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Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA)

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Address: Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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+1 808-854-4401

Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row....

Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row. Aloha & welcome. If you want an amazing ocean adventure like no other offered in Hawaii, come see us! Only we can offer you the comfort and speed of the Ocean Warrior--an 11-meter Navy assault vessel designed for and used by the Navy S.E.A.L. Teams and Special Warfare Operations. With this amazing vessel we have a further range than our competition and can get you there fast and comfortably. And did we mention that our captains are world-class freedivers and underwater photographers with over 20 years of ocean experience? Take a look around the website to see what we offer and feel free to either book online or give us a call to reserve your seat! Mahalo!

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Our family of 5 had the time of our lives! We swam with a pod of pilot whales, snorkeled with beautiful fish and green sea turtles, and ended the trip with mama and baby humpback... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa S
Plantation, Florida
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Plantation, Florida
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 had the time of our lives! We swam with a pod of pilot whales, snorkeled with beautiful fish and green sea turtles, and ended the trip with mama and baby humpback whales breaching! Darren and Jason were great - very friendly and informative. Couldn't have been a better day!!

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Los Angeles, CA
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deron and Jason provided a trip of a lifetime. Diving in 4000 feet of deep blue with a pod of pilot whales is an amazing experience. Deron is a great captain and both Deron and Jason are extremely knowledgeable, fun and good story tellers. Highly recommend this trip!

Thank Aol C
Elko, Nevada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing trip!! Captain Brett did an outstanding job getting us to the locations with marine life. Paul is very knowledgeable on the marine life, Hawaiian history, geography, and culture. We saw manta rays, turtles, jelly fish, pilot whales, got up close and personal with a white tipped shark, and lots of fish. Amazing trip with a great company!!!

Thank deedeeglenn
Bettendorf, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must do for visitors looking for a fun adventure on the water! Our group was fortunate to see many whales. Absolutely fantastic!

Thank Jeff W
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brett and Paul were great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. The snorkeling was fun and we saw manta rays and dolphins. Water was choppy, so there weren't many places to snorkel, but we found an amazing place to snorkel regardless. The pineapple was delicious and the chips, pop, and cookies were a good snack. The boat ride was very fun. Loved... More 

Thank NCondonopoulos
San Rafael, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a diver coming to Big Island for almost 10 years I always wanted to experience the wild side of deep ocean during the day. WHOA was exactly what I needed. Jumping in the water and swim with pilot whales, and oceanic white tip shark (close enough to shake hands) several miles off shore in deep blue water is a... More 

Thank Nader_2011
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guides were knowledgable about conditions and super off-the-path hidden spots, which isn't something you can get on a regular boat tour! They took us out to see mantas (which were enormous!), then to a hidden snorkeling spot. We cruised along the north AND the south coast Kona side. We even caught a few whale breaches nearby! The boat is... More 

Thank Crystal A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time our family took the WHOA morning adventure around the waters of Kona and Keahou. The ride is the fastest and most exciting trip on the water ever experienced (and I was in the Navy!). The WHOA team took us to seculded spots near shore totally inaccessible otherwise and that the normal dive boats do not frequent. We even... More 

Thank ahanket
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are both 53 and we have a 15 year old daughter and a 13 year old son. I researched all the whale watching/snorkeling trips available on The Big Island and decided on WHOA! I am so thankful that we did! It was the most amazing experience you will ever have in the Hawaian Islands and nothing... More 

Thank JeffSpain1998
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This was such a great adventure. The water was a little wild the day we went out but that did not stop us from having an amazing trip. Brett and Paul were out to show us a good time even if the sea was not. The boat ride it self is so much fun. There were only myself and my... More 

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