Kauai Whale Watching: The Whales Are Here

The holiday season is over and while we had record visitors to Kauai Island this year, we are so pleased that our favorite annual guests, the Humpback Whales, have arrived! Each year, over 4,500 humpback whales migrate from cool Alaskan waters to their warm-water breeding and birthing grounds here in Hawaii. The first whale sightings of the year typically take place in late September or October while the peak of whale watching season is February and March.

Whale Watch From Land

There are several spots on Kauai to watch for whales from land. On the North Shore, grab a drink at the St Regis Bar and sit on their lanai to watch for whales. Secret tip…you ask the Concierge for binoculars! Another great spot is the Kilauea Lighthouse. On the East side, you are almost sure to see tails slapping and blow holes spraying at Kealia Lookout. Catch sunset and whale sightings on the South side at Poipu Beach Park.

Na Pali Coast Whale Breach

Boat Tours

To get up close to a whale and see them in their natural habitat is an experience that will change your life…and the only way to do that is by boat! There are several companies offering whale watching excursions from zodiacs to 65-foot sailing catamarans, and some of the boat tours even have microphones they lower into the water so you can hear the whales calling out to each other! 

With tour times ranging from 2-6 hours, departures take place from Nawiliwili Harbor on the South side and Port Allen on the West side. Prices start at $99.00 + tax per person.

More Information

Please contact Kristine at (855) 447-3685 or for further information and reservations.

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