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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

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Waikoloa Village, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Wake up for a morning whale-watching cruise when the ocean is most likely to be calm and conditions ideal for spotting humpback whales. Accompanied by an experienced captain and a naturist guide, set out from Anaeho'omalu Bay to look for humpback whales from the decks of the stable catamaran. Your crew serves up hot Kona coffee, tropical juices and snacks for you to enjoy on board. Whale sightings are guaranteed — if your guide doesn’t spot whales, you get to come back for a complimentary tour.
  • Whale-watching cruise from Anaeho'omalu Bay on the Big Island
  • See humpback whales as they migrate along the coast of Hawaii
  • Learn about whale behavior from the naturalist guide
  • Go whale-watching in the morning when conditions are calm
  • Enjoy light refreshments of hot Kona coffee, juice and snacks
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Light refreshments
Beers, Wines and Soft Drinks
Live commentary on board
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Departure Point

69-1100 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Sports

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Wake Up With the Whales Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Wake Up With the Whales Cruise.

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  • "Highly recommend this excursion if in Hawaii during the winter months." See review

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Amazing experience
Guy_N
, Dec 2020
Fantastic. We saw 2 whales breach within 15 minutes of departure and had 2 whales circle our boat. Very knowledgeable crew.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Whale Watch Cruise for the Viator community and us! We're so happy you enjoyed the trip, the information provided by our crew, and most importantly, got to see those Humpbacks! We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your vacation with us. Mahalo and Mele Kalikimaka!
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Whaling
Sue
, Mar 2020
Crew were very helpful and knowledgeable. Spotted a mother with her baby in the bay and followed her
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Breached whale
Dan_B
, Feb 2020
Saw tons of whales, highlight was when one breached. Staff was awesome and fun. Drinks were included and were good. Boat was 100% full but didn’t feel over crowded.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Whale Watch Cruise for the Tripadvisor Community (and us). We're so happy to read you enjoyed the boat and the on-board amenities, your interactions with our crew, and most importantly got a chance to see all those Humpbacks! We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island, and we're honored you chose to spend a morning with us. Mahalo and A Hui Hou Kakou!
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Thar she blows
jeffro1ts2play
, Feb 2020
The experience was even better than expected. The crew and staff were very knowledgeable about the humpbacks. I will definitely do it again.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Mahalo -- we're very happy to read that you enjoyed seeing the whales, and we appreciate your kind words about our staff. We look forward to sharing that next adventure with you! A Hui Hou Kakou!
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We saw whales!
rlsnyderjr
, Feb 2020
We saw whales! There was a mother and calf and male escort whale primarily in our sights. I learned quite a lot about whales from our boat Captains that morning. It was a pleasurable experience but not spectacular. That is up to the whales.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you got to see some Humpbacks, and we appreciate your comments about how the number of sightings during a cruise is dependent on the whales! We also appreciate your kind words about the information provided by the crew. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your morning with us. A Hui Hou Kakou and Mahalo
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Wake Up with Whales
khill109
, Feb 2020
Great trip. We had tons of sightings, staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. It was really cool when they must the hydrophone in the water to listen to the whales. Complimentary snacks and drinks were appreciated. Great for kids and adults!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Wake Up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the service and information provided by the crew, the on-board amenities, and most importantly, got to see (and hear) the Humpbacks! As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations, and we're honored to have earned yours. A Hui Hou Kakou and Mahalo!
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We saw whales
699evav
, Dec 2018
Our experience was wonderful. We did not see any whales on our first trip out but the crew was great and we had a very nice boat ride. We came back the next day and the captain didn’t give up after hearing the whales under water. We stayed out longer then planned and had 3 sightings. We had a very excited boat full of happy people.
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Captain is so experienced that we can...
Jung-chi L
, Mar 2018
Captain is so experienced that we can watch whale in a closed distance!
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The crew was helpful and...
Robert L
, Mar 2018
The crew was helpful and knowledgeable. We saw many whales and the captain was able to get close enough to view these magnificent creatures. Highly recommend this excursion if in Hawaii during the winter months.
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Great crew, very professional...
Denise H
, Jan 2018
Great crew, very professional, Naturalist was very informative, safe and enjoyable. Whales cooperated and it was lots of fun!!
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