Home > Oahu > Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Tours

Whale Watching Tours on Oahu

There are 10 products in this category that range in price from $29.90 to $704.90.


Oahu whale watching tours are another great reason to visit Oahu in the winter months.



The whale watching season is usually under way by the 15th of December and usually lasts through April. The very best months are February and March when whale sightings are almost guaranteed. Oahu whale watching tours are a particular delight for visitors coming to Hawaii to escape the winter chill and the Humpback Whales seen on these whale watches can often be seen from the shoreline of Waikiki or Honolulu.

Here are some interesting facts about some of the whales that visit the Oahu coast:
  • Humpback Whales we see on our Oahu whale watches swim to Oahu from Alaska and the shores of Canada, spend the whole winter here, then make the long journey back home leaving Oahu in the spring, usually in April and May.

  • The Humpbacks have a long history of visiting Oahu for the winters and they spend their entire time here mating, baring their young and nursing them until they are large enough and strong enough to make the journey back to Alaska.

  • Amazingly, the Humpback Whales don't eat at all during their entire time in Oahu and swim all the way back to Alaska before having another meal.

  • The lungs of an average humpback whale are the size of a small car.

  • Whale babies born on Oahu spend much of their days nursing and grow at a rate of 100 pounds a day and it is a marvelous experience to see them on our Oahu whale watches.

  • In contradistinction, adult Humpback Whales lose weight during this period and actually will have lost a full 25% of their body weight by the time they get home.

  • On your Oahu whale watch, when you see a whale on the surface you are lucky in the sense that they spend the majority of their day diving below the surface. When you see the whales dive below it is called "sounding" and they usually spend between 10 and 45 minutes below before they resurface again.

  • Most Oahu whale watch boats are equipped with hydrophones and you can listen to the whales underwater songs. Remarkably, all male whales will sing the exact same, but very complex, song at the beginning of each whale season and this song will change in the same way for all of them as the season progresses. The next years song will begin where this year's song left off.

  • Scientists are "clueless" as to what why these Humpback Whales sing these songs and no-one really knows what they actually mean.


We sell tickets to 10 items in the category Whale Watching Tours on Oahu.

View the complete list below or use our Activity Finder to narrow down your options.

Displaying 10 of 10 Results

$29.90 - $41.90
(4 Reviews, 5 Stars)

From December 23 to April 15, 2016, you can enjoy a whale watch that takes you beyond Diamond Head to view humpback whales from the Star's 60 foot high observation deck. Our naturalist crew will provide…

More Info / Buy Now

$71.90
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The North Shore of Oahu has more whale sightings than any other location on Oahu. Last season there were over 700 sightings and two double breaches in the Haleiwa Harbor Channel. Between December and…

More Info / Buy Now

$64.90
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

The North Shore of Oahu has more whale sightings than any other location on Oahu. Last season there were over 700 sightings and two double breeches in the Haleiwa Harbor Channel. Between December and…

More Info / Buy Now

$65.00 - $79.00
(1 Review, 5 Stars)

Every December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii. Come aboard Hawaii Nautical's Honi Olani and see these beautiful mammals at their best on our exciting…

More Info / Buy Now

$58.90
(2 Reviews, 4 Stars)

Premier whale watch and lunch cruise is a 2.5 hour trip available from late December to mid April. This whale watch takes you beyond Diamond Head to view Humpback Whales from the Star's 60' high…

More Info / Buy Now

$468.90 - $704.90

Between December and May every year, humpback whales visit the Hawaiian Islands. These whales reach lengths of 35 to 50 feet and weigh up to 50 tons. These intelligent visitors return annually to deliver…

More Info / Buy Now

$95.00

Our excursions are led by a seasoned island naturalist with years of experience on the Wai'anae Coast. Hydrophones (underwater microphones) are used to listen to the calls of the humpback whales and…

More Info / Buy Now

$75.90

This tour will travel the waters between Kahuku and Ka'ena point in search of humpback whales. A knowledgeable captain and crew will provide details about whales, marine life and Haleiwa history throughout…

More Info / Buy Now

$44.90

This 2.5 hour premier whale watch is available from December 23 to April 15, 2016. Go beyond Diamond Head to view humpback whales from the Star's 60 foot high observation deck. Enjoy activities, whale…

More Info / Buy Now

$87.00

Enjoy a delightful lunch and whale watching on this large stable cruising boat that with the addition of SEAKEEPER technology, Majestic offers the latest advancement in boat stability with large, panoramic…

More Info / Buy Now


Filter your options by clicking a link on the keyword list below.