Experience the majesty of nature on a three-hour whale watching tour on the west end of the Big Island! Use the hydrophone and hear the whale songs.
Pelagic Wildlife Excursion
Boarding Location: Captain Zodiac
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 7-12
Big Island Wildlife Excursion
Whale season is never over for Captain Zodiac. Join us for a unique experience of a lifetime where we venture into the unknown! Enjoy a morning wildlife watching tour with our experienced Naturalist captains and crew, who share a passion & respect for the ocean and its inhabitants. Kona is one of the few unique coastlines in the world with numerous species of wildlife year-round. We have the opportunity to encounter 17 different resident whale & dolphin species, turtles, sharks, Hawaiian Monk seals, various species of birds and much more. Experience our military grade Zodiac Hurricanes – the same boats used by Navy seals as we explore the diverse habitat provided by Hawaii’s deep underwater geography, an ocean safari for the true adventure seeker!
We highly encourage our guests to bring cameras along not only for your own photographic experience but the opportunity to become a valuable contributor to citizen science along with Captain Zodiac. This excursion may include an off-the-beaten path snorkeling location so we highly recommend wearing swimsuits in case the opportunity arises to jump in the water. As this is a marine wildlife watching tour, we cannot guarantee encounters, however with the abundance of year round ocean residents, the chance of no sighting is low. There is a minimum of 6 passengers, if the minimum is not met on a specific day, we will move your reservation to another date. In the unlikely event that we are unable to run a trip due to weather conditions, minimum not met and inability to re-schedule, you will be fully refunded.
Our rafts can hold up to 16 passengers. We are able to accommodate larger groups as we have multiple rafts! Just give us a call to organize.