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Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure

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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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I go every year!

Both locations for their whale watches are excellent. I go every year, and often more than once... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Corrine T
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
via mobile
Whale of an Adventure

If you are on the Big Island in the winter months, be sure to book a trip on The Seasmoke... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
celestewest10s
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Both locations for their whale watches are excellent. I go every year, and often more than once. Well run, knowledgable staff, and they know just how to find whales. I highly recommend this adventure!More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruises. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruises and we appreciate your kind words about our crew...and your recommendation! We know there are a lot...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

If you are on the Big Island in the winter months, be sure to book a trip on The Seasmoke Catamaran. The trip leaves out of A Bay at Waikoloa Beach at 8am and lasts about 2 hours. During that time, if you’re lucky, and...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip, and most importantly, got to see some Humpbacks up close...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This was our second time whale watching with Ocean Sports. Both experiences, though very different, were spectacular. First time, we were in mid-season for whales and saw multiple thrilling breaches. Plus, for 20 - 30 minutes, a whale came alongside our boat, the Sea Smoke....More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruises. From your descriptions, it sounds like you've shared some very special moments with the Humpbacks! We also appreciate your kind words about our captains, crew, and business...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t see any whales on today’s trip, but the company wasn’t shy about keeping our $$. Read the fine print - the guarantee is for a return trip which is kinda hard to do since we live half way around the world and have...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're very sorry that you didn't get to see whales on the day you joined us. As you noted, our guarantee, which is listed on our website (http://hawaiioceansports.com/boat-cruises/whale-cruises/) and on...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

We took the 8 a.m. whale watching adventure and loved it. Ocean sports picked us up from the hotel and we were guided right to the boat. The catamaran is beautiful and the crew was great (Don't hesitate to sit right in the front of...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review your Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and the information provided by our naturalist...and most importantly, got to see lots of Humpbacks! We know there are...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We had a blast on our snorkeling and whale watching tour! We were able to see a good amount of whales. We had two that were close to the boat, close enough we got some of the spout spray on us. The crew was very...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Snorkel and Whale Watch Adventure Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with our crew, and most importantly, got to see (and feel) some Humpbacks --...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife, adult daughter and son-in-law took the early morning whale watching tour on March 2. Naturally Ocean Sports can not control the whales and their movements, but we did see numerous whales with one mother, baby, and male escort about 100 feet from our...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the cruise, the information provided by our crew, and most importantly, got to see Humpbacks (sounds like...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

We went on the smaller catamaran boat for this adventure. Boarded by the Marriot and traveled out into the bay - both with motor assist and then by sailing with the wind. Quite a bit of activity on the mid afternoon excursion. Great captain, fantastic...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Sail with the Whales Cruise for the Trip Advisor Community (and us). We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the sail, your interactions with our Captain and Crew, and most importantly, got to see lots...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Early morning whale watch was a fabulous experience. Just minutes after taking off we saw whale tails and spouts. For nearly two hours we sighted whales all around us. The guide on board was excellent and was very knowledgeable about whales and the entire area....More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Aloha, Thank you 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 information provided by our on-board naturalist, and most importantly, got to see...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We took this trip out of Kawaihee this evening for the second time. It is on a very nice catamaran, with a crew of 4 or 5, good appetizers (wings, fruit, cheese, etc.), open bar, and not crowded (at least on Saturday, which is changeover...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whales & Cocktails Cruise at Sunset. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the on-board food and drinks, the boat, and your interactions with our crew. Ocean Sports...More

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KCal74
March 19, 2015|
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Response from HawaiiOceanSports | Property representative |
Whale Watch Season is our busiest season, so if you know you'd like to join us on a particular cruise on a particular day, making reservations in advance will help you lock in your cruise. We do have a 24 hour cancellation... More
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Nokey73
February 13, 2015|
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Response from HawaiiOceanSports | Property representative |
Aloha, All of our catamarans are equipped with restrooms ("heads"). Our boat Alala has two heads that are accessible at cabin level. Manu Iwa also has two heads, though you do need to access them via a three step staircase... More
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WendeVictoriaBC
January 22, 2015|
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Response from HawaiiOceanSports | Property representative |
Aloha -- November is actually a little early to see whales on the Kohala Coast. We officially begin our Whale Watch Season on December 1st. Usually we'll see our first whale sometime in late October or early November, but... More
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