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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise provided by Ocean Sports Cruises

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

Wake Up With the Whales Cruise
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See, hear and photograph the Humpback Whales from our stable catamaran decks. Early morning ocean conditions are generally the calmest of the day! Includes, soft drinks and crunchy granola bar snacks. Guaranteed – see a Humpback or ride again for free!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Ocean Sports’ Whale Watch Cruises depart from 2 different locations within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Waters, so you won’t have to travel far to see the majestic Humpback Whales. Tours include expert interpretation from marine naturalists, great photo ops, and an underwater hydrophone to hear the whales as they sing. You’ll enjoy the adventure from aboard our stable, spacious, and comfortable catamarans. Ocean Sports KNOWS where the whales are – we’ve been running cruises on the Kohala Coast since 1981! See, hear and photograph the Humpback Whales from our stable, spacious and comfortable catamaran decks. Early morning ocean conditions are generally the calmest of the day! Includes hot coffee, soft drinks, crunchy granola bar snacks, and complimentary beers and wines.. Best Guarantee on the island – see a Humpback or ride again for FREE until you do – or choose to upgrade to a Snorkel Adventure Cruise or Pau Hana Sunset Cruise for just the difference in fares!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Ocean Sports’ Whale Watch Cruises depart from 2 different locations within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Waters, so you won’t have to travel far to see the majestic Humpback Whales. Tours include expert interpretation from marine naturalists, great photo ops, and an underwater hydrophone to hear the whales as they sing. You’ll enjoy the adventure from aboard our stable, spacious, and comfortable catamarans. Ocean Sports KNOWS where the whales are – we’ve been running cruises on the Kohala Coast since 1981! See, hear and photograph the Humpback Whales from our stable, spacious and comfortable catamaran decks. Early morning ocean conditions are generally the calmest of the day! Includes hot coffee, soft drinks, crunchy granola bar snacks, and complimentary beers and wines.. Best Guarantee on the island – see a Humpback or ride again for FREE until you do – or choose to upgrade to a Snorkel Adventure Cruise or Pau Hana Sunset Cruise for just the difference in fares!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5134P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Light refreshments
Beers, Wines and Soft Drinks
Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
61-3290 Maluokalani St, Waimea, HI 96743, USA FROM MARCH 15, 2021 - APRIL 15, 2021, THIS CRUISE WILL DEPART FROM KAWAIHAE HARBOR. Call us at (808) 886-666 to confirm your departure location.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
Inclusions
Light refreshments
Beers, Wines and Soft Drinks
Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
61-3290 Maluokalani St, Waimea, HI 96743, USA FROM MARCH 15, 2021 - APRIL 15, 2021, THIS CRUISE WILL DEPART FROM KAWAIHAE HARBOR. Call us at (808) 886-666 to confirm your departure location.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

5.0
33 reviews
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Kaitlin Goedeke
2 contributions
Incredible!
Apr 2021 • Family
The friendly Ocean Sports crew made our whale watching experience incredible! We were able to see whales during the final stretch they are in the area. The tour was safe and all crew were very knowledgeable; the snacks and drinks were an added bonus for the kids. Highly recommend this adventure!
Written April 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the onboard amenities, the service and information provided by the crew, and most importantly, got to see Humpbacks! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be a challenging one to make and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
Written April 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley Y
5 contributions
Great Whale Cruise!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We did the wake up with the whales cruise on Monday April 5. They had warned us we may not see any whales do to it being end of season and had mentioned if that happens you can cruise again for free. However, after about 20 minutes we saw one whale very briefly and tried to chase it, to see it again. But it did not resurface. Shortly after we started to see several whales! We had almost given up, but we saw so many. Even several breaching! It was incredible, we were supposed to return to the harbor at 9:30, but we ended up staying out on the water til about 10:30 because there were so many whales! Absolutely incredible experience. The crew was great and made the experience. Very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions! Thank you Ocean Sports!
Written April 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the service and information provided by the crew, and most importantly, got to see all those Humpbacks! Sightings on our late season Whale Watch Cruises are always difficult to predict, but the last whales to migrate from Hawaii are Moms with their calves, and Humpbacks who still haven't mated -- which can make for some great cruises! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be a challenging one to make, and we're honored you chose to join us aboard! Mahalo and a hui hou
Written April 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

