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Hilo Hawaii Whale Watching Tours
Hilo Hawaii Whale Watching Tours

Hilo Hawaii Whale Watching Tours

Hilo Hawaii Whale Watching Tours

Hilo Whale Watching season in Hawaii is from December – May.

8:00 am, 10:00 am, 3:00 pm  | Daily trips departing Wailoa Harbor in Hilo, Hawaii.

Guaranteed sightings on every Hawaii whale watch tour or you come again FREE.

One of the best things to do in Hilo is to take a Whale Watching Tour to see whales in Hilo Bay.  The calm protected waters of Hilo Bay are frequented by Hawaii Humpback Whales and are ideal for a family friendly Big Island Whale Watching adventure. 

We regularly enjoy one-on-one whale encounters and see many types of behavior during this important winter migration/mating time. You can expect to experience breaching, fluking, tail slaps, baby humpbacks (calves), and competition pods. Listen to the haunting Whale Songs via Hydrophones in stereo sound.

  • Schedule: Daily, 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 3:00 pm
  • Tour Rating: Bring the whole family! All ages welcome with easy dock access from the catwalk.
  • We Provide: Whale Watching Tours includes healthy fresh island fruits, Hilo coffee, juices, baked delights.
  • Prices: $99 – Adults; $49.50 Kids (4-12); Under 4 – FREE
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 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Dawn Patrol

$99 – Adults; $49.50 Kids (4-12); Under 4 – FREE
Nibble on banana bread, juices, granola bars & snacks

⇒ Dawn Patrol waters are generally the calmest of the day offering the BEST time to see Whales!

10:00 am – Noon – Brunch

$99 – Adults; $49.50 Kids (4-12); Under 4 – FREE
Nibble on banana bread, juices, granola bars & snacks

⇒ Prime time to shoot Humpback Whale pictures due to best light!

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Sunset Cruise

$99 – Adults; $49.50 Kids (4-12); Under 4 – FREE
Delicious local style pupu’s served with cold island beverages.

⇒ Sunset Whale Watching in Hilo Bay, gaze into the Hawaiian sunset, indulge on local style pupu’s (appetizers)!!

Hilo Hawaii Whale Watching Tours
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East Hawaii Whale Watching Tours in Hilo, Big Island

Licensed captains and Knowledgeable Crew ensure you a #1 Whale Watching Tour on the Big Island
Located in the heart of Hilo near Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Naniloa Hotel, Seaside Hotel, Uncle Billy’s and Hilo B& B’s. Plenty of Free parking right where you board the boat.

2014 custom built luxurious 40-foot 49 passenger “Lavaone” high speed catamaran
Comfy covered seating, 2 restrooms on-board, 8 speaker surround sound, US Coast Guard inspected.

To protect whales for future generations Lava Ocean Tours adheres to Federal regulations regarding safe and legal viewing of Humpback Whales. It is company policy and Federal rule to not approach whales within 100 yards. In 1992 Congress created the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to protect humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai‘i.