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Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
Phone Number: 808 960 1376
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Well Ran Whale Watch Experience from Ocean Sports

If you are like me, you want to have exciting experiences while visiting Hawaii, but are just unsure of which company will provide you with a quality trip and experience. Look no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Turlock, California
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Turlock, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are like me, you want to have exciting experiences while visiting Hawaii, but are just unsure of which company will provide you with a quality trip and experience. Look no further than Ocean Sports! I've never been disappointed with any trip I've taken with them, and this one was no exception. The staff was professional, yet friendly, and... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're honored that you would choose to join us on repeat visits! We're also very happy to read that you got to see a lot of whales and enjoyed the cruise, and your interactions with our crew. The Ocean Sports "pass" you refer to... More 

Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed at Marriott was therefore convenient to get to the boat as it leaves from the beach of Marriott. The 8AM tour was great as the ocean was calm. We had lots of whale sightings. The staff and captain were really great. My daughter was pretty sea sick, the staff were really nice to help us. Great experience!

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager 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 glad you enjoyed the cruise and the convenient departure point (we have another boat that leaves from Kawaihae Harbor -- convenient to the other Kohala Coast Resorts too). We're sorry to read that your daughter didn't feel well during the cruise -- please tell... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have just spent 3 weeks on, around and in the water, snorkeling and sailing excursions, whale watching excursions, whales and cocktails cruises and evening sunset cruises, all spent with Hawaii Ocean Sports, on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was an amazing and wonderful experience,Their catamaran experiences are second to none. We have been going out with Hawaii Ocean... More 

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager 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 with feedback about your adventures with Ocean Sports. We're honored that you choose to spend your vacations with us, and we look forward to your return each spring. We also appreciate your mention of our "Captain's Club". We don't promote it on our website, but... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Crew was professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Their catamaran was clean and it was the best way to encounter whales. This was a great family experience!

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

Aloha, Thank you for providing feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise, the crew's narration, and the whales. We appreciate your comments about the cleanliness of our boat too -- we work hard to maintain all of our fleet and it's always nice when our guests notice our efforts! Mahalo and we... More 

Richmond Hill, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We tried to see the whales on the canadian east coast side but no whales showed up, but in Hawaii, we saw 2 big ones and a baby! Very unreal and exciting feeling. Our guide was a super nice and very informative woman😃

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

Aloha, Thanks for taking the time to provide the Trip Advisor Community with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you got to see some Humpbacks (the calves are such fun to watch)! We also appreciate your comments about our on-board naturalist. We hope to see you again for more adventures next time you're on our... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had an excellent whale watching adventure this morning. Our small children got a little too hot while out at sea and the crew was especially accommodating to them by giving them juice/water, ice packs and inviting them to name the baby whale and drive the boat! We saw many whales and learned a lot of interesting facts about these... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your experiences aboard the Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're really glad that you and your keiki enjoyed the cruise and got to see lots of whales. We appreciate your comments about our crew's endeavors to help your kids enjoy the cruise too. We know that 2 hours... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The weather was great - gentle swells on the ocean. Saw lots of whales and our Captains (we had 3 on board) were very informative, friendly and funny.

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HawaiiOceanSports, Guest Relations Manager 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. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the weather, and the whales! We also enjoyed your comment about our Captains. We've always tried to provide an entertaining (and educational) experience for our guests...and we're so happy you appreciated our (sometimes strange) senses of... More 

Grand Haven, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had never been on a whale watching adventure and while on The Big Island went with a friend. It was a "whales and cocktail" excursion. The ocean was calm, the sun was shining and the staff were professional. From check in through boarding to cruising along learning about whales we knew we were in for a great experience. And... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks so much for providing feedback about your Ocean Sports Whales and Cocktails Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, and the crew, and got to see a lot of whales. We also appreciate your observations about the way in which we run our charters. A "Spy Hop" is a pretty rare behavior for us to see, and... More 

Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went on the Whales & Cocktails 2 hour cruise on March 4th. We had a great time and saw lots of whales. Many were out in the distance, but in the last 1/2 hour, we saw some more up close which was really exciting. A shout out to Brooke, the naturalist and drink server on board. She represents this... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your Ocean Sports Whales and Cocktails Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise and got to see a lot of whales! We agree that Brooke and Jason are pretty great people...and we'll make sure they get to see your comments! We also appreciate that you pointed out our... More 

Petaluma, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a blast whale watching with these guys. They did a terrific job finding a mama and baby humpback and the entire encounter was incredible. We spotted them within 40 minutes and spent the next hour with them. They would surface and rest awhile and then be gone for about 5 minutes, only to show up even closer to... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking time to provide the Trip Advisor Community (and us) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're happy you enjoyed the cruise and got to see and hear the Humpbacks. We appreciate your comments about the way we operate our cruises -- we really care about the Humpbacks and the environment, and we... More 

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