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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

Highlights
  • See Hawaii's migrating humpback whales on a cruise from Kailua-Kona
  • Listen to undersea whale songs through a hydrophone
  • Catamaran features a shaded sun deck, island snacks, and a cash bar
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island
From $116.37
Overview
Get a prime view of Hawaii's migrating humpback whales on a Big Island whale-watching cruise from Kailua-Kona. Whale sightings are guaranteed on this immersive catamaran tour with onboard naturalist guides. Listen to whales through a hydrophone connected to a sound system, and get comfortable in between sightings with amenities such as cushioned seating, a shaded sun deck, Kona coffee, and a premium bar.
What to Expect
Arrive 30 minutes early to check in, and board a specially equipped, 65-foot (20-meter) whale-watching catamaran at the Kailua Pier. Settle in to a shaded cabin with seating, tables, and three restrooms, or take advantage of the cushioned seating and unobstructed views of an upper sun deck. Throughout the cruise, enjoy provided snacks and beverages, such as Kona coffee, or treat yourself to something from the premium cash bar.
Venture out into the Pacific Ocean to look for pods of humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii’s warm waters to breed every year between December and April. Learn about the lifecycle and habits of these amazing animals from marine-life naturalist guides, and listen to the humpbacks’ distinctive whale song through a hydrophone connected to the boat’s PA system. Keep an eye out for other passing marine life, such as sperm whales, pilot whales, and dolphins. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you can take the tour again for free.
Reviews (19)
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile
Many Sick Travelers

Our tour was...ok. Yes, we saw humpback whales (just the dorsal fins of a Mom and baby) so in that sense our trip was a success. That said, we had a 30 minute trip out and then sat in very choppy waters for over 2...More

Thank jessiesea
BodyGloveHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Aloha Jessica C, Always sorry to hear about sea-sick travelers. Takes some time for some to get their sea-legs, and on vacation, for the sea-sensitive, it can be a tall order if you don't know what steps to take. We recommend dramamine for sea-farers like...More

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Whales and more!

Body Glove whale watching is a great way to spend an afternoon. In addition to seeing a mother and her baby frolicking in the ocean, we were treated to manta rays, a hammer head shark, and spinner dolphins. Besides the excellent marine life, another big...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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BodyGloveHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Aloha tuttie55, We truly appreciate the intention of this review. It sounds like you really had fun on our vessel and we truly appreciate your business. It's pretty competitive out here. For that reason, and you may already know this so forgive us if so,...More

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Whale Waiting

I looked forward to this excursiton all week and prayed for beautiful weather, which I got! The crew was super-friendly--lots of aloha. The naturalist on board was a wealth of information, and I learned a great deal about the humpback on this trip. We did...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kathy L
BodyGloveHawaii, Public Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

We're so pleased you had a good time! Aloha and Mahalo!

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Basic whale watching cruise on a BIG boat - we did see whales.

We have done a few whale watching excursions/activities and also during every snorkel and dive activity we have done we have also seen whales on our way to & from the snorkel or dive sites.....keep that in mind if you can only manage one or...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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BodyGloveHawaii, Public Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Aloha and Mahalo for taking the time to give such a wonderful and detailed review!

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile
Disappointing

I was disappointed to say the least. We followed a whale for two hours and only saw it's tail the entire time. I know that it's not guaranteed to see a whale, but I feel like it's really a waste of money if you don't...More

Thank brooked67
BodyGloveHawaii, Public Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Unfortunately, Mother Nature is unpredictable, which his why we guarantee a whale sighing, or we will give you another cruise free of charge. Mahalo for your feedback and much aloha to you.

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