Tour Information and Prices


HERE ARE SOME CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SELECTING YOUR WHALE WATCH ADVENTURE

THE CAPTAIN - DAN MCSWEENEY HAS 45+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH WHALES. 

1) ENRICHMENT:  Captain Dan is on every trip.  He personally drives and narrates each voyage into whale sanctuary waters when conditions permit. However, good whales can be found ANYWHERE in the ocean!  Dan knows where they frequent & how to spot them.

2) EXPERIENCE:  As in your profession, experience and passion are important for success…especially with wild whales! 

3) BETTER VIEWING:  Better chance to get good looks at whales and obtain quality photographs when you go with someone who has spent a lifetime around whales and knows their habits!                       Can it matter…YOU BET!                                                                                                

4) MORE TIME WITH WHALES:  THREE full hour trips compared to TWO hours. Whales are constantly moving around and can be found anywhere.  Dan finds the good ones to watch!

5) BEHAVIORS:  Captain Dan's trips provide more possible viewing time and increased chances of seeing humpback whales' fascinating behaviors, such as breaching, tail-slapping and maybe even hearing them singing!

6) SCIENCE:  As a research scientist, Dan McSweeney has been studying whales for 45 years and often knows which whales will provide optimal viewing for his guests.

7) FUN LEARNING ADVENTURES:  Learn from Dan's expertise as he shares his first hand experiences with whales and dolphins in the wild.

8) If THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SELECTED DAN……SHOULDN'T YOU?


THE BOAT - "LADY ANN" IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR WHALE WATCHING IN HAWAIIAN WATERS

1) 40' - 2 deck boat.  Stable boat for guests concerned about safety and motion issues. Medium passenger capacity for comfort!

2) Elevated decks for viewing of the whales and photography. Sun and partially shaded areas.

3) Cushioned seats with padded backrests on every seat.

4) Real/substantial boat - not an inflatable rubber boat.

5) Less impact on your back and neck.

6) Two private stand-up restrooms (no port-a-potty or bucket).

7) Railings for your safety throughout the boat.

8) Complimentary whale photo, snacks and cool drinks delivered to your seat by our friendly,  courteous and knowledgeable crew.

9) PA systems with speakers so everyone can hear Dan’s narration and learn about your whales from an expert.

10) Room to move around the outside walkways and to front of boat (conditions permitting).  

We are now accepting reservations for our 2019 season.

If you can’t find an available reservation on your day of preference, please email us at konawhales@ilovewhales.com or call 808-322-0028

Adult price is $120 per person including tax.

Child price is $110 per person. Included in the “children” category are infants and children (up to age 11) weighing 90 lbs or less (call us for exceptions for infant rates on selected trips).

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CHECK OUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ACTIVITIES (reccomendations that aren’t biased with commissions) BY GOING TO IMPARTIAL/OBJECTIVE  TRAVEL GUIDES (i.e. Big Island Revealed, Lonely Planet, Fodors, etc.) AND ALSO VISIT TRAVEL SITES LIKE TRIP ADVISOR, YELP, ETC. BEFORE DECIDING ON YOUR ACTIVITY

Awesome Whale Watching trip -

Reviewed by Louise J on Jan 17, 2019

This trip is a must, incredibly professional, educational and wonderful opportunity to see whales in their own environment. The trip from beginning to end, could not be faulted. Captain Dan McSweeney loves what he does, is very informative in a pleasant manner, staff are all courteous and the little add ons, fresh fruit, juices and face towels were very much appreciated. One of the best trips we have ever done. Don't hesitate, book it you will not be disappointed