Water activity

Eleele: Humpback Whale Watching Raft Tour in Kauai

Eleele: Humpback Whale Watching Raft Tour in Kauai

From US$ 128.18 per person

Get up close with humpback whales on this whale-watching raft tour from Eleele, with snacks and juice included. Hear the whales with a hydrophone and learn about their behavior from a naturalist guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience the sights and sounds of the magnificent humpback whale from a raft
  • Cruise on the calm waters of Kauai’s southwest shore on the Kauai Voyager
  • Watch the gentle giants swim, breach, and play in the warm waters of Hawaii
  • Hear the whales communicate with 3 types of sounds through a hydrophone
  • Learn more about the whale actions you witness from your naturalist guide
Full description

Spend an afternoon observing humpback whales from a raft on a guided excursion from Eleele. Soak in the beauty of Kauai’s south shore while munching on light snacks and cold drinks onboard. Watch as the whales breach, spray, and tail slap. Listen to their songs through a state-of-the-art hydrophone.

Hear groups or pods of whales socialize and communicate with each other through clicks, whistles, and pulses in distinct patterns that form the humpback song through a hydrophone. Learn how each sound serves a unique purpose as they navigate the waters, feed, and breed with each other. 

From November to March, more than 10,000 humpback whales migrate to the Hawaiian Islands each year in search of a warmer climate, which makes it Kauai‘s peak whale watching season. This is also when these whales nurse their offspring, so keep an eye out for newborn whale calves learning how to play.

  • Whale-watching tour
  • Naturalist guide
  • Light snacks
  • Juice and water
  • Dry bag
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with motion sickness

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Meeting point

Meet at Captain J's Kauai Offshore Adventures office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Flip-flops

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Wear shoes that can be easily removed and left in the dock bin
  • Expect to get wet on this tour

Product ID: 428697