Whale watching tours are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that allow you to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. If you already booked this tour for yourself and friends, knowing what to bring will help you make the most of this adventure.
What to Pack for a Whale Watching Tour
1. Sun Protection
Apply sunscreen before getting on the boat. Dealing with sunburn or poisoning will put a damper on your experience. Invest in eco-friendly sunscreen free of chemicals that hurt coral and marine species. To further protect your skin, don a hat and long sleeves. Don’t forget sunglasses to shield your eyes and ensure a clear view of the whales.
Whether you use your smartphone camera or a DSLR, photographs are the best way to capture this incredible experience. If you bring an expensive camera, don’t forget to include a wrist or neck strap as the boat might rock and cause you to lose your balance. Charge the battery the night before and bring an extra memory card just in case.
3. Water & Snacks
Whale watching tours might last one to two hours. To reduce the risk of heat exhaustion, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. In addition to packing a few bottles of water, bring snacks to settle your stomach.
If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii and want to book a whale watching tour, contact the team at EO Waianae Tours. This family-owned and -operated tour company offers a wide selection of excursions off of Oahu’s west coast. From dolphin and whale watching tours to snorkeling and boat rides, there’s no shortage of fun ways to explore the sea in this beautiful region. Plus, they provide snorkeling gear, lunch, snacks, and beverages on their tours. Call (808) 699-5910 to inquire about group and kama‘aina discounts, or book an excursion online.