Whale Watching - Navatek
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Humpback whale enthusiasts 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 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.
Truly a dedicated whale watching experience, the Navatek's expert naturalist shares insightful information and educational commentary on the humpback whale's behavior and biology. Plus, the Navatek offers a whale sighting guarantee! If no whales are sighted during your cruise guests can go out again for free. Two cruise options are offered.
9:00am Navatek Whale Watch Cruise
Daily from 12/16/2013 to 4/13/2014
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 / iced tea are free. Complimentary transportation from Waikiki hotels is included; cruise departs from Honolulu Harbor at Aloha Tower Marketplace pier 6. Adults $54, Children 7-12 $30, 6 & Under free.
12:00pm Navatek Whale Watch Lunch Cruise
Daily from 12/16/2013 to 4/13/2014
The Navatek whale watch lunch cruiseis 2.5 hours long from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Enjoy a buffet with green salad, Chicken Kahala, Mahi Mahi Navatek, Steamed Vegetables, Steamed White Rice, Carlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Bread Rolls with Butter, Fresh Fruit, and Coconut Cake. Complimentary sodas, coffee, and tea are included. Juices and alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase. Complimentary transportation from Waikiki hotels is included; cruise departs from Honolulu Harbor at Aloha Tower Marketplace pier 6. Adults $79, Children 7-12 $42, Children 6 & under free.
The Navatek departs from downtown Honolulu Harbor at slip 6 near the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Complimentary transportation from Waikiki hotels is included, and we suggest that you take advantage of this option and avoid having to pay for parking in the downtown area.
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This whale watch lunch cruise 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.
No, you don't have to go on a boat to see whales. During
the peak season (mid-January 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 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
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 much like the puff of a steam engine
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 that provide bouyancy ride well below the surface where the water is stable, and 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!