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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
+1 808-886-6666
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My wife and I booked a last minute whale watch with Ocean Sports just before having to head to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jrp113
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Highlight of our Vacation!

It was the windiest day we spent in Hawaii and we saw 40+ whales. The crew was AWESOME, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
KMB120
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New Castle, Colorado
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a last minute whale watch with Ocean Sports just before having to head to the airport at the end of our trip. It turned out to be the perfect way to cap off our visit to the Big Island. Although...More

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy that you enjoyed the trip and got to see lots of Humpbacks (and getting to watch a calf breach...that's so fun)! We also appreciate your kind...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the windiest day we spent in Hawaii and we saw 40+ whales. The crew was AWESOME, the information they give you throughout the 2 hour experience is great, they serve food and drinks throughout the trip, and they are the friendliest people on...More

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that despite the wind, you got a chance to see the Humpbacks and enjoyed the cruise. We also appreciate your kind words about our crew (we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make this reservation before you travel to Hawaii. These tours are in demand. Check in and a short bus ride to the marina. Friendly staff, very willing to support any age of traveler- very young to older. The captain knows his territory. The whales were...More

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with our crew, and most importantly, got to see lots of active Humpbacks. We also appreciate your comments about...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mahalo Ocean Sports for an amazing experience! We saw lots of whales, and the crew was so nice. Booking the “wake up with the whales” tour was the way to go for calm waters and easy whale spotting.More

Thank Jen2328
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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Wake up with the Whales Cruise for the Trip Advisor community (and us). We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the crew, and most importantly got to see a lot of whales!...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I love these guys. What a great operation and a great example of a Hawaiian company that shows Aloha to visitors to the Big Island everyday. We have been visiting the Big Island for 13 years and have probably gone on 10 whale watches out...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise for the Trip Advisor community (and us). We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and got to see some exciting Humpback competition! We appreciate your comments about our...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great catamaran boat. Good visibility for all. Very friendly and knowledgeable crew. Fun and helpful. Respectful of the whales while still getting us close enough to see them well. Great pickup location right from beach in front of Marriott. Saw LOTS of whales (this is...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Wake up with the Whales Cruise. We're so happy to read that you got to see lots of Humpbacks (you're correct about the seasonal viewing opportunities...it's still early in our season, but it's shaping up to...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

From start to finish this adventure was worth the price! Step 1: casual shuttle ride. 🤙🏻 Step 2: easy boarding process 🤙🏻 Step 3: friendly & knowledgeable staff 🤙🏻 Step 4: beautiful way to view the island 🤙🏻 Step 5: got close to 🐋 humpbacks...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Whales and Cocktails at Sunset Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and got to see some Humpbacks. We also appreciate your comments about Sam, Samantha and Captain Kimo -- we agree,...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars is. We couldn’t get too close to the whales. We saw 5 but didn’t get within 500 yards before the whales submerged. Other than that, the trip was great. For about 15 minutes about 10...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to review your Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy that you enjoyed the cruise and got to see 5 different Humpbacks AND dolphins! Of course we wish the whales would have chosen to approach the boat closer than...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

My mother-in-law really wanted to do a whale watching while in Hawaii and I was torn which company to make the tour and I opt for the Ocean Sports because it was conveniently close to our hotel and they also have good ratings. What a...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Aloha, Thanks for reviewing your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise for the Trip Advisor Community. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, found our crew to be interesting, and most importantly, got to see Humpbacks! We know there are lots of activities...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

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...More

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KCal74
19 March 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
13 February 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
22 January 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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