Hilo Humpback Whale Exploration

Hilo Humpback Whale Exploration

Duration: 2 hours

8:30 AM and 11:00AM

Guests $119
Age: 8+, Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Availability: December-April

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 break wall in search of these majestic creatures for an up-close and personal, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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 8 years are not permitted.

Check-In Information
Please check in at Wailoa Boat Harbor 10 minutes before your trip. Detailed directions will be included in your confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.


Hunter B wrote a review
Whale Watching Adventure
Captain Kimo runs a tight ship! He’s super knowledgeable and brought water juice and snacks for the trip. We left at 1130 and we started seeing whales literally less than 20 minutes after departing. It was amazing. Followed the whales for 2 hours and seen a full body breach by an adult humpback!! The most exciting thing I’ve ever experienced on this island by far!!! I highly recommend HOA and I can’t wait to go out with them again! 10/10