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Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Went snorkeling with these folks and saw lots of whales during the trip. Lunch and bar provided. Great snorkeling location. Crew was friendly, informative and helpful. Very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Hamilton, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We rented snorkel equipment and pretty green to snorkeling. My partner has a mustache and we didn't even think about that being a problem. When we got to our snorkel location at 69 Beach and went to put our stuff on when my partner realized it wouldn't work. Unfortunately, I snorkeled alone. Got back to return our equipment and mentioned... More 

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

Aloha, We were sorry to read about your disappointing experience renting snorkel gear from us. While we could offer explanations or excuses for the service you received, we realize this would be inadequate. We invite you to contact us at hoku@Hawaiioceansports.com so we can discuss what happened and rectify this situation. In the meantime, we will be forwarding your comments... More 

Reno
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went snorkeling with these folks and saw lots of whales during the trip. Lunch and bar provided. Great snorkeling location. Crew was friendly, informative and helpful. Very good experience and would recommend.

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure to the Trip Advisor community (and us). We're really happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise and the crew and got to see lots of whales! The humpbacks visit the Big Island coastline from December thru April, and though we run cruises just to... More 

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The catamaran was ideal for this trip. Lots of room for the group and good access in and out of the water. The waves were high so the crew took us to a secluded coral reel, with lots of protection. On the way, we encountered whales swimming by and OS staff know how to respect wildlife. They served a light... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure for the Trip Advisor Community. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise and got to see some whales too! We appreciate your comments about our respect for the wild life (we really do love Hawaii and our unique marine life and love to share our interests with... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This excursion had a comfortable boat and enthusiastic crew. The crew was genuinely friendly, and gave us all a few laughs. They are very knowledgable on the water and in the water. Some of them stay on the boat and some snorkel in the water with you to make sure everyone is safe and doing well. We were offered drinks... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for reviewing your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure on Trip Advisor. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, the boat, and the whales! As you pointed out, we do put crew in the water with our guests to ensure safety..but also to provide guided tours on request! We also serve a light continental breakfast before snorkeling, and... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We love to be on the water and generally one of our favorite things to do when travelling near the water is to take some type of a sailboat tour. This trip was decent, but not fantastic. What did we like: We loved being on the water. The boat is comfortable and very nice and while not spacious was also... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Snorkel Cruise. We're very happy that you enjoyed your interactions with our crew, and appreciated our legendary catamaran. As you pointed out, during the winter time we do experience intermittent surf along the west shores of our islands, reducing our visibility for snorkeling and limiting the number of reefs at which... More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just came off the snorkel cruise with Captain Will and his crew and it was the best. Whales, spinner dolphins (very close to the cat) and great snorkeling with sea turtles. Much better than Fair Wind as it is smaller and more personal, close to the resorts so you do not have to waste all that... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for sending in your review of the Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure! We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew and the beer! This time of year, we generally do see Humpbacks from our cruises...but the Spinner Dolphins are a real treat! We hope to see you on another adventure with us next time you're in the neighborhood.... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had a wonderful time. The crew couldn't have been more accommodating and the food was delicious. Got to see whales and a gorgeous sunset.

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

Aloha, Thank you for your kind words about the Ocean Sports Sunset Cruise, We're really glad you enjoyed the experience and got to see a great sunset AND WHALES! It's just the beginning of Whale Season here, so sightings are always doubly appreciated! We're also happy you enjoyed our Pupu buffet. We hope to see you again on another cruise... More 

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The staff makes this a great adventure. We went on the 3.5-hour tour and the staff did a great job on the way out of talking with the kids and getting them ready for being in the water with the fish (and telling them how rare it would be to see a shark, etc.). They also did a good job... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of the Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure. We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise, our crew, and our program. We do work hard to make sure everyone on board is comfortable in the water regardless of experience level, so we especially appreciate your comments! We look forward to sharing adventures with... More 

Long Beach, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Everyone from Ocean Sports was so friendly and informative. Because we had a group of 5 it brought down our price to 125$/pp. Really enjoyed it and would certainly suggest them as a professional, reliable company.

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide the Trip Advisor Community and us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise and we appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you all again next time you're in Hawaii (and remember to ask for your Passport to Adventure Awards Discount -- it's... More 

Creswell, Oregon
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Lots of fun from the moment of boarding the SeaSmoke. The crew was excellent - very informed, interesting and safety concious. We went out on a beautiful - couldn't be better type of morning, although the wind came up rather briskly around the time lunch was served. The snorkel spot was excellent - a nice variety of fish and a... More 

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

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Snorkel Adventure. We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and our catamaran! We give our captains free reign in choosing the snorkel spot of the day, and we have dozens of sites to choose from where we're the only boat moored,... More 

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