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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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Best hawaiian adventure!

We had an amazing trip with WHOA. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, fun, and helpful-- they were a huge part of making the trip so fabulous for our family (Thanks Seth and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Maryland
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing trip with WHOA. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, fun, and helpful-- they were a huge part of making the trip so fabulous for our family (Thanks Seth and Deron!). You are at the hands of mother nature, so each trip sees different things, but they always manage to find something exciting (we swam with pilot whales,... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

From the get-go, we were excited about this trip. We did the afternoon Captain Cook Snorkel.The boat was easy to get to, the guys were smiling upon our arrival. Darren and Paul were a blast, telling stories, and explaining things about the island that we didn't know. They gave clear instructions and helped out one of girls who was a... More 

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

What a fun afternoon for us to have shared with your group. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Glad we have wet your appetite to come back for our longer morning trip. Much Aloha. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Enjoyed the ocean safari. Got into the water after we saw pilot whales and snorkeled near them. Also snorkeled in a cave. The boat did fast acceleration to stop and sharp turns. Dolphins jumped in the wake of the boat.

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

Thank you for sharing what you enjoyed about your adventure with WHOA. More 

Hamilton, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Booked a private snorkel trip with the WHOA guys for 4 adults and 4 kids (7-12, mix of boys/girls). The kids and adults agreed this was the BEST thing we did in the two weeks and two islands we visited. Between seeing multiple pods of spinner dolphins, diving with pilot whales, snorkeling at Capt. Cook and cruising the coast looking... More 

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

Thank you for this wonderful review. We love having families that are into action and open to experiencing all what we have to offer. We have as much fun as our guests. Thank you so much. More 

Austin
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and two children (ages 10 and 11) went out with W.H.O.A. and had an amazing time! My husband and I (not the kids) snorkeled with a 7 ft Oceanic Reef Shark about a mile off shore in water that was 6000 ft deep. My husband and son came across an octopus on the secluded reef near shore that... 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 sharing what you liked about your snorkeling adventure. We always do our best to make your trips worthwhile and unique. Mahalo. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the highlights of our experiences in Hawaii. Swam with Manta Rays and Pilot Whales as well as snorkeling in open ocean. The boat is incredible and the crew shared knowledge of the island that is hard to find elsewhere.. Would highly recommend if you're into nature and adventure!

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Thank you for taking the time to sharing your enthusiasm about your out of the ordinary trip with WHOA. More 

Los Angeles, CA
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We love this company. We live in Kona and always take our guests either snorkling or whale watching with WHOA. Brett, Deron, Paul and Seth, you guys rock! They have the only Navy Seal raft in Hawaii, and if you're lucky they'll let it rip and take you on the ride of your life! They can only take about eight... More 

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

Thank you for your support. By choice we limit the size of our guests (our boat can accommodate 12 actually) to minimize our impact on the wildlife and maximize our encounters. Quality vs quantity. Thank you for your review. More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very pleseant trip and afternoon. WHOA team is super nice and fun. The Navy Seal Boat is great ! We recommend them highly.

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

Great way to spend a few hours in the afternoon. Thank you for your vote of confidence and recommendation. More 

Mason, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great for family (min age 8yrs). BY FAR the best snorkeling tour we have gone on. #1 for sure. The 'cool' boat, the fast/fun ride and the amazing snorkeling both 5miles offshore and at Captain Cook was a lifetime experience. Brett and Seth took great care to make sure our kids were safe but had a thrilling experience. In addition,... 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 your experience about WHOA. Smaller groups and personalized attention. Mahalo. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I can't recommend WHOA adventures enough. From start to finish, Captain Brett & Seth provided an experience we'll never forget. We can't wait to reserve another excursion with WHOA.

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

That is what makes us different. We personalize every trip. We are involved and as excited about it as well. Thank you so much for your review and visit. More 

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