Whale Watching Cruise off the Kona Coast

Big Island

Whale Watching Cruise off the Kona Coast


Time: 1 pm

Duration: 2.5 hours


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  • Cruise to observe humpbacks & other whales, spinner dolphins, sharks, manta rays, and sea turtles
  • Marine naturalist wows with info about these gentle giants & other species
  • Spacious 2-story boat with snacks & non-alcoholic drinks included, along with full service cash bar
  • Sighting guarantee or come again for free
  • Available during whale season (Dec-March); other months consider our dolphin cruise


Observe the gentle giants of the sea in their natural habitat as a whale expert educates and entertains you. Also keep an eye out for other types of whales, dolphins, and the diverse marine life that populate the clear waters off of the Kona Coast.

The spacious 2-story, 65' catamaran includes 3 restrooms, plenty of comfortable seating and shade, and snacks, island juice, sodas, Kona coffee, and tea, along with a full service cash bar. In the unlikely event no whales are seen, you can go again for free!

Please note this cruise only runs during whale season, from December to usually the end of March. For other months, please consider our dolphin watch cruise; although it also includes snorkeling/swimming, this is optional and adults can book the lower child price if not going in the water. During whale season, there is also usually whale watching on the dolphin & snorkel cruise if you want a longer boat trip with more activities & amenities but less focused on finding and observing whales.

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  • Spacious and comfortable boat with multiple amenities
  • Plentiful complimentary snacks and drinks
  • Abundant comfortable shaded & non-shaded seating, including upper deck
  • Sound system for narration and music
  • Whale sighting guarantee or go again for free
  • Hydrophone onboard to hear whales sing underwater (if right conditions)

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Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Good boats, crew, and location make this a good deal, and we recommend it wholeheartedly.

Frommer's Guidebook:

Very Highly Recommended.

An adventurous cruise at a reasonable price.