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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

Highlights
  • 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
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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise
From US$ 106.10
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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise
From US$ 106.10
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.
What to Expect
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

After arriving at beautiful Anaeho'omalu Bay, you'll gather with the other whale watchers to take a short shuttle boat ride out to the Whale Watching catamaran -- please note: depending on wind and tide conditions, you may have to walk through knee deep water to access the shuttle boat boarding ramp. The shuttle boat ride takes just a few minutes...and after your crew secures the two vessels, you'll walk up a three step staircase (our friendly crew will assist you as necessary), and you'll be aboard the stable and legendary catamaran. Help yourself to hot coffee, refreshing tropical juices, or soft drinks and crunchy granola snacks as the rest of the group boards. These complimentary snacks and beverages are available throughout the cruise (as well as adult beverages from the complimentary tropical bar)-- and our crew is happy to bring them to you too!
As you get underway, your USCG certified captain will introduce you to the boat and the crew, and provide a safety orientation. Often you'll see your first Humpback spout before we even leave the bay! As the captain maneuvers the vessel towards those first spouts and splashes, our on-board marine naturalist will provide interpretation and answer your questions about the Humpbacks' behaviors. Ocean Sports is proud to follow the federal guidelines protecting the Humpback Whales. Your group won't approach the whales closer than 100 yards, or maneuver our boats in ways that might alter the behavior of the whales. When weather conditions allow, your guide will deploy the underwater hydrophone so that you can hear the whales singing!
You will return to the Bay 90 minutes after departing, and reverse our boarding process to deboard the catamaran via the shuttle boat.
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After arriving at beautiful Anaeho'omalu Bay, you'll gather with the other whale watchers to take a short shuttle boat ride out to the Whale Watching catamaran -- please note: depending on wind and tide conditions, you may have to walk through knee deep water to access the shuttle boat boarding ramp. The shuttle boat ride takes just a few minutes...and after your crew secures the two vessels, you'll walk up a three step staircase (our friendly crew will assist you as necessary), and you'll be aboard the stable and legendary catamaran. Help yourself to hot coffee, refreshing tropical juices, or soft drinks and crunchy granola snacks as the rest of the group boards. These complimentary snacks and beverages are available throughout the cruise (as well as adult beverages from the complimentary tropical bar)-- and our crew is happy to bring them to you too!
As you get underway, your USCG certified captain will introduce you to the boat and the crew, and provide a safety orientation. Often you'll see your first Humpback spout before we even leave the bay! As the captain maneuvers the vessel towards those first spouts and splashes, our on-board marine naturalist will provide interpretation and answer your questions about the Humpbacks' behaviors. Ocean Sports is proud to follow the federal guidelines protecting the Humpback Whales. Your group won't approach the whales closer than 100 yards, or maneuver our boats in ways that might alter the behavior of the whales. When weather conditions allow, your guide will deploy the underwater hydrophone so that you can hear the whales singing!
You will return to the Bay 90 minutes after departing, and reverse our boarding process to deboard the catamaran via the shuttle boat.
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Anaehoomalu, Waikoloa, Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience

This was our second whale-watching cruise with this outfit - the first was three years ago. On both trips, the crew was helpful and friendly, the boats were clean and safe, and we had a wonderful time. Highly recommend this team. The crew dropped a...More

Thank rebeccamU4067NA
Reviewed 17 February 2019
Worth waking up early

It was our first morning in Hawaii and reluctantly woke up at 7AM for our 8AM cruise. Wow! What a fabulous morning. Our guides were informative, professional and humorous. Snacks, juices, full bar was available on board. We were able to see at least a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank ckjordan373
Reviewed 7 January 2019
Incredible whale watching cruise!

We had a fabulous whale watching cruise. The crew was awesome and very knowledgeable. But the best part was the number of whales we saw! At least 6 breaches! We had an incredibly active morning. Even saw some bottlenose dolphin. It was the best 90...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LPRyan
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile
Whales!

We went on this morning cruise on our first morning in the big island. Had a blast. Saw at least 8 whales. Great spout sightings and lots of bodies of the whales. Only food was a granola bar so def eat breakfast first but they...More

Thank owenmorgan315
Reviewed 26 December 2018
Great experience!

We had a beautiful morning on the water, but more than the weather, the whole experience with the team at Ocean Sports was fantastic. We ended up seeing a number of whales and the crew was polite and informative. We had our 9 and 7...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndrewJOver
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The whales areusually gone by the end of March.
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