Hop in our RIB Roundabout for a memorable dolphin and snorkel tour along the lush Hilo coast. Reefs, dolphins, and coves await.
Whale watching in Hilo, Hawaii
Come catch a glimpse of Hawai‘i’s gentle giants and winter visitors, the humpback whale! After a nonstop six- to eight-week and 6,000-mile migration from Alaska, approximately 12,000 North Pacific humpbacks arrive in the Hawaiian Islands every year around mid-December for a season of mating, birthing, and nurturing their newborn calves.
New For 2021 – Upgrade your adventure with a Whale Song Snorkel Package. This full sensory package allows you to, see, swim and hear the humpback whales while you snorkel in the incredible waters of Hawai’i. Your journey includes a snorkel set, fins and optional lifejacket.
This annual migration is one of the longest of any mammal and brings a bit of winter magic to the Hawaiian Islands each. Join us as we venture outside Hilo’s breakwall in search of these majestic creatures for an up-close and personal, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Each of our whale excursions include our Marine Mammal Sightings Guarantee – assuring you the opportunity for a complimentary second adventure, should we not encounter either whales or dolphins.
Reserve your spot on our Hilo whale watching tour today!
This tour has a weight limit of 275 lbs. Those with back problems or weakness should not participate in this tour. Whale migration is seasonal and tours only operate during the winter months. Hilo is exposed to the windward shore. Please be prepared for possible rough seas and rain. Seasickness medication is recommended for those unaccustomed to the open ocean. Children under 5 years are not permitted.
Please check in at Wailoa Boat Harbor 10 minutes before your trip. Detailed directions will be included in your confirmation email.