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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 182 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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Lake Forest, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you want to snorkel go with these guys they are awesome. Since the boat can go so fast you get to go see a lot more places in the same amount of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was a little hesitant at first when my husband and friends suggested WHOA for our snorkel tour. I said we could go with any company. Why this one? Well, because it is a unique experience you will find nowhere else. The super fast boat ride alone is enough to make it worth your while. But to not expect what... More

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stand up, hold on and enjoy the ride! Fantastic day with WHOA on the Navy SEAL boat. Amazingly smooth in the water. We saw a Tiger shark, Manta Rays, spinner dolphins, and a few million fish. Brett and Seth were wonderful! Don't hesitate.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband, 11 year old, and I did this on our second day on the Big Island. The Navy Seal boat was REALLY fast and fun, and the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. They made us feel comfortable in the water having never swam in the open ocean before, and getting to see and swim with the short-finned pilot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This experience is not to be missed! We went out this morning - the guides knew exactly where to go to find spinner dolphins and short finned pilot whales! Spinner dolphins were not too active but we then found the whales and the guides took us out to snorkel with them. So amazing! We then made our way to Captain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Incredible fun. Snorkeling with pilot whales was opportunity of life time. Guides are amazing! Thanks!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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