1.5 Hours
Ala Moana, Kewalo Basin Harbor, Oahu
Pick Up
Tour Times

UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.


  • Availability: Daily (December-March)
  • Tour Times: 3:00 PM
  • Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come along on our sailing catamaran and 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: If you don’t see whales on any of our “WHALE WATCH”-specific trips, come back again 1 more time for free! (Rerides only, no refunds. Reride is on trip of equal or lesser value.)

Location: Kewalo Basin Harbor
Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HBqT1FvSdfYPpdkP7

Some GPS units locate better using “1079 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814”.
For Google Maps directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hNjopuUfxwFhj6Zp6.

Parking: Convenient self-parking is available at the harbor and nearby beach park. (one dollar per hour)

Check-in: Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time and check-in at the vessel “HONU LANI” along the front row of slips at the “HAWAII NAUTICAL” yellow sign at Slip F28.

Round-trip transportation is offered from the Waikiki area. Please see the Transportation tab for pick-up locations and schedule.

Special Notes:

  • All participants must complete electronic waivers prior to participation.

FH: Whale Watch Waikiki

Activity Company: Hawaii Nautical

Round-trip transportation from the Waikiki area is available at $15.00 per person. (prices subject to change by year)

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to pick-up time and allow up to 5-minutes of flexibility in actual departure time due to traffic conditions, construction, and location issues. A short walk may be required.

Pick Up Schedule: 

  • 1:45 PM – Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (Paoakalani Ave)
  • 1:50 PM – Hyatt Regency (Koa Ave)
  • 1:55 PM – Ross Dress for Less (333 Seaside Ave)
  • 2:00 PM – Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing) 
  • 2:05 PM – La Croix (Olohana St.)  
  • 2:10 PM – Hale Koa Hotel (port e cochere)
  • 2:15 PM – Grand Islander Bus Depot (HHV) 
  • 2:20 PM – Ala Moana Hotel (Mahukona Street)

Arrive at Kewalo Basin by 2:40 AM and Pickup by 4:45 PM Kewalo Basin, return to Waikiki, drop off same as pickup.

Please Note: We do not offer pick-up from Ko Olina hotels for Waikiki cruises. If you are staying in Ko Olina, please refer to Self Drive Instructions in your confirmation email.