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“The Best Whale watching experience ”

Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing experience, the crew was very helpful and informative. We saw at least ten whales and their babies. We went on the snorkel and whale watching trip and it was so amazing. The trampoline was great and the whale sighting was great. We also saw sea turtles! When we went snorkeling the crew was very helpful and ga e us a guide on what types of sea life we were viewing. We were provided lunch and breakfast and it was amazing. Overall we had such a great experience at Ocean Sports whale watching! Please look into this if you want a great whale watching experience!

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

Aloha,
Thank you for taking the time to provide the Trip Advisor Community (and us) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel and Whale Watch Adventure Cruise. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the snorkeling, the amenities, and your interactions with our crew.
Our Whale Watching season extends till April 15th -- after that, we still operate our Snorkel Adventure Cruise, and we may see Humpbacks (though the further after April 15th you join us, the less likely we are to encounter whales) -- but regardless of the season, we always include continental breakfast, deli lunch, complimentary bar, snorkel and marine life briefings and in-water guided tours (upon request).
We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope we'll get to see you again on another adventure with us next time you're on the Big Island.
Mahalo and a hui ho kakou!
P.S. We'll save you a spot on the trampoline!

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Reservation was handled very professionally, follow up email and phone call to verify reservation and driving directions. They ask you to arrive 30 minutes ahead of leaving which worked GREAT, we actually left the dock 10 minutes early because everyone had followed directions and was there early. The crew is friendly and informative. They know how to find the whales, are very respectful of keeping a safe distance from them as they are sighted. The boat is large enough and very clean with juice, soft drinks and crunchy snacks included. Would definitely go out with them again and highly recommend them!

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Aloha,
Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise for the Trip Advisor community. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the entire experience and got to see a lot of Humpbacks!
We also appreciate that you commented about our land-based staff as well as our onboard crew. Those of us who work on the boats know we couldn't do it without our reservation and check-in teams, and we know they are often overlooked!
As a locally owned and operated company on the Big Island, we rely heavily on word of mouth recommendations, and we're honored by yours.
We look forward to sharing more adventures with you next time you're in our neighborhood.
Mahalo and a hui ho

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The crew was fun and informative! We learned a lot about humpback whale behaviors as wel as viewed many of those behaviors. The boat was clean and well maintained. Great trip!

Thank MarieC3123
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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Aloha,
Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're happy to read you enjoyed the trip and the boat, and got to learn about and see Humpbacks!
We hope we'll get to share another adventure or two with you next time you're on the island.
Mahalo

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I'm sure this biz, and their reviews are reliant on finding whales. We had so much fun on this trip even if we hadn't seen any whales. We had a great time meeting and talking to other travelers and the views were beautiful.

The crew was so friendly. They seemed like they were out to have fun as well - not just a job. We met a couple that goes every year. They didn't even get up to see the whales - they just like the trip.

But the whales! I got some great pics and will treasure them forever.

Thank Kyle M
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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Aloha,
Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sport Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the trip and your interactions with our crew, and despite mentioning that you would have fun even without whales...we're happy you got to see them!
We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you next time you're in our neighborhood!
Mahalo
P.S. You're absolutely correct about our crew loving our jobs...and one of the best parts of our careers is that we get to share these incredible moments at sea with people like you!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Every step of the way, this was our best Whale Watching experience. The van picked us up right on time at our time share and took us to the beach where we walked a very short distance and received our boarding tickets. A small boat took us out to the large catamaran where we were welcomed with coffee, juice and pastries. The captain and crew were very informative and had a vast amount of knowledge about whales, their habits and the ocean waters we were in. Whales were visible all around the boat for most of the trip. We plan to go again next February.

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

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 enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with our crew (both on land and on sea) and most importantly, got to see a lot of humpbacks.
We know there are a lot of activities to choose from when you're on the Big Island, and we're honored that you'd choose to join us again for another adventure!
A hui ho and Mahalo!

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