Humpback whale watching on Oahu is truly amazing and the experience of seeing them up close never gets old. Our season that Humpback whales migrate through the Hawaiian starts in December and goes through April. The Humpback whales spend the fall months coming down the west coast of the US mainland from Alaska into Mexico and cross over to Hawaii to give birth to calves and nurse their young here on the North Shore of Oahu until the time comes to complete the 6,000-mile round trip journey and head back to Alaska. While they’re here away from the predation of killer whales, great white sharks, and other irritants to give birth, they really seem to enjoy the Hawaiian, Pacific Ocean waters. Often seen slapping their giant pectoral fins, tails, poking their big heads out to get a closer look at us, and breaching clear out of the water is nothing short of breathtaking.
We have a ton of fun sharing this Oahu whale watching experience with you from the safety, shaded, dry and comfortable confines of our rigid inflatable bottom (RIB)boat. Banzai is such a perfect North shore tour boat to experience this from! Often times we can get into an area where we’re seeing a lot of whale activity and then shut the motor off and drift with them. This gives you the added experience of hearing them breathe and gives the whales a comfortable feeling of knowing we aren’t there to chase after them or harass them. We are there to see their beauty and grace. When doing this we have some mind-blowing experiences that will leave you absolutely 100% grateful that you decided to go on our guaranteed-to-see whale adventure on Banzai!
Humpback whales can reach up to 55 feet in length and weigh in at 30 tons! The calves are born in the 10-15 foot range and weigh in at 2,000 pounds. About 11,000 humpback whales migrate through the Hawaiian islands each year and the north shore of Oahu is by far the best place to view them as they really tend to concentrate close to the island in a predictable area that offers us the ability to guarantee that you’ll see them during the season on our adventure boat tour. All ages are welcome to join our private boat tour on this unforgettable experience. We can take up to 6 persons on this 1 hour plus North Shore whale watching experience!