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Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales
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Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

By Ocean Sports Cruises
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 65 per group
Duration: 2h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Unlimited soft drinks, tropical juices, beer, wine & cocktails
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional crew
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    69-275 Waikōloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA
    Cruise departs from different locations on different days. We'll send directions via Viator messaging or you can call us (kindly check your voucher for the contact details).
  • Option 2
    Kawaihae, HI 96743, USA
    Cruise departs from different locations on different days. We'll send directions via Viator messaging or you can call us (kindly check your voucher for the contact details).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5134P20

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • 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 65 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales?
    Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales price starts from $160.00. Discover and book Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales on Tripadvisor
    What is the Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales cancellation policy?
    Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales?
    Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales is hosted by Ocean Sports Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ocean Sports Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5134P20

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    krg999
    hawaii510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    We are residents of Hawaii and decided to do a pau hana boat cruise. Very well done. Great, friendly staff. Lots of whales to see. Beer on tap and champagne at sunset. Chips and nuts. A very fun afternoon. Definitely recommend.
    Written January 29, 2020
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    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise for the Tripadvisor community (and us). We're so happy you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with our crew, and the unlimited complementary beverages from our Tropical Bar and snacks. 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. We look forward to sharing that next adventure with you! Mahalo
    Written January 29, 2020
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    Caitlin G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    The boat was clean and comfortable. Great fruit and cheese with cocktails to enjoy as we watched whales. Our baby was allowed to come aboard and he had a great time. We saw a whale every 3-5 minutes and was even surprised when one surfaced right next to the boat and showed his fluke! The crew was very knowledgeable and explained many facts and theories about whale behavior. Can’t wait to go again!
    Written January 21, 2024
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    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip, the information provided by our crew, and the onboard amenities...and getting to see so many Humpbacks makes it even better! We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to join us and that you'd choose to join us again. Mahalo and A Hui Hou
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    ROX S
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    Mar 2023 • Friends
    It was so peaceful and sunset was breathtaking. The crew were super. They waited on us and we enjoyed talking to them.
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    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the views, and your interactions with our crew. We know there are a lot of ways to watch the sunset on the Big Island and we're honored you chose to join us aboard. Mahalo and A Hui Hou
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    Inspire750557
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great cruise. Beautiful night, sunset was gorgeous, saw whales in the distance. Boat crew was wonderful ! Snacks and drinks were plentiful
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    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the views of the whales and the sunset, the onboard amenities, and your interactions with our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and A Hui Hou
    Written March 30, 2023
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    Mike T
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    It was canceled by the company with no explanation why. Weather? Other reason? Don’t know. All I know is the weather was good that afternoon.
    Written March 9, 2023
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    Aloha, Thanks for providing feedback about your experiences with us. Your cruise was cancelled due to lingering strong south west winds, which made the ocean extremely choppy and dangerous outside of the Harbor combined with a big northwest swell (high surf) which caused a huge surge at the dock, making boarding at the dock dangerous . We apologize that you didn't receive more information when we cancelled. Mahalo
    Written March 10, 2023
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    Arya H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Unfortunately did not get to see whales during our tour, but the crew was attentive and accommodating and we had a great time regardless! There was a small group on board so it felt almost like a private boat ride. Incredible views and good vibes all around.
    Written January 3, 2023
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    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that despite the lack of whale sightings, you enjoyed the trip, and the service provided by our crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of you day with us! Mahalo and a hui hou
    Written January 3, 2023
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    Linda R
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    The crew, the boat, the experience was excellent! We saw whales and the whale's tail with the back drop of a gorgeous sunset. Everyone loved the trip!
    Written January 1, 2022
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    Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by our crew (and getting to see the Humpback diving into the sunset...wow!!)! We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo and a hui hou
    Written January 3, 2022
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    joelh807
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Family
    Fantastic sunset whale watching cruise. Great crew made sure our trip was awesome. Highly recommend!
    Written April 8, 2021
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    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by the crew. 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
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    Rachelalesha
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Couples
    What an amazing experience! This was by far the most memorable part of my trip to the big island and I would definitely book this again next time I'm here. Our crew was fabulous - funny, informative & made some great drinks. Answered all of our questions with such enthusiasm it was so nice to see them just as excited as we were to be there. We were lucky enough to see some momma and baby whales even though it was at the end of whale watching season and of course the sunset was stunning! This definitely exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend booking with Ocean Sports for an unforgettable Hawaiian sunset.
    Written April 21, 2019
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    Product Overview: Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

    Prices From

    $160

    Number of Reviews

    13

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    29

    Duration

    120 minutes