Everyone has their own reasons that they want to visit Oahu. For some it’s the chance to lounge on the beach with their toes in the sand and a good book in their hand. For others, the exciting outdoor activities are the biggest draw. The wildlife on and around Oahu is another feature that makes this such a popular destination. During your stay at our Oahu Hotel, set aside an afternoon to participate in a whale watching excursion. Here are a few reasons why you don’t want to miss this popular Thing to do on Oahu.
Wildlife is Better in the Wild
Sure you could visit an aquarium and see a whale, but seeing a whale in captivity isn’t nearly the same experience as seeing these beautiful creatures in the wild. You’ll watch them breach the water and frolic with their pods – just the way nature intended.
It’s a Chance to be on the Water
The waters surrounding Oahu are gorgeous and, no matter where you look, there is breathtaking scenery. A whale watch excursion is a great excuse to spend a few hours on the water, looking for whales and drinking in the beauty of Oahu.
No Whales? Come Back Again!
This Thing to do on Oahu gives you an excellent chance of seeing whales. If you don’t, however, most of the companies that offer the excursions will give you a free ticket to come back and try again. This is a good reason to schedule a whale watch in the first few days of your visit. That way, you’ll have time for a makeup jaunt if you don’t see any whales the first time.
When guests at our Oahu Hotel ask us for suggestions for family-friendly Oahu Activities, whale watch excursions are at the top of our list. This is a great way to spend a day with the family and make memories that will last a lifetime.
It’s 45 Tons of Fun!
How else will you have the chance to get this close to a majestic creature that weighs in at 45 tons? Even the more jaded of our visitors tend to be impressed when they see the massive creature breach the water and then go crashing back down. We can talk about how awe-inspiring it is, but you really have to see it to understand.
If you’re ready to book your whale watch excursion, you’ll find that there are several companies that offer this activity. Some of the popular whale watch cruises are offered by Star of Honolulu (800.955.4935) and Ocean Joy Cruises (866.955.4935.) You should reserve in advance as some excursions do sell out.
Planning a trip to Oahu? View the current list of Special Offers at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach or call 877.995.2638 to make your reservation!