Whale Watch West Oahu in Waianae, HI

Hawaii Nautical85-491 Farrington Hwy.Waianae, HI 96792
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Covid Policy:  Your safety is a top priority! To help keep you and our staff healthy and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike,  Hawaii Nautical strictly adhere to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19:

  •  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. https://fs16.formsite.com/coleacademy/knwbtzpapq/index.html
  • The City and County of Honolulu require all employees and customers (12 years and older) to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor areas. This rule applies to the indoor (cabin) areas of boats on Oahu (not applicable on the Big Island). Those 12 and older who wish to spend more than 15 minutes in the cabin must verify vaccination or negative test was taken within 2 days prior to the voyage by displaying proof to a crewmember. Dates of either vaccination or testing must also be entered on the e-health screening and waiver form.
  • You MUST have cleared the State's mandatory 10-day quarantine after airplane travel (Hawaii residents and visitors alike), or have a pre-travel negative test waiver validated by the State or full-vaccination waiver..
  •  Guests and staff must wear cloth face masks in fully enclosed areas of the boats.
  • Hand-washing sinks are available so all guests and staff can sanitize their hands.
  • All handheld surfaces are disinfected before and after each trip.
  • 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. All consumption must be outside of the cabin area. Guests may not bring their own food or beverage aboard, except for infants & toddlers. No alcohol may be brought aboard.


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.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

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.


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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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, transportation from Ko Olina is offered with an extra cost.

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.