Shore Excursion Details

Zodiac Whale Watch

Kona, Hawaii

Zodiac Whale Watch


  • 3
    hrs Estimate Duration

Zodiac Whale Watching is the best way to see the migrating humpback whales. Depart the tender pier to search out these gentle giants who come to Hawaii to mate and give birth. We are never sure where they are going to surface but the hurricane rafts are fast, getting you to the action quickly. We often see multiple whale pods on each trip. Naturalist guides will tell you about the humpback whale migration pattern and behavior and drop a hydrophone to listen to a whale song! Zodiac rafts accommodate small groups, so everyone gets a front row seat. Soft drinks and snacks are included.

This is a seasonal tour available from January – March.

Need to Know:

Note: The Zodiac ride can be a bit fast and you may get wet! This tour is not for guests who are pregnant, who have chronic back or neck problems, or who have had previous back or neck surgery due to the fast and sometimes rough & bouncy ride. Wear clothing you don't mind getting wet and bring cameras, but in some protective bag. Boarding and disembarking the raft from the pier is a 2 foot step down onto the boat from the dock and then 2 more feet from the pontoon into the boat. This excursion is only available from January to the end of March.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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