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Whale Watching On The Big Island

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Kailua-Kona, United States
Whale Watching On The Big Island

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’re able to hear the whales singing through the provided hydrophones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.
  • View humpback whales in prime breaching season
  • Enjoy expert narration and listen to whales singing through provided hydrophones
  • Take in Big Island views aboard a small catamaran
  • Bottled water, light refreshments, and snacks provided
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Bottled water
Snacks
Professional guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy , 74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

After turning into the harbor, TAKE the very first road to the RIGHT. Follow the road, pass Gentry's Kona Marine and a small gas station -Sea Store and Deli on the left, then TURN LEFT. As you drive in, you will see a small brown roof building to the right (restrooms). Meet crew under the pavilion.

12:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Hang Loose Boat Tours
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Whale Watching On The Big Island?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching On The Big Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching On The Big Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching On The Big Island.

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  • "Nice big boat compared to the others so less sea sickness." See review
  • "The trip was worth it and the kids had a great time." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
200 reviews

Reviews by Viator travellers

Showing 1-10 of 200 reviews
star-1
Since When Is “Maintenance” Scheduled at Midnight Before a 12:30 PM Departure?
Arden_O
, Mar. 2022
The trip was canceled by Hang Loose six hours before departure. Please send our money back. I don’t believe we couldn’t have been given more warning.
star-1
There were mechanical...
chacea_s
, Mar. 2022
There were mechanical problems for the boat we left because we had already waited 30 min and didn’t know when they would ho
star-4
Great trip. Just the...
Jacqueline_G
, Mar. 2022
Great trip. Just the right size and liked leaving from the beach. The fact that we saw whales was a plus. A little more interpretation by the captains would have been appreciated.
star-2
I was disappointed as the...
Virginia
, Mar. 2022
I was disappointed as the captsin was full of indipid comments. It was overpriced and not up to viator standards
star-1
Last minute trip was canceled
Stephen_J
, Mar. 2022
4 hours before the tour, we got a message that the trip was canceled. Fortunately, we were able to with a competitor at a slightly lower price. Shop around.
star-5
This whale tour is a relaxing, refreshing and mesmerizing adventure
Judy_C
, Mar. 2022
Being on a boat on such a beautiful day, with a great speedy view on deck and seeing a few of the humpbacks for a couple hours, plus sightings of spinners and manta rays.
star-5
Best whale watching ever!
KristinaHouse
, Mar. 2022
This whale watching tour was THE BEST. The captain was hilarious and so fun. There was never a rush to get back to the marina, I’m pretty sure he would’ve stayed out all night with us to see a whale. Luckily he found them within 20 minutes and we saw tons and he got us close to them. On the way back in he stopped and took his time to show us some dolphins. Such an amazing experience and I couldn’t recommend Hang Loose more.
star-5
It was towards the end of...
Mikel_H
, Mar. 2022
It was towards the end of whale season but we were able to see dolphins and a whale we followed for a while. It was a nice trip
star-5
Unfortunately carnival...
thomas_a
, Feb. 2022
Unfortunately carnival disembarked their excursions 1st so we missed it they did try to wait an extra 15 min for us but we could not convince carnival to release us early enough
star-5
Great experience
Christine_F
, Feb. 2022
Friendly crew. Captain had a pleasant sense of humor. All the crew were knowledgeable. Moved around for best sightings and we were not disappointed. Captain reminded everyone we were not in a zoo and we would all have to be observant. We had a great time.

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