Best whale watching in O‘ahu

Check out the top whale watching in O‘ahu, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Makapu‘u Point
1. Makapu‘u Point
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7 local reviews
Makapu‘u Point
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Thomas
Excellent hike w big views, on a clear day you can see Molokai and Maui. Paved path works for a steep bike…
J
Lighthouse trail hike, large sandy beach great for bodysurfing and bodyboarding, and whale watching in the…
Shiori
Great spot for hiking and whale watching during winter. Make sure to take your camera.
1. Makapu‘u Point
1. Makapu‘u Point
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7 local reviews
Makapu‘u Point
Thomas
Thomas
Excellent hike w big views, on a clear day you can see Molokai and Maui. Paved path works for a steep bike ride as well. Great spot for…
J
J
Lighthouse trail hike, large sandy beach great for bodysurfing and bodyboarding, and whale watching in the winter. Great hike to do at…
Shiori
Shiori
Great spot for hiking and whale watching during winter. Make sure to take your camera.
2. Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
2. Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
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17 local reviews
Makapuu Lighthouse Road, Honolulu
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Janie
Great paved road hike with ocean views. Whale watching is popular here also.
Popular for whale watching with scenic vistas of Oahu.
2. Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
2. Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
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17 local reviews
Makapuu Lighthouse Road, Honolulu
Janie
Janie
Great paved road hike with ocean views. Whale watching is popular here also.
Ashley
Popular for whale watching with scenic vistas of Oahu.
3. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
3. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
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7 local reviews
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Completely paved all the way up, this trail is easy, if a bit exposed and hot. From the top you can see Lanai,…
David
Natural hiking area with a paved trail, ocean views and whale watching.
Popular for whale watching with scenic vistas of Oahu.
3. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
3. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
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7 local reviews
Summer
Summer
Completely paved all the way up, this trail is easy, if a bit exposed and hot. From the top you can see Lanai, molokai and Maui on a clear…
David
David
Natural hiking area with a paved trail, ocean views and whale watching.
Ashley
Popular for whale watching with scenic vistas of Oahu.
4. Waianae Boat Harbor
4. Waianae Boat Harbor
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5 local reviews
85-471 Farrington Highway, Waianae
+1 808-697-7095
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Donald
Dolphin tours, snorkel tours, fishing charters, scuba, sunset cruises, whale watching in winter
Scott
Fishing charters, Dolphin and Whale Watching tours
4. Waianae Boat Harbor
4. Waianae Boat Harbor
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5 local reviews
85-471 Farrington Highway, Waianae
+1 808-697-7095
Donald
Donald
Dolphin tours, snorkel tours, fishing charters, scuba, sunset cruises, whale watching in winter
Scott
Scott
Fishing charters, Dolphin and Whale Watching tours
5. Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline
5. Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline
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4 local reviews
8751-9057 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu
Open · Closes 6:45 PM
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Gene
Nice paved easy hike to Makapu'u Lighthouse from the Ka Iwi Trail parking area. Great for whale watching in…
5. Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline
5. Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline
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4 local reviews
8751-9057 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu
Open · Closes 6:45 PM
Gene
Gene
Nice paved easy hike to Makapu'u Lighthouse from the Ka Iwi Trail parking area. Great for whale watching in the winter time.
6. Makapuu Lighthouse Rd
6. Makapuu Lighthouse Rd
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15 local reviews
Makapuu Lighthouse Rd, Waimanalo
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Seleena
Another short hike that I never tire of! The best time to go is during whale watching season! On a clear day,…
Ana
Nice hike to the lighthouse and whale watching. See Molokai on a clear day.
6. Makapuu Lighthouse Rd
6. Makapuu Lighthouse Rd
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15 local reviews
Makapuu Lighthouse Rd, Waimanalo
Seleena
Seleena
Another short hike that I never tire of! The best time to go is during whale watching season! On a clear day, you can see two neighbor…
Ana
Ana
Nice hike to the lighthouse and whale watching. See Molokai on a clear day.
7. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
7. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
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26 local reviews
Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail, Waimanalo
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David
Amazing View Atop. 45 Minute Hike. Great Whale Watching In Season.
ToDD
Great view, easy hike, blow hole and whale watching
7. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
7. Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
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26 local reviews
Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail, Waimanalo
David
David
Amazing View Atop. 45 Minute Hike. Great Whale Watching In Season.
ToDD
ToDD
Great view, easy hike, blow hole and whale watching
8. Ko Olina Marina
8. Ko Olina Marina
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6 local reviews
92-100 Waipahe Place, Kapolei
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 808-679-1050
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Robert
Great place to get snorkel tours, sunset catamaran tours, fishing tours, whale watching tours!
8. Ko Olina Marina
8. Ko Olina Marina
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6 local reviews
92-100 Waipahe Place, Kapolei
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+1 808-679-1050
Robert
Robert
Great place to get snorkel tours, sunset catamaran tours, fishing tours, whale watching tours!