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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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Well worth it!

Mahalo Ocean Sports for an amazing experience! We saw lots of whales, and the crew was so nice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jen2328
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crystal lake, illinois
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The best! Don't miss it.

I love these guys. What a great operation and a great example of a Hawaiian company that shows... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
whitesandiscalling
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Chicago
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69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank Jen2328
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Live to vaca B
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank jayflatsinc
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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

Thank MJNHouston
HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks 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

1  Thank Heather L
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

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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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