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Wake Up With the Whales Cruise

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Transportation available from most Kohala Coast Hotels and Resorts upon request.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Light refreshments
    • Complimentary Tropical Bar
    • Live commentary on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Anaehoomalu
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    20 March 2019|
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    The whales areusually gone by the end of March.
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