Whale Watch West Oahu in Waianae, HI

Hawaii Nautical Oahu85-491 Farrington Hwy.Waianae, HI 96792
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Offered by Hawaii Nautical, the two-hour Whale Watch West Oahu trip allows guests of all ages to enjoy an eco-friendly adventure to spot the majestic humpback whales that roam the Hawaiian waters. Each catamaran tour departs from the Waianae boat harbor daily at 1:30 pm (except on Mondays and Wednesdays) and guarantees a whale sighting or a second tour will be given!

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waianae Travel Experts
  • Whale sightings guaranteed, or re-ride one more time for free if you don't see any.
  • Tour is approx. 2 hours. Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to tour.
  • View the whales right along their migration routes! (seasonal December - March)
  • Bring anti-seasickness medication if easily nauseated.
  • Bring a camera, sunglasses, and a light jacket.
  • All guests must submit a health-screening form prior to boarding, online no more than 24 hours prior and no less than 6 hours prior.


from Whale Watch West Oahu
Every December through March, 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 whale watch tour departing from Waianae boat harbor. Whales guaranteed or come again free! Sailing catamaran daily at 1:30 pm, except Mondays/Wednesdays (Mon/Wed excursions go out on powerboat monohull).

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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Watch West Oahu

Where does the cruise depart from?

The cruise departs from the Waianae Harbor located at 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792. You should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your selected cruise time to allow plenty of time to find parking if you opted out of the shuttle service. Please call the phone number on your E-ticket at least 24 hours prior to the tour to confirm the check-in details.

How long is the tour?

The entire Whale Watch West Oahu tour is 2 hours long.

Is hotel transportation available?

Yes, hotel pick-up and drop off is available from Ko Olina hotels only if you select the tickets that include transportation. Please note, the shuttle is only provided if choosing the tickets with shuttle pricing included above per person.

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 one more time for free! (Re-rides only, no refunds).

Is this cruise appropriate for children?

Absolutely. Children love spotting the whales out in the ocean. Kids 3 years old and under can come on board for free!

What do I bring?

Guests may not bring their own food or beverage aboard, except for infants and toddlers. No alcohol may be brought aboard.

Are there any safety regulations to note of?

To help keep you and their staff healthy, and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike, Hawaii Nautical adheres to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19, including: - All guests must submit a health-screening form prior to boarding. Check your e-ticket once you book for full details. - Buy or bring your snorkel and mask, or sanitized re-usable sets are available as a backup. - Any trips that include food are prepackaged & single-serve. Guests may not bring their own food or beverage aboard, except for infants & toddlers. No alcohol may be brought aboard. - Hawaii Nautical maintains a strict no-work-while-sick policy.