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Honokohau: Kona Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

4.4 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Hawaii Nautical

Honokohau: Kona Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Activity provider: Hawaii Nautical

From US$ 116.32 per person

See humpback whales in their natural surroundings as you cruise along the Kona coastline in a custom-built sailing catamaran.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Experience the ultimate whale watching tour from Honokohau
  • See the Kona coastline from the comfort of a sailing catamaran
  • Enjoy the beautiful ocean scenery and wildlife
  • Learn about these creatures from your captain and guides
Full description
Take a trip to see humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean, with guaranteed sightings. Enjoy an up-close experience with these magnificent creatures. Head to Honokohau Harbor to board the 53-foot sailing catamaran and start your tour. Cruise along the Kona coastline as you admire the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Learn about the unique behavior of whales from your experienced captain and guides. Watch these gentle giants and they fluke, spy hop, and breach out of the water.
  • Catamaran cruise
  • Guide
  • Captain
  • Soda, juice, and water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

As you enter Honokohau Harbor, continue straight. Park at the fuel dock and continue on foot to the end of the road. The vessel, Honi Olani, is docked at Outer Basin Slip 39.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The boat is a bare-foot vessel. Please wear shoes that are easy to take off.
  • If you don’t spot any whales on your cruise, you can take the trip again for free.
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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Captain Kirk and the crew were tremendous. We not only saw whales, we were lucky enough to see one “breach”. Well worth the money.

March 11, 2022

Fun trip on a gorgeous day in paradise. The crew were helpful and fun to be around.

March 6, 2022

The crew was so nice and accommodating. We had a nice day on the water waiting for whales to appear. No whales, no problem, you get to come back again.

February 23, 2022

Product ID: 395285