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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 183 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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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were also on the snorkeling tour yesterday, 9-13 . WHOA was recommended by some close friends at home. Devon and Seth's irreverent sense of humor, love of nature, knowledge about the ocean species, and history of the Big Island was great.They were as excited as we were to see the turtles and the pod of dolphins... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just came back from the trip today and it was super cool. We have been on snorkelling trips before and have been underwhelmed. We saw Turtles, Spinner dolphins with a tiny baby too and Bottlenose dolphins. We were able to go into the water and swim with the Bottlenose, they were not interested in us but was cool to see... More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your adventure. We try our best to give you a unique ocean experience. Aloha More

NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to book a snorkeling trip with WHOA. We read great reviews on trip advisor and their website also answered alot of our questions. We were fortunate to be 2 of 4 people on the boat that day, so we had a bit of a "private charter feel". From the moment we met up with Brett... More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Manager at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review

Our trips are like an ocean Safari. Everyday is different and keeping an open mind for the adventure is a great disposition to having a great time. Thank you for sharing your experience with WHOA. Aloha More

Mountain View, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We chose WHOA primarily because of the reviews on Tripadvisor and the boat looked like it could be a child-free fun alternative to the more crowded bigger boats. It was so so so much fun! We went with Brett and Daren, two super nice guys who were joking around all the time but gave us a very good and confident... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

While visiting the Big Island, we decided to book the WHOA tour after reading great reviews on this site. What can we say besides the fact that it was one of the best most exciting tours that we have taken on any vacation (even my husband who is hard to please was blown away). We swam with whales, dolphins, manta... More

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Orting, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From start to finish, the best attraction ever. I'm not kidding, we had 6 family members and were speechless after the first part of the trip. Don't want to ruin the surprise, but it was an amazing day. Both guys were great with their stories and history lessons. After the trip several people in our family said it was the... More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review

We do focus on quality and all unique experiences what we can offer in a few hours we have on the ocean. We are little more pricey than some (ex-navy boats are expensive to maintain) and we are also ery competitively priced than others for similar ocean destinations. Aloha and thank you for your time and review. More

Alameda, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are comfortable with snorkeling and have a sense of adventure, do yourself a favor and go with WHOA! Brett and Deron are tons of fun and easygoing but I knew that they were always watching out for our safety. The Navy SEAL boat is an exciting ride, and we'll never forget the experience of being in the water... More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review

Thank you for your time and review. We are geared for the independent traveler and that is why we are able to offer quality time and experiences without rushing our guests. Aloha. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Like you're doing right now, I read through WHOA's reviews was impressed with what everyone was writing. Trust me and every other reviewer here; it's TOTALLY worth it. My husband and I are not the "tourist-laden-cruiseboat" types and our adventure with the WHOA guys was awesome. Yep, it's really a Navy S.E.A.L. attack boat with a 2.5" Kevlar hull with... More

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Wild-Hawaii-WHOA, Owner at Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA), responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this review about our uniqueness within the snorkeling business. You said it all... and yes we do it where the fishes do it. Much Aloha. The WHOA team More

Lake Forest, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

By far one of the coolest things ever. We went out, our party of five, kids 10, 13, and 16 with three other riders and three guides. The small group makes for a very unique experience. The boat is cool and can haul. He takes you out really far, deep ocean, but where else are you going to find the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Want an exciting day with a great crew and AWESOME boat? If so, book a tour with WHOA! We took the tour in November 2014 based on reviews from tripadvisor and cannot stop talking about the fantastic trip we had. We witnessed 3 species of whales, turtles, and much more. We even got to hop in the water and witness... More

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