Whale Watching




1 hour

Departure Days & Time

Everyday: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Please come 30 minutes before your reservation time for check-in.


Go Hawaii Watersports’ Whale Watching in Waikiki Tour!

Get ready to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of humpback whales with our captivating tour, launching conveniently from the scenic Kewalo Basin. Just a short 5-minute drive from the heart of Waikiki, this expedition promises an unforgettable encounter with these majestic marine giants.

Tour Features

Scenic Coastal Exploration: As we cruise through the crystal-clear waters, marvel at the beauty of Waikiki’s coastline. Your expert guides will provide fascinating insights into the area’s geography, marine life, and the cultural significance of this pristine environment.

Knowledgeable Guides: Our passionate guides are not just experts in whale behavior but also seasoned storytellers, sharing captivating tales about these gentle giants and the surrounding marine ecosystem. Learn about the whales’ migration patterns, behaviors, and the importance of preserving their natural habitat.

Up-Close Whale Encounters: Our intimate sized boat allows you to witness these incredible creatures breach, tail-slap, and communicate in their natural habitat. With the guidance of our knowledgeable team, you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for the grace and intelligence of humpback whales.

Tour Details

  • 1 hour long
  • $55/ person not including tax or fees ($7 fuel surcharge)
  • Boat capacity 12 people
  • While we strive to locate whales during our excursion, it’s important to note that
    spotting these magnificent creatures cannot be guaranteed.

Recommended Preparation

  • Camera
  • Light cover-up or jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Tablets or patches to prevent seasickness if needed

Reserve Your Spot Today: Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with nature. Secure your spot on the Whale Watching in Waikiki Tour with Go Hawaii Watersports. Let the wonders of the sea unfold before your eyes, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Important Note

Please check in 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time and enjoy your cruise!

What's Included/Excluded

  • Music on board during the tour.
  • You can bring your own snacks and water.
  • Pick up / Drop off - You will have to arrange for transportation yourself. We recommend Uber or public transportation as parking is difficult. If you are driving please come 30-45 minutes earlier to find parking as the tour promptly leaves at a set time.
  • No restrooms on board.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed.

Additional Information

This vessel departs from Kewalo harbor, which is located 5 minutes from Waikiki Hotels. Get Google maps directions here. Address:  #PIER E, 1025 Ala Moana Blvd Slip F-17, Honolulu, HI 96814

Transportation to/from the tour is not included. If you are driving a car, parking is available onsite for $1/hour at Kewalo Basin harbor.

Before making reservations for our tour packages, please notify us of any medical conditions or pregnancies in your group. Certain activities are not recommended for pregnant women and senior citizens. Those with a family history of diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, or strokes may need extra precautions. For the safety of our customers and crew, we reserve the right to refuse service to those who are not in good health. We reserve the right to refuse service to individuals who are intoxicated.

  • Further, note that most of our events are restricted to those three years of age or older. All persons may be required to sign a liability waiver before boarding our vessels.
  • Adverse weather conditions or other factors may negatively impact the safety of planned activities. For this reason, specific events and locations can be subject to change, delay, or in extreme circumstances, cancellation. This is particularly true of diving point locations, which can change without notice due to season or weather.
  • While there is no dress code for most tours, please be careful when boarding the boat. Water increases your chances of slipping on any vessel or ship. We recommend against wearing sandals and slippers to minimize this risk.
  • Those who experience nausea from motion or sea sickness should take a preventative medication one hour before boarding. This will help to minimize any discomfort you may experience.
  • For those diving, we strongly recommend against flying in any type of aircraft for at least 24 hours after leaving the water.
  • Finally, there is a jinx from bananas. They are said to cause an accident. So, before boarding any of our boats, please make sure you haven’t brought any bananas with you. Seriously.

Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Departure Days & Time

Everyday: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Please come 30 minutes before your reservation time for check-in.

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Departure Days & Time

Everyday: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Please come 30 minutes before your reservation time for check-in.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews

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Da Yeon C
5 star rating Best water activity in Hawaii!! Super fun and honestly was the best part of my time in Hawaii! Staff are super friendly and I thought it would be scary but it was actually so calming while up in the air. I would definitely recommend parasailing here! – 12/23/2023
Sarah Hall Avatar
Sarah Hall
I had a blast!! The guys were awesome and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend! – 12/17/2023
Aizhan Avatar
On March 29, at the end of the season, we were lucky to see whales, though from afar, but this is not the fault of the crew. We didn’t expect to see whales, but we were lucky! We sailed in the rain and the crew gave us a disposable raincoat, thanks for that! Parking is bad, so arrive early. – 4/26/2023
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Yoshi Wise
🐋🐳🐬great time – 3/26/2023
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Juan Loera Avatar
Juan Loera
Had an awesome experience today. Got to see a little bit of the whales surfacing for a few mins. Although it was quick, but the experience was worth it!! Definitely would try this again during whale season … – 3/26/2023
Dan Sad Avatar
Dan Sad
– 2/26/2023
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Abby Luna
– 2/26/2023
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Lisa Hoffman-Reyes
Great boat. Nice crew. – 2/26/2023
K L Avatar
We went on their whale watching excursion in early January. The first time out, we didn’t see any whales, but they offered a repeat trip for a $7 rebooking fee. A week later, we saw 2 whales 100 yards or so away from the boat, just off the coast from Waikiki. The company has an efficient booking system and the employees all seem friendly and professional. The boat was comfortable and well maintained. Next time, however, I think we’ll try a boat that sails out of Kaneohe or Waianae, which would be closer to where the whales usually hang out. – 1/26/2023
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Maxine Dearwester
Amazing experience. Did the whale watching and saw a mom and baby whale. It was more than what I was expecting. Thank you. – 1/26/2023
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Rachel Reed
– 1/26/2023

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