Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

125 Reviews | Oahu, USA

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Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas


From late December through early May, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent mammals on a whale-watching excursion from Waikiki. Venture out on the water with a small group of people to witness the humpback whales breach, play or feed around you.

Your guide guarantees sightings, and in the rare event that you don’t see any supersize stars, you get to do the tour again for free (re-ride one time, no refunds).



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Average 4.33 out of 5 stars based on 125 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Anthony_M, Jan 2022 Verified
Greg and his crew were excellent. Found multiple whales and even saw a full breach!! Boat had a fun atmosphere and overall great experience.
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
jaxelli, Jan 2022 Verified
We went on the Waikiki side of the island for our first outing and did not see any whales. We were able to rebook for free for a later date and went out from the Waianae boat harbor. The trip was fantastic! We saw whale after whale after whale. The crew was professional, enthusiastic, and made sure we had a good time. My advise to others who book a whale watching tour would be to book early in your trip so you have time to rebook later in your trip, if needed. The rebook option is a great benefit and I am glad they offered it!
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Paradise22887, Jan 2022 Verified
You guys… we just got off afternoon whale watching trip with Hawaii Nautical. They were fantastic! Crew was super attentive and on point when whales were spotted. It was myself, my daughter and both my grands, 4 & 5. They let my grandson sit in captains chair! Cost was very affordable and totally worth it!!
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Donna_C, Jan 2022 Verified
A rainy day on a choppy sea. But Captain and crew made the excursion a party. We did see one whale that gave us the tail dive. Worth the trip. Nice clean catamaran with plenty of room to roam around and/or shelter out of the weather. Excellent!
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Justin_Z, Dec 2021 Verified
The crew was awesome, entertaining, and super friendly! We spotted a whale towards the end of the trip and the crew took extra time to hang around the area in case we had a chance to see more whales. Overall, a great experience that also allows you to see Oahu from a different perspective out in the ocean.
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Jane_B, Dec 2021 Verified
Staff were great - views fantastic - boat very comfortable - worth the experience (a few free yummy spirits as well)
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Alfonso_Q, Dec 2021 Verified
Amazing ride on the ocean. Pretty early in the season so we didn't see any whales. Received a return ticket. Crew was great. Boat was amazing. Views were absolutely Amazing!!
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Jill_V, Dec 2021 Verified
This tour was awesome! We saw several whales and even saw one beach! The guides are awesome and we would have had a great time with them even if we didn’t see whales. The boat is clean and comfortable. The drinks are awesome. Plus it’s easy to get to and a quick tour. We were able to have a great beach day, go to the tour, and still make our dinner reservation. We’ll do this tour again when we come back.
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Brien_W, Dec 2021 Verified
The crew was great. We saw some whales. They did everything to make the trip memorable Boat was comfortable
Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
tracyshamma, Dec 2021 Verified
Staff was incredibly helpful and patient when I was seasick, and made the experience a wonderful one for everyone. We saw several whales, including a breach! There were numerous fluke and fin sightings as well. The drinks were good and it was a safe experience as well.

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