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West Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion provided by Hawaii Nautical

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West Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from West Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
All guests must submit this health-screening form prior to boarding. To help keep you and our staff healthy, and maintain Hawaii as the safest U.S. state for visitors and locals alike, we strictly adhere to every possible precaution against the transmission of COVID-19.
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
From late December through early May, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Catch a glimpse of the magnificent mammals on a whale-watching excursion from Waikiki. Venture out on the water with a small group of people to witness the humpback whales breach, play or feed around you. Your guide guarantees sightings, and in the rare event that you don’t see any supersize stars, you get to do the tour again for free!
  • You'll start at
    Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Waianae Mountain Range
  • You'll end at
    Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor
    85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA
    Ko Nau Lani (Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri) - Dock C Sea Dreams (Mon/Wed/Sat) - Dock A
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Wai'anae Small Boat Harbor, 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Whale watching tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Offered on a catamaran Thu/Fri/Sun and a power boat Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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sumdieck wrote a review 16 Jan
2 contributions
Amazing!! My group of 6 ladies went out with Captain Lisa, Amos, and Kia and had the best time ever! We visited with them. Learned island facts. Passed over a shipwreck. Saw turtles and needle fish. We were served drinks (ring bell). We didn’t even see a whale and had a blast! I
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Date of experience: January 2021
Debi G wrote a review Mar 2020
Spokane Valley, Washington20 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice experience. Incredible food, bar, clean equipment, friendly crew. I had a great time on this morning s ail/whale watching/snorkeling tour. Surf was up, so snorkeling was blah, but the rest of the day was great! Saw spotted dolphins, flying fish, and whales! Highly
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at West Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Responded 23 Mar 2020
Aloha Debitup! We really appreciate you taking the time to review the cruise and are so happy you enjoyed the experience.
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NMtraveler_12 wrote a review Feb 2020
Albuquerque8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hawaii Nautical out of Waianae provided us with a wonderful trip. The crew of three: Jesse, Amos, and one more were terrific. We saw more whale than we could have hoped for.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from hawaiinautical, Manager at West Oahu Whale-Watching Excursion
Responded 4 Feb 2020
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and are so happy you enjoyed the experience!
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By: Hawaii Nautical
Great experience, fun crew!
This was one of the highlights of the vacation! Nice ride out to the snorkeling spot on the catamaran, a good hour
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Great crew and amazing snorkle
The snoring was fantastic especially if you like to see fish and large turtles. So much fun and really nice persona
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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!! I've never snorkeled before and was extremely nervous, but the team was great about addre
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Great snorkel + Catamaran tour
It was great. Saw dolphins and whales and got to snorkel for about 45 minutes (we could also see a Turtle).
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Awesome Tour for family
Awesome Tour for family, we had so much fun swimming with turtles, the Captain and staffs were friendly and profess
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Best cruise ever! I was lucky enough to see a turtle up close, I actually had to move away as it took a breath abov
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Exhilarating swim with turtles!
Love this tour with Captain Lisa and Kia and Amos! It is short and sweet! Great experience with turtles and then cr
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Relax with Turtles, smooth sailing, and great city views
Great experience to swim with the turtles. Great crew at the Honu Lani catamaran! I wish all cruises were limited t
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Amanda H
New Year’s Eve Turtle Tour!
Captain Lisa & her crew were great! So welcoming, accommodating, knowledgeable and true pros!! Would definitely rec
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The best day ever!!
We went on the 11am cruise and it was fantastic. Even though it was a cloudy rainy day, we saw whales, dolphins, an
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Great overall experience
Great crew, fun as advertised. Kids were so happy to snorkel and swim. Good lunch and a lot of sun and great vibes.
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An unforgettable family experience
The entire experience was amazing. The captain, Nicole, and Vinney were great! The boat is beautiful, clean, and so
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Sunset catamaran
This was an amazing experience.....crew was very good; even during COVID only about 20 on the trip! Would definite
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Super fun, awesome crew!
We loved our experience with Hawaiian Nautical! The crew were super fun, easy going, and the boat ride was a blast.
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Awesome Divemaster and Boat Captain
My wife and I have been Scuba diving for 25 years. Our divemaster, Mark Hoffman, was one of the best we have ever
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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