Whale Watching

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From USD 47.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Every year during the winter months, humpback whales travel to the warmer waters of the Pacific to give birth to their calves. Embark on a whale-watching tour from Honolulu and observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat. You can also see other wildlife like dolphins and green sea turtles while you sail.
  • If no whales are spotted, guests can ride again for free
  • Take in the coastal views of Oahu while you sail
  • Learn about the local ecosystem from your guide
  • Hassle-free pickups from Honolulu are offered

What's Included

  • 2 Hours Adventure
  • Gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pink Sails Waikiki
    1 Holomoana St, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

    Right across from Prince Waikiki Hotel on Holomoana Street.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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207 reviews
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Katie_V, Mar 2023
We went on the Pink Sails whale watching tour in Waikiki. Unfortunately we did not get to see any whales, but we did get to see some dolphins, and we had an enjoyable time despite not seeing the whales. Great crew also!!
We did see whales,...
Janet_R, Mar 2023
We did see whales, dolphins, and turtles. Beautiful scenery! Crew were nice and informative as we watched for whales.
Whale watching 23
Terrance_K, Mar 2023
Was great seeing several whales and a few turtles as well.Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Nice to see Waikiki and harbor when coming in from the water.
Cancelled !!!
Gemma_M, Mar 2023
Booked the tour over a year ago cancelled apparently due to “Captans call” the weather today has been amazing calm sees blue skies any no whale watching for us !!
Great day!
JoAnn_P, Mar 2023
Great trip, great staff! We were able to see whales breaching! This is a must see and do when in Hawaii!
Great experience
Melissa_J, Mar 2023
It was a great experience even though we were not able to see whales up close. Our boat was very late, we were told to be there 30 min before departure time and we didn’t depart the dock until closer to 11 and we were supposed to depart at 10:30am We kept searching for whales but unfortunately we could not see any until we were coming back to the harbor. We stay for couple minutes since on the horizon we were able to see one breaching, amazing experience, I just wish we could of being closer. Hopefully next time we have better luck. It was still nice to be in the middle of the ocean and see everything from there.
Good adventure
Jorge_R, Mar 2023
It was a really nice adventure, Captain was great, the drink cocktails were great. Only thing missing was the whales. Unfortunately we did not get to see any whales.
5 star
Nikko_F, Mar 2023
Very good experience, staff kind and professional! Whales, turtle, flying fish, dolphins and sharks was on our trip.
Whale, that was fun.
Jennifer_A, Mar 2023
Saw mama and baby calf whale. While no major splashes/breaching (rare) it was still fun to be out in the water and whale spotting. Leave bananas at home and maybe you'll see more whales!
Great boat trip ...
Janet_M, Mar 2023
Great boat trip We were not fortunate enough to see a whale but the boat ride was very nice and the tour guide was very good
Yes whales
Gloria_A, Mar 2023
The captain was amazing. We spot 4 whales together and also some others. Definitely they gave us a show. We really recommend this tour. The ocean was great I was afraid of getting sea sick but nothing. I wish I remembered the names of the captain and his staff but the only one I remember was a young guy with beautiful curly blonde hair that looks like the one that took us on another tour to North Shore. Thanks again
Sue_S, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful time. Great boat ride and very informative. Would recommend to everyone. Crew is very nice
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Yvonne_K, Mar 2023
It was an amazing experience! The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. The captain was very funny. And we saw a baby whale and the mom. They popped out right next to the boat. It was an amazing tour. I highly recommend the tour 🙌🏽 Mahalo Nui 🙏🏽 Pink sails….
Lisa_L, Mar 2023
Boat trip, captain was great! Very informative kept us up to date where to look for whales, deck hands were awesome too!
10/10 would do it again
Courtney_D, Mar 2023
Whales as soon as we left the harbor and we were able to watch the same mom and calf the entire time. It was great. Super nice crew, clean boat, good snacks.
whale spotting
Jessica_H, Mar 2023
got to see a couple of whales, followed a mother and a calf for the whole 2 hour trip, they blew the water out of their blowholes breached, and we saw the flute, but no big jumps from the whales. Captain and first mate on the boat crew were friendly, was able to see a 360 degree view on board. good trip overall, not too expensive.
Great time
RUSS_J, Feb 2023
The crew was very personal and friendly we had a great time and got to see some whales, and t was a lot of fun
Great fun ride with kids
Katie_M, Feb 2023
The boat was great. The driver and crew were great. They found the Wales and we watched them for a while. Cruise length was perfect for kids. People wait in line for some seats but we showed up late and still liked where we were.
Fun, comedic, scenic
Luceian_C, Feb 2023
We spotted several whales but only one partially surfaced. This was fun. The captain was hilarious. Will do again!
Great time!
Anita_S, Feb 2023
We had a great time! The crew was friendly and helpful. We saw several whales. The boat was clean and prices of soda very reasonable. Enjoy our trip! Another company was charging $84 for 2 hour cruise, while Pink Sails only charged $47…..awesome value,