Whale Watch West Oahu in Waianae, HI

Hawaii Nautical85-491 Farrington Hwy.Waianae, HI 96792
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Overview

Offered by Hawaii Nautical, the two-hour Whale Watch West Oahu allows guests of all ages to enjoy a two-hour, eco-friendly excursion at sea 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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waianae 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 Ko Olina area hotel shuttle is available 30-minutes prior to departure.

Description

from Whale Watch West Oahu
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 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).

Light snacks, sodas, and juices are included.

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Awesome60andthansome
"Relaxing on the ocean!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2020 NEW
We had an amazing trip today on the "Spirit of Aloha". The three person crew went out of their way to talk with us and attended to see if we needed anything. We feel so blessed to relax and feel the ocean waves underneath us! Sometimes work gets in the way of being able to enjoy this awesome island we live on! When our Airbnb starts back up, we will be recommending Hawaii Nautical tours to all our guests! Mahalo to the crew! Shelly B.
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LehuaMonsoon
Honolulu, Hawaii
"Amazing time!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2020
First, before writing a review, we want to thank the owner(s) and the people that work for Hawaii Nautical from the bottom of our hearts for the Mahalo Tour, which was free for first responders/essential workers and $25 for guests (but limited amounts of people due to COVID). I found out about this limited-time promo through Dolphin Excursions (thanks, Jenna!) It was all of our first times with this company and we were super impressed (more later). In hard times like these, this kind of generosity does not go unnoticed! We did tip generously, though, and I suggest to whoever is taking the Mahalo Tour do the same. Return like for like and spread the aloha! We had a choice of times and a choice of where to sail from, so we chose Waianae Boat Harbor for the 4 PM sailing (avoid Waianae-bound traffic during rush hour and leave early). Jesse was our captain and there were two other wonderful men with him but I forgot their names, sorry! We met at Gate C 15-minutes before our sail time of 1600. Our boat was a gorgeous Ko Nau Lani catamaran, which included toilets (downstairs), a bar and seating area out of the sun, and the front of the boat which had netted areas you could lay on while you watch the deep blue waters glide under you. We were helped onto the boat and given a briefing of where life vests/boats/toilets were. There were complimentary ice cold drinks. The music was wonderful and the sail was smooth as could be. If you are prone to sea sickness, fear not, this boat did not make me a bit sick at all, and I'm the type of person who can't even read a book or a map in a moving car! The waters were super blue (see my photos). The kids wanted to swim so Jesse anchored off shore and the kids had a great time. We didn't bring masks so they loaned us some of theirs. The water was so clear you could see the reef from above without having to get into the water! For the swimmers, you could either jump off the side of the boat or go down the stairs in the back of the boat, which was submerged into the water. I was really sad to go back to land, as the time on the boat was just magical (75 minutes went by fast!). The crew made it memorable as well; they were super friendly, entertaining, helpful, caring and all-around good-guys. I'm glad we got to have a slice of heaven in our daily, routine lives. I'm coming back to Hawaii Nautical in the future, COVID or not, to get another slice of paradise.
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Flyer98017
Lowell, Massachusetts
"Worst Adventure Ever Booked"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2020
While in Hawaii we booked the West Oahu, sailing catamaran. As advertised in Hawaii Nautical Brochure. Without being told at time of booking or before getting in their bus, we ended up on a Scuba diving boat full of tanks so you couldn't get to the side to view the whale. Had to remove our shoes before boarding (even with the coronavirus lurking over us). The snacks were chex mix and goldfish in bowls for everyone to put their hands in. This was the WORST excursion I have ever been on. I will be going back to Hawaii but will never book through these people again.
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ManiCasper
"Catamaran Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2020
Excellent time on the Catamaran. Entertaining guides with knowledge and friendly service. We saw many beautiful fish, whales and green sea turtles in the beautiful clear ocean. Will certainly use Hawaii Nautical tours again. Mahalo & A Hui Hou!
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926tessb
Oakdale, New York
"Great boat, great crew"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2020
if your looking to get a great boat and crew you are looking at the right one! they were really great- we saw whales!!! whole process was terrific, would highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Watch West Oahu

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 Waianae Harbor located at 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792.

Is hotel transportation available?
Yes. A free Ko Olina 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.