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Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA)

Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
+1 808-854-4401
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Ranked #1 of 180 activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 3 years in a row. Aloha & welcome. If you want an amazing ocean adventure like no other... more » Owner description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 3 years in a row. Aloha & welcome. If you want an amazing ocean adventure like no other offered in Hawaii, come see us! Only we can offer you the comfort and speed of the Ocean Warrior--an 11-meter Navy assault vessel designed for and used by the Navy S.E.A.L. Teams and Special Warfare Operations. With this amazing vessel we have a further range than our competition and can get you there fast and comfortably. And did we mention that both of our captains are world-class freedivers and underwater photographers with over 20 years of ocean experience? Take a look around the website to see what we offer and feel free to either book online or give us a call to reserve your seat! Mahalo! « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Just do it! Lots of fun with some knowledgeable and interesting nature and history thrown in as well. When you are out there passing all the other boats you just know they are looking at you thinking they wished they were you! The day we reserved the trip was quite a windy one and ocean conditions were a bit rough.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband & two kids (10 & 12) really enjoyed the ride on this navy seal boat. My husband was dreaming he was on a special op while on the trip. The crew spotted a 15 foot tiger shark on our way out of the harbour. One of the crew jumped in to take a picture, we were in awe.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Didnt expect it would be as much of an awesome experience to ride the navy seal boat. The snorkeling was great but the rode there and back are worth the cost!! Highly recommend this company and experience. Great for an entire family

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Centennial, Wyoming
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had a great tour with another family and shared an unforgettable experience. The boat and crew are truly amazing. We were lucky enough to come across some pilot whales and share the ocean with them for a time. Then they took us to a secluded area and not only was the snorkeling excellent (take an underwater camera!) but we were... More

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Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were so pleased we booked this tour after reading all of the great reviews on Tripadvisor! Our family of 4 (kids 7 & 9) booked the afternoon Captain Cook's snorkel. We wanted to do some snorkeling while we were here and being able to get out there via Navy Seal tactical boat was a no brainer! We happened to... More

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Eatonville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a blast. The boat was amazing and the guys were very knowledgeable. They found a pod of pilot whales for us to snorkel with.

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Oakland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Before we even got too far past the harbor, we were in the water snorkeling with a shark! Our family of four, with 16 and 19 year old sons, enjoy scuba and are quite adventurous, but this day was right up there with our top ocean thrills. Captain Brett and Deron made the day incredibly exciting and took us from... More

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife , 17 year old daughter and I took this excursion based on the trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The first 10 minutes out, the captain (Brett) spotted a pod of pilot whales and we headed right for them. The next thing I knew we were in the water snorkling with the pilot wales for about... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The name of this company says it all. We booked this company for the described tour we were interested in that involved tracking and swimming with Spinner Dolphins and snorkeling at the Captain Cook Memorial site. We knew that the boat involved was a RHIB (rigid inflatable boat) but that didn't tell the whole story. The itinerary turned out wonderfully.... More

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Winter Springs, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was my teenager's favorite excursion. The boat was amazing as were the guides. Saw pilot whales, spinner dolphins and turtles. The ride back was better than any theme park - quick turns, spins, stops. This isn't just one of our favorite Hawaii excursions but one of our all time favorites! Would absolutely do this again if we are ever... More

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