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Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales

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Combine a sunset cruise with whale watching while on the Big Island. Cruise on a spacious sailing or power catamaran off the Kohala Coast, and relax with drinks and snacks on a bench or a netted trampoline. Look for both humpback whales and the green flash as the sun sets below the horizon. Listen to whale songs with the underwater hydrophone and learn more about whales from the onboard naturalist.
  • Sunset whale watching cruise off the Kohala Coast of Hawaii
  • Enjoy coastal views of the Big Island while you sail
  • Learn more about whale behavior from a naturalist
  • Snack and unlimited beverages and alcoholic drinks provided, or BYOB
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Unlimited soft drinks and tropical juices, beers and wine
Live commentary on board
Professional crew
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  • 69-275 Waikōloa Beach Dr , 69-275 Waikōloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

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  • Kawaihae , Kawaihae, HI 96743, USA

    Cruise departs from different locations on different days. We'll send directions via Viator messaging or you can call us (kindly check your voucher for the contact details).

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Ocean Sports
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    See all safety measures taken by Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Pau Hana Sunset Cruise with the Whales.

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    star-5
    Great crew and captain...
    Scott_V
    , Feb 2022
    Great crew and captain and plenty of drinks, snacks and whales. Crew went out of their way to make it a great time.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by our crew. We know that there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
    star-5
    Awesome cruise!
    Larry_M
    , Feb 2022
    Meeting great people. Crew very friendly & acomadating. Also celebrating our 61 wedding anniversary Beautiful sunset also saw several whales. Made it the best!
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by our crew, AND got to see Humpbacks and that wonderful Kohala Coast sunset. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you allowed us to be part of your special day. Mahalo and Happy Anniversary!
    star-5
    Sunset whale watching
    Smadar_A
    , Feb 2022
    Great communication during booking , the boat was clean service great , they delivered what promised . And we got to see 4 whales and beautiful sunset .
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your experiences with us. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our land and boat crew. Most importantly though, we're happy you got to see Humpbacks and the sunset on the Kohala Coast! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou
    star-5
    Excellent whale watching
    valerie_c
    , Jan 2022
    Got to see momma whale with baby playing. Beautiful sunset. Lots of pictures and video. Strongly recommend
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy you enjoyed the sunset and got to see those whales! We know there are a lot of activity providers on the Big Island and we're honored to have earned your recommendation. Mahalo and a hui hou
    star-5
    Great overall experience!
    Joshua_M
    , Dec 2021
    The crew was very nice, informative and helpful. They interacted well with our family and we’re very kind/accommodating to our 3 girls. Drinks were a combination of specialty drinks made on the boat and soda/water. The snacks consisted of chips and nuts. We got to see several whales breach the water. Sunset was blocked by some clouds but still beautiful.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the trip and the service and information provided by our crew.. We know that there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we really appreciate that you chose to join us aboard. Mahalo and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
    star-5
    Beautiful sunset cruise!
    Isabelle_N
    , Dec 2021
    Beautiful boat with just the right amount of people on it. Staff were super nice and brought out drinks and snacks to guests throughout the whole ride. We saw a couple whale’s tails but mostly enjoyed the sunset, beautiful views and new friends! Would definitely recommend this company.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the service provided by our crew. We know there are a lot of activity providers on the island and we're both honored that you chose to join us aboard and that you'd choose to recommend us. Mahalo and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
    star-5
    Great sunset cruise
    Matt_W
    , Apr 2021
    Staff and crew were fantastic, and took great care of us all night. Great sunset cruise. Would recommend!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for providing feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew. We know that the decision to participate in activities right now is a challenging one to make and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us...and we really appreciate the recommendation! Mahalo and a hui hou
    star-5
    Excellent, fun experience!
    Scott_P
    , Apr 2021
    Wonderful. We really, really enjoyed this so much! The crew was lovely and we really enjoyed chatting with them, and they were very knowledgeable. Our kids loved the snacks and we enjoyed the open bar. A great evening, we will come again!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the cruise, the onboard amenities, and your interactions with our crew. We know that the decision to participate in activities right now is a challenging one to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us! Mahalo and a hui hou!
    star-5
    We had an amazing time on...
    Jill_M
    , Mar 2021
    We had an amazing time on our whale watching cruise. Staff was on time and following all covid guidelines. Captains were informative and bartenders were attentive and fun.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by our crew. We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be a challenging one to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. Mahalo and a hui hou!
    star-5
    Can't loose on this sunset cruise
    Lori_G
    , Mar 2021
