The Best Waikiki Whale Watching Tour

Guaranteed Whale Sightings

If you don’t see whales, you can rebook your tour at no cost.  So book early in your trip (just in case)!

Departs from Waikiki

Depart from Kewalo Boat Harbor not far from Ala Moana Beach Park and head out to Diamond Head.

More Than Whales

Enjoy a hula show onboard, light food and drinks, and learn about whales from a marine naturalist.

Waikiki Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Done Right

From December 1st to March 31st, see the acrobatic humpback whales that visit Oahu on And You Creation’s wonderful crew. Depart from Kewalo Boat Harbor just outside of Waikiki aboard the Ariya II, with two decks and a large railing for front row viewing. Cruise around Diamond Head for iconic views and to see these majestic animals up close! Erica and I love this tour for the views of Waikiki and Diamond Head as much as for the whale watching.

Hour Duration

For Ages 2 and Above

Adult Ticket, Less for Children

Book with confidence as we are proud to offer direct booking.

Whale Watching Details

Whale Watching Tour Agenda

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8:15 - 8:30 AM

You’ll meet at the Kewalo Boat Harbor not far from Ala Moana Beach Park.

This glamorous new vessel has two decks, mood lighting, surround sound, a Titanic-style bow, and a bathroom on board.

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8:30 AM

And You Creations’ new Ariya II has two decks, a state-of-the-art sound system, and a titanic-style front railing for your comfortable viewing of Hawaii’s wild humpback whales!

Their locally grown crew members will inform you how to stay safe on the boat

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9:00 AM

We will begin our boat ride by reciting a Hawaiian chant – a prayer to the gods of the sea for a safe trip with plentiful whale encounters.

Shortly after, pastries and morning beverages will be made available for guests to enjoy.

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9:30 - 10:30

Watch humpback whales in the wild!

You will cruise around the iconic Diamond Head monument in search of humpback whales. Keep an eye out for their tails, fins, and blows of water.


10:00 AM

Listen to whale songs. If the whales we encounter are close enough, the crew will drop in a hydrophone.

Listen as the hydrophone broadcasts whale songs over their state-of-the-art sound system!

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10:45 AM

Hula Entertainment

As you head back to the harbor, sit back, relax, and enjoy the crew’s hula show.

You’ll arrive back at the harbor at 11:00 AM.

Bring your camera!

Frequently Asked Questions

Whale Tour Details

Tours may change/cancel due to unexpected weather or other circumstances. 10 passenger minimum.

Guaranteed whale sightings from December 1, 2021 (guests will be invited to come back on another tour at no cost if there were no whales spotted during the tour – space permitting)

What is the cancellation policy?

Tour fees will be fully refunded if cancellation is made more than 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Please note that the tour starts early in the morning. Fees will be refunded fully if a doctor’s note is presented for cancellations made within 24 hours before the tour.

What should I bring?

The crew suggests you have on hand:

  • Flip flops 
  • Sunscreen
  • A light jacket
  • Seasickness medication. You can pick up seasickness tablets cheaply from local drugstores, or, if you only ever experience very mild motion illness, ginger-based drinks can help stave it off.
  • A camera to capture those close encounters!

Please try to limit your belongings to one bag per person for the sake of space onboard. 

What is included with the tour?

The tour includes light food (muffins, pastries) and drinks (coffee, canned juice), hula show entertainment, and commentary written by a qualified naturalist.


And You Creations Whale Watching

And You Creations is an Oahu tour company designed to share the
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