Whale tail emerging from the ocean, with water droplets cascading off the tail and a scenic shoreline in the background

Kauai Whale Watching Tours

A Seasonal Guide to Humpback Whale Watching

Each year Kohola (the Hawaiian Humpback whale) swim from their Alaskan feeding grounds to the warm waters of Hawaii. The whales journey across vast oceans, navigating by instinct alone. Hawaii is their winter home, a place to play, to give birth and to start new generations. From December through April, all Capt Andy's sailing and raft tours offer an opportunity to view these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Peak months for Kauai whale watching are January through March. So, if it's your goal to view whales when visiting Kauai, make sure to plan accordingly


"My husband and I did the whale watching zodiac boat tour in March and had a blast! The captain and crew were amazing! We had so much fun, I came back in September with my sisters and did the longer Na Pali coast zodiac boat tour and had a great time. The captain, Chase, was so kind! He did great navigating the swells:) Victoria was so much fun! She ensured we all had a blast! The time spent on the beach was the perfect break. Victoria took us on a little tour of the beach and shared Hawaiian history, she was so animated and told the stories so well! The ride back to the dock was so much fun!"

— Susanne Atondo, Oct 2023google logo

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