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Whale Watching

O‘ahu Whale Watching

Want a real live National Geographic experience? Imagine being out on the cobalt waters off the stunning island of O‘ahu with massive humpback whales frolicking on the waves nearby! Every winter these awe-inspiring, gentle giants migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of Hawai‘i to mate and bear their young. Hawai‘i is home to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and anyone of any age can view these spectacular creatures in their natural environment. Be ready to be blown away by their gravity-defying acrobatics! Lean here about whale watching in O’ahu.

Everybody Loves Whales!

Whether you’re on a beach or on a boat, you’ll know if there are whales playing nearby. Locals and visitors alike love them, and it’s not unusual during the months of December through April to hear someone on the beach shout, “Whales!” And everyone – we mean everyone – turns to watch the spectacle. Whale watching in O’ahu can be done from anywhere that the ocean is visible and doesn’t require any skills or training. Just watch for the splashes and spouting and you’ll see them. Of course, there’s nothing like getting close to these amazing animals on an O’ahu whale watching tour. If you’re lucky, some may even swim right up to the boat!

O‘ahu Whale Watching Tours

If you are on a boat during whale season, chances are pretty good you’ll see some. One of the best and most educational whale watching experiences can be found with Wild Side Hawai‘i in Wai‘anae. Wild Side offers intimate O’ahu whale watching tours and marine life cruises with no more than six people at a time. Their expert crew of naturalists and marine biologists share their knowledge with you as you watch whales play and explore the amazing and abundant marine life in O‘ahu’s offshore waters. North Shore Catamaran Charters in Hale‘iwa offers excellent North Shore whale watching sails, both during the day and at sunset. For those who prefer a more luxurious whale watching experience, the Star of Honolulu offers a 60-foot high panoramic whale watching deck and a sumptuous lunch buffet.

Time Is Short, Don’t Miss Out

Due to the limited time that whales are in Hawai‘i each year, O’ahu whale watching tours tend to fill up quickly. Make sure you get your chance to view these magnificent creatures by contacting our O’ahu whale watching specialists at ILoveHawaii.com today.