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Whale Watching On The Big Island

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    What to Expect
    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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    Departure Point
    Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
    Departure Time
    12:30 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not recommended for pregnant women in advanced pregnancy
    • Supplier's cancellation policy is 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed January 17, 2019

    Me and my family went out with hang loose and had a great time!. Did get to see some whales though not much activity from them, but got to see spinner dolphins and even a manta ray so it totally made up for the lazy...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank katysmardo
    Simon V, Owner at Hang Loose Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2019

    Thank you and hope to see you again on board! Mahalo!

    Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

    The captain got us some fantastic views of the whales. We also saw some bottlenose and spinner dolphins that were acrobats. Nate the first mate was took good care of us and made a great suggestion on where to go to see green sea turtles.

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    Reviewed January 7, 2019

    The staff on Hang Loose was wonderful, informative and flexible. But the small bay where the dolphins hang out was inundated with too many boats and swimmers chasing the dolphins. This is less like seeing dolphins in the wild and more like swimming with captive...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    9  Thank Eddie I
    Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

    After a quick trip north of the airport, it didn't take long to start seeing water spouts. We were able to see a mama and her newborn calf! The calf was in and out of the water, truly amazing. Jacob and Captain made sure the...More

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    Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

    This was the best of the many trips I took in Kona, Hawaii. Captain and Jacob were eager to make our trip memorable. Do not miss sailing with them.

    1  Thank fadyc2019
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