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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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Sunset whale cruise

We took the sunset whale cruise and what an experience. You go out on a large catamaran and they serve food and drinks. We got there early and got great seats on the back side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
nschw18
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the sunset whale cruise and what an experience. You go out on a large catamaran and they serve food and drinks. We got there early and got great seats on the back side of the boat. The crew is very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We ended up seeing about 6-7 whales. It was an amazing experience to be... 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 and the Trip Advisor Community with feedback about your Whales and Cocktails at Sunset Cruise. We're really glad to read that you enjoyed the cruise, the food and beverages we provide, and your interactions with our crew. We're also happy that you got to experience multiple sightings of the... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, large catamaran, clean, and knowledgeable crew. My only complaint was the captain, other than giving the initial safety briefing; never said another word during the trip. I would have like a narrative and pointing out when whales were spotted. I.e." 2 whales at 3 o'clock". And giving a lecture on how the whales travel, giving birth, depth of... 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 Whales and Cocktails Cruise at Sunset. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise, and the pupu buffet, and found the crew to be knowledgeable. Of course, we're sorry you didn't learn enough about the Humpbacks on that cruise. We've designed our dedicated Whale Watch Cruises at 8:00 am and 10:00 am to... More 

Arizona
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome to see these beautiful animals in their natural setting...staff was friendly and very knowledgeable ...wish i could share pics but only took videos...you won't be disappointed

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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 tell us about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with the crew...and most importantly, the whales! We totally understand that you aren't able to upload images from your experience (video captures everything a little more easily). We hope we'll get to... More 

Porterville, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My very 1st whale watching experience and it was incredible. A number of sightings, fairly close, and very smooth water. Our staff was very helpful and the information shared about whales was very educational. I could not have asked for a better adventure.

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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 honored to read that you chose to do your first Whale Watch Adventure with us, and that you enjoyed the cruise, the crew, and most importantly,got to see a lot of Humpbacks. We hope we'll see you again on another adventure with us! Mahalo More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 10:00 am trip recently and were rather surprised and disappointed albeit impressed with the antics of a baby whale with its mother and escort. The trouble was that the crew seemed to decide that 90+ minutes watching these 3 beautiful mammals would save them the bother of looking for other whales despite the plethora of flumes and... 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 Whale Watch Cruise. We're sorry that you didn't see the kind of action from the whales you were expecting, and that you didn't agree with the Captain's choices. We do try to find the most active whales during our cruises, and some mornings, the whales are just surfacing,... More 

Oostburg, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a 10:00-noon whale watching excursion. We saw several whales and the crew was wonderful. I learned a lot about whales from the expert on board and I saw several whales as well. My recommendation would be to sit at the front of the boat. We gravitated to the back, cushioned seats when we boarded. It was a comfortable... 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 the Trip Advisor Community and us with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise and got to see some whales! We appreciate your recommendation about the seating situation...of course everyone is free to move around the boat as often as they'd like. Sometimes we... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on half a dozen whale watch tours. This was by far the best. Most importantly, we saw good views of whales. The rest of the experience made it great - their boat was comfortable, the food was good and the service was top notch. Highly recommend this company.

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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 (and the Trip Advisor Community) with feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the cruise, the food, and your interactions with our crew. But more importantly, we're so happy you got to enjoy watching the Humpbacks! We know you have a lot of... More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great tour! My family and I saw so many whales! 2 breached right in front of us. The boat was nice and the crew were very knowledgable. We went in the morning tour. Such a great way to start the day!

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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 got to see a couple of breaching Humpbacks! We also appreciate your comments about our crew (they really are a nice bunch of people, but it's easy to be "nice" when we have such wonderful guests). We hope... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a two hour morning Whale Watching through Ocean Sports. Everyone that we spoke with was very pleasant, good valued price with husband and two kids. The crew was knowledgeable and informative. We saw a super pod of spinner dolphins and two sets of whales that were really close!! We were able to see them quite a few... 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 feedback about your Ocean Sports Whale Watch Cruise. We're really glad you enjoyed the trip, the information shared by our naturalist, and most importantly, got to see both Humpbacks and Spinner Dolphins (what a treat -- we don't see dolphins every day on our Whale... More 

St Albans, UK
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there last week and saw a few whales flipping tails etc - but, as with all whale watches (assuming you're not spending days looking for them) you're almost certainly not going to see a whole whale breaching. The pic pretty much shows what we saw. Just need to manage the expectations! We recommended this to friends who went... 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 happy to read that you enjoyed the cruise, your interactions with the crew, and the complimentary mai tai's! We're also happy that you got to see quite a few Humpbacks. As you pointed out, we don't always witness breaching during... More 

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