Hawaii Mom Blog: Atlantis Adventures' Majestic Whale Watching Experience




January 16, 2018

Atlantis Adventures' Majestic Whale Watching Experience

It's that time of year - whale-watching season!  I was fortunate to have been invited on the Majestic Whale Watching Experience with Atlantis Adventures.

Now through April 2, you can experience a whale watch cruise as well aboard the 150-foot Majestic.

Check-in is at Pier 6 at Aloha Tower.

The Majestic offers two air-conditioned decks with large, clear windows, as well as an open-air top deck.

You are free to move between decks as you please, with the exception of when an announcement is made to stay seated (e.g. when the Captain turns the boat).

Once onboard, we were given safety instructions, then enjoyed a deli-style lunch, which included rolls, meats, cheeses, pasta salad, fruits, chips, and cookies.

Water, coffee, and soft drinks were provided, and cocktails and other beverages were available for purchase.

As guests ate and we set out for the open ocean, an on-board naturalist discussed whale behavior and biology.

We headed out towards Diamond Head, and were treated to some spectacular views along the way.

Fortunately, we did see a whale (if the naturalist does not see a whale during the cruise, guests are given a complimentary return whale-watching cruise).  Unfortunately, I was way too slow with my camera to take a photo of it.  We saw a single whale do a round out/penduncle arch, and several minutes later that same whale spouted.  

We waited around for the whale to resurface again, but it didn't, so we eventually headed out towards the airport to see if we could spot more whales.  

We didn't see any other whales, but we still had a great time enjoying the views (and eating more cookies!).

Onboard you'll find live entertainment, educational displays, and books and toys for the little ones.

It was very windy on the day of our cruise, and there were times it was very difficult to walk around because of how rocky it was, but the Majestic uses Seakeeper technology to help with boat stability, so thankfully for the most part the cruise was steady (I am prone to motion sickness, but I took some ginger candy, and I was fine!).

We had a fantastic time aboard the Majestic!

Cost of the Whale Watching Experience Cruise is $87 for adults and $50.50 for children (ages 7-12). Children age 6 and under are free.

To coincide with their 30th anniversary, Atlantis Adventures is offering Hawaii residents $30 adult rates and $15 child rates for their daily whale watch cruises (valid January 1 through April 8, 2018).

For reservations and information, visit AtlantisAdventures.com or call (808) 973-1311.

Our cruise was sponsored.

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