Whale Watch Cruise from Waikiki
Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii.
Come along see catch these beautiful mammals at their best on our exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursions. Whales are also likely to be seen, though are not guaranteed, on all of our daytime adventures including snorkeling trips.
Whales guaranteed or come back free on same or lesser-value trip (re-rides only; no refunds), or use re-ride ticket value toward upgrade price of any higher-value trip.
- Departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor, Waikiki
- 65-foot sailing catamaran Honu Lani (80-passenger capacity)
- Sailing the iconic Waikiki coastline
- Private charter available by the hour, with customized food and itineraries
Hawaii Nautical is focused on providing a safe and enjoyable sailing experience for everyone that’s in accordance with a new initiative called Safe Access Oahu. This mandate took effect September 13, 2021. Please see the “Safe Access Oahu” section below for more detail.
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.
Please join this activity at:
Kewalo Basin Harbor
1125 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814
Hawaii Nautical and Port Waikiki Cruises are focused on providing a safe and enjoyable sailing experience for everyone that’s in accordance with a new initiative called Safe Access Oahu. This mandate took effect September 13, 2021.
What this means is:
Guests may limit their cabin time to 15 mins per trip, or show vaccine/test card, (picture or app) to any crew to linger longer.
Our boats have multiple outdoors areas, and we will limit cabin entry duration, we will not need to visually screen each and every guest’s proof of vaccine/test card (and will allow people with neither one to still attend, because this an outdoor experience except for limited cabin entry).
Our online waiver form documenting last-date vaccine/test will be our avenue for mass screening. Any actual visual checks of guest cards or tests will only have to happen if a guest wants to nap, eat, or remain inside cabin for longer than 15 minutes. We are currently working on signage for our Oahu boats.
Acceptable Proof of Vaccination
A hard copy of a state-approved vaccination card;
A photograph/digital copy of a state-approved vaccination card; or
A Hawai‘i state-approved digital/smart device application confirming full vaccination status (including via the Safe Travels program/application).
“Full vaccination” means two weeks have passed after the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series which has been authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Acceptable Negative COVID-19 Test
A negative test result must be a U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization, or approved molecular test, or antigen test taken within 48 hours of entry to a business included in this emergency order.
And identification with the same information as the negative COVID-19 test.
For more information on the Safe Access Oahu Program, please click here.
Morning 2-hour Sail:
- Adult (13+): $89.00 + taxes and fees
- Child: (4-12): $59.00 + taxes and fees
Afternoon 1.5-hour Sail:
- Adult (13+): $69.00 + taxes and fees
- Child: (4-12): $49.00 + taxes and fees
Morning 2-hour Sail:
- Adult (13+): $104.00 + taxes and fees
- Child: (4-12): $74.00 + taxes and fees
Afternoon 1.5-hour Sail:
- Adult (13+): $84.00 + taxes and fees
- Child: (4-12): $64.00 + taxes and fees
Availability and Schedule:
Tour is available Daily except Wednesdays between December through April.
- Departure Time: 8:00 AM
- Return Time: 10:00 AM
- Departure Time: 3:00 PM
- Return Time: 4:30 PM
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