See Humpback Whales in Hawaii
During the winter, whales migrate down from Alaska to take advantage of the warm shallow waters to give birth and reproduce. Don’t miss this magical time of year and join us for a one-of-a-kind experience with a knowledgeable crew on whale behavior and what brings these beautiful animals to the Hawaiian Islands! With the option to explore the waters off of Honolulu in search of these amazing animals, you can watch the whales with Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, and KoKo Head Crater in the background.
AVAILABLE MID-DECEMBER - APRIL
Observe Hawaiian Humpback whales as they embark on their journey to Hawaii for warmer waters to breed and give birth to their calves. This excursion is guided by a knowledgeable crew member with years of experience on the waters of Oahu. This is a seasonal activity offered in the winter, between mid-December and April. Whale sightings are guaranteed or we will take you out again!
$89 per person
2.5 hour tour
6 people max
The tour departs from Ala Wai Harbor. Parking is available for $1/hour in the public lot
BE SURE TO BRING
(we'll supply the ice)
"We had such a good time on the water with this crew! We were able to snorkel at multiple locations which was very cool to see different areas. And we also got to see SO MANY WHALES. There were whales logging near the boat and also many other whales breaching, which is always one of my favorite things to see! The crew was also very respectful of the whales and other wildlife which is something I also always look for in a nature tour. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to explore the south side!"
Trip Advisor, February 2023
WHERE TO FIND US
Ala Wai Boat Harbor
1651 Ala Moana Blvd.
We'll meet you at the first dock in the harbor.
Public parking is available in this area for $1/hour. Be sure to avoid permit-only parking spots.
What to expect whale watching in Hawaii
WHERE TO GO
We offer whale watching at both the South and North shores of Oahu. That way you know there is always an option near you. Try one spot and then if you love it, join us for a new experience on the other side of the island!
Whether you want to explore the ocean outside of Waikiki or the beautiful North Shore, you will have the chance to see these beautiful animals in the warm Hawaiian waters
After booking you will receive a confirmation email with details on exactly where to meet us and what to bring for your adventure.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE BOAT & OUR CREW
Our top priority is to provide our guests with a unique and exclusive experience. We want you to be able to ditch the large crowded boats that take up to 30+ people whale watching together. Instead, our boat only takes a maximum of six people. That way we can give each person individual attention, leading to a safer and more private experience.
Each of our crew members is an experienced waterman/woman and is experienced and knowledgeable about Hawaii’s ocean life. We will be there to answer your questions about whales and any other sea life we may encounter
We offer trips on both our 21ft Boston Whaler and our more luxurious 42ft Lagoon Catamaran. Both boats are perfect for enjoying the waters along Oahu’s scenic coast.
WHAT MARINE LIFE CAN YOU SEE IN HAWAII
Of course, we can never guarantee exactly what might swim by on your tour, but we know all the best locations on Oahu to give you the highest chances of seeing everything Hawaii has to offer! These species are never guaranteed but always super exciting if they swim by.
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles
Hawaiian Monk Seals