Kohala Sail & Sea

A sunset whale watch may be just the thing to spark a little romance.

Capt. Steve Turner and his wife Jessica run Kohala Sail & Sea with an eye toward the romance of the open ocean. 

This Valentine’s Day will call some sailors and “sailhers” to the sea, with the added bonus that February is peak whale season in Hawaii. 

Catch the sleek 34-foot sloop Riva in Kawaihae South Harbor, a short drive from the Kohala Coast resorts, and down the hill from the ranching town of Waimea. 

Eco-friendly charters are available all day for a variety of passions, but we think the sunset whale watch may be just the ticket for this day. 

Opt to book a private charter (Riva can seat six), or make new friends any time of year.