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Whale Watching Cruise

Oahu, Hawaii

Item #: CRU-HAW-0011
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View the impressive humpback whales leaping from the gorgeous Hawaiian waters on a Whale Watching Cruise off the island of Oahu!

  • Certified Naturalists offer commentary during this 2.5-hour cruise
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of the water and islands from the 60-foot observation deck
  • Guaranteed whale sightings from providers
  • Watch as the whales spray water up to 15-feet into the air, breaches, lobtails and more from the 1,500-passenger vessel!
Honolulu Harbor - Honolulu, HI
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January through Early-April:
Daily - 12:00 PM
*Rates do not apply for holidays

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Essential Information
  • If you don't see whales during the cruise you will receive a voucher for a free whale watching cruise directly from the experience provider
  • Special pricing is available for children between the ages of 3-11, call Virgin Experience Gifts for specifics
  • Receive an informational handout on board
  • Souvenir photos are available for purchase on board
  • Transportation from the Waikiki area and Ko Olina area is available directly from your experience provider for an additional cost

* Please note, rates do not apply to specialty or holiday cruises that may include Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day or New Year's Eve

2.5 hours
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
Up to 1,500 passengers
This experience is only for those on the whale watching cruise.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Dress is casual but temperatures may be cooler on the water. A sweater or light jacket is recommended.

For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19.  These measures include a HVAC system, which is a combination of antimicrobial filters and UV lights that eliminate 99.99% of airborne bacteria, viruses and mold (compared to HEPA 99.97%), surpassing government requirements. Their antimicrobial filters in the HVAC system are inspected monthly and replaced quarterly, exceeding industry standards of 6 months.

Our partners will be requiring face masks for all guests, ages 2 years and older, except when seated at tables. Guests with medical conditions are exempt. All staff will wear masks and also gloves during meal service. Prior to boarding, our partners will disinfect high-touch areas including tables, chairs, dining room interior surfaces, flower vases, menus. Plus, all service items including service/drink trays are disinfected. Hand sanitizer will be available for all guests upon boarding and disembarking. While practicing social distancing, guests will be seated from the stern to the bow and disembarking will be by deck, from the bow to the stern.

Additionally, all team members will have to pass a wellness certification and temperature check prior to their shift, and have also passed enhanced hygiene training. Team members displaying symptoms of illness, i.e. temperature over 100.4, are advised to stay at home. This applies to guests as well. Thorough disinfection of rooms, chairs, tables, handrails, door knobs, elevators and more are done by our maintenance and custodial team.
These Covid-19 safety measures are subject to change.

Are whale sightings guaranteed?
Yes! Whale sightings are guaranteed by the experience providers. You'll receive a voucher for a whale watching cruise directly from the experience provider if you do not spot a whale.
Where will we cruise?
This cruise will travel the Kahala Gold Coast up to Diamond Head, the volcanic tuff cone, for spectacular views of Oahu. The captain reserves the right to alter the route depending on sea conditions.
Are children welcome on the cruise?

Yes! Children are welcome on this tour and encouraged to participate in lei making, hula and ukulele lessons. Discounted pricing is available for children between the ages of 3-11.

Can I purchase souvenirs?
Yes, there a souvenir shop on board.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancelling or rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

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