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Watch the Humpbacks


Half–day experience with the Humpback Whales in their winter birthing  sanctuary along the Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawai‘i.


There is nothing more thrilling than being with Dolphin Essence in the company of whales and watching the magnificent humpbacks displaying their incredible mating behaviors of breaching, pectoral fin and fluke slaps, tail lobs, lunging, bubble trails and heat runs. We are also privy to sightings of this seasons very curious new born calves exploring their new ocean home. Absolutely precious!

After a satisfying swim with the dolphins with a small group of six passengers, our pod of whale magnets heads out for an up close whale watch with the humpback whales (from January until April).

As we witness them at close quarters, our state of the art hydrophone bathes us in their famous song as they serenade the seas with their exotic hymns. Get your Go Pros ready as they may swim under the boat!

Captain John has taken groups to Tonga and the Dominican Republic over the last 20 years to swim with the humpback whales there, and is known to be a “whale whisperer” too.

Join us to call them in.

TIME: 8:15am–noon


Please note: Humpback Whales are free to do what they want when they want, and for this reason we cannot absolutely guarantee that we will see them.

All will have a wonderful time!

Honokohau Harbor:

74-425 Kealakehe Pkwy

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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