What you'll do
Venture along the National Humpback Whale Sanctuary here on the Big Island, and join me as we watch the ocean transform into a playground for giants. Every winter, more than 10,000 of these massive humpback whales arrive here in Hawaii to breed and give birth. These whales can grow up to 66,000 pounds, and you'll be at the front and center of the action. Tail slaps, spouts, and breaching are some of the things you may see while we learn about these majestic mammals, and respect and enjoy their company. Listen to the beautiful humpback whale songs, using a state-of-the-art hydrophone that brings their songs out of the water. This is truly an amazing experience. These humpback whales are usually only here for a few months, so make sure you book fast and plan ahead.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Born in Hawaii I've spent a good time of my life in the ocean. When I'm not in the water, I am helping others learn more about the beautiful ocean and all of its amazing marine inhabitants. I have operated kayak tours, captained boat tours, led snorkel tours, scuba tours, and even submarine tours as a pilot. The ocean is my passion, I hope to see you in the water!
Bottled water and juices
Hydrophone Listen to beautiful whale songs.
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Where you'll be
We will travel along the beautiful Kohala Coast, home to the humpback whale sanctuary. Aside from humpback whales, the Kohala Coast is home to dolphins, manta rays, and all sorts of marine life.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. You must be able to understand and follow the rules of the boat. Keep in mind that in this experience we will not enter the water or be swimming, as it is illegal to enter the water with humpback whales.
-Even though the boat ride is usually dry, bring clothes you don't mind getting a little wet. -Tour may cancel due to ocean conditions
Go whale watching with a boat captain