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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island

  • See Hawaii's migrating humpback whales on a cruise from Kailua-Kona
  • Listen to undersea whale songs through a hydrophone
  • Catamaran features a shaded sun deck, island snacks, and a cash bar
Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island
From US$116.37
Get a prime view of Hawaii's migrating humpback whales on a Big Island whale-watching cruise from Kailua-Kona. Whale sightings are guaranteed on this immersive catamaran tour with onboard naturalist guides. Listen to whales through a hydrophone connected to a sound system, and get comfortable in between sightings with amenities such as cushioned seating, a shaded sun deck, Kona coffee, and a premium bar.
What to Expect
Arrive 30 minutes early to check in, and board a specially equipped, 65-foot (20-meter) whale-watching catamaran at the Kailua Pier. Settle in to a shaded cabin with seating, tables, and three restrooms, or take advantage of the cushioned seating and unobstructed views of an upper sun deck. Throughout the cruise, enjoy provided snacks and beverages, such as Kona coffee, or treat yourself to something from the premium cash bar.
Venture out into the Pacific Ocean to look for pods of humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii’s warm waters to breed every year between December and April. Learn about the lifecycle and habits of these amazing animals from marine-life naturalist guides, and listen to the humpbacks’ distinctive whale song through a hydrophone connected to the boat’s PA system. Keep an eye out for other passing marine life, such as sperm whales, pilot whales, and dolphins. Whale sightings are guaranteed, or you can take the tour again for free.
Reviews (22)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Hard To Review - Great Experience

Our tour was great - the fact they had so many eyes on the water helped us find a mother and her baby. They had a marine biologist also on board who gave us incredible information about the whales and other marine life in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank niklaw86
BodyGloveHawaii, Director of Fun at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Aloha niklaw86, Thanks for coming out! Long down times are pretty typical on a whale watch. We're sorry you weren't quite prepared for that. Mahalo for your business and the review! -Body Glove Ocean Adventures

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Trifecta Whale Watching Cruise (Whales, dolphins and a Manta Ray)

We did the whale watching cruise and had a blast. They found a couple of whales and we all enjoyed watching them for almost 45 min. There were several Bottlenose dolphins in the area that were so much fun to watch as they followed the...More

Thank IFlySpark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christmas Day 2018 WhaleWatching - afternoon cruise

We were very lucky on our Christmas Day 2018 whale watching cruise - we saw a whale breech the water, saw her calf try to do the same and even more special saw a whale shark right up close !!! The crew were friendly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mako6562
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
Many Sick Travelers

Our tour was...ok. Yes, we saw humpback whales (just the dorsal fins of a Mom and baby) so in that sense our trip was a success. That said, we had a 30 minute trip out and then sat in very choppy waters for over 2...More

Thank jessiesea
BodyGloveHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Aloha Jessica C, Always sorry to hear about sea-sick travelers. Takes some time for some to get their sea-legs, and on vacation, for the sea-sensitive, it can be a tall order if you don't know what steps to take. We recommend dramamine for sea-farers like...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Whales and more!

Body Glove whale watching is a great way to spend an afternoon. In addition to seeing a mother and her baby frolicking in the ocean, we were treated to manta rays, a hammer head shark, and spinner dolphins. Besides the excellent marine life, another big...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tuttie55
BodyGloveHawaii, Guest Relations Manager at Body Glove Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Aloha tuttie55, We truly appreciate the intention of this review. It sounds like you really had fun on our vessel and we truly appreciate your business. It's pretty competitive out here. For that reason, and you may already know this so forgive us if so,...More

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