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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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This is a must do experience!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Oliver969
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We went on the Seasmoke on Tuesday, March 3 for the Whales and Cocktails whale watch tour. Booked online and they confirmed with a friendly, follow-up phone call with directions to the boarding and ticketing location. Ticketing and boarding were easy and well-organized. We got to ride out to the catamaran on the glass bottom boat which was fun. Once... 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 us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whales and Cocktails Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the whales, and your interactions with our crew! We're also happy to read that your son felt better after sitting at the helm with Captain Jeff (we've found over the years that concentrating on... More 

Lawndale
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Now how often do you get to use that phrase? It depends on your whale watch. We must understand that these are actual wild animals, so they do not appear on cue. But, between December and April out of Kawaihae harbor there is a better than 90% chance you'll see whales. Ocean Sports operates a full size twin hull power... 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 us and the Trip Advisor community with such detailed feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise and got to see the whales. We appreciate your detailed description of the boat and how we operate -- it allows future guests to get a very good... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Ocean Sports is a great tour. We went on a sunset cruise to watch the Whales. The Kohala Coast has the most beautiful sunsets in Hawaii! The catamaran is large and the Whales are plentiful from December to April. There were snacks and drinks. Sitting on the prow net and watching the Whales play near by in the ocean was... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks for checking in with us and providing feedback about your Ocean Sports Sunset Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise and got to see some whales too! We hope you'll join us again for another adventure next time you're on the Big Island. Mahalo More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our outing with Ocean Sports on Wednesday, January 28,2015, was fabulous as we saw plenty of whales and dolphins, but the highlight of our trip occurred when these animals combined their acts and put on a dolphin jumping over whales circus extravaganza! We got some incredible pictures and it was definitely a memory making experience. Thank you to Ocean Sports... 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 Wake up With the Whales Cruise. We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise -- and seeing the whales and dolphins interacting with each other. We've passed your kind words on to your captain and to Claire -- they both said they remember that cruise as a very... More 

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