– Starting Dec. 17, 2017, get up close and personal with spectacular humpback whales
on the Majestic, Atlantis’ state-of-the-art cruise vessel –
Who: Atlantis Cruises
What: Daily Whale Watch Lunch Cruises
When: Daily from December 17 through April 8, 2018
Lunch Cruise – 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Guests are required to check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled tour time.
Where: Atlantis Cruises departs from Pier 6, Aloha Tower Marketplace
Parking is available at Aloha Tower for a nominal fee, complimentary round-trip ground transportation from select locations in Waikiki is also offered.
Description: According to the Kolea, or Pacific golden plover, whale watching season is quickly approaching. Each year, Kolea birds migrate 3,000 miles to Hawaii from their nesting grounds in Alaska. Recently spotted in Hawaii, their arrival is typically an indication that thousands of humpback whales will soon make their journey from the chilly North Pacific to Hawaii’s warm waters to nurse their calves and breed before making the return trip home in the springtime.
This is one of the many interesting facts guests can learn while marveling at Hawaii’s spectacular humpback whales during Atlantis Cruises’ daily whale watch cruises on the 150-foot Majestic. In addition to the vessel’s Seakeeper technology providing boat stability and comfort for guests, Majestic offers two expansive air-conditioned decks lined with panoramic windows and high ceilings, as well as a huge open-air top deck for pristine whale watching outdoors.
Cost is $69.00 for adults and $40.00 for children (ages 7-12). Children age 6 and under are free. Kama’aina rates are also available for Hawaii residents with valid ID. The lunch cruise features a buffet including a selection of deli meats and cheeses, assorted breads, pasta salad, fresh seasonal fruits, desserts, and more. Complimentary coffee, hot tea, and soft drinks are also included. Juice and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
Each whale watch cruise features an on-board naturalist providing guests with insightful educational information about the whales’ behavior and biology. If the naturalist does not see a whale during the cruise, guests are given a complimentary return whale-watching cruise.
About Atlantis Adventures
Atlantis Adventures is Hawaii’s largest company offering ocean tour experiences. In addition to Atlantis Cruises, the company owns Atlantis Submarines, which offers daily submarine tours year-round off Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Lahaina on Maui, and Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. Atlantis Submarines operates the world’s most technologically advanced passenger submarines, being battery-powered and emitting no pollutants.
Atlantis Adventures is committed to being sustainable with its tour operations and a responsible steward of Hawaii’s marine environment. The Hawaii Ecotourism Association recognizes the company as a Certified Sustainable Tour Operator. For more information, visit atlantisadventures.com.