Whale Watching Adventure
Every year between December and March, more than 8,000 humpback whales journey over 3,500 miles to Hawaii where they congregate to breed, calf, and nurse their young.
Our two-and-a-half hour whale watching in Kona tour offers you a rare opportunity to view and experience this phenomenon.
You may even have the opportunity to hear singing humpback whales through our underwater hydrophone! There’s also a chance to see spinner dolphins, pilot and sperm whales, manta rays, sea turtles, and more. Book this amazing, seasonal Kona whale watching cruise and experience an unforgettable and natural Hawaiian adventure! Sightings are guaranteed or come again for free!
- Light snacks
- Complimentary sodas, juices, tea and coffee
- Cocktails available for purchase
Available Times: Every day | 1 p.m. (*Available December – March)
- Location: Kona
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Start time: 1 pm daily
- Food: Beverages and snacks
- Activity: Whale watch
- Boat: Catamaran
We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii and depart from the Kailua Pier in the heart of Kailua Kona on the west side approximately six miles south from Keahole Kona Airport.
Yes, our CATAMARAN is wheelchair friendly, our customized boarding ramp, with portable extensions accommodates all wheelchairs including manual, electric and scooters. The lower deck of the 65′ catamaran is fully accessible from bow to stern including tables and restrooms. We have limited handicapped parking on the Kailua Pier where we depart for our ocean adventures. To obtain pier parking access please travel with your handicapped parking placard and when making your reservation let our team know your parking needs. Passes are limited and issued on a first come and first serve basis.
The bigger the boat, the more stable it is. Our vessel is 65′ in length with a 30′ beam and the largest boat of its kind on the Kona Coast. It’s a totally different experience than being on a smaller boat or a raft. If you know you are prone to sea sickness, we recommend you take Bonine or Dramamine the night before and one several hours before your cruise. Please read directions to see that you are able to take this medication. We carry this on board however, it is best to have it in your system prior to boarding. You are more likely to feel better on the lower deck of the vessel as there is less pitch. We also offer complimentary Ginger pills and a Ginger drink which is great for motion sickness and it’s all natural.
Yes, our CATAMARAN has three large bathrooms and two outdoor fresh water showers.
The best opportunity to see whales is between late December and through the end of March when the Humpback Whales migrate to Hawaii from the north Pacific. During that time of year, we offer daily Whale Watching cruises and guarantee sightings or come again Free! There are several other species of whales that live in Hawaiian waters year around and are occasionally seen during one of our cruises.
There is an excellent chance of seeing dolphins all year!
You are welcome to park for free at our office located one block away from the Kailua Pier. You may park at the Hotel King Kamehameha which is closer however, they charge by the hour. If you require handicapped parking there are two stalls located in the cul-de-sac in front of the Kailua Pier but come early as they are used frequently. We also have access to pier parking however, it is by reservation only and you must have a handicapped placard to obtain it. Please ask one of our team members for more details when you are making your reservation for your ocean adventure.
We do not provide hotel pick-ups. Our vessel departs from down-town Kailua Kona, at the north end of Alii Drive, from the Kailua Pier. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are options for transportation if you’re staying outside of walking distance.
- Adults: $110.00 (plus taxes and fees)
- Children (6-17): $99.00 (plus taxes and fees)
- Children below 5 years old: FREE
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Please check-in 30 minutes prior to departure time at The Body
Glove Cruises’ Retail Store
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua Kona, HI, 96740
at the Ilima Court Shopping Center.
Free parking avaialble, please see FAQ section.
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