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Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure

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Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5711
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Wake Up With the Whales

We did the 8am Wake Up With the Whales tour and would highly recommend this tour to anyone staying nearby. We saw many whales during our tour and learnt a lot from the commentary... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the 8am Wake Up With the Whales tour and would highly recommend this tour to anyone staying nearby. We saw many whales during our tour and learnt a lot from the commentary. As a bonus, they also have a hydrophone so you are able to hear the whales too!. The crew really look after all passengers with plenty... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were ambivalent about paying for a whale watching trip, not knowing about what we would actually see. The crew was incredibly educational, and put us right on top of a number of whales where we could capture great pictures, and lifetime memories. Highly recommend!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took two whale watching tours, both of witch were excellent. The crews were very professional and the marine naturalists well informed. Depending from which beach/dock they leave, you may need to step into the water, so ask when you make reservations and plan your footwear accordingly. Of course, the viewing depends upon the whales as the... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your experiences aboard the Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruises. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed the cruises, and we appreciate your kind words about our crew. Most importantly though...we're delighted you got to witness a wide variety of Humpback behavior (and we think you may have coined the term of... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bottom line: we had to turn around after 10 minutes because of rough seas. And because of the wind there were DEFINITELY whales out there, we could see them breaching just before we got off the boat onto the taxi to the beach. BUMMER. But you can't control the ocean, and I was thankful that our captain was prudent and... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so sorry you weren't able to actually get out to see the whales...and we appreciate that you understand the uncontrollable ocean conditions. We also appreciate your kind words about our staff, our captain, and our on board naturalist. We all really... More 

Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional and friendly crew. They answered all kinds of whale questions and we saw quite a few whales. Light snacks were provided and there was even an open bar, too. It was a bit overcast (vog), but not at all windy. It was a very pleasant day. We saw about 10 whales and one baby calf with its mom hung... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you 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 and your interactions with our crew....but we're most delighted that you got to see a wide variety of Humpback behaviors! We hope we'll get to share more adventures with you next time you're... More 

Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have a vacation experience during whale season. The Captain took us out on the Sea Smoke and about 20 minutes later we where into the whales. We maintained a safe distance from the big guys in action. Wow! As the Captain told us they are curious creatures and yes, one checked us out. Seeing whales on... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and got to see some Humpbacks (sounds like some Humpbacks got to see you too)! We appreciate your comments about our captain maintaining a safe distance from the whales during your... More 

Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was arranged by a work colleague for a work trip but we were significantly impressed. The staff of Ocean Sports is knowledgeable, passionate and so attuned to safety that they brought another shuttle out when the one we were riding on had an indeterminate rattle. I was impressed when one of the staff members joined the Japanese guests... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're so happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with our crew...and most of all, got to see lots of Humpbacks! Getting to see a Humpback calf and her protective mom is always... More 

Holladay, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been on at least 10 whale watching Excursions in my life but nothing was as great as this one with Ocean Sports in Kawaihae. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful and the captain was patient enough to get the most close up experiences with the jump backs. We had one swim right under us and then came up so... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're really happy that you enjoyed the cruise and the information provided by our crew. We appreciate your comments about the importance of patience when whale watching...a lot of whale watching requires it! We're also happy to read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We saw several whales during our trip. One came up out of the water called a breach. The staff were great and organized. Safety was important. I highly recommend this company.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, and got to see a Humpback breach! We really appreciate your kind words about our staff too. As a locally owned and operated company, we rely heavily on word of mouth recommendations, and we're honored... More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We are returns customers. Ocean Sports does an amazing job with their whale watch trips. We went out at 8 a.m on January 1st. We saw the first whales of the New Year! Great commentary. We saw whales several different times. On our return to shore we were rewarded with a whale right next to the boat. Ocean Sports guarantees... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure, responded to this review

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 and the commentary provided by our on-board naturalist. As you mentioned, we do guarantee sightings on our morning Whale Watch Cruises...see a Humpback, or you can ride again with us for FREE on... More 

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