3 hrs
Minimum Age

Oahu Whale Watch Tour

Experience Humpback Whale Watching in Oahu

See the most stunning marine life in their natural habitat on this amazing whale-watching tour. Humpback whales migrate to the Hawaiian Islands during the winter months, mid-December to March, for the purpose of calving and mating. The warm inshore waters surrounding these islands offer the young whales protection from predators as they build up enough body fat for their 3,000-mile journey north.

Males reach 43 feet (14 m) and females 45 feet (15 m) in length and weigh 35 tons, on average. Males produce intricate songs during the mating season. Seeing these majestic animals and hearing their song is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

These acrobatic animals are known for breaching and slapping the water with their tails and pectoral fins. This type of whale can be found in South America, Alaska, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as a number of South Pacific islands, but one of the best places to view them up close is in the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands.

Whale Watching Tour Overview

  • This tour is primarily focused on humpback whales, but we also get in the water and snorkel with the turtles and the fish. If the dolphins are still out there, we usually stop and give them a quick look before finding the big guys.
  • The parking is free and secure.
  • Snorkel gear is provided, but getting in the water is always optional.
Oahu Whale Watch Tour
(13+ years old)
(4-12 years old)

This adventure is operated by Dolphin Excursions

NO REFUNDS for cancellations made less than 24-hours in advance. You have until 9:00 am the day before your tour date to make any cancellations. If you fail to cancel any activity and do not participate in any of your selected activities “No Show”, then we reserve the right to charge the full amount of the activity to the credit card you have provided.

*COVID-19 EXCEPTION: If any guest feels sick 24 hours within their departure time and day, they may cancel without penalty. Our 24-hour cancellation policy will be waived under this circumstance to ensure there is no pressure to attend to avoid the cost. To keep future patrons and our crew safe, please give yourself at least a 10-day quarantine before booking with us again. If you book with us before 10 days are up, be prepared to show proof of a negative test dated after your canceled tour date.

Check-in Info
Please ensure that you arrive and check in at the Waianae Boat Harbor by 6:30 a.m. (7:00 a.m. departure) or 10:00 a.m. (10:30 a.m. departure) sharp. If you are not present half an hour before departure time, the boat may depart without you out of courtesy to those who arrive on time. Allow at least one hour driving time from Waikiki hotels, 30 minutes from Ko Olina hotels, one hour and 30 minutes from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore, and one hour from the H3 for those coming from the east side of Oahu.

Driving Directions
From Waikiki, take the H1 going west (follow signs for Waianae).
H1 narrows down to two lanes and becomes the Farrington Highway (Hwy 93).
Continue on Highway 93 for 10 miles until you see the Taco Bell restaurant on your right.
Move into the LEFT lane.
After the next traffic light (three blocks from Taco Bell), take the next left turn lane into the Waianae Boat Harbor.
Look for the Dolphin Excursions check-in center inside the one-story blue building. There are signs that read “Dolphin Excursions Check-in”.
If you’ve passed Makaha Valley Road, you’ve gone 1 mile too far.