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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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    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 2 days 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 4 days 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 1 week ago
    Thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us.
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    We didn't see any whales on our excursion. We were all looking for them and nothing. But we were served unlimited drinks which was awesome. At the end of excursion we received tickets for another time for free and it don't expire 😁. We be back in 5 years or so 😁.
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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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    Saw 3 humpbacks including multiple breaches with flukes on display. Friendly staff and perfect conditions.
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    Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
    Responded 1 week ago
    We’re so happy you enjoyed your whale watch! We hope you come back soon.
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    About the operator
    By: Hawaii Nautical
    1,616 reviews
    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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    Czilling
    7515
    Great crew & we saw WHALES!
    The crew was amazing. It was winter so we didn’t except great visibility but it was still great swimming with the
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    stephanietH2580RC
    10
    Memories to last a lifetime!
    What a wonderful way to spend time. The all woman crew was fabulous! Thank you for keeping us safe had providing
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    hl20202020
    21
    A great day out!
    We rated this as our favourite activity in Hawaii. A fantastic crew of Lucy, Kia and Chelsea who were relaxed,
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    meganv913
    40
    So worth it!
    I actually wish we could have booked this trip a second time. The crew was awesome, the boat was great and we were
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    dipperaz
    20
    Sunset Cruise
    The cruise was ok. It cost $89 per person and you go out for 2 hours. They serve food, which is terrible, dried up
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    beachgirl8401
    Chesterfield, Virginia
    66
    Fun family whale watch
    We (myself, husband and 2 sons) had a great time looking for whales- sadly only got a glimpse but we did see its
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    A4782MVkatieb
    10
    Couldn’t of imagined the trip going any better!
    My family couldn’t of asked for a more BEAUTIFUL animal experience! We saw plenty of amazing dolphins, sharks,
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    frankbW8641KL
    11
    Turtle tour
    You want to snorkle with turtles? This is the trip to take. Good accommodations and nice people. Try the purple
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    debregehr
    294
    Great Experience
    My husband and I had a great experience with Hawaii Nautical! Although, I was seasick (first time ever) I felt
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    Star505
    10
    No whales ☹️
    We didn't see any whales on our excursion. We were all looking for them and nothing. But we were served unlimited
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    dnoal
    Lafayette, California
    20
    Fantastic whale watching cruise
    Saw 3 humpbacks including multiple breaches with flukes on display. Friendly staff and perfect conditions.
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