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Mauna Lani Whale Watch

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Whale Watching

Come aboard Winona to relax and enjoy the Humpback Whales, Hawaii’s State Marine Mammal. The Humpbacks are an endangered species that travel to Hawaii from the North Pacific waters off Alaska each winter to breed.

The Kohala Coast of the Big Island is a Marine Mammal Sanctuary and provides these animals a warm and safe environment to give birth and tend to their young. It also offers us a unique opportunity to witness a variety of dramatic behaviors, from tail slapping and head lunges, to full breaches out of the water. These spectacular 40-ton visitors are here from December to April.

Cruises are offered seasonally and are an hour and a half long. Light snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are included.

The whales will provide you with memories to last a lifetime!
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Check in
Daily8:30 AM - 1:30 PM1 hour 30 minutesDirections can be seen in the booking page & will be included in your confirmation email. See map below for approximate location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and you will see live availability. Keep in mind availability changes constantly, so make sure to book in advance!
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
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Check In Location
68-1292 South Kaniku Drive, Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States 96743
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 1 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • Minimum Age to Board is 3. A parent must accompany all children.
  • Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • All Food and Beverage is Subject to Change without Notice
  • See booking page for complete Terms & Conditions
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Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(5.0 of 5)
Did 9am whale watching on the Winona. It was a fantastic experience with lovely staff. Saw and heard whales for most of the sail. I can't recommend this more highly, after four months of traveling through America (north and south) this is one of the highlights. This is how the tour experience should be. Top marks guys.
Knocked my whale tour out of the park!
This was my first whale watching adventure and can I just say wow! The crew was just fantastic and made everyone on the boat feel so comfortable. We had an exceptional watch as 2 whales kept breaching each side of our boat going underneath it side to side. The crew said it's rare to have such a close watch. The whales were probably 10-15 feet from our boat. It was an experience of a lifetime. I had ... moredone a lot of research on whale tours and I found Mauni Lani Sea Adventure's prices so reasonable compared to other companies. 

This is a must do on the big island and this is a great crew to take this adventure with.
Whales Galore!
EXCELLENT! The owner, the Whale Whisperer and the Crew were amazing. We had a beautiful trip and can't wait to do it again. Thanks to Mauna Lani Sea Adventures.
Fun early afternoon activity
We went on a whale watching cruise from Mauna Lani on Jan. 3rd. Great boat, fantastic crew - very amiable, knowledgeable and kind. We saw a few whales in the 1.5 hours we were out. Would definitely do this again. My two teenage sons loved it.