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Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

If you want to have an incredible underwater experience I highly recommend going with Captain Doug Bach and his son James. The dive masters were fantastic- they know the reefs so well! We saw eels, sea turtles, white tip reef shark and got to hold and play with an octopus! Just absolutely fantastic and we stayed between 30-50 ft! Do... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us (and the people who use Trip Advisor) with feedback about your Scuba Dive. We're really glad you got to see what Hawaii diving is all about - interesting marine life, shallow dive profiles, and caring dive masters and captains! We'll make sure that Captain Doug and Captain James see your kind... More

Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have had several bad experiences on snorkel and dive boats and so approached the trip with skepticism. Check in, boarding were all efficient (lots of cattle-boat experiences can claim that, so I wasn't at ease just with that). But as the trip progressed, I relaxed. The breakfast was more varied than most. Staff was unobtrusive, yet very attentive. I... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure Sail. We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise and the crew. We're also happy you appreciated that we do talk to our guests to assess their experience levels in the water and adjust our supervision accordingly. In addition, we always have at least... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I have been snorkeling in Belize before at the second largest barrier reef, and this trip was equally amazing! The crew was friendly and informative. Also, we saw a large pod of dolphins on our return back. The included lunch was tasty, sandwiches, salad, chips and salsa topped off with chocolate chip cookies.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide the Trip Advisor Community and us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Dolphin Watch Adventure. We're really happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the lunch, your interactions with the crew, and the dolphins! And we were especially happy that the reef we took you to actually lived up to... More

Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Truly it was magnificent, like another world altogether below. Spectacular marine creatures , so beautiful, can't wait to try it again.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha! Mahalo for joining us on the Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure! We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise and got to experience beauty of the Hawaiian reef and its inhabitants. We hope we get to see you again on another adventure with us! More

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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149 reviews 149 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Excellent crew, beautiful skies, fantastic ocean...what more could you ask for? Loved riding the waves up front! Snorkeling was just a bonus!

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HawaiiOceanSports, marketing consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Mahalo for checking in with your review! We're really happy that you enjoyed your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure and had fun with the crew. Sounds like you got the "e-ticket ride" on our bow seats! We hope to see you again on another adventure with us next time you're on the Big Island. More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went on the snorkel/sail trip. The staff are very friendly and helpful and funny. We saw whales and dolphins and that in itself made the trip amazing. The snorkeling was fine. The boat is clean and fun to ride - breakfast and lunch were included along with an open bar after snorkeling and it was all good! It was... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha! Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and the whales and dolphins (what a treat...during the spring time, we often see Humpbacks, but getting to see dolphins too is really pretty rare). We hope to see you again on another adventure... More

Terrace, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We went out on the Adventure Snorkel on the Catamaran out of A'Bay and had a wonderful time! This is a 3 1/2 hour trip. The crew for this tour were just amazing! They worked so hard to meet everyone and help everyone in anyway they could. We rode out, for about an hour, to a snorkelling spot, tied up... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure. We're really happy that you enjoyed the cruise, and the crew, and that you felt comfortable in the water with us. We hope to see you again on another adventure next time you're in our... More

The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Capt. Ryan and his entire crew were awesome! They were very attentive, professional, friendly and even fetched our cocktails for us! I truly appreciated that they did not harrass the whales, rather gave them plenty of space to breach and dive. This was my first snorkeling experience and I could not have loved it more. My favorite part was being... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and the Trip Advisor Community with feedback about your recent Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure. We're really glad that you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and the whales! Getting to hear Humpbacks singing underwater - and feel reverberations from their songs - is a real treat. And we appreciate your kind words... More

Orland Park, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went out on the morning tour when the whales were most active and the water the calmest. We saw many whales including a calf and mother. A continental breakfast is provided. We all were VERY surprised when two whales were under the boat and suddenly came up for air right next to us. No one expected that and no... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Breakfast with the Whales Cruise. We're really happy you got to see (and hear) the Humpbacks! Sounds like you had quite the experience when the whales decided to do a little "people watching"...and thanks for the reminders about our Passport to Adventure Rewards Program We... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

From the moment we stepped onto A'Bay and took a look the Sea Smoke anchored out in the water, we knew we would be in for a lovely experience. We were not disappointed! On Dec. 18, while friends and family back home were digging out from another snow storm, we set out on a beautiful snorkeling trip with 20+ other... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us and the Trip Advisor Community with such detailed (and may I say, poetic) feedback about your Snorkel Adventure with us. We're very happy you could join us, and we're also very happy that you got to enjoy the beauty of the reef, the island and our legendary catamaran, Seasmoke. Our... More

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