Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $64 for a whale-watching tour for one with a multimedia CD of the trip ($129 value)
- $119 for a whale-watching tour for two with a multimedia CD of the trip ($258 value)
Aboard Island Divers Hawaii’s vessel, the Sea Fox, whale watchers gather to catch humpback whales traveling to the warm waters of Hawaii to give birth. During the approximately two-hour tour, participants are likely to see mother whales with their calves and other sea life, such as bottlenose dolphins, flying fish, and green sea turtles. In addition to viewing the whales, visitors get to listen to the whales underwater using a hydrophone. A CD packs a bounty of photos and video from the trip set to a soundtrack of whale songs, which also plays over the boat’s sound system during the tour. Tours take place at 4:30 p.m. from December 27 to April 16. Tours take place on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guests must check in before 4:15 p.m.
Island Divers Hawaii
Though he earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California San Diego, Matt Zimmerman decided to pursue his love of the ocean instead of science and move to Oahu. He founded Island Divers Hawaii there as a way to share his enthusiasm for scuba diving as well as the discoveries it can share, from intricate coral to schools of fish locked in a never-ending struggle for tenure. Zimmerman and his knowledgeable staff teach dive courses for curious students and lead boat charters that give divers the chance to test their new skills in pristine waters.