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Waikoloa Village, United States
Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Go in search of humpback whales as they pass through the waters off Hawaii on their annual migration. Cruise out in a comfortable and stable catamaran along the Kohala Coast. Enjoy expert commentary from an onboard naturalist, and the change to listen to whale songs with the underwater hydrophones. Snacks and beverages, including alcohol, are all included. Humpback whale sightings are guaranteed, or you can cruise again.
  • Humpback whale watching morning cruise off the Kohala Coast
  • Less travel time with departures within Whale Sanctuary waters
  • Morning cruise usually offers the calmest waters
  • Snacks, soft drinks, beers and wines included
  • Guaranteed to see a humpback whale or you can take the trip again for free
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Light refreshments
Beers, Wines and Soft Drinks
Live commentary on board
Gratuities
ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach , ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach, 69-275 Waikōloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Check in at the Ocean Sports Beach Hut at Anaeho'omalu Bay.. We'll send directions via Viator,

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Sports
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.

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  • "We highly recommend this excursion if you're there during humpback whale season." See review

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star-5
A great way to spend the morning!
Sarah_S
, Apr. 2022
Unfortunately the Whales left a little early for Alaska (and we were plenty warned that whale sightings were slim) but we welcomed the visit by the spinner dolphins and the lovely boat ride with plenty of good information! The crew was very friendly and gracious. Would recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
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 and information provided by our crew. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to join us aboard...and that we've earned your recommendation. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Highlight of my visit
Terri_B
, Apr. 2022
We spent time with a mother and her calf. Our guide provided us with a marvelous talk about whales, their habits and the Hawaiian environment. Had we not seen whales I would have considered his lecture worth the price. We did and I feel doubly blessed.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by our crew, but most importantly, we're really happy you got to see those two Humpbacks! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Great experience!
Christy_S
, Mar. 2022
Mike our guide & the crew were the best! Very informative and helpful. Weren't sure we'd see whales, as it was the end of the season, but saw Mom & baby breach twice. It was so memorable & great to be out on the water. Would definately recommend!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information and service provided by Mike and the rest of the crew. Most of all...we're happy you got to see those Humpbacks breaching! 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 aboard, and we really appreciate your recommendation! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
End of season whale tour
LisaSnedigar_S
, Mar. 2022
We went on the whale cruise tour at the end of The whale season. Most of them had already migrated towards Alaska. We were so fortunate to see a mama and her baby. The narrator on the tour, Mike, was so knowledgeable about the whales and Hawaii! He gave us so many interesting facts about the whales. AND he had such an amazing accent - he is a good-looking man from LONDON!! We met a lot of fun, interesting people. One couple was celebrating their 20th anniversary and another had been married one week! We would definitely do this again!!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with Mike and the other guests aboard. Most importantly, we're happy you got a chance to see those end-of-season Humpbacks. 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 would even do it again. We look forward to sharing that next adventure with you! Mahalo
star-5
Whale of a morning!
Matthew_G
, Mar. 2022
Found a beautiful momma and baby humpback. Mike was an amazing guide and service was fantastic. Seeing mom breach at the end of our tour was a lifetime memory. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service and information provided by Mike and the crew. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored that you chose to join us and would recommend us to others. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-3
A Nice Boat Ride
Christina_T
, Mar. 2022
The staff was great and very knowledgeable. We did not see any whales and I attribute this to being the end of the season. There was a guarantee so many people signed up for different trips after we docked. What was a bit funky, the addres we met at was not where the boat docked. We had to caravan about a 3/4 quarter of mile to an industrial area and pick up the boat there. Not the marina i expected. If you do not arrive at least 20 minutes prior there is a good chance you will miss your excursion and wonder where everybody went.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the service and information provided by our crew. And you're absolutely correct that we provide gift certificates to return with us for another cruise when whales aren't spotted on our Guaranteed Morning Whale Watch Cruises. Our boat is docked at a secured harbor (thus the need to check in elsewhere)...but please rest assured...if someone with a reservation doesn't show up at our check-in location at the designated time, we'll call them to find out where they are, and do whatever we can to help them get to the boat in time for the excursion (or reschedule them for another excursion if we need to do that). Mahalo and a hui hou!
star-3
Disappointed in a highly anticipated experience
Michael_B
, Mar. 2022
Our expectations and anticipations were high for this but the actual experience was very disappointing. Rough seas made entry into the water absolutely terrifying and the crew offered little assistance or advice on how to do it safely. No assistance making sure that gear (face mask) properly fitted and positioned (one member of my group had the missed dislodged as she jumped into the water and had to immediately return to the boat). The rough seas also made it nearly impossible to maintain a grip on the float while also viewing the mantas (of which there were few and they were mostly with the scuba divers). I would have expected the trip to be canceled given the ocean conditions.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, This review is NOT about our Whale Watch Cruise. Based on the reviewer's comments, it looks like they are actually reviewing a Manta Ray snorkel/dive experience. We hope they find the correct business to repost so the activity providers will get to see their feedback. Mahalo
star-4
Family fun
Elizabeth_E
, Mar. 2022
