View From the Bottom of Lanai Lookout

Lanai Lookout

  • Incredible Views of the Surrounding Islands
  • Very Photogenic Spot for Whale Watching
  • Pleasurable Rock Climbing

Lanai Lookout is a scenic lookout just off the highway. During whale watching season, many people gather here to watch whales from December to April. Be sure to bring your binoculars. For those brave enough to climb down the sheer cliff, it can be one of the closest places in all of Hawaii to see whales from land.

Another favorite activity at Lanai Lookout is extreme diving. First, you have to climb down the sheer cliff before making sure that your equipment is working right and that you have an exit plan. Once in the water, you can expect to see a variety of marine life including razor wrasse, a pebble urchin, and tako. Make sure to check out the underwater tunnels, but always enter them so you are going away from the land. Some divers even report being able to get incredibly close to whales while diving here. Know your exit plan, as you may discover that you need to exit without being able to see what you are doing.

If the wind and tide positions are right, people can see 25 plus foot waves from this location. Therefore, everyone enjoying this area should be extremely careful.

Geological Feature
Scenic Lookout
Scenic Road
Extreme Diving
7949-7967 Kalanianaole Highway, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96825
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