Kohala Coast Sailing & Whalewatch Tours
Sail with Captain Steve and Kohala Blue aboard the sailboat Riva.
Close to all the Kohala Coast resorts, Mauna Lani, Waikoloa and Kailua-Kona
We are based in the new Kawaihae South harbor, only minutes away from the Kohala Coasts resorts of Mauna Kea, Hapuna, Fairmont Orchid, Mauna Lani, Waikoloa, and Mauna Lani, and an enjoyable scenic drive from Kailua-Kona. Kawaihae is ideally positioned on the Kohala Coast with beautiful coastlines, healthy reefs and prime whale watching waters.
Eco-Friendly, Respectful Hawai'i Boat Tours
Our 34-foot sailboat Riva harnesses the Kohala tradewinds whenever possible during our sailing and whale watch tours. When we do use the super quiet, fuel efficient engine, we burn far less fuel than any other boat: only a ¼ gallon an hour. Riva is very quiet under sail, and with the engine off, you can hear the humpbacks exhale or “blow,” and listen to their famous singing. This isn’t typical on most boats. Quiet is a very important factor for an excellent whale and dolphin watch. Even when our relatively quiet engine is running, you can still hear them.