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Kauai Whale Watch Tours

Kauai Whale Watch Tours

We are expecting a great Whale Watching Season this year! The calves that were born last winter will be coming back to wean and the whole wonderful process will begin again! We always call the North Pacific Humpbacks that are born here “The Locals” and  these “Yearlings” have already traveled a minimum of 4000 miles with their Mama’s. They are usually the first to arrive in the islands.  Click here to book a Whale Watch Tour on Kauai. The Kauai Seariders Whale Watch Tour “Difference”: TWO DEPARTURE LOCATIONS: The 2016 “Sea Riders Whale Watch” tours  will be departing from both the South and West Shores this year! South Shore: (1) Kukuiula Boat Harbor in Poipu is perfect for our Snorkel/ Whale Watch which departs @ 7:45AM and 11:45 AM. Sunset Whale Watch departs @3:45 PM. West Side: (2)Kikiaola Boat Harbor in Waimea cruises “Whale Alley” off the airstrip on the West Side on our 6 passenger Coast Guard “Willard” for 2 hour charters during the day. DISCOUNTS We are offering a discount if booking on line or by phone – before December 20th, 2015.  Call (808) 332-RAFT (7238) for more information. A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Our Captains and Crew are dedicated to narration and answering questions on our Eco-Charter! Providing the BEST visions of the Whales that nature provides. On our Zodiac RHIB’s the whaless are not as spooked by the diesel engines as on catamarans. HEAR THE WHALES! Both vessels have underwater microphones (hydrophone) which enable us to listen to unique male Whale Songs. Every year the song varies or evolves. Can’t wait to hear this years’...
Whales Up Close & Personal

Whales Up Close & Personal

Hi Tara, My boyfriend Ryan and I went on one of your tours the week of Feb. 14th this year.  I have been on many whale watches and this one surpassed them all.  Having an experienced marine biologist guide makes a world of difference.  You are extremely knowledgeable and your passion for whales is infectious. If your goal is to experience whales up close and personal then this is the Kauai whale watching tour to go on. I hope you are doing well and I look forward to seeing you again next year!  Thank you for such an incredible experience! Molly...
Marine Mammal Survey

Marine Mammal Survey

This photo is of  mother and calf  Short-finned Pilot Whales, taken off of Lana’i. Kaua’i Sea Riders charters were left in the capable hands of Captain Rob and Crew Nick! I was fortunate to have a great opportunity as a Field Biologist on the 90′ vessel “Au’kele” as a Marine Mammal Observer. We covered a large area of ocean in the southern part of the Hawaiian Islands, including the sea mounts west of the Big Island. Basically the survey was conducted to locate as many marine mammals as possible and to quantify and observe behavior and collect data on rare odonticae (toothed whales) including the extremely endangered pseudorca (false killer whales) The survey was for HDR Consulting and the U.S. Navy. Great group of scientists from all over the country, with various experience and backgrounds. I have been busy with Sea Riders, my kids  and coral reef , monk seal research, so it was the first time in many years that I have been able to do this type of shipboard research. It was awesome to spend time with peers in the field of Marine Biology and pick their brains about the whales, dolphins and seals they have experienced throughout the world. At the same time sharing Hawai’i and applying stewardship, science and technology. I learned so much- Mahalo to all who made this survey...
It’s a Fluke!!

It’s a Fluke!!

The underside of a Whales’ Tail is unique to each individual, hence a modern way of tagging and counting the North Pacific Humpback Whales is done through digital photography.  Our Presidents Day Charter Passengers had a rare and close encounter and I would like to share these Humback whale visions from Alexa Boyes.  Mahalo...