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Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

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    What to Expect
    Following pickup at your Ko Olina or Waikiki hotel, transfer to Waianae Harbor or Kewalo Basin Harbor, respectively, to meet your boat. Bring along your own food on the excursion, or enjoy complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic beverages on board. This tour operates in all weather conditions, so dress accordingly.

    Board a monohull boat or catamaran with your small tour group and meet your friendly captain and crew, who have thousands of hours of whale-spotting under their belts. Listen as they share their knowledge about this majestic species and feel free to ask any questions. The gentle giants arrive in Hawaii in December and spend time splashing, breaching, feeding and swimming in the warm Hawaiian water. Watch for tail slaps, breaches and water spouting from the whale's blowholes. 

    In the unlikely event that you don't see any whales, you can return for a free trip and try again. After 2 to 3 hours, return to the harbor and enjoy transportation back to your Ko Olina or Waikiki hotel for drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kewalo Basin, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up is only available from listed hotels.  If your hotel is not listed, we will contact you with the nearest pick-up location.  Please contact us upon confirmation to confirm your exact pick-up location & time.
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Whale watching tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Snacks
    • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • 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 49 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had an awesome time on our first time out even though we didn’t see any whales. Staff were very friendly,helpful and informative. We were given vouchers for another trip and it was suggested we try the other location for a different view of the island and we weren’t
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    Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
    Responded 2 days ago
    Aloha Rwroserjr! We’re so happy you enjoyed your whale watch! We'll share your positive feedback with the crew and we hope you come back soon, a hui hou!
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    Great crew. We had a positive greeting from everyone and the time out on the bay was nice. They did give us a voucher for another viewing opportunity but I was not able to use my voucher due to the timing I had left in Waikiki then they let me know I could use it on the big
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    Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
    Responded 5 days ago
    Aloha! We really appreciate you taking the time to review the cruise and are so happy you enjoyed the experience.
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    Would go again although we did not see any whales. The catamaran was fun to just be on for a few hours :)
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    Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
    Responded 1 week ago
    Mahalo for your feedback! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
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    We (myself, husband and 2 sons) had a great time looking for whales- sadly only got a glimpse but we did see its tail! Also beautiful views of the island. Our crew was awesome. Plenty of cocktails and snacks. We booked with Hawaii Nautical- and would do it again.
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    Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
    Responded 1 week ago
    Mahalo for your feedback! A hui hou (until we meet again!)
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    My family couldn’t of asked for a more BEAUTIFUL animal experience! We saw plenty of amazing dolphins, sharks, whales, and sea turtles! The service was amazing as well from Bree, Anthony, and Dave! They were such kind and funny people the whole tour! Amazing tour! Highly
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    Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.
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    About the operator
    By: Hawaii Nautical
    1,627 reviews
    rwroserjr
    Two Harbors, Minnesota
    50
    Awesome experience
    Had an awesome time on our first time out even though we didn’t see any whales. Staff were very friendly,helpful
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    Trek545687
    10
    Great adventure
    A wonderful snorkeling trip with a very terrific crew. The crew was so entertaining and also right there when my
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    Marilyn4me
    Maine
    4212
    Nice time out on the bay of Waikiki but there where no whales to be seen.
    Great crew. We had a positive greeting from everyone and the time out on the bay was nice. They did give us a
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    356kyleo
    21
    Delightful trip; better crew!
    Really well organized little excursion with an amazing crew! I felt like I was at Sea World with the amount of
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    liannazhou
    Isla Vista, California
    10
    So much fun!!!!
    The captain and crew were all so friendly and fun! They made the snorkeling trip really enjoyable. One thing
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    ehenn13
    10
    Great time with a great crew
    If you’re looking for an amazing sail on a catamaran to snorkel and see turtles, this is the choice for you. Not
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    marthao603
    Jackson, Michigan, United States
    30
    Beautiful excursion/Great Crew
    Had a wonderful crew- Josh, Gail and Ryan- for an evening on the water. Saw whales, heard great stories from the
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    Schroeder79
    10
    Just do it!
    This was a great short cruise. The staff was very friendly. The food was better than I expected and the sights
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    Carla K
    20
    Turtles
    It was fantastic. We saw many turtles and even a whale. The lunch was great and the staff was phenomenal.
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    DeborahC1893
    20
    Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise by Catamaran
    Very funday on the boat and in the water. Saw several turtles and enjoyed the lunch with the crew. Snorkeling was
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    ragtag001
    Tustin, California
    135
    Great day of diving
    Great day of diving. Mark was a great dive leader, he knew exactly where to find the exciting sea life. Our
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    ashleyh790
    10
    Crew was super nice
    Would go again although we did not see any whales. The catamaran was fun to just be on for a few hours :)
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    bryangQ1577NG
    10
    Waste of time and money
    For starters I’m certainly not reviewing the staff. They were just fine. But I struggle to say we sale whales when
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    booth143
    11
    Great Service and Awesome Snorkeling
    Lisa and her crew were professional, funny, and very helpful. The trip was a blast and the turtles were awesome.
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    kneemiller
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    10
    Beautiful day on the water
    Tons of turtles and fish swimming around. My friend and I had a great time on and off the catamaran! We were there
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