From Kona airport, Waikoloa Beach Resorts, Mauna Lani, Hapuna, Mauna Kea Resorts: Head North on Highway 19 until the stop sign. Turn left on Highway 270 (Kawaihae Road) towards Kawaihae. Go down the hill, and you will see a green chain link fence and a small homemade sign on your left at the bottom of the hill saying South Harbor, make a left there at Gate 1 (you will see a lot of shipment containers and tall fencing). Make your very next left at Gate 13. Go down the road for a half mile over several speed bumps and you will see Kawaihae South Boat Ramp near the restroom facility. Park anywhere you see single cars parked – just avoid where the trucks with boat trailers park. Look for the white boat at the ramp that says Thresher on the side with a large whale decal on the side. If you don’t see the boat at the ramp, we should be in shortly, just coming in from a previous trip of whale watching.
From Waimea: Head down the hill (west) on Kawaihae Rd. Follow the directions above when you see the green chain link fence at the bottom of the hill.
From Hawi: Head south on highway 270. Make a left at the stop sign when you get to Kawaihae. Go past the shipping yards and big storage tanks on your right until you see Gate 1 before heading up the hill and make a right. Follow the directions above from Gate 1.