Hawai‘i Sailing & Whale Watching Tours Kohala Blue Kawaihae, Hawai‘i

Sail the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i with Kohala Blue. Enjoy private or share-boat whale-watching, sailing and sunset cruises aboard Riva, our 34-foot Islander sloop. We specialize in small group sailing tours for up to 6 passengers. We are conveniently located in Kawaihae South Harbor, and operate in the protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. We are mere minutes from the Kohala Coast resorts and Waikoloa, and an enjoyable scenic drive from Kailua-Kona. 

Eco-Friendly, Respecful Marine Life Watching

We are an ocean-loving, eco-friendly sailing company. We believe in treading lightly on our ocean environment while maximizing your enjoyment. We are committed to harassment-free tour practices to avoid disturbing the animals or their natural environment. Learn more about Kohala Blue

Respectful, Eco-Friendly Sailing Tours

Pure Sailing on the Kohala Coast

Feel the the power of the wind and the wonder of the ocean with Kohala Blue. Enjoy pure sailing and marine life watching aboard Riva, our comfortable proven bluewater cruising sailboat.

Cruise the serene Hawai‘i Kohala coastline while you watch for whales, dolphins and other marine life. The Big Island's Kohala Coast offers some of the best sailing, Humpbackwhale watching and dolphin watching in the Pacific Ocean with its breezy tradewinds and gentle seas. Experience what it’s like to be transported by nothing but Mother Nature’s wind energy, and feel your spirit soar as we glide along the water.

Image credits: Riva under sail courtesy of Ethan Tweedie Photography; whale breaching with Riva in background courtesy of Pamela Walton, green sea turtle with yellow tang courtesy of John Coney; whale breaching courtesy of  Michael Faughn.Video courtesy of Arnaud Miller

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