2.5 Hours
Duration
Big Island
Location
Appetizers and Beverages
Meal
Seasonal 4:30pm or 5:00pm
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

We combine unparalleled views of the coastline from our stable and well-appointed power catamaran with the biggest party guests of all — the Humpback Whales! Our onboard naturalist will answer all your Humpback questions, while you snack from our pupu buffet featuring a variety of hot and cold appetizers. Sip beverages from our complimentary adult bar (ID required) featuring local beers on tap, tropical cocktails (including Kay’s Cosmo), and a selection of wines, soft drinks and refreshing tropical juices. Please note: Humpback sightings are not guaranteed on this cruise, but we know you’ll find this the perfect beginning to your evening in paradise!

  • We’re Family Friendly—Kids ages 6-12 go for 50%, and kids 5 and under go for FREE
  • Complimentary Bar with Island Brews on Tap and Tropical Cocktails
  • Vegetarian Meal Requests can be accommodated with 24 hours advance notice
  • Complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikoloa and Kohala Resorts
  • Wear casual clothes and bring your camera. We’ll provide the rest!
  • Cruises departing from Anaeho’omalu Bay (“A’Bay”) will be “wet-boardings”. Depending on tide heights, you may need to walk thru knee-deep water!

Schedule:

  • Available December 1 – April 15
  • Days:
    • Most Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays on our Power Catamaran Alala* from the dock at Kawaihae
    • Most Tuesdays and Thursdays on our legendary Sailing Catamarans Seasmoke & Manu Iwa from the beach at Anaeho’omalu Bay.
  • Tour Times: 4:30pm or 5:00pm (Departure times vary with season – check calendar)

*Cruises scheduled on Alala will be under engine power – Not Sail Power

Recommended:

  • Wear casual clothes and bring your camera. We’ll provide the rest!

Restrictions:

  • ID required for alcoholic beverages
  • Possible rough waters/wind due to weather conditions
  • Passengers under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
  • Cruises departing from Anaeho’omalu Bay (“A’Bay”) will be “wet-boardings”. Depending on tide heights, you may need to walk thru knee-deep water!

Locations:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays:

  • Check in at the Whale Center at Kawaihae

Address: 61-3657 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, HI 96743

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Wu3B7Y4EFsA2

Driving directions From Kona International Airport: Turn left on Highway 19. Stay on the Highway as you go past the entrances to the Hualalai Resort, the Waikoloa Beach Resort, the Mauna Lani Resort, the Hapuna Prince Hotel, and the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (this takes about 40 minutes). Eventually, you’ll come to a T-intersection with a stop sign. Turn left (towards Kawaihae), on Highway 270. Stay on the road for about 1.5 miles (you’ll go around a curve and down a hill past the entrance to the harbor). As the road “Y-intersects”, you’ll see our Whale Center on the right. We’re at the corner of Hwy 270 and Akoni Pule Hwy (right below the 76 Gas Station). You can park in our small lot, or across the road from the building along the green fence.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Check in at the Ocean Sports Beach Hut at A’bay

Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Waikoloa, HI 96738

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/bWqtickZMt72

Driving Directions From Kona International Airport: Go left on Highway 19. Drive for about 25 minutes till you reach the traffic light and the entrance to the Waikoloa Beach Resort. Turn left into the resort onto Waikoloa Beach Drive and go past the entrance to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Just past the resort entrance you’ll see a left hand merge lane – merge into this lane and turn left towards the gated community called “Kolea”. Just before the locked gate you’ll see the entrance to the Beach Access Parking Lot. The paved path to the beach begins just ocean-side of the circle turn-around.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time for check-in.