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Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808-885-7883
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Wonderful whale watching & snorkeling experience

My husband and I went on a sailing/snorkeling excursion and were delighted to see several whales on the trip. The crew were friendly, informative and fun. We also saw a few other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Jacquie E
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on a sailing/snorkeling excursion and were delighted to see several whales on the trip. The crew were friendly, informative and fun. We also saw a few other boat tours on the ocean and were pleased to see that our boat had probably half as many guests on the tour, giving us a less crowded and... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We did a morning outrigger canoe tour with Uncle Gary. Our 8 year old twins loved it too. We got close to whales and could hear them breathing. It was absolutely amazing. Thanks Uncle Gary!!

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went out on the sunset cruise last night and had a fantastic time. The crew was absolutely great and the whale watching was spectacular. This was the highlight of our week in Hawaii. I would highly recommend this group. We stayed at the Hapuna Prince Resort and the excursion is only 15 minutes away. Again if you are looking... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were booked for a 1 1/2 hour whale watching trip. When we got to the marina, the wind picked up and there was a good ocean swell and surface chop. They advised us that it would be a safe trip but would not be good for anyone who gets motion sickness. They said anyone who wanted could cancel and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The boat was nice and clean and the staff was friendly, but overall I was underwhelmed. I have been on other whale watching tours and I completely understand that you cannot predict the whale action. We did see some moderate whale action, but I felt like the passengers did a lot of the whale spotting instead of the crew. One... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My fiance and were staying at Mauna Lani Resort and we went through Mauna Lani Sea Adventures to get our Advanced Diving certification. First off, Mauna Lani was great when I was asking questions while planning our trip. Very honest in how things worked, pricing, etc. Gary spent time with me on the phone walking through the pre-work to be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We decided to do the morning snorkel tour as we were staying at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows and it didn't dissapoint. There was only a small group that went as they had some cancellations but they still took us out. Spike and the team were great. It was a really relaxing experience sailing to our snorkel spot... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Being we live on the island we have snorkeled a great deal in our beautiful underwater playground many times. When we mentioned to the Captain that we recently had snorkeled off the coast of Puako with friends he decided to take us to a different location even though Puako is where they were going to go. He took us to... More 

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Denver
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I enjoyed a snorkeling trip with Mauna Lani Sea Adventures. The crew were very friendly and helpful and all snorkeling gear was provided. Afterwards, sandwiches and snacks were provided and drinks were available at the bar onboard. It was all great fun especially seeing several sea turtles swimming in the coral.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took the 9am-12n sail / snorkel and was excellent idea! Family of four with 15 and 20 year old kids. Great spacious sailboat, not too crowded (20 guests), professional reservations and excellent crew. Saw playful dolphins on ride out, snorkel wasn't great visibility (not their fault, obviously), equipment excellent, guides engaged with our kids (and others). Lovely sail home, and... More 

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