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Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
808 960 1376
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Ranked #6 of 22 Activities in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We took a sunset tour. At the beginning we just saw a few splashes in the distance, but since the weather was lovely and we were in a large group we were all quite satisfied. But then...a mother and baby breached over and over right in front of us and after that we saw whale after whale. Fantastic! Boat was... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Whale Watch 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 Whales and Cocktails Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the boat and the whales. Seeing multiple breaches from Mom and Baby really is a spectacular event and always makes us wonder if Mom is teaching her calf, or just playing... More

Niles, Ohio
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170 reviews 170 reviews
72 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I had previously done a whale watching trip in Monterey California and had a less than stellar experience. I am happy to say that this was a much different experience for us. We did the Breakfast With Whales Adventure on our recent trip at the end of February. We were hardly away from the shore before we... More

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

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide the Trip Advisor Community (and us ) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We know that others in the Trip Advisor Community will appreciate your detailed description of the trip...and we appreciate knowing that you enjoyed the cruise, the boat, the crew, and the whales! We... More

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We took our family on the breakfast with whales tour and had a great experience. It is evident the staff love what they do; they are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful (our young daughter got a touch of seasickness towards the end of the tour and they were outstanding with her) The length of this tour is just right at... More

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

Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you had a good time with us (though we're sorry your daughter felt a bit queasy). You are right -- we do all enjoy our jobs, and it's because we get to share the excitement of... More

Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

What I liked & why I chose this company is they had a seniors discount for my mom, and the kids were free. This is really handy when you are on a budget. The company even drove us to the marina, and the boat served snacks & drinks, and was big & sturdy. The only negative (and why I never... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant 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. We're very happy you enjoyed the cruise and the boat. Just a note...we do operate three different whale watching catamarans - the one you chose, the Alala, is our biggest boat. So next time you're in our neighborhood, if you'd like a... More

Red Deer, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the whale watch tour. The crew members were all friendly and helpful, and the commentary on the whales was interesting. We saw lots of whale activity, although I had hoped they would be a bit closer. I think the highlight was when the crew put the hydrophone in the water so we could hear the whales. That... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant 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 Adventure. We're really glad you enjoyed watching (and listening) to the whales! We're sorry you didn't get the "close encounter" you were looking for...but as you know, we do have to follow the regulations of both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Captain Ryan and the crew provided a fun several hours of whale watching. We saw 8-9 whales and they told us lots of interesting info on the whales and the area. I highly recommend this tour!

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and especially the whales! We agree that Captain Ryan and the entire crew sure know how to make a Whale Watch into an informative and entertaining adventure! Mahalo for joining us, and we hope to see you... More

Norwalk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a great time with the whale watching with Ocean Sports. We didn't get to see many whales up close and personal but hey they are whales and you can't make them appear right in front of you just because you want them to. The day was a beautiful day and the continental breakfast they provided was nice. The... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Whale Watch 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 Breakfast with the Whales Cruise. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise and we appreciate your comments about our naturalist (we work hard to ensure our factual interpretations are accurate and up-to-date). We also enjoyed your comments about the whales!... More

Canon City CO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We took a morning whale watching tour on the Seasmoke on February 22, and it was amazing. We seen several groups of whales with some of them as close as 15 yards off the boat. We were able to get some very good pictures and video and this was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to the Big... More

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

Aloha! Thanks for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy that you got to see lots of whales and enjoyed the crew, the cruise, and the interpretation provided by our naturalist. We also appreciate your comments about the convenience of the trip. As the only company that offers 3 cruises daily from 2... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We took the Ocean Sports whale watching trip on 19th Feb Pick up from our hotel (Hilton Waikoloa) was at 9.10am with the boat trip from 10-noon. We saw a lot of whales ... probably 20-30, close up and close to shore in the relatively shallow waters near the coast. I would recommend this 2 hour trip rather than some... More

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HawaiiOceanSports, Marketing Consultant at Ocean Sports Whale Watch 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 Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, and we appreciate the recommendation. We hope to see you again on another adventure with us next time you're in our neighborhood! More

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The whales were everywhere! We even had a Mom teaching her baby how to breach! That was amazing, he was jumping the entire time. Saw a tail fin slapping the water over and over. One whale was on his back clapping his fins together. I have a feeling our sitings were rare since we saw so many different whales doing... More

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

Aloha, Mahalo for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. Based on your description of the trip, it does sound like you got to see the whole gamut of Hawaii Humpback behaviors ! We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise - and we have to agree with you...Humpbacks are BIG. We hope... More

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