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Whalewatching on the Big Island

Information about whalewatching cruises on Hawaii Island. The prime whale watching season is December through May when Humpback whales are wintering in Hawaii to breed in warm waters. Note that regulations require boats to keep a at least 100 yards away from whales and touching whales and swimming with whales is never permitted.
Whalewatching on Hawaii Island

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Whale Watching Cruises on the Big Island,

Dan McSweeney Whale Watching Tours
Whale watching tours based in Kona Hawaii that are offered all year long. Tours can be offered all year because after the humpback whales have migrated to Alaska, the tours focus on whales that never leave Hawaiian waters.

Adventure Boat Tours Whalewatching
Offers snorkeling, and swim-with-dolphins, and whalewatching cruises. Departs from the boat ramp off Puako Beach Drive in the West Hawaii Island community of Puako. Phone: 808-937-7245

Body Glove Whale Watching Cruise
Offers whalewatching cruises between December and April, narrated by a marine naturalist. The Body Glove vessel is a 65 foot catamaran. Cruise prices include light snacks, juice, sodas, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and (for an extra price) alcoholic drinks. If no whales are sighted your next cruise is free.

Cruises Off Hawaii Island
Most of the boat tour operators on the Big Island of Hawaii include whalewatching as an option between December and April, when Humpback Whales are wintering in Hawaiian Islands.

Viewing Whales From Land on the Big Island

Some of the best whalewatching spots on the Big Island of Hawaii Include:

- Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site | West Hawaii Island |
- Kohala Coast | West Hawaii Island |
- Hilo Bay | East Hawaii Island |

Other Activities on the Big Island

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