Let’s get this out of the way, right away. While there are numerous whale watching cruises and shark tours throughout Oahu, there is none better than Nani Kai Ocean Adventures. They may be new to the game but they came into it packing history. The business is owned and operated by none other Kala “Da Captain” Alexander. A renowned North Shore surfer and waterman, Kala and his crew have a respect for the ocean and its wondrous creatures unlike any other ocean tour operator on Oahu if not the Hawaiian Island chain. This is not some cash grab sightseeing tour. Instead, it’s a fully immersive and highly engaging experience, no matter which tour/cruise you book. They offer dedicated whale watching and shark tours, but you can also book a Sunrise Cruise, Mid-Day Cruise, and Sunset Cruise (2-hours each).
The 32-foot “Ocean Traveler” Lightning Power Catamaran departs from Haleiwa Harbor (North Shore) and cruises along some of the most iconic coastal spots off of the North Shore, including Ka’ena Point, Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach. View current availability at nanikaioceanadventures.com.
Even if you’re staying in Waikiki it’s worth the extra 45-minutes of highway time to book with Nani Kai Ocean Adventures. Nani Kai is No Ka ‘Oi (the best)!