Great boat and crew. Saw whales, learned a lot and enjoyed the trip! My five year old and 10 year old had a blast!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thank for taking the time to review your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your keiki enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by our crew. Most importantly....we're happy you had the opportunity to see the Humpbacks. We know there are a lot of activities to do while you're on the Big Island and we're honored you chose to join us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
I would definately recommend this.
Jerry_B
, Mar. 2022
The crew was great, took great care of us. Only saw two whales ,mama and baby but itwas worth the trip.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by the crew.. Most importantly, we're happy you had an opportunity to meet Momma Humpback and her little calf. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to join us aboard.. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Whales breach beyond awesome
Eileen_L
, Mar. 2022
Almost immediately, the crew spotted a female whale with her calf. Then she breached —and the show began! It was awesome. The boat followed the pair at a distance. Other whales also were seen!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the trip and got to see so many active Humpbacks. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the island and we really appreciate you chose to join us aboard. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Lots of fun for our family
Benjamin_R
, Mar. 2022
Staff is great and friendly. Plenty of snacks and drinks included. 90 minutes was a perfect amount of time for our family with kids and teenagers. We saw lots of whales.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the onboard amenities, and the service provided by our crew. Most importantly, we're happy you got to see so many Humpbacks. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island and we're honored that you and your family chose to join us aboard for part of your day! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Wonderful trip. The crew...
Nancy_F
, Feb. 2022
Wonderful trip. The crew was very informative. Saw many whales breaching. It was a beautiful day, and we were able to hear the whales "talking".
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by the crew. Most importantly though, we're happy you got a chance to see the Humpbacks and eavesdrop on their "conversations" too! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to join us aboard. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Excellent experience
Diane_K
, Feb. 2022
The team was great and we learned so much about whales. We saw some whale activity but the captain felt it wasn’t the experience he wanted us to have so he offered everyone to come back for free! We took them up on it and had a wonderful evening cruise and were so excited to see whales breech in the distance and followed a pod of whales as they continually surfaced. So appreciate the second chance to see whales!
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your cruise(s) with us. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed both trips and that you were able to take advantage of our offer for a FREE cruise after the first Whale Watch didn't meet our standards. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you were able to make time during your visit to join us on two occasions. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Great experience!
Josh_S
, Jan. 2022
Awesome experience! Beautiful weather and got to see at least 5 whales. Mike the guide was very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the trip and the information provided by our naturalist Mike! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Lovely
Niamh_M
, Jan. 2022
We had a great time listening to and seeing a few whales! We brought our kids (2 and 4 year old) and they did great on there too! The staff were so nice and helpful too!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy that you and your keiki 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 bring your family on an Ocean Sports Cruise. Mahalo and a hui hou!
star-5
Best day ever!
Dale_W
, Jan. 2022
Photos do not do it justice! The Captain and crew were amazing and we seen 4 breaches, a baby calf and a large number of whales. More than we could have imagined. Easy process and would do it 100 times more! A must see and a great Company!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the trip, your interactions with our crew, and most of all...got to see so many Humpbacks! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island and we really appreciate that you chose to join us aboard and to recommend us! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-4
Saw lots of whales
Susanne_W
, Jan. 2022
Nice experience and saw lots of whales. Note hut to check in is behind a resort and you will get your feet wet getting on the boat. Wear flip flops or water shoes. Wish I had known that ahead of time. They offered drinks and snacks on board.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy that you enjoyed the trip and got to see so many whales! You are absolutely correct that our Anaeho'omalu departure location requires walking through water at the shoreline to board the shuttle boat ramp -- and we do make note of that in the confirmation email guests receive after booking. Our Kawaihae departures board directly off the dock, so those boardings are completely dry. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-5
Wonderful time
Katherine_W
, Jan. 2022
We had a great time with our three kids and saw some whales! The crew were super friendly and helpful. We would love to go again!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Wake up with the Whales Cruise, We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip and the service provided by our crew. Most of all, we're happy you got to see the Humpbacks! We look forward to sharing more adventures with all of you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo and a hui hou!
star-5
Amazing experience!
Dyan_B
, Dec. 2021
Highly recommend this company and morning activity! The crew was so informational and saw so many whales! Mike was very knowledgeable and personable!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by Mike. Most of all, we're happy you got to see so many Humpbacks! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to join us aboard and we appreciate your recommendation! Mahalo and a hui hou
star-4
Lovely adventure
pattyaa
, Dec. 2021
It was a beautiful morning and the crew was very knowledgeable! The open bar and snacks were a great treat!! We saw numerous whales! My grandsons, 6 & 9 were too young to enjoy the adventure so I’d wait a few years if you have youngsters. I’d love to do it again!!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the onboard amenities, the information and service provided by the crew...and most of all, got to see so many Humpbacks! We hope we'll get to share another adventure with you and your family the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo and a hui hou

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