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’...
KAUA’I WHALE WATCHING

KAUA’I WHALE WATCHING

  Humpback Whales are back and surface active! Since Na Pali is experiencing large surf, Sea Riders is running daily off calm and sunny Po’ipu! Come join us for our 2 hour Pre-Sunset Whale Watch -OR- our South Shore Snorkel with Sea Turtles and Whale Watching. Hydrophone enhances viewing by listening to the unique male whale Song of 2015! Gift Certificates now available for all...
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...
Kauai Whale Watching & Snorkeling Tour Reviews

Kauai Whale Watching & Snorkeling Tour Reviews

As the whales wave goodbye and leave to go to their northern feeding grounds, I would like to take the time to thank all the passengers that made this 2009-2010 Whale Season, such a success! Kaua’i Sea Riders can’t accomplish the Research without the Outreach ! Mahalo! Here’s a sampling of the comments we received this season… “Dear Tara, thank you so much for this breathtaking experience. You and your friends, the whales, touched our heart. We will remember this special moment for our whole life. You are really a “Whale Whisperer”! –Bettina and Herwig from Austria “Thank you for your precious information about whales and your excellent support around our whale-research for the Austrian magazine “Maxima”! Now we have the best facts and pictures we could get!” –Bettina (author) and Herwig (photographer) “No better weather on the planet and epic fish and turtles- memories for a lifetime – Thankyou!!!” — Rich and Family, NY, NY “Capt. Tara & Team – I want to thank you for the wonderful experience of snorkeling with you for three days this past week. While my husband was in meetings and I was snorkeling he took great comfort in knowing I was safe during my adventure with the Kauai Sea Riders.  He looked forward to hearing what I learned from Capt. Tara and saw during the morning snorkel adventure.   Thank you again.” — Anastasha Lynn, Tucson, AZ “Thanks so much. We had an absolutely fantastic time. Your expertise and the attitude of your crew made the trip most memorable. We are now home and we will highly recommend you to others who come...