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Whale Watching On The Big Island

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    Make your way to the Honokohau Marina to be introduced to your guide and start the check-in process for your Big Island Whale Watching Experience.
    Whales arrive yearly in the Hawaiian Islands after a 3,000 mile journey. Hawaii is the only state in the USA where humpback whales mate, calve and nurse their young. Your 2.5 hour journey aboard a 24 passenger luxury catamaran is designed for open ocean conditions that will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Island of Hawaii and watch the humpback whales.
    You'll hear singing humpback whales through our underwater hydrophones, and you may also be lucky to see dolphins. The catamaran has restrooms on-board and will be operated by an experienced United States Coast Guard licensed captain. Once the tour has completed the boat will return to Honokohau Marina so that you can make your way to your next destination.
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    Reviewed March 31, 2019

    We had a wonderful experience. The crew was well informed and attentive. They made sure to reposition the boat so that everyone aboard had many viewing opportunities. The only issue was that this was a special gift to my husband. Unfortunately, we were the last...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank Jenifer G
    Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

    Okay, we have to admit that we were very lucky doing the whale watching trip on this specific day. First of all the weather was amazing and the ocean surprisingly calm, as the very nice crew on the boat pointed out. Before leaving the harbor...More

    2  Thank 441j_rnb
    Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

    The staff was great and the boat was very spacious! An extra bonus for having a restroom on board. Make sure to hold onto your hats and get ready for a fun and speedy ride! Unfortunately the waters were pretty rough for our session which...More

    2  Thank BrittanyLoera
    Reviewed March 23, 2019

    Nice large boat with plenty of space for everyone. We went out on a very calm day so the ride was not rough at all. Very scenic trip out to the whale habitat with great views of what I believe was Mauna Loa. The humpback...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank Sarah L
    Reviewed March 7, 2019

    We got a late start because their regular boat wasn't available but that turned out to be a good thing. The water was very choppy and the boat we used was big enough to handle the swells. We all joked that it was a combination...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    2  Thank Teresa R
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