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Delight in a spectacular whale watching cruise from Kona

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Every year between December and March over 8,500 humpback whales come to Hawaii to give birth to calves, breed, nurse their young and to generally congregate. Consequently, during this window of opportunity, why not come on a whale watching adventure with an experienced crew who know how to let you get up close and personal with these whales, but without disturbing or upsetting them.

Enjoy far-reaching views from the upper deck of your catamaran

Set out from Kailua-Kona on board a modern catamaran, designed for maximum stability when watching spectacles such as migrating whales. You will be pleased to know that while there are plenty of complementary snacks and soft drinks on board, there is also a spirits bar with an excellent range of cocktails that you can purchase.

What we know you will like most about this tour is that they provide you with an assurance guarantee. This means that if you don’t get to see any whales (this is very rare) then you can come back again at no additional charge. You can’t really ask for better than that.

There’s more to see than whales         

guests photographing a whale

Beyond whales, it would be a shame not to keep a keen eye out for other wonderful marine life that inhabits the waters surrounding Big Island (aka The Island of Hawaii). Here we are talking about spinner dolphins, pilot and sperm whales, sea turtles, manta rays and so much more. So, if you are a fan of social media and making your friends jealous, this is the perfect opportunity to take some truly memorable photographs.

Want to join the ‘humpback choir’?

Did you know that humpback whales sing? It’s true, they do and thanks to an underwater hydrophone you will get a chance to listen to the ‘humpback chorus’, which is a truly magical experience. In fact, you will be surprised just how much you will be able to see and listen to during the two-and-a-half-hour whale watching cruise. Another great advantage of this particular whale watching cruise is that you set off at 1.00 p.m., returning at 3.30 p.m. which means that there is still plenty of time to do something else that day.

Time for other excursions

How about the Evening Volcano Explorer, where you get to sample the very best Kona Coffee to begin with, have the chance to stop at the Punalu’u Bake Shop for some cookies and the likes. After that you will make your way to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Volcano Art Center, and famed Sulphur Banks.

Alternatively, there are the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours from Waikoloa & Hilo, which will provide you with a birds’ eye view of the 4,000 square miles of Big Island.

If you are planning to come to any of Hawai’i’s beautiful islands, at Lea Lea Tours we are always keen to ‘cherry pick’ the very best of tours available. To book your places onboard the catamaran for this magical whale watching cruise or to find out more about any of our other recommended tours, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time.