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Whale Watching On The Big Island provided by Hang Loose Boat Tours

Whale Watching On The Big Island

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2 adults
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As migratory animals, humpback whales travel nearly 3,000 miles each year to spend some time in the Hawaiian waters. Don't miss the chance to see these majestic animals on this seasonal whale watching cruise. Just hop aboard, sit back, and let your captain lead the way as you try to spot breaching whales. Enjoy listening to whales in real-time on a hydrophone, complete with fantastic views of the Big Island coastline.
  • Animal enthusiasts go off-shore on a whale watching cruise, from North Kona
  • Learn as you go, with included expert narration, and live whale songs
  • Stay comfortable on your cruise, with refreshments, and on-board bathroom
  • Get a great value—you're guaranteed to spot whales, or you get a free trip
Important Information
Departure Point
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Sherpa767186 wrote a review Mar 2020
Foley, Alabama1 contribution1 helpful vote
Nathan and Jacob were great captains. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. They did a great job of positioning the boat so we could see the mama whale and her calf. We even got to listen to the whales communicate. I highly recommend this company for whale watching
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Anton S wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Price,boat,crew - all perfect.They really tried to avoid big waves,explained a lot about whales and made us hear their song. we really recommend the trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
SimnCaite wrote a review Mar 2020
Graeagle, California55 contributions115 helpful votes
Beautiful day, not overly crowded. Told to arrive at noon, stood around waiting for 30 minutes, finally left dock at 1:00. Several guests shared with captain and crew that they had seen many whales just south of Kona town and even though the captain, Charlie, said he hadn't
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Date of experience: March 2020
Joanne S wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
My family and I really enjoyed the boat tour. The captain and crew were all helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. We saw quite a few whales!
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Laird C wrote a review Feb 2020
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey12 contributions2 helpful votes
We did not see many whales, but that isn't Hang Loose's fault. Crew was professional, narration informative.
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator

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By: Hang Loose Boat Tours
A must do!!
I had such an amazing time! I got to see so many manta rays as well as other types of marine life. The guides were
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Must do activity while on the big island!!
The idea of swimming in the middle of the ocean and at night is definitely terrifying...but it was actually a very
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Must do !!!!
This was such an amazing and unforgettable experience . The manta ray was so close I could have touched her
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A must do!
Such an amazing trip. Staff was awesome and made for a great experience! Kelly was the best! The actual time out on
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Simon and crew were absolutely awesome, so friendly yet very professional. This is a bucket list item that you mus
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Great visit review by Three couples
The guide Simon was great. We got an opportunity to see Manta rays up so close which is once a lifetime experience.
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Loved it!
I recently did the morning dolphin swim that also goes to the bay where you can snorkel. The dolphin swim was defin
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Dolphins Tour/Manta Ray Tour
This was now our second adventure with Hang-loose can’t say we’ve been disappointed yet! First with the day tour of
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A great ride
The boat is just the right size. It was easy to get a good view but large enough that it was a nice ride. The capta
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5 star private charter
Thank you Capitan Jacob and guide Ryan aka Spinner for the perfect day on the water today. We saw a manta, lots of
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Patty R
Memorable experience
The crew was friendly and helpful and the mantas are magnificent. There were about half a dozen swimming in our vic
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Incredible experience with a great crew!
Seriously the most incredible experience!!! I am nervous about open waters but stuck to the instructions of the cre
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Night Manta Ray snorkel was so fun!!!
I have to admit that I was scared to death to do this, but it turned out to be my favorite thing that we did. The t
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Eye to eye with Manta Rays during their dinner!
This was an amazing part of our trip to the Big Island. While I recommend anyone who has motion sickness to take yo
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Amazing crew and Experience!
Nathan Simon and Adam were amazing and my entire family had a great experience! Definitely recommend!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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