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Make your way to the Honokohau Marina to be introduced to your guide and start the check-in process for your Big Island Whale Watching Experience.

Whales arrive yearly in the Hawaiian Islands after a 3,000 mile journey. Hawaii is the only state in the USA where humpback whales mate, calve and nurse their young. Your 2.5 hour journey aboard a 24 passenger luxury catamaran is designed for open ocean conditions that will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Island of Hawaii and watch the humpback whales.

You'll hear singing humpback whales through our underwater hydrophones, and you may also be lucky to see dolphins. The catamaran has restrooms on-board and will be operated by an experienced United States Coast Guard licensed captain. Once the tour has completed the boat will return to Honokohau Marina so that you can make your way to your next destination.

Locations visited
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
Hang Loose Boat Tours
Overview

Hawaii’s Big Island is home to migrating pods of humpback whales, which often breach as they build up energy for their northward migration. This narrated tour brings you to some of the best viewing grounds via 24-person catamaran. You’ll be able to hear the whales singing through the provided headphones. The tour provider guarantees whale sightings or the next trip is free.

Highlights
  • View humpback whales in prime breaching season

  • Enjoy expert narration and listen to whales singing through provided headphones

  • Take in Big Island views aboard a small catamaran

  • Bottled water, light refreshments, and snacks provided

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Reviewed 18 March 2018
Was Cancelled for Lack of Whales...

One cannot blame a company for cancelling trips if the whales have left for the season unusually early, and they did give a full refund in short order, which we appreciate. Nevertheless we got to observe humpbacks from the shore near Kona for the two...More

2  Thank 858jt2017
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Great Fun and Powerful!

What a great day out on the ocean. Simon and Ryan made our trip as perfect as could be, and they were immensely knowledgeable about marine wild life, especially in the local area (they do a variety of types of tours, so their info-base is...More

1  Thank 2MetreMan
Reviewed 7 March 2018
Great crew!

Captain Simon and first mate Ryan were great! You could tell they love what they do. Sodas, water, and treats are provided on board. We saw whales and dolphins! :) Captain Simon knew just where to go. Be sure to take a walk after the...More

1  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile
Great tour experience

The guys from Hang Loose tours are the best! All the time they take care that we could see the whales. Samuel and Jacob give us a lot of information about whales. They have free snacks (chips and cereals bar) and free drinks (soda and...More

1  Thank JosePabloFdez
Reviewed 2 March 2018
Great afternoon whale watching.

Thank you Captain Simon and crew for a great afternoon whale watching. We had a great time and saw parents and baby!

1  Thank CorgiMania
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