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Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures

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Address: Kealakehe Parkway & Queen Kaahumanu Highway, Honokohau Harbor, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-322-0028
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Ocean tours to learn about humpback whales and see them close up off the...

Ocean tours to learn about humpback whales and see them close up off the Kona Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, personally guided by veteran whale researcher Captain Dan McSweeney.

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This was a pleasant humpback whale sight seeing trip. Captain Dan himself was at the wheel while telling us tales and stories of he's experiences, he's young assistants managed a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant humpback whale sight seeing trip. Captain Dan himself was at the wheel while telling us tales and stories of he's experiences, he's young assistants managed a fantastic service on the boat and made our journey very pleasant. I will definitely recommend to use they're services and they're knowledge.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

My wife and I took this tour 13 years ago and Captain Dan promised us we would see whales. We didn't. We did see some dolphins. We did receive a certificate for a free tour if we decide to do this again. We decided to take him up on it. Again we didn't see any whales. In fact, we didn't... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is the second time we've been on Captain Dan's whale watching tours. First time was 10 years ago! He is still the same caring person for whales as he was 10 years ago. He is very deliberate in where he takes you out on the boat. He knows the patterns for whales and what types might be in the... More 

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St. Albert, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Captain Dan and his crew provide the best way to see and learn about whales when you are visiting in Kailua Kona. Lots of information from the point of view of a researcher who has been studying whales and their behaviour for 40+ years. He and his crew are very professional and attentive, and extremely knowledgeable. Support ongoing whale research... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I went with my 8 year old daughter, and she got very sick, but Anita (crew member) took such good care of us that she had recovered in time to see dolphins at the end of the tour. All the other passengers were great, and Captain Dan was a very knowledgeable and entertaining narrator. He kind of reminded me of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Captain Dan and his crew were first class all the way. Dan has been doing this for 40 years and is an industry leader in whale conservation. No one can possible know the Big Island waters more than him. We followed a couple humpbacks for several miles and saw one other. I recommend the morning charter if you want to... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

You hope to see whales, and we did. But it would have been worth it even if we hadn't simply as a great introduction to riding a boat in the Pacific Ocean (our first time). Captain McSweeney and his crew are welcoming, extremely knowledgeable, patient, and just plain nice people. The Captain's commitment to whale research for over 40 decades... More 

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great whale watching tour, always leaded by Dan Mc Sweeney himself with great informations. Highly recommanded. Great sight of Pilot whales during our tour.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Had a beautiful day of whale watching. We saw many humpbacks. Wow such beautiful creatures!! Captain Dan was so knowledgeable and we learned so much. Would recommend this to anyone.

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PIttsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This was so worth the price! Captain Dan is awesome! He is such a gentleman, helps you on and off the book. He has a great soothing voice and really makes sure you get that picture! Also, his crew is awesome! Anita and Matt really made the trip enjoyable. Matt spent some time talking to me about the whales in... More 

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