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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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An enjoyable morning

The only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars is. We couldn’t get too close to the whales... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MJNHouston
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Friendly crew, great service and excellent experience

My mother-in-law really wanted to do a whale watching while in Hawaii and I was torn which company... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank MJNHouston
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

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

Thank PaulistanaCA
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

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

Reviewed 17 April 2017

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...More

Thank AnneFish
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

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...More

Thank Cheryl C
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

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...More

Thank Dwight G
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017

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...More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank Polly B
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 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..More

Thank Kim G
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

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,...More

Thank Debbi F
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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...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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