moana BoulevardHonolulu, HI 96814
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Offered by Hawaii Nautical, the two-hour Whale Watch Waikiki tour lets guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly experience spotting the majestic humpback whales native to the Hawaiian waters. Each tour features an exciting ride on a powerboat catamaran that departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor and offers a free shuttle service from select Waikiki hotels before each excursion.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Whale watch tour is approximately 2 hours long.
  • Guests can enjoy soda, chips, and cookies while onboard.
  • Bringing a camera, sunglasses, and a light jacket is recommended.
  • A free Waikiki area hotel shuttle is available 30-minutes prior to departure.


from Whale Watch Waikiki
Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along see catch these beautiful mammals at their best on our exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursion.

This is a 2-hour tour aboard a powerboat catamaran departing from Kewalo Basin Harbor. Whales guaranteed or come again free! Departs 8 a.m. for a 2-hour sail, and 3 p.m. for a 1.5-hour sail. Free shuttle from Waikiki hotels about a half hour before each trip. Sodas, chips, and cookies aboard.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Watch Waikiki

How long is the tour?
Approximately 2 hours long.

What happens if we don’t see a whale?
If you don't see whales on your trip, Hawaii Nautical will allow you to come back again 1 more time for free! (Re-rides only, no refunds).

Where does the cruise depart from?
The cruise departs from the Kewalo Basin Harbor located at 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814.

Is hotel transportation available?
Yes. A free Waikiki area hotel shuttle is available for passengers.

When should I arrive for the cruise?
If not using the hotel shuttle, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes prior to the tour’s departure time.

Is this cruise appropriate for children?
Absolutely. Children love spotting the whales out in the ocean.