During winter, Captain Don can get you up close and personal with the majestic Humpback Whales.




During the winter, between December and April, the Humpback Whales return to the Hawaiian Islands. After feeding in the plankton rich waters off Alaska, they pass the coldest part of the winter in our warm waters. The mature humpbacks grow to be about 52 feet long and weigh between 30 and 50 tons. For some very good information on Humpback Whales, you can go to this link on zoomdinosaurs.com.

WhaleNaPaliTourCaptain Don’s Sportfishing and Ocean Adventures provides Whale Watching tours all winter long. Aboard Captain Don’s boat, The Happy Ryder, you will cruise the tranquil waters of the South Shore, enjoying the spectacular views while searching for these massive yet gentle creatures. The whale’s location and movements are closely followed by all charter boats and the captains always keep each other informed of the best viewing locations. So when you go, you will get to see these giants as close as is safe and legally allowed. And once you see how huge these amazing creatures are, you will not want to get any closer. Book today for the memories of a lifetime.


Private Whale Watching Trips

Cost is per trip, 6 persons max.

  • 2-2 1/2 hour adventure for $350.

Shared Whale Watching Trips

4 people minimum.

  • Cost is per person is $75

 Prices do not include Hawaii State Sales Tax or Harbor Fees. Trips include drinks.