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Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure

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Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Bucket List Item Checked Off - Whale Watching

This is a fantastic whale watching cruise! We had about 10 sightings, including several of mother/calf pairs. Especially good for end of the season. The crew (Jeff, Greg and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heather L
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic whale watching cruise! We had about 10 sightings, including several of mother/calf pairs. Especially good for end of the season. The crew (Jeff, Greg and Darrin) are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Greg, the naturalist, had a ton of great information and answered every question. The catamaran is comfortable and the captain did a great job of... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you got to see so many Humpbacks during your late season cruise, and we appreciate your comments about our crew and the cruise. As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily... More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were about 15 of us on the Sea Smoke, a catamaran operated by Ocean Sports out of Waikoloa. The crew were great. Lots of information about whales, migration, habitat and just general facts about Hawaii. We had a calm journey down the coast for about 1.5 hours before one of us saw a whale breaching in the distance. The... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the information provided by the crew, and the on-board amenities. But we're most happy to read that you got to see some Humpbacks so late in the season...and the close encounter with the Mom... More 

Monument, Colorado
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew did a great job, from getting on the boat to helping during the trip, finding whales, etc. The naturalist (Greg) did a great job answering questions and explaining about whales. Good sense of humor and knowledgable. It was near the end of the whale season and we found two mother/calf pairs - able to watch them over a... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the interpretation provided by our naturalist, Greg, and most importantly, got to see some Humpbacks! Our Whale Watch season runs from December 1st through April 15th, so we won't... More 

Saratoga Springs, Utah
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your better off watching the whales with binoculars from shore then taking this trip! A lot of fluff driving around on the ocean listening to information about the whales and getting to know the ships crew members but never really seeing any whales closer than over a half mile away and no attempt by the captain or crew to get... More 

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Thank Dwight G
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're sorry you didn't enjoy the cruise. We're proud to follow all federal regulations protecting the Humpback Whales, and, as you pointed out in your review, we're careful not to approach the whales closer than 100 yards, or maneuver our vessels in ways that... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend Ocean Sports to anyone looking for a fun, safe whale watch adventure run by a professional operation. Their website says you're guaranteed to spot a humpback or you can ride again. I can't imagine they have to honor that promise as the crew seemed very knowledgeable and quickly spotted three humpbacks that we tracked for the... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback about your Ocean Sports Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the boat, the attentiveness of our staff, and got to see some Humpbacks. We also appreciate your comments about our cruises being family-oriented. We truly try to provide a great... More 

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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my two daughters ages 8 & 12 on the whale watch & snorkel trip and we had a terrific time out on the water. Within a few minutes of setting off, whale sightings were frequent and thrilling. Our end of the whale season outing meant lots of mothers and their babies. Snorkeling just off a black sand beach... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking time time to review your Ocean Sports Snorkel and Whale Watch Adventure Cruise for the Trip Advisor Community (and us). We're so happy to read that you and your keiki enjoyed the snorkeling, the whale watching, and the sailing. We know there are a lot of activities to choose from on the Big Island, and we're... More 

Lima, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for a snorkel trip with added whale watch... good time, friendly and knowledgeable staff..went to two snorkel sights seen a lot of colorful fish and turtles.. then went on a little cruise and found some whales..

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Thank Kim G
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for reviewing your Ocean Sports Snorkel and Whale Watch Adventure Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and your interactions with our crew, and most importantly, got to see a wide variety of marine life! We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you next time you're on the Big Island. Mahalo and... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing! Within minutes of setting out, we spotted a humpback whale breeching! And then had several more sightings - one of a whale from tip to tail (fluke). I will never forget this experience! Later, a pod of spinner dolphins swam along side the boat, leaping and spinning right next to us! And as we headed back to shore, two... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and found our crew to be fun and informative. But most of all, we're happy that you got to see Humpbacks, Dolphins and Turtles!! As a locally owned and operated company on the... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience, the crew was very helpful and informative. We saw at least ten whales and their babies. We went on the snorkel and whale watching trip and it was so amazing. The trampoline was great and the whale sighting was great. We also saw sea turtles! When we went snorkeling the crew was very helpful and... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide the Trip Advisor Community (and us) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel and Whale Watch Adventure Cruise. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the snorkeling, the amenities, and your interactions with our crew. Our Whale Watching season extends till April 15th -- after that, we still... More 

simi valley
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Reservation was handled very professionally, follow up email and phone call to verify reservation and driving directions. They ask you to arrive 30 minutes ahead of leaving which worked GREAT, we actually left the dock 10 minutes early because everyone had followed directions and was there early. The crew is friendly and informative. They know how to find the whales,... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise for the Trip Advisor community. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the entire experience and got to see a lot of Humpbacks! We also appreciate that you commented about our land-based staff as well as our onboard crew. Those of us who work on... More 

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