Waikiki Whale Watching Tour

Whale Season in Hawaii (December to March)

Adults: $99 | Kids (2-11): $69

15% OFF Promotion Code: EARLYBIRD


Annually around 10,000 humpback whales migrate to Hawaii from Alaska.

Whales and You gives you the amazing opportunity to experience these stunning creatures in person. 

Off the Coast of Honolulu there is a plethora of native Hawaiian marine life. You may even get the chance to spot dolphins or turtles on your journey!

Tour inclusions

  • Local Favorite Snack and Coffee
  • Trolley Transportation from Waikiki
  • Cultural Experience (E Ho Mai Chant & Hula Performance)
  • Hear Whales' Songs with Hydrophone
  • Commentary written by qualified naturalist

Special Early Book Price

Tour Details

Adults: $99

Children (2-11): $69

Days of the Week:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Days of the Week:
December 1 – March 31

Morning Tour: 7am to 9am 

Afternoon tour: 1pm to 3pm

2 Hours

Tour Route

*Tours may change/cancel due to unexpected weather or other circumstances. 10 passenger minimum.

Oahu Whale Sightings!

The Tour Agenda

Trolley Pick-ups Begin

Our Turtle Trolley will transport you to Kewalo Basin Harbor. Enjoy warm Hawaiian breeze on the way to the harbor with our brand NEW Trolley!

Morning Tour (7am): Pickup Begins at 6:10AM    Afternoon Tour (1pm): Pickup Begins at 11:35AM

Arrive at Kewalo Boat Harbor

You’ll meet us at the Kewalo Boat Harbor not far from Ala Moana Beach Park. 

This state of the art boat is equipped with an amazing surround-sound system, a wrap around bow, and a bathroom onboard.

Board the Ariya II

Our ship, the “Ariya II”, has two decks and top of the line equipment for your comfortable viewing of Hawaii’s wild humpback whales!

Our crew members are experts in Hawaiian wildlife and culture! They will brief you on the boats safety procedures and make sure that you have an amazing experience. 

"E Ho Mai" Ceremony

As we begin our journey, join us in a traditional Hawaiian chant “E Ho Mai”. This chant is a prayer to the gods of the sea requesting  a safe trip with plentiful whale sightings.

After our chant, coffee and pastries will be made available for guests to enjoy.

Local Favorite Snack

Enjoy local snacks during the tour with coffee and juice!

Morning Tour: Poi Mochi Donut from Liliha Bakery.  Afternoon Tour: Musubi Platter from Iyasume Musubi

*Please know that different snacks will be provided for morning and afternoon tours

*Our meals do not accommodate allergies, We do not prepare the meals so we cannot guarantee anything regarding allergies. For your safety, please bring your own.

Experience wild Humpback
Whale Watching!

Take in the stunning view of the Diamond Head as we cruise around in search of humpback whales. Keep an eye out for their blows of water, and flashes of their tails!

Seeing these majestic creatures in person is an experience of a lifetime.

Tune into Whale Songs

When whales get close enough to the boat, our crew utilizes a hydrophone that can pick up the whales song.

Our incredible sound system broadcasts the whale songs so everyone can hear!

Learn About Humpback Whales

As we begin to spot humpback whales on our Honolulu Whale Tour, our crew will share information about native Hawaiian sea life.

The crew will also share interesting information you might not already know about humpback whales!

Authentic Hula Performance

Enjoy our crews authentic Hawaiian hula as we begin our journey back to the harbor. 

At the end of the hula performance, please join our amazing crew in spreading Aloha and giving thanks. 

"A Hui Ho"!
Until We Meet Again!

Thank you for joining us today on our Honolulu whale watching tour! Please don’t forget about all the whales and amazing Hawaiian sea creatures you encountered on your journey. 

Be sure to thank your amazing crew and share your memories with us on social media!

Our Commitment to the Environment

Dolphins & You is committed to protecting Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs, relating to sustainable tourism for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Dolphins & You is committed to promoting environmental stewardship, cultural sensitivity, community well-being, and quality education within the travel and tourism community. Dolphins & You is certified by the HEA, Hawaii Ecotourism Association as a Certified Sustainable Tour.

For more information about the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, please visit hawaiiecotourism.org

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