Humpback Whales migrate to the Hawaiian Islands during the winter months Mid December to March. The humpback whales come to the Hawaiian Islands for the purpose of calving and mating, the warm inshore waters surrounding these islands offer the young whales’ protection from predators as they build up enough body fat for their 3,000-mile journey north.
Males reach 43 feet (14 m) and females 45 feet (15 m) in length and weigh 35 tons, on average. Males produce intricate “songs,” only during the mating season. Whale “songs” are composed of themes which, in turn, are composed of phrases.
These acrobatic animals are known for breaching and slapping the water with their tails and pectoral fins. This type of whale can be found from as far South as South America, as far North as Alaska, in Australia, New Zealand, as well as a number of south pacific islands, but one of the best places to view them up close is in the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands.
2:30 pm Whale Watch Tour Details:
We offer whale watching on all three tour times during whale season, so if you want both dolphins and whales then book the 7:30 am or the 11:00 am. If you do not care to see and snorkel with the dolphins, the the 2:30 pm is for you.
The 2:30 pm Whale Watch focuses more on the Humpback Whales but we also get in the water and snorkel with the turtles and the fish. If the dolphins are still out there, we will usually stop and give them a quick look before finding the big guys. Lunch is provided picnic style on the boat with a sandwich, chips and water. You will be able to choose from a list of sandwich meats, cheeses and veggies prior to your tour date. The boat tour is 3 hours. Pick up from hotels in Waikiki or Ko Olina is included if need. You may also meet us at the Waianae Boat Harbor at 2:00 pm for check in to receive a 10% self drive discount. The parking is free and secure. Snorkel gear is also provided, but getting in the water is always optional.
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2:30 pm Whale Watches are offered only during the winter months from January to March.
*3 hour boat excursion
*Humpback Whale Watch (main focus)
*Snorkeling with Turtles and Fish.
*On board picnic style lunch of pre made sandwiches made to your specifications.
*Snorkel gear is also included.
Dolphins are not guaranteed on this tour, nor a focus since they typically are no longer around at this later time. If they are still out and your group are interested in seeing them, then we will spend some time observing them from the boat.
We specialize in safely leading small groups on our state of the art 34-foot rigid inflatable boat with our lifeguard certified crew. We also provide roundtrip transportation to and from Waikiki and Ko Olina hotels.