This tour travels along the scenic west coast, where you have the opportunity to passively observe spinner dolphins, Hawaiian sea turtles, and tropical fish in the water.
- Adults (13+ years old)
- Children (4-12 years old)
- Private Charter
- Kama'aina/Military Adults (13+ years old)
- Kama'aina/Military Children (4-12 years old)
Oahu’s Best Whale Watch
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.
- Humpback Whale/Dolphin Watch – Humpback Whales are only one of the types of marine mammals we could find each day off the leeward coast of Oahu.
- Snorkeling with Turtles and Fish
- Excursions are lead by seasoned island naturalists with years of experience on the Waianae Coast.
- Personalized, unhurried excursions are our specialty. Excursions last 3 hours and are limited to 10 guests during COVID restrictions.
- Cold, filtered drinking water is provided in our Igloo Cooler. Food and beverages are not.
- Please feel free to bring a cooler with your own food and beverages.
- Snorkel gear is also included.
- Whales are guaranteed with a return trip voucher if not spotted on this tour.
COVID RESTRICTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS
- Everyone is required to wear a mask at check in and while on the boat, including our staff. They are no longer optional on the boat. The Coast Guard has now made it mandatory while on a commercial vessel: “The US Coast Guard recently released MSIB 02-21 for enforcement of Presidential Executive Order 13998 “Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued order that expands the mask requirement to all persons traveling on all commercial vessels.Masks are required to be worn for all persons traveling on commercial vessels. The requirement to wear a mask shall not apply under the following circumstances: while eating, drinking, or taking medication for brief periods. The following persons are exempted: Children under the age of 2 years, a person with a disability who cannot safely wear a mask, and a person form whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty. Please read the MSIB, and send any questions, comments, or concerns to [email protected].” – sited Email received to us from the US Coast Guard’s Marine Inspector, GS-12
- Temperature is taken and recorded, including all staff and boat crew.
- If any guest feels sick 24 hours with in their departure time and day, they may cancel with out penalty. Our 24 hour cancellation policy will be waived under this circumstance to ensure there is no pressure to attend to avoid cost. To keep future patrons and our crew safe, we will require at least a 10 day quarantine before booking with us again. If re-booking with us before 10 days are up, the entire cancelled party must be prepared to show proof of a negative test dated after the cancelled tour date.
- We only allow one booking group at a time inside our check in area. Once they receive their gear, they will exit through a different door to minimize contact with other booking couples or groups. The waiting area before and after check in is an outside spacious and shaded area with a bench for seating.
- Crew will board groups separately to arrange seating to maintain social distancing.
Quarantine restriction check:
- RESIDENTS: Make sure you bring your State ID or Military ID to show at check in. Utility bill or paystub with your name and Hawaiian address will also work.
- ISLAND GUESTS – 14 DAY QUARANTINE COMPLETION: Please have a copy of your itinerary with your name, the airlines emblem and date of arrival to HNL airport. If it is an email, the from address must be affiliated with an airline or travel site.
- ISLAND GUESTS – ALTERNATE, PRE-TESTING PROGRAM: If you follow the procedures of the 72 hour pre-travel testing protocol, please provide your negative test results with the collection date falling with in the 72 hour period of your arrival date into Honolulu. “The state of Hawaii will ONLY accept test results from TRUSTED TESTING AND TRAVEL PARTNERS: AFC Urgent Care Portland, Bartell Drugs, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Discovery Health MD, Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics, Vault Health and Walgreens (as of 10/16/20)” – sited Hawaii Tourism Authority’s website.
IF THE GOVERNOR LIFTS THESE RESTRICTIONS BY THE TIME YOU JOIN US, THEN WE WILL LIFT THESE REQUIREMENTS. There may be an alternate restriction is that case in which we will contact you if any other paperwork is needed.
*If you have neither of these items of proof, you will be denied tour access for the safety of our other passengers and our crew.
- Life Vests: Soaked and continuously dunked in a special shampoo specifically branded for cleaning wet suits, which have similar textile properties as life vests. Life Vests are left to dry naturally in the UV warmth of the sun.
- Fins: Soaked and scrubbed in a solution of bleach and liquid detergent, then rinsed in water and laid out in the UV warmth of the sun to dry.
- Masks and Snorkels: Soaked and scrubbed in a solution of bleach and liquid detergent, then rinsed in water. Both are then soaked for at least one minute in our Steramine sterilizing solution and kept inside to dry naturally. Once dry, each set is placed in a lidded, secure plastic container. This ensures that the masks and snorkel sets are not touched again after the sterilizing process until the next guest is presented the mask from the container for their own use.