Oahu Whale Watching Navatek

Navatek whale watches - daily from mid-December to mid-April

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek decks

Navatek ... Multiple viewing decks offer excellent visibility

Oahu Whale Watching whale tail

A whale tail is a spectacular site

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek whale breach

Humpback whale breaching near the Navatek

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek lunch buffet

Enjoy Lunch buffet on the 12pm Navatek Whale Watch

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek SWATH technology

SWATH technology - insuring passengers the smoothest cruise in the islands

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek humpback whales

Humpback mother and calf just below the surface

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek baby whale

Baby whales are curious and often pop up to look around

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek Waikiki view

Romantic views of the Waikiki skyline

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek

Cruise to the Kahala Coastline - home to Hawaii’s rich and famous

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek

Panoramic views of downtown Honolulu and the Koolau mountains

Oahu Whale Watching Navatek

Witness whale breach up close from the Navatek Whale Watch!

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Humpback whale enthusiasts have various options to choose from.   If you prefer a larger vessel, you will enjoy cruising aboard the high-tech 140′ Navatek I. The state-of-the-art SWATH technology provides a comfortable and stable ride. With its sleek design and engineering, Navatek I can cruise further down the coast in search of humpback whales. Multi-level outdoor viewing decks and large windows in the air conditioned cabins provide for wonderful sighting opportunities and views.  If you’re looking for a smaller and more intimate ride, Hawaii Nautical’s 53′ catamaran, Honi Olani, is perfect for you!

Both tours are truly dedicated to the Oahu whale watching experience, and expert naturalists share insightful information and educational commentary on the humpback whale’s behavior and biology. Plus, the Navatek & Hawaii Nautical offer a whale sighting guarantee! If no whales are sighted during your cruise guests can go out again for free.  There are several boat and tour options to choose from.

9:00am Navatek Whale Watch Cruise

The Navatek morning whale watch cruise is 2 hours long from 9:00am to 11:00am. Breafast and snack items are available to purchase along with fountain drinks, fruit juice and alcoholic beverages. Coffee and hot and iced tea are free. Complimentary transportation from Waikiki hotels is included. The cruise departs from Honolulu Harbor at Aloha Tower Marketplace pier 6.

Schedule: Daily from mid-December through mid-April at 9am

What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Light jacket.

Duration: 2 hours

Vessel: 140 foot SWATH Catamaran

Capacity: 350

12:00pm Navatek Whale Watch Lunch Cruise

The Navatek whale watch lunch cruise is 2.5 hours long from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Enjoy a buffet with Green Salad with an assortment of dressings, Teriyaki Chicken, Fresh Catch of the Day, Steamed Vegetables, Steamed White Rice, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Bread Rolls with Butter, Fresh Fruit and Coconut Cake. Complimentary coffee and hot/ice tea. Juices and all alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at an additional cost.The cruise departs from Honolulu Harbor Pier 6 at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Schedule: Daily from mid-December through mid-April at 12pm

What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Light jacket.

Duration:  2.5 hours

Vessel: 140 foot SWATH Catamaran

Capacity: 350

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In the winter, Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii.

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The Honi Olani departs from Kewalo Basin Harbor

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Hawaii Nautical guarantees whales sightings, or you come back again 1 more time for free!

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While in Hawaii, the whales mate and give birth to their calves.

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Witness a magnificent full breach!

2 Hour Hawaii Nautical Whale Watch

Come along to witness these beautiful humpback whales in their natural environment on an exciting eco-friendly whale watching excursions.  During the months of December through April, thousands of Humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of Hawaii to give birth.  Hawaii Nautical guarantees whale sightings or you can come back again 1 more time for free! (Rerides only, no refunds).  This tour is best for people staying close or in Waikiki who would like transportation.

Schedule: Available daily from December thru April at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 2:30pm

Check in: If you are not being picked up at your hotel, check-in time for all sails is 30 minutes prior to start time at the Kewalo Basin Harbor.  Click to view map

Vessel:  Honi Olani – 54′ catamaran

Capacity: 49 passengers

General Information
Reservations: Advanced reservations required … Payment for Navatek reservations is required at the time this reservation is made. Atlantis Adventures will charge your credit card in full for your seats when your date and time is confirmed by their office.

Tour includes: Complimentary transportation from Waikiki hotels. We suggest that you take advantage of this option and avoid having to pay for parking in the downtown area.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Whale tail
Witness the magnificent creatures play
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The Navatek is fast and comfortable

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It is recommended that cruise ship passengers do the Navatek Whale Watch Lunch Cruise because it leaves from the same port where cruise ships dock in downtown Honolulu and is available for cruise ship clients who are there for the day.  If you’d like to do the Hawaii Nautical Whale Watch, it is about a 10 minute cab ride to Kewalo Basin Harbor.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

No, you don’t have to go on a boat to see whales. During the peak season (mid-December to mid-April) it is very common to be able to see whales from the shore. But these sightings are usually pretty far away … it is not a particularly impressive sight to watch a whale jump out of the water three miles away. And these creatures are SO impressive when you experience them close-up. There is a big difference between SEEING a whale and EXPERIENCING a whale. Do yourself a favor … go on a whale watching cruise.

The Humpback Whales begin to arrive in late November, and most of them have arrived by the beginning of January. Worried if you’ll actually see a whale? It’s GUARANTEED! At the end of your whale watch you’ll feel silly you ever worried about it. There are SO MANY whales here during peak season that locals refer to the ocean as “whale soup.”

How close will you get to the whales? That depends on the whales. By law, the boats must stop 100 yards away from a whale. They are incredibly curious animals though, and they OFTEN approach much closer than that. Sometimes they mug the boat and swim directly under it … you may even get the rare treat of smelling whale breath! The sound of a spouting whale is something you will not forget … it is like the powerful puff of a steam engine locomotive.

Navatek is a great choice for whale watching because of the boat’s incredible stability. It features a high-tech wave-piercing design. The boat’s hulls provide buoyancy and ride well below the surface where the water is stable, and the thin surface-piercing struts elevate the boat above the water. This means that very little of the boat actually contacts the wave action at the surface of the water, leading to a smoother, more stable ride than conventional hull designs.

If you are here during the right time of the year, GO ON A WHALE WATCH!