Whales and You - Waikiki Whale Watch Cruise
This is a seasonal tour that takes place in the winter whale watch season from December through February.
Experience a fun whale watch cruise along the Waikiki coastline! View wild humpback whales and other diverse sea life in their natural habitat off of Oahu’s stunning Gold Coast, near Diamond Head.
This tour is on board the Ariya II, an all-new double-decker boat with comfortable wrap-around bow seating. Upon arrival at the harbor, you’ll be greeted with a Hawaiian plumeria flower ceremony and welcome chant. Then everyone will be served a morning beverage and pastries.
Departing from Kewalo Harbor, we’ll cruise along Oahu’s south shore in search of humpback whales. As we begin to spot them, the crew will share information about the whales’ fascinating annual journey from Alaska to Hawaii. If we are close enough, the crew will drop a hydrophone into the water to hear the whales' songs over a state-of-the-art sound system. Seeing whales up in person is an experience you will never forget!
On the way back you'll be entertained by our amazing crew, who will perform authentic hula dances and songs.
- Whale watch cruise along the Waikiki shoreline
- Crew will share interesting facts about whales
- Cultural experience with E Ho Mai Chant and hula performance
- Light food (pastries)
- Coffee and juice