02katyd
9 contributions
Great Tour
Apr 2021 • Family
Friendly staff and professional service. They were very courteous and knowledgeable. We loved the boat and cleanliness was outstanding!
Written April 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the boat, the trip, and the service and information provided by the crew. We know that choosing to participate in an activity right now is a challenging decision to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
Written April 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fabfoxyfour
Dalton, GA3 contributions
Beautiful Day on the Water
Mar 2021
Our family enjoyed the whale watching experience. A beautiful day out on the boat! The boat was gentle and the snacks were tasty. All the staff were helpful and friendly. Greg was very knowledgeable and shared helpful info while we scouted for whales. Since end of season, we knew we might not see many- but we saw one far off in the distance. We tried to wait for another 30 min to see it come out of the water again, but it never resurfaced. A little disappointing, but not Ocean Sports fault at all. Would definitely book with Ocean Sports again!
Written April 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the service provided by the crew, and the information provided by our naturalist Greg. We also appreciate that you understood the number of whales encountered at this part of the season isn't completely under our control! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now is a challenging one to make and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou!
Written April 6, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

takemeaway23
Texas316 contributions
Great morning with the whales
This was a great way to start off the morning. We went on Monday, March 15th and saw lots of whales and even some spinner dolphins. A whale went right in front of our boat. I have a great video! The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely do this again.
Written March 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Wake Up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the information and service provided by the crew. We're also happy you were able to capture the "whale crossing" on video...what a great memento! We know that making the decision to participate in activities right now can be challenging, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. A hui hou and Mahalo!
Written March 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TaraLynnZ
Detroit Lakes, MN18 contributions
Best whale show ever!
Feb 2021
This was the best whale watching show i have ever experienced! The crew was soo kind and new what they were doing! They went into details about whales and we got to hear the sounds of them under water which was awesome! So many breach's and we had a baby whale come right up to the boat! Highly recommend the morning session!
Written February 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Wake Up With the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the service and information provided by the crew, and most importantly, got to see and listen to the whales (and that close encounter with the baby...wow)! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now is a challenging one, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo
Written February 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darsi J
Honolulu, HI2 contributions
What a great way to star the day!
Jan 2021 • Couples
What a great way to start the day! This crew was amazing and informational and loads of fun. It was the perfect way to spend the morning.
Written January 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Wake Up with the Whales Cruise for the Viator community (and us). We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information and service provided by the crew. We know that the choice to travel and enjoy activities right now is challenging, and we're honored you chose to begin your day with us! We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you the next time you're in our neighborhood! Mahalo
Written January 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dawn W
Juneau, AK4 contributions
Several Whales in A-Bay
Jan 2021 • Family
We chose the Wake up with Whales from A-Bay. Wonderful tour even during Covid. The Catamaran Seasmoke is licensed for 49 people, during Covid their max capacity is 24. We were a trip of 19 and there was plenty of space to social distance out doors. Crew was knowledgeable with accurate whale facts. The morning is a great time to go, generally calmer seas, and plenty of whale activity. We own a whale watching company in Alaska and we enjoyed this company and tour!
Written January 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide the Tripadvisor community (and us) with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the information provided by the crew, and most importantly, got to see plenty of Humpbacks (we hope you recognized at least one of them from Alaskan waters)! We know that right now, travel and activity participation is quite challenging, so we're honored you chose to spend part of your trip with us. We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you and your family the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo
Written January 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

annelschmidt1
Colorado Springs, CO7 contributions
Whale Watching
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wonderful!!!!
A baby humpback whale and her mother swam within ten feet of our boat and many dolphins swam beside us.
The crew was very helpful and Claire was so informative!
We have already told many people about our amazing experience.
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the information provided by our naturalist Claire, and most importantly, got to see Humpbacks AND dolphins! As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations, and we're honored to have earned yours. Mahalo and a hui hou kakou
Written March 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fred G
2 contributions
An experience of a lifetime
Mar 2020
This company and cruise is fantastic. Our family of four, with a 5 and 13 year old, had a once-in-a-lifetime experience (March 2020). Our crew of Captain Will, Claire, and Sam were professional, courteous, entertaining, hospitable, and helpful. I recommend this cruise with zero hesitation to anyone considering it - we chose them after our resort concierge's recommendation and reading online reviews. Whales came right to the tip of the boat, we saw lots of activity nearby, and some great breaches and/or jumps in the distance. Spinner dolphins came alongside and right at the tip of the boat, effortlessly cruising through the water as if leading our way. We learned much from the knowledgeable crew and the friendliness and service was top notch, making sure everyone enjoyed the cruise.
Written March 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KaleaLani
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the service and information provided by the crew, and most importantly, got to see both Humpbacks and dolphins! We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to spend a morning with us. Mahalo and a hui hou kakou
Written March 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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