Kona's Best Whale Watching Boat Trip

Watch wales from Kona's fastest boat the Ocean Warrior. Every year Kailua-Kona sees the Humpback Whales enjoying the coast for a bit of holiday time with the family. The Ocean Warrior is the best boat for finding these animals. With guides that have years of experience with whale encounters, you will see these majestic creatures in an intimate setting up close and personal

2 hr Whale Watch
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$100/person – max 11 people
*not eligible for discount

Where: Meet at 2:00pm at the Honokohau Harbor launch ramp to board the Ocean Warrior.

Hydrophone for listening to whale songs
Dry boxes for cameras and personal belongings
Selection of cold beverages and snacks

Please Bring:
Reef Safe Sunscreen
Long sleeve shirt or rash guard

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this for?
Freedivers or anyone that loves to snorkel. Kids with their families. Anyone that likes large ocean animals.

What kind of boat is it?

The Ocean Warrior is a United States Coast Guard inspected vessel.
Having served with Special Boat Team 12, the Ocean Warrior was a true Navy S.E.A.L. assault vessel that has retired to its tropical home in Kona, Hawaii. With its twin 470 HP Caterpillar engines and its KAMEWA Rolls Royce jet drives you can experience the power, thrill, and adventure of a boat ride like no other.

This specific boat was designed to be extremely solid, fast, maneuverable and safe. Dubbed the Lamborghini of all the Navy S.E.A.L. boats, it can quickly get you snorkeling into remote and secluded sites once visited by only few people.
Ocean Warrior is the only boat of its kind in the US to be made available for commercial use. So bring your sense of adventure and let's journey along with Wild Hawaii.

What are the physical requirements?
1. MUST be over 4 feet tall
2. MUST be under 280lbs
3. MUST NOT have any neck or back injuries
4. MUST NOT have had any major surgery in the past 6 months
5. MUST NOT be pregnant
6. MUST be able to climb ladder (for snorkeling tours)
7. MUST be able to stand for ~4 hours


Cancellation Policy
We do require a 48 Hrs cancellation notice

Please note: We require a minimum of 4 passengers to run our tours

Animal Interaction

How does animal interaction work?
We follow strict guidelines when it comes to animals encounters. We aim to minimize our impact on the marine wildlife and help protect our delicate ecosystem while respectfully observing it.

Are animal sighting's guaranteed?
We cannot guarantee animal sightings due to variable ocean conditions and the fickle character of mother nauture. In that case a fun boat ride and reef snorkel will be the days highlights.