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Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona provided by Ocean Encounters

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Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

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Important Information
Departure Point
Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, Kalaoa, HI 96740, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under the age of 5 must provide their own life vests
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Collapsible-wheelchair accessible—if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own assistant
  • It's extremely rare, but if we do not see any whales on our tour, you are welcome to come back again during the same vacation, based on availability, free of charge. We recommend you book early in your trip so if you need to take advantage of the guarantee, you'll have more flexibility.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Irene M wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
Crew very knowledgeable and personable enjoyed every minute: but your map for directions is wrong, they are no longer at the location that the directions take you. Just don't want people in the future to go to the wrong place.
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Date of experience: February 2020
甲 守弘 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
That was the first time for me to experience a whale watching. It was really exciting to see whales come out of the sea. It was nice to see wild animals live in the sea. Although I expected too much from this experience, it was little bit far away from our cruiser.Well, they are
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Date of experience: February 2020
Mark A wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
Watching today was amazing. Captain n deck hand were "serviceable" on this afternoon. They added very little insight or knowledge as to the whales and watching processes. They spent 99% of their time chatting amongst themselves. The positive was only 13 on the tour. Snacks were
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HBRox wrote a review Jan 2020
110 contributions71 helpful votes
We saw so many whales. They were everywhere. Mums and their babies came right up to the boat and stayed with us for so long we ended up leaving them behind. It was an incredible experience. Captain Taylor was great, he found the whales quickly and it was a comfortable ride.
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Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
LYT wrote a review Feb 2019
15 contributions
We went out a few days after a wind/rainstorm in Hawai'i and the water was still quite choppy. Captain Taylor and Brian and one other staff of BiteMe sportfishing/Ocean Encounters took care of us on the boat, with whale facts and especially when some of the guests became
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Worst experience in Kona
This was my third time going diving with the manta rays, the other times were with other companies. I highly recom
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A must do !
This is a MUST do on the Island! We booked via Hawaii Discount with Ocean Encounters. I highly recommend them. They
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Pam H
Snorkeling with dolphins
Justin and Rory gave us a great experience swimming with dolphins. Saw several large pods. Snorkeling was just ok,
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Highly Recommend Dolphin Tour!
I did the Dolphin Encounters tour. We swam in a pod of 100 dolphins 4 times!!! It was the most incredible experienc
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Great Dolphin encounter but very poor snorkeling experience
We signed up for the Dolphin Encounter and Kealakekua Bay Snorkelling Tour. There were four of us at $135 each. We
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Manta ray night snorkel delivered!
Manta ray night snorkel delivered! Great boat and crew, would absolutely recommend and would go again.
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Dolphin snorkeling encounters then night Mantaray snorkeling
We did the night Mantaray and we were in the water with a mantaray giving us the best show ever. You would think is
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Captains are awesome!
Such a wonderful experience. The sunset was amazing from the boat and the captains were friendly and made it so fun
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Otherworldly Experience!
We had an eventful adventure. On the way to the snorkeling site, we spotted two humpback whales along with dolphin
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Lots of dolphins, great trip
We had a great time. The crew were super nice. We went down the water 3 times. We saw a big pod of spinner dolphins
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A tremendously exciting evening swimming with these enormous gentle giants.
After a brief synopsis of the rules, and putting on your wet suit, you board the Hawaiian traditional canoe, which
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Great Day
Taylor and Rory led our family on a day we will never forget. Swimming with the spinner dolphins in the wild is on
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Skyland S
The BEST part of our trip!
I can’t even describe the amazing time we had in enough detail. The staff were fantastic. The equipment was great.
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Manta Ray Snorkel
What a great trip! The guys were very helpful and we saw several mantra rays up close and personal. I could swear
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Best ocean adventure on island
WOW is all I can say! This was my first trip with my partner and a Christmas gift for him. Ocean encounters really
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Key Details
  • Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Bite Me Sportfishing, and 1 more
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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