Whale Watching Tours, Kailua-Kona
We were staying on the east cost near Hilo but most of the touristy things to do are on the west coat. That is a three hour drive.
Early one morning me made the drive to the Kona coast to join Captain John Sweeney on his whale watching tour.
When we arrived in Kona it was a beautiful sunshiny day. It had been raining on the east coast when we left.
We had an exciting 3 hour trip out in the bay looking for whales. We saw one whale breach on our way out. After about 15 minutes we saw a mother whale with her baby. They were being closely followed by 6 or so male whales trying to impress the mother.
It was definitely worth the drive to experience seeing the whales.
The 3 hour tour was $79.50 for adults plus I bought a t-shirt that they sell on the boat for $20.
Tours leave at 7 and 11am from Dec-April
There are different times in other months.