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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 #3 of 205 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The star of this attraction is the vessel. It was used by the Navy SEALs in training and combat operations for rapid water insertion and extraction platform. It is sleek, capable and very fast. It would have been enough to just ride the boat but that was not all we did. The skipper immediately took us out to deep water... More

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

The boat is unique yes and can patrol wider sections of the Kona coast in less time than any other boat. You get more for what you pay for. We are glad you enjoyed our company and the adventure and that we were able to share it all with you. Much Aloha. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

One of a kind experience. We swam with whales, dolphins and a beautiful reef with lots of colorful fish. The ride was fast, friendly and unique. A must do excursion if you like adventure.

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

WHOA always tries to give you more than one ocean experience on each single trip. Thank you very much for sharing your appreciation. More

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Seth and Brett were terrific guides; the SEAL Ocean Warrior terrific fun, and snorkeling around Captain Cook monument superb.

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

Thank you for your appreciation and time to write the review. Aloha. More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Overall we had a great time during our trip-started off going north of the airport and they found a nice spot to snorkel with dolphins which was great, then we enjoyed the fast boat ride going south to a couple of spots near Captain Cook's monument, with a lunch "sandwiched" in between, then an interesting ride back when they had... More

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

Thank you so much for the review and sharing your thoughts and suggestions. We are also very glad you really enjoyed the trip and the boat and you are willing to come back despite the 3 stars. Captain Cook snorkeling is often a last resort for us. Although beautiful it tends to be crowded. The only time we go there... More

Tempe, Arizona, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Let me start by saying that, for the most part, my family and I (two adults, two teenagers) had a very enjoyable day with WHOA. Having been snorkeling and on other similar excursions in the past, I picked WHOA because they advertised a one-of-a-kind experience with private/secret snorkel spots that other boats don't go to and their online ratings were... More

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

We are very glad you had a very enjoyable day as you say and the crew was great. Other companies rarely offer to go out look for Mantas then dolphins then go to a reef to snorkel. They are often 3 separate trips that you pay for. You got the chance to experience all 3 in one which is NOT... More

Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went on a morning snorkel trip with husband, and two boys (ages 10 and 14). We were able to snorkel with short-finned pilot whales, which was amazing. The boating part of the trip was fun, but not as wild as we might have liked. The water was choppy, so that may have been why.

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

The boat is very fast and powerful and certain maneuvers are best kept tamed when the ocean is choppy. The Captains always use their good judgement for your well being and safety. Thank you very much for your time and review and glad you had a great time. More

San Jose, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a great experience.........here we thought it was just a great snorkeling tour. It was more than that. The crew is amazing! They found some pilot whales along the way and stopped.....I thought we were stopping to "view" them but we were told we could jump in and snorkel near them! I hesitated on the first jump in but finally... More

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

Yes it is more than a snorkeling trip. We try our best to combine many trips and ocean adventures into one. Thank you so much for your time and review. More

Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm very glad my husband and I got to do this snorkeling tour. We usually try to avoid tourist traps and snorkel tours. But it was our first time in Kona waters and we wanted to explore what it offered by boat. We were both not disappointed. First, the boat is extremely comfortable and very smooth riding. Second, they really... More

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

Yes we do try very hard... and we love it. Thank you for your time and review. More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This an absolutely incredible tour! Best tour on the Big Island by far! I went out on September 26th with Captain Brett and Seth - amazing guys. Their excitement is infectious. On our first stop we were greeted by a pod Spinner dolphins. Our second stop presented us with four mesmerizing manta rays, and on our last stop another pod... More

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

It is great when so much happens on a trip and we try every single time to find and share it with our guests. Every day and trip is different. With an open mind you will have a great time. Thank you for your time and review. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If I could give a higher rating than 5, I would. Our trip was excellent. Neither my husband or I had ever gone snorkeling and both Captain Brett and Seth were very helpful with getting us started and showed us some spectacular sea life and locations. We got to see lots of dolphins, 4 manta rays, an octopus, and thousands... More

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

Aloha. We do love to share our enthusiasm with novice and seasoned snorkelers. So Mahalo for your time and review. Glad you had a great time. More

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