    Our group had a great time on this cruise. It paired exactly what we needed, a chill vibe with the right amount of mai tai's, whales and a very knowledgeble Captain Sam.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your Ocean Sports Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, and your interactions with Captain Sam and the whales! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be a challenging one, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us! Mahalo and a hui hou
    star-5
    Above and Beyond!
    Paige_S
    , Mar 2021
    Judy and the crew were fabulous. They went above and beyond to accommodate my group of 5. We were unable to secure rideshare or a taxi as nothing was available to take us to the meeting spot for the tour. Instead of giving up on it and refunding us, Judy arranged a ride for us. We were thrilled. Onboard the cruise, the service was phenomenal. Snacks and beverages were ample. We can't thank Judy enough for making this happen for us!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by our boat crew and our land staff (we're lucky that each and every one of them --especially Judi -- chooses to work with us)! We know that the decision to participate in activities right now can be a challenging one to make, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo
    star-5
    Leno the captain is amazing!
    Alex_I
    , Mar 2021
    Got to see some sweet whales and a beautiful sunset from the boat open bar and stacks were great would definitely book again A+
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our Captain. We know that choosing to participate in activities right now can be a challenging decision, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. We hope we'll get to share more adventures with the next time you're in our neighborhood! Mahalo
    star-5
    5/5Stars
    Jennifer_H
    , Mar 2021
    We had a great time with Captain Adam and crew! They were so hospitable and knowledgeable! We can’t wait to sail with them again!!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by the crew. We know that making the decision to participate in activities right now can be challenging, and we really appreciate that you chose to join us aboard. We look forward to sharing more adventures with the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo
    star-5
    Loved our whale tour experience
    Sheryl_P
    , Feb 2021
    Crew was wonderful! Comfortable accommodations. We were able to see many whales!! Stunning sunset! Highly recommend this tour
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the sunset, the whales, and the service provided by the crew. We know that making the choice to participate in activities right now can be challenging, and we're honored you chose to join us aboard. We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you the next time you're in our neighborhood. Mahalo
    star-5
    Beautiful and fun!
    Casey_W
    , Feb 2021
    Parking was a little confusing. We were not able to bring a stroller. If you are nervous about having a mobile young child on a boat this boat probably is not the best option. We had an amazing crew that was very kind and helpful. We saw a lot of whales and had a great time!
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that despite the parking confusion, you enjoyed the trip and the service provided by your crew. We know that the decision to participate in activities right now is challenging, and we're honored you chose to spend part of your day with us. We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you and your family! Mahalo
    star-4
    Great job
    Wayne_S
    , Mar 2020
    They did a great job. Only thing we would fix would be to turn up music a little and put the sail up like the picture.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip despite the lack of sailing and low music volume. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo and a hui hou kakou!
    star-5
    Whale watching
    Rob_N
    , Feb 2020
    Fabulous. Only complaint is that it was advertised as a sailboat. That’s the reason we chose it. I was pretty disappointed that it was not a sailboat. I love sailing. But the whales and great captain/crew made up for it.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're happy to read that you enjoyed your interactions with our Captain and Crew, and got a chance to see all those Humpbacks. Ocean Sports operates 2 sailing catamarans and 1 power catamaran. During our Whale Watch Season (Dec. 1 - April 15), due to guest request, we often prioritize whale watching over sailing even if departing for the cruise on one of our sailing catamarans (it's virtually impossible to "stop" to watch whales while under sail). We apologize that you didn't get a chance to sail (if you were scheduled to join us on one of the sailing catamarans), and we're honored you chose to recommend us with "5 stars". We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood". Mahalo
    star-5
    Whale watching success
    mcginnjoni
    , Jan 2020
    We had a blast. The crew were very involved and helpful with answering any questions we had. They kept the vibe lively and the drinks flowing. We saw several whales during our tour, some very early on. I would definitely do this tour again.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, the beverages, your interactions with the crew, and most importantly, got to see the Humpbacks! We hope we will got to share another adventure with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo
    star-5
    Incredible cruise experience!
    misshenshaw
    , Jan 2020
    Hands down one of the best parts of our trip to the Big Island. The boat captains and staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive throughout the evening and really took care of the guests making every person feel welcome. The (unlimited) drinks and snacks were great. We sat back, relaxed, enjoyed the views and even saw several whales on our sunset cruise. We highly recommend this cruise for anyone looking for something extra to make their trip memorable.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Pau Hana Sunset Cruise We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, your interactions with our crew, the unlimited complimentary beverages from our tropical bar...and most importantly, got to see Humpbacks and a beautiful sun set. As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word-of-mouth recommendations, and we're honored to have earned yours. We look forward to sharing more adventures with you the next time you're in "our neighborhood"! Mahalo

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