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Whale Watching in Kona Trip

Quick Details

Binoculars Peak whale viewing season: Mid January – Early March

Map Marker Departure Location: Honokohau Harbor in Kona, Hawaii

Hour Glass Duration: 2 hours

Clock Trip Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Per Person


If you visit Kona, Hawaii between the months of January and March, then you’re right on time to take part in a wonderful two-hour whale watching cruise. Our large population of humpback whales, (Kohola in Hawaiian), have traveled over 3,000 miles, all the way from Alaska, to enjoy the warm and safe waters of the surrounding Hawaiian islands.

Our fun and relaxing whale watch allows you to spend some time out at sea and observe these gentle giants in their element. Visitors often see a huge tail crest in the water and might even catch a whale breaching, or breaking the surface of the water and falling back in with a humongous splash!

Cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable.

Kona Whale Watching Tour Details

Climb aboard our boat to set out in search of whales. Our boat’s speed allows us to cover more distance, giving us a better chance of finding whales who can range over many miles along the Kona coast. Sometimes the whales are shy, so just be patient, and eventually, we’ll spot a spout or a flipper to help lead the way.

Throughout the journey, our helpful guide will tell you all about Kona’s humpback whales, their long, yearly migration down to Hawaii each year, and the important place Kohola have in the history of Hawaii.

This Kona whale watching tour is a great opportunity to get some sun, breath in the ocean air, and spend quality time with your family. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome, so bring the whole family! You’ll also want to make sure you bring your binoculars and cameras so that when the humpbacks make their appearance you can capture those amazing moments forever.