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Ocean Sports Whale Watch Adventure

Address: 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738
Phone Number: 808 960 1376
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Ranked #6 of 32 Activities in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great afternoon whale watching. Very comfortable boat and welcoming crew. Highlight was hearing the whale songs; they were so close under the boat we could hear them without the underwater microphone.

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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, the crew, and the whales! And getting to hear the whales sing through the hulls of the boat...wow! We hope to see you again for another adventure with us next time you're on the Big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This was our third whale watch and second Ocean Sports adventure. The Whales and (cock)Tails late afternoon trip was successful and comfortable. We saw one breech, lots of sightings, mothers with babies and lots of tails. We prefer the smaller groups but they are harder to find. This was easy and relaxed.

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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 Cruises for Trip Advisor. We're really happy that you enjoyed your adventures with us, and got to see some whales! This time of year, we're running two catamarans for most of our 8:00 Wake up with the Whales Cruises and 3:00 Whales and Cocktails Cruises to keep... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Whales and cocktails was a fun few hours. Great crew. Educational information about the whales as you sail around the beautiful waters. Plenty of cocktails served with a smile. Very easy boarding, no fear of falling in the ocean. We saw many beautiful whales. They are fantastic creatures. We will be back again next year. Thank you Ocean Sports for... 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 Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and the whales! We appreciate your comments about our boarding process too -- we've worked hard to make every moment of our cruises not only fun, but comfortable too! We look forward to... More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went on the 10 am watch. Going in, I was familiar with the boat and crew as I had been out on the Champagne Sunset Sail with them a few months back. They did not disappoint. Jeff, Samantha and Ryan were our hosts and they really do show Aloha to every passenger in the truest sense of the word.... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and the whales. Though it may sound a bit cliched, we know you have many choices for Sunset Cruises and Whale Watch Cruises on the Big Island, and we really appreciate you choosing Ocean Sports... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

First time on a whale watch and it was fabulous.The staff very knowledgeable about marine life. We actually saw an astronomical number of whales. It was a great tour. The best one yet and this is our third trip to the islands.

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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 the Trip Advisor Community and us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really happy you enjoyed the cruise, the crew's narration, and the whales. We hope to see you again on another adventure with us next time you're in our neighborhood! Mahalo! More 

Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great experience with the crew of the 'Sea Smoke'. The waters were calm and saw lots of whales. Along with seeing the whales the crew informed us about many facts about the Humpback. One sat under our boat for about 10 minutes before surfacing. It was Awesome! Highly recommend Ocean Sports for whale watching.

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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 Cruise. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise, the crew and the whales! Of course we can't make whales hang out underneath our boat -- we have to stop 100 yards from them and let them make the decision to join us -- so... More 

Tijeras
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The crew on this vessel was first rate! Very helpful and customer oriented. The capital was informative about the whales, their patterns and we even were able to listen to them singing. Highly recommend!

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

Aloha, Mahalo for joining Ocean Sports on a Whale Watch Cruise -- and mahalo for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're really glad you enjoyed yourselves aboard the boat and found the interpretation to be informative. We hope we'll get the opportunity to see you again on another adventure someday! Thanks again from the entire Ocean Sports... More 

Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Pros: Crew on boat was first-rate making sure everyone could see the whales and was hydrated. Tip: Wear flip flops and take small towel. You have to wade through water to board the boat. Cons: We had to check in with the driver, then get off the bus at their office and check in there, and finally someone on the... More 

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

Aloha, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your Whale Watching Cruise with us. We're really happy you enjoyed your experience on the boat! We do apologize for the lack of information you received about our boarding procedures. We list the "wet-boarding" description on our website, and we also have sent information to all... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Excellent morning. Very friendly crew. Spacious catamaran - heaps of room to move about even with their full number of guests (49). I was a bit worried as had to queue to get on boat and it seemed like a lot of people - but like I said - there was plenty of room. We saw numerous whales quite close... 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 on your Ocean Sports Wake up With the Whales Cruise. We're really glad you got to enjoy the boat, the crew, and the whales. As you mentioned, we do offer 3 cruises daily to see the whales -- the one you were on, one at 10:00, and one at 3:00 pm. We also... More 

Conroe, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Since we frequently visit the islands during whale season, we always try to do at least one whale watch boat trip. We have sailed with Ocean Sports previously but this year's trip was amazing. We saw more whales up close and personal than ever before on a single trip. The weather was perfect and conditions couldn't have been better. The... 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 review your Ocean Sports Whale Watch. We're really glad you had a good time on board, and got to see all those whales. We also appreciate you noticing that our crew loves to see the whales as much as our guests! We hope to see you both again soon (and remember to use... More 

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