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Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures (WHOA)

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Address: Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-854-4401
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Description: Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 3 years in a row...
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!
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Simply Amazing!

What can we say...we're speechless! Deron, Brett and the amphibious Lamborghini were awesome. We were treated to leisurely swims with a 30' Whale Shark, a pod of Pilot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What can we say...we're speechless! Deron, Brett and the amphibious Lamborghini were awesome. We were treated to leisurely swims with a 30' Whale Shark, a pod of Pilot Whales, 3 different species of Dolphins, a White Tipped Ocean Shark, 2 Reef Sharks, a Sea Turtle, and a slew of beautiful reef fish and amazing coral! What a treat and an... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

2 minutes into the trip we run into Dolphins, Awesome right? Five minutes later, 30' Whale Shark! After an amazing swim with such a peaceful giant. We head out to a spot where another type of Dolphins are found. Yup they're there, but along with them is an oceanic white tip shark. That's my dream come true swimming with a... More 

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

We love it when we can share so many of the wildlife with our guests. We are glad to have helped make your dream come true. Thank you for joining WHOA and taking the time to leave us a review. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

These guys were great, you can tell they enjoy what they do. The boat is a great ride, you get where your going in a hurry. Swam with a whale shark, dolphins, and got some pretty interesting history lessons about the island.

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

It was indeed a great day to swim with the Steno Dolphins and the Whale Shark. Our fast boat and expert captains can make many things possible during the trip. Thank you so much for joining us and taking the time to write a review. More 

draper ut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I surprised my husband with this adventure and he sent our 10 yr old grandson the pictures of him snorkeling with whales, tons of fish, dolphins and a shark! And now he cannot wait to go on vacation with us to Hawaii and do it himself - must be 4 ft tall. Everyone can do this - take an inflatable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

These guys are awesome. Great boat, not your ordinary snorkel trip. Would go again and again. We got to swim with a Whale Shark and spotted Dolphins. Not your ordinary snorkel trip!

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bedford, ma
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We did the snorkel trip with WHOA two years ago, and liked it so much we did it again on our recent return trip to the Big Island. The snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument was excellent as always, but what makes this trip special is the Navy Seal boat. Hold onto your hats and your lunch as the captain makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a great time, even in overcast weather. Our crew - Paul and Seth - were so friendly, funny, and really went the extra mile. We went on a similar kind of boat tour and the crew were nice but not as patient with us, as we are beginners and need a little more attention. I had trouble with... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was an incredible experience from the get go. The crew, Seth and Paul, were very knowledgeable, personable, and fun. The boat is amazing and can go at very fast speeds and stop on a dime. Saw two species of dolphins, three species of whales, sharks and a sea turtle all before arriving at Capt. Cooks Inlet for some amazing... More 

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

What a great review and testament of something we strive each single time to share with our guests. We love what we do bottom line and it's great to have you appreciate the value we offer. Thank you again for joining WHOA. More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This adventure exceeded our expectations by a long shot, and completely thrilled our teenage daughter. Paul and Seth were terrific hosts - very knowledgeable, very fun, and very safety-oriented. We snorkeled with pilot whales and a couple sharks in 5,700 feet of water about 5 miles offshore -- so yeah, an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. There were three Kona-based scuba instructors... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Full disclosure, I work for another water-based tour operator in Kona, and THIS TRIP was the HIGHLIGHT of my stay-cation! I had a bunch of family and friends in town for a wedding party, and wanted to set up something different and really special for our guests that are more advanced water-people. No one else in Kona does snorkel trips... More 

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