Every year when winter descends on Alaska, humpback whales make the 3,000 mile trek to live, feed, and birth their young in the warm waters surrounding Kauai. Although these gentle giants can occasionally be spotted from the shore, the best way to get a look at these magnificent creatures is to head into their natural habitat on the open ocean with a whale watching in Kauai tour.
Kauai Whale Watching Tours Details
If you plan to visit Kauai between the months of December and March, be sure to take advantage of perfect timing for whale watching in Kauai season. The Deluxe Catamaran Cocktail Whale-Watching Cruise with Kauai Sea Tours affords the once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with humpback whales, as well as a variety of dolphins. Dolphins can often be seen jumping and playing alongside the boat in large pods, making for fantastic photo opportunities. Your knowledgeable captain will combine experience with technology to find the best spot along Kauai’s sunny south shore for viewing humpback whales. Listen to the whales’ song through the underwater hydrophone and keep your eyes peeled to catch sight of these massive creatures slapping their tails and breeching.
Relax onboard and enjoy the pristine scenery as you nibble on pupus (appetizers) and sip a glass of cold beer, wine, or a freshly prepared Mai Tai. Choosing the later afternoon tour will have you cruising back to the harbor at sunset, revealing a colorful display in the sky as the sun sinks beyond the horizon.
Planning Your Excursion
The Deluxe Catamaran Cocktail Whale-Watching Cruise is offered by Kauai Sea Tours, located in Port Allen in the southwestern town of Eleele. Tours are offered twice a day on Sundays, Wednesdays & Fridays between December 16 and March 31 only. Check-in is at 1:15pm or 3:45pm and prices start at $85 per adult and $65 for children (ages 3-12). Kauai Sea Tours has other exciting tour options for travelers visiting outside of whale watching in Kauai season.
We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our south shore properties will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying the Deluxe Catamaran Cocktail Whale-Watching Cruise. Many of our vacation rentals offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us today to learn more about Kauai whale watching tours and other activities!