DEPARTING FROM KAWAIHAE HARBOR on the Big Island of Hawaii
$170 per person, maximum 6 guests
Make it a private by booking all 6 seats
December thru March
Morning whale watch 8am-10am
Midday whale watch 10:45am-12:45pm
Late afternoon whale watch 1:30pm-3:30pm
Available daily when in-season, DECEMBER through MARCH, powerboat
Learn the true scale of humpback whales through an intimate encounter on a small-group whale watch, where every seat is a front seat. Get off the beaten path on our raft-style vessel, with enough speed to reach the whales and the perfect perspective close to the water to allow for a once-in-a-lifetime viewing.
Whales Guaranteed: If you don't see whales on any of our "WHALE WATCH"-specific trips, come back again 1 more time for free! (Rerides only, no refunds. Reride is on trip of equal or lesser value.).
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 excursions. Dolphins are likely to be seen, too. Soda, juice and water aboard.
8.712% tax and harbor fee is added to all prices. Cancellation policy: 24-hour advance notice required for refund.
ALTERNATE TIME AVAILABLE 3:30-5 p.m. from Kawaihae Harbor
Departs: Kawaihae Harbor South
61-3527 Kawaihae Road
Waimea, HI 96743
Check in 15 minutes prior to departure
Hawaii Nautical is one of Hawaii's largest ocean-activity providers, with a fleet of vessels islandwide serving many harbors across Oahu and the Big Island. We believe in delivering service, safety, and the spirit of Aloha.
We respect the ocean and the ecosystem, and follow strict guidelines so that all marine mammals and wildlife are protected. And we honor the host-culture and support the local communities in which we operate.
We want the natural environment you enjoy today to be here tomorrow, and for every tomorrow after.
That’s why we are Hawaii’s first Dolphin Smart-recognized operator. NOAA’s Dolphin Smart educates guests about dolphin conservation and harassment and advises not to seek activities that pursue close interactions like swimming with dolphins in Hawaii in the wild.
We also follow the guidelines of the Coral Reef Alliance, to establish lasting change and promote coral reef health around the world. That includes sustainable practices — such as no fish-feeding. Coral conservation aims to save these valuable ecosystems, unite communities and preserve cultural identity.
We've been wowing guests of all ages for decades in Hawaii. While there's lots of excitement around our activities, we practice the highest level of safety in everything we do. We treat guests like ohana, the Hawaiian word for family that permeates everything we do.
Kawaihae Harbor - South
61-3527 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
Directions to Kawaihae Harbor-South: From Hwy 19 bear left onto Hwy 270 (Akoni Pule Hwy). Head north briefly on Route 270, look toward the left for a green gate enclosing a port complex. Take the very first left into the green gate, following the sign for gate 1. Take an immediate left at the sign for gate 13. Follow the paved road over several speed bumps until the road ends at a gravel parking lot overlooking a dock. Makai will be the first boat on your left when you walk down the ramp. Look for a grey-and-black raft-style vessel.
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