Waikoloa Whale Watch Cruise (A-Bay)
Departing from the Waikoloa Resort’s Anaehoomalu Bay (A-Bay) on the Big Island of Hawaii
Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along to catch these beautiful mammals at their best on our exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursions. Dolphins are likely to be seen, too.
Cruises include soda, juice and water.
Wildlife Guaranteed during WHALE SEASON December-April: If you don’t see marine wildlife, come back again 1 more time for free! (Rerides only, no refunds. Reride is on trip of equal or lesser value.).
Hawaii Nautical is one of Hawaii’s largest ocean-activity providers, with a fleet of vessels island-wide serving many harbors across Oahu and the Big Island. We believe in delivering service, safety, and the spirit of Aloha.
We respect the ocean and the ecosystem; we follow strict guidelines so that all marine mammals and wildlife are protected. And we honor the host-culture and support the local communities in which we operate.
We want the natural environment you enjoy today to be here tomorrow, and for every tomorrow after.
That’s why we are Hawaii’s first Dolphin Smart-recognized operator. NOAA’s Dolphin Smart educates guests about dolphin conservation and harassment and advises not to seek activities that pursue close interactions like swimming with dolphins in Hawaii in the wild.
We also follow the guidelines of the Coral Reef Alliance, to establish lasting change and promote coral reef health around the world. That includes sustainable practices — such as no fish-feeding. Coral conservation aims to save these valuable ecosystems, unite communities and preserve cultural identity.
We’ve been wowing guests of all ages for decades in Hawaii. While there’s lots of excitement around our activities, we practice the highest level of safety in everything we do. We treat guests like ohana, the Hawaiian word for family that permeates everything we do.
Casual attire is recommended.
Please wear comfortable, sand-covered, easy-to-remove shoes for the beach ramp ride. For the snorkel tour, we recommend that men wear swimsuits and T-shirts and women wear swimsuits under shorts or wraps.
For the AM tour, this is a fast, nimble, open-powered boat and may be exposed to sea breezes outside of the bay. Wearing clothing that can get wet is recommended for whale watching on the HOLONA.
- Adult (13+): $107.00 + taxes and fees
- Child: (4-12): $53.50 + taxes and fees
- Infants (0-3): FREE
*Price subject to change. Please check booking form for up to date pricing.
Availability and Schedule:
Tour is available Daily from December to April
*check availability calendar for latest operating schedule.
HOLONA – Power Boat Cruise
Departure Time: 9:45 AM
Return Time: 11:15 AM
Spirit of Aloha – Catamaran Cruise
Departure Time: 1:45 PM
Return Time: 3:15 PM
Please join this activity at:
Anaehoomalu Bay at the Waikoloa Beach Resort
Check in 20 minutes prior to each trip at the Hawaii Nautical flag on the beach at A-Bay.
Set your GPS to “69-1081 Kuualii Place Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738”. This will take you toward the A-Bay beach and the Lava Lava Beach Club. Park at the A-Bay Beach Park parking lot, and walk along the beach toward the middle. Look for our orange Hawaii Nautical check-in sign near the two prominent coconut trees. Staff will come to get you there in our catamaran tender.
When boarding at A-Bay, it is a beach-loading process with transfer from a tender-boat, with barefoot entry that takes a few steps near shore from the beach. Come in casual clothing that may come in contact with water.
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