When visiting Hawaii, whale watching is one of the must-see experiences to do. December through April each year are the best months to take a tour and see the beautiful mammals at their most playful times. There are many different tours available for whale watching and most excursions will guarantee that you see the whales. If passengers do not see any whales, most tours will give you another chance to come out and have the experience of your life watching the whales. There are tours that depart from the Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona that use a thirty foot, 500hp boat, that carry 15 passengers at a time. It is an eco-friendly excursion for whale watching. You will see some 40-foot long, 40-ton whales slapping their tails and diving in and out of the water off the Hawaiian shores. 

There are also 65-foot catamaran tours for guests with lots of space to walk around on available for whale watching. The seating is comfortable and passengers will have plenty of shade to enjoy the tour when looking out for the whales. The captain is knowledge about the area and the whales in the waters. A light snack and refreshments are available with a cash bar. The catamaran also has hydrophones so the tour guests can enjoy hearing the sounds of the Humpback whales singing. 

All whale watching hawaii tour captains know about the 100-yard minimum rule, but that does not mean the whales know about the rule. Sometimes they come up close to the boats and sometimes the captains know how to entice the whales to come up closer. Passengers then get an even closer look and thrill seeing the humpbacks up close. The catamaran leaves Kailua pier which is in downtown Kailua-Kona. 

There are over 20,000 humpback whales lunging in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. It has been said that two-thirds of these beautiful mammals return to Hawaii every year so they can give birth. The crystal-clear warm waters that surround the Hawaiian Islands have excellent visibility underwater and it is the perfect place for whales to give birth. The smaller size tour boats allow for tour guests to explore the sea caves and see other interesting and special lava formations. 

Taking a tour by boat is the best option for seeing the whales up close. There are many different kinds of tours including those that will take people out in kayaks. The kayak excursions are an experience that is thrilling and unforgettable. You will think you are right on top of the whales even though the regulations say you must stay at least 100 yards away. Sometimes the whales themselves will get closer to the tour boats and show off their impressive acrobatic actions. Keep your eyes open so you can see the 40-ton humpback gracefully break through the water in front of you, and propel 40 percent of its body into the air and back down on its side with a huge splash. Even on land, you will want to have a pair of binoculars at hand so you can see the humpback’s 10 to 20-foot